UCSD’s aim is to facilitate and promote positive student engagement in learning, wellbeing, academic success, and progression. This is coordinated through an integrated tutorial model:

  1. Personal and pastoral tutoring to monitor students’ wellbeing and support their personal development
  2. An academic tutoring curriculum to support in the development of academic and employability skills and monitor your academic and professional progress
  3. Professional services including the Student Support Hub team, library services, employability, academic standards and quality, and the University of Plymouth Student’s Union for students on UoP programmes.

The integrated tutorial model ensures all students have a personal tutor and scheduled weekly group and/or one-to-one Tutorials, and are able to access professional study skills, wellbeing, disability and employability guidance from the HE Student Support Hub.

The tutorial curriculum and Personal Development is tailored for your programme including consideration of the size of programme, the hours that you are studying and the level of your programme.  Details will be provided by your personal tutor

Your personal tutor’s role is to support your personal and professional development, develop your academic skills, manage student expectations, achieve positive student-staff communications, provide pastoral support and signposting, and monitor your wellbeing. They should be your first port of call for advice and/or direction for further support on academic or pastoral matters. However, your tutor may refer you to members of the Student Support Hub to provide specialist advice and information. Click on Student Support Hub for more information.