Teaching & Learning


Personal Tutor Review publishes conclusions and recommendations

17 June 2024

The Personal Tutor review, led by Dr Kathryn Woods Pro-Vice-Provost (Student Academic Engagement) and Dr Peter Fitch (Associate Director, HEDS) together with a Steering Group of colleagues and students from across UCL, share the findings.

Studnets sit on grass at UCL East

Approved by the Education Committee in February 2023, the review had four main aims:  

  1. Improving of UG and PGT student experience of academic support 
  2. Understanding the differences needed between UG and PGT personal tutoring 
  3. Improving staff experiences of personal tutoring and academic support 
  4. Identifying a simple and coherent model for personal tutoring at UCL.  

Dr Kathryn Woods, Pro-Vice-Provost (Student Academic Engagement) said: 

“I want to thank everyone involved in this review, especially our Sabbatical Officers and colleagues on the Steering Group. It is an important piece of work that will help set out the strategic direction for improving our students' experience of academic support at UCL.” 


We urge colleagues to take time to digest the report and its recommendations. It sets out priority first steps and a lengthier list of recommendations, split under these categories:  

  • Strategy 
  • Governance, regulations and policy 
  • Operations and practice 
  • Meetings with tutees 
  • Roles and responsibilities 
  • Monitoring  
  • Training and staff support 
  • Digital platforms, data and communications.  

Download the full report [PDF]