Resources for Personal Tutors
Information and advice for Personal Tutors and their tutees: counselling, careers, Euclid, and more.
This page holds links to or copies of documents mostly provided from outside the School pages, perhaps from other parts of the University, external services, or colleagues' personal pages. They give information or advice on various aspects of being a Personal Tutor, and may also be consulted by Personal Tutees. Instructions on performing essential tasks are provided in the other PT pages in the navigation menu.
Iain Murray has for several years maintained for his own use of list of resources useful for him as a PT. Ultimately, much of his list should probably make its way in here. Meanwhile, here is
The resources in this section may assist Personal Tutors in navigating the administration of their tutees' records. For major topics such as concessions, withdrawals, interruptions, etc., please see our own advice on the pages in the navigation menu at the left.
- User Guide for notes/meetings PT software (EUCLID) - staff - Student Systems' documentation for using Euclid as a Personal Tutor
- Informatics EUCLID information - additional documentation from Informatics
- Accessing a schedule of adjustments explains how to read "scheduled adjustments" for your tutees, as provided by the Disability Service.
- Advice on writing online and confidentiality (91.69 KB PDF) - (somewhat old) University advice on how much to record on Euclid
- User Guide for notes/meetings PT software (EUCLID) - students Student Systems' documentation for students using MyEd
- College Academic Affairs site - mostly useful for Senior Tutors and Support Officers, but some PTs may want to consult it too
This section contains resources to help PTs and students with academic and curricular matters.
- Common outside courses for non-honours students - a page unofficially maintained by Iain Murray
Institute of Academic Development (IAD) - academic and pastoral support
Study skills support for students from the IAD
Progression Guidance from Informatics for students who fail courses or don't meet an elevated progression hurdle
- Careers Service support for Personal Tutors (general web pages)
- one-page guide for PTs:
- Careers consultant for Informatics is Steve Norman, Steve.Norman@ed.ac.uk (51 1475)
- Note: contact details in the following are out of date - see above
While providing pastoral support is a key element of the Personal Tutor role, PTs are not expected to go beyond their own competence, or to play the part of professional counselling or health services. This section provides guidance and information for those times when a friendly chat is not enough.
- The Advice Place is usually the first port of call for any student with a problem you can't deal with. They advise on health, finance, accommodation, and everything else.
- Here to help - pdf (5MB) of a booklet distributed to students, listing (with gratuitous photos) many sources of advice
- Helping distressed students - the University's central guidance for staff dealing with students in distress
- Students with mental health issues - a collection of pages from the University with advice on recognizing mental health problems, and how to help. Includes:
- Supporting students with mental health issues once a diagnosis and adjustments are in place