Contacting your personal tutor

All undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are allocated a personal tutor. Your personal tutor will be a member of staff from your department. If you are a postgraduate research student your research supervisor will take on this role.

Finding out who your personal tutor is

You can find the name of your personal tutor by logging in to your My Essex student portal. Click on the ‘Education’ tab at the top and your personal tutor will be listed under the ‘Courses’ section. Alternatively, you can ask the professional services staff within your department.

Meeting your personal tutor

You will first have the opportunity to meet your personal tutor during the first few weeks of term. Your personal tutor or department will let you know when this will take place. Your personal tutor may offer you the opportunity to meet at other times during the year and you are encouraged to meet regularly.

Your personal tutor can advise and support you across a wide range of issues and is not someone you should only see when you have a problem. You can contact your personal tutor at any time in the academic year to arrange a meeting if there is something you would like to discuss.

Contacting your personal tutor

You can contact your personal tutor by email or visit in person during his/her academic support hours.

If your personal tutor goes on research leave or leaves the University

If your personal tutor goes on a period of research leave or leaves the University you will be assigned a new personal tutor. This change will be communicated to you via your department and will also be updated on your My Essex student portal.

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