Personal Tutors are seen by many students as a vital lifeline for their continuation and progression in Higher Education. However, Many students are disatified with the level of personal support their institution currently provides. The 2010 National Student Survey shows that only 70% of students were satisfied that they were given sufficient advie when it came to making student choices and 74% were satisfied that they were given sufficient academic support.
NUS has produced a new charter on Personal Tutors, which has been developed after consutation with the sector and students. This charter aims to set out best practice for good personal tutor systems, which out presribing what individual university ststems should look like.
Click on the image above to download the NUS charter.
We have also published the latest in our HE Focus series which looks at sector practice in the development of personal tutoring systems and has been contributions from students' unions, the Higher Education Academy, Oxford Brookes University and Reading University.
Download the HE Focus here:
Download a copy of the Education Information Briefing:
The charter was also reported in in the THE. Take a look at the article here.