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Individual Tutorial Topics
Agenda items for personal tutorials will depend on the student's programme of study, departmental practice and individual needs. The indicative list of topics below is for the first year of study and is intended as a starting point for consideration and adaptation by personal tutors.
- (Term 1, ~Week 1): General introduction to the department and UCL, setting expectations regarding personal tutorials, referral to Transitions Programme, Personal and Professional Development System, other support where appropriate, any immediate problems with accommodation, finance, dislocation etc?
- (Term 1, ~Reading Week): Transitions Programme shifting focus to Peer Assisted Learning, review of academic and general progress, personal and professional development review. Any problems arising? Referral where appropriate.
- (Term 2, ~Reading Week): Review of academic and general progress on 'home stretch', guidance where appropriate, personal and professional development review. Any problems arising?
- (Term 2, ~end of teaching): Guidance on revision for exams, stress management etc. Aware of possible extenuating circumstances etc. and advising accordingly.
- (Term 3, after exams): Options for progression, personal and professional development review, summer activities (academic and general) possibly targeted to address apparent gaps.
Personal tutorials in following years will probably follow a similar cycle, but on a more 'steady as she goes' basis, culminating in final examinations and completion of studies. A timely referral to the UCL Careers Service would be advisable, as would recommendations throughout to maintain their personal and professional development log and personal portfolio site - apart from their intrinsic value, these will provide a basis for you as their tutor to write a meaningful reference for each student, when requested.
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