Skip to main content


Each School is required to put in place a structured scheme for the coordination of Personal Tutoring. The scheme will normally be coordinated by a Lead Personal Tutor, with administrative support offered via the School Office. A team of nominated academic staff, or Personal Tutors, will deliver the scheme each year.

The responsibilities of a Personal Tutor are:

  • to promote reflection upon and support for students’ general academic development while they are on their course;
  • to promote other activities and experiences related to the personal, academic and professional development of their students;
  • to appropriately support students through effective signposting to relevant student support services.

Support and resources for Personal Tutors

A streamlined Personal Tutor Guide 2019-20 is available here.

Guidance on communicating and meeting with Tutees can be found here.

Faculty-based training is offered annually (September) to existing / prospective Personal Tutors. The Personal Tutor Forum also meets annually in April.

For further information on the Personal Tutor Scheme, please contact Dr Ciarán O’Neill