Why we need PATs
The Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) provides a vital service both within their own Academic Partner and across the University. It's the PAT who provides an informed response to academic studies queries from pre entry to post exit. The PAT also provides the essential first point of contact when a student raises a concern and provides students with support in the completion of online module and unit registration. As the main focus of the PAT role is to give academic support to a student, they are expected to provide signposting to all other services and assistance such as financial assistance and counselling services. The PAT also plays an integral role in the student withdrawal process.
The Personal Academic Tutor is a key person in supporting students during their studies with the University, this list outlines the range and limits of support you should offer students assigned to you.
Audio: A is for Academic
The role of a Personal Academic Tutor