The role of the Personal Tutor is to:
In concrete terms, Year Tutors are responsible for granting extensions for course work (however these can only be granted to students’ who have suitable evidence of mitigating circumstances), assisting students submitting extenuating circumstances and helping students with academic anxieties. They can also offer advice if students are considering changing their degree, suspending or withdrawing from their studies for any reason. Year Tutors have a system of office hours when they are available to see students but can be approached at any time via email or telephone (including voicemail). Their contact details are widely available including on notice boards, in year handbooks and the University's intranet via Blackboard.