Personal Tutoring in Higher Education: exploring the student – personal tutor relationship from the first-year student perspective (Dr Annabel Yale)

12:15pm - 1:45pm / Wednesday 23rd October 2019 / Venue: Arthur West Room 8-11 Abercromby Square Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Centre for Higher Education Studies
  • Admission: Free. Please contact hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register your interest.
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Personal tutoring has been found to positively influence student outcomes and institutional measures of success, not least of all improved retention. Given the current marketised UK higher education context, finding out more about the interactions between students and their personal tutor seemed essential, particularly from the student perspective. The research presented in this seminar considered: What matters to students and what makes a difference?
This seminar by Dr Annabel Yale (Edge Hill University) will explore the findings from in-depth interviews with first year students about their experiences of personal tutoring. The research highlights that what matters most to students is the quality of those interactions. How the relationship develops, and the factors affecting perceptions of quality will be discussed.

This seminar should be of interest to not only those involved in personal tutoring wishing to enhance their own practice, but also to anyone in HE wanting to improve the student experience and increase their retention of students.

Refreshments will be available from 12.15pm and the seminar will start at 12.30pm. There will be time for discussion after the seminar for those who are able to stay.