Support your personal tutor can't provide
Your personal tutor can’t:
- provide specialist advice regarding disability, funding, accommodation or immigration
- provide ongoing emotional support, counselling or wellbeing/health advice
However your personal tutor can recommend other University support services that can help you.
Recording meetings on LEAP
During meetings with your personal tutor, they might make some notes on the Learner Activity Engagement Portal (LEAP). LEAP is available to all students and you can login via the LEAP webpage, MyEssex or Pocket Essex. Through LEAP you can review the notes created from meetings with your personal tutor or other university staff, as well as reflect on your academic activities and overall engagement.
Changing your personal tutor
If you would like to discuss changing your personal tutor you will need to speak with the senior tutor in your department. If your personal tutor is also your senior tutor, you can speak with professional services staff within your department instead.
Obtaining a reference from your personal tutor
One of the advantages of developing a good relationship with your personal tutor during your studies is that they can provide you with a reference for future study or employment.