A PAT for every student
Every student at the University of the Highlands and Islands, whether on a SQA (HN) programme, an undergraduate or post graduate or as a life-long learner is entitled to an assigned Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). In order that all students receive equivalent support irrespective of where or how they are studying a common framework for PATs was approved by the University in 2012 with the PAT role being formally established in that year.
In 2018 there were over 500 Personal Academic Tutors in the University covering all HE courses and supporting students across the highlands and islands and far beyond. The number of registered PATs continues to increase year on year.
Audio: Andy Fraser talks about being a PAT
Students tell us
The vital support that PATs provide is highlighted in these comments from students in BA Child and Youth Studies.
'Hats off to the team they were Brilliant!'
'The support was fantastic!'
'Encouragement and advice I have received from the team from the team at UHI has been fantastic and I hope as I go forward I can build on the foundations you have given me'