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Personal Development Tutors

Your Personal Development Tutor is a member of academic staff who is here to guide you through your university journey.

They're your main point of contact to talk to on a one-to-one basis about your course and your aspirations for the future.

You could discuss your academic progress, personal development, general wellbeing, and any concerns you have that may affect your studies.

At ARU you'll also be part of a Personal Development Community, which is a group of fellow students you can call on for support. They're there to support you socially, as a peer-to-peer network, so you can talk about your work or your assessments, but also any worries or concerns you might have.

Working together you'll develop strong academic skills and the key skills future employers are looking for; including self-management, resilience, communication and team work.

Hear from Computer Science student Simone about the support his Personal Development Tutor has offered him.

Study Skills Plus

Personal Development Tutors are just one aspect of the support we offer at ARU.

If you want to develop your academic skills, our Study Skills Plus programme can help. It offers workshops, one-to-one appointments and online resources and is open to all students.