Personal Tutor Staff Training and Development
The University values the important role personal tutors have as part of the overall framework for supporting students. A one day training course is available to staff with Personal Tutor responsibilities is delivered throughout the year and is designed to complement the information in this handbook. The course is run by the Human Resources Directorate and facilitated by staff from the Counselling Service and other support Directorates.
The aim of the course is to examine the role of personal tutors and identify the various ways of working as tutors through sharing the experiences of colleagues across Schools. The course covers many aspects of the personal tutor system including regulations, responsibilities, fitness to practice, data protection and listening skills. A problem management model is examined as a tool for supporting students. This includes how and when students should be referred on to the Student Support Centre. The model can be adapted to support students who are not in crisis and can be used as a basis for regular tutor/tutee meetings and action planning.
The one day course will be held on a number of occasions at McKenzie House (30 – 36 Newport Road) over the academic year 2009/2010. You can find out more about the content of this course and the next available dates at www.cardiff.ac.uk/training.
Schools should ensure that staffs with a responsibility for providing personal support to students have attended this course.
The Human Resources Directorate also runs a broad range of courses which are relevant to supporting students. For further information please contact the department directly firstname.lastname@example.org.