Faculty of Environment

Format of meetings, Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students, Meeting one:

This initial meeting should be aimed at Welcomes and Introductions and should encompasse the following:

  • Discussion regarding module choices and confirming whether or not appropriate to the programme
  • An explanation of the Personal Tutoring system - in terms of how it supports students in the academic, personal and professional development sense; how the referral role of being a personal tutor can help students through personal difficulties and how the Personal Tutor is the student's first point of contact within the School
  • An explanation that in order to be effective, Personal Tutoring is a partnership between the tutor and the student and that both parties must fufill their responsibilities
  • An introduction to the full range of student opportunities and student support at the University
  • An exploration with the student their achievements so far and their hopes for University and beyond

 Meeting two - Settling in

This meeting should focus on the following:

  • A reaffirmation that the personal tutor is the student's first point of contact relating to general academic experience and performance
  • How the student is settling into University life
  • A further highlight of the opportunities available at Leeds and discuss any of interest to the student
  • A review of the student's potential careers and any plans for work placements, internships e.t.c

 Meeting three - Studies and Personal Development

This meeting should focus on the following:

  • A review of the student's semester one experience and progress
  • A discussion of marks from semester one assessment
  • A discussion on module choices and options for the next academic year
  • A reflection on the development of the student's graduate skills and attributes
  • A recommendation that the student uses the Careers Centre and their drop-in service
  • A reminder of the support and development opportunities at the University

YEAR TWO and THREE, meeting one - Planning for the year ahead and beyond

This meeting should focus on the following:

  • A check of the student's module choices
  • A review of academic progress to date, including a discussion of feedback and marks
  • Academic planning (including the balance of students' extra-curricular work and other commitments)
  • A reflection of the development of graduate skills and attributes
  • A recommendation to use the Careers Centre
  • A reminder of the support and development opportunities at the University

Meeting two - thinking about your studies and progress (level 2) and transition to graduate life (level 3)

This meeting should focus on:

  • A review of academic progress to date
  • A discussion regarding module choices
  • A reflection on the development of graduate skills and attributes
  • A recommendation to use the Careers Centre