Each week, every student meets with their personal tutor to discuss their progress. These meetings are an opportunity to affirm their strengths, and work with them to remove any obstacle to achieving their best. These hurdles may concern their well-being, both physical and emotional, learning skills, or simply the steps encountered to being an independent student at university. Continuing dialogue between students, tutors, teachers and parents ensures a prompt response to issues that arise.
Personal tutors will set development goals with their tutees at the start of each half term and follow up on their progress. Each cohort has specific personal development priorities which will be addressed during relevant times of the academic year. Tutors will follow up in meetings as part of reflective development.
For international students, regular reviews of their progress and the close liaison between the specialist English teachers and academic teachers ensures support is directed to the individual student’s needs.