Academic personal tutoring

Welcome to Academic Personal Tutoring

This page provides links to key information and resources that will support you in your role as an academic personal tutor (APT).

The aim of academic personal tutoring at Leeds is to improve the university experience of our students and is part of LeedsforLife.

LeedsforLife is the university’s commitment to helping students make the most of their time at Leeds; empowering them to prepare for their future and enabling them to be successful in a way that is meaningful to them.

Academic personal tutoring is at the heart of this commitment; drawing on a range of digital systems, including PebblePad and Learning Analytics, it aims to support students as they work towards their academic and personal goals, as well as creating a sense of belonging during their time at Leeds and beyond.

To support APTs in their role, there are a selection of tools including:

  • PebblePad is being used to facilitate and record tutorials and is the platform for the LeedsforLife workbook.
  • ATLAS is the assessment part of the PebblePad platform.
  • Stream@Leeds is a learning analytics tool
  • MS Bookings is used to set up and book appointments/tutorials.

Resources for Academic Personal Tutors

Explore the sections below for more information and guidance to support you in your role as an APT including how to use and access the tools.   

This covers a range of topics including referring students, constructive conversations, the boundaries of the role, facilitating students’ sense of belonging and the pedagogical aspects of the PebblePad and Stream@Leeds.
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This contains additional resources including student email templates, video case studies and a list of APT leads (by Faculty). Please note, it is currently being redeveloped (summer 2022) - further details coming soon.
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Browse all training and events or scroll down to the bottom of the OD&PL training and events page to find out how to search and access the OD&PL training course catalogue.
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Explore the Digital Education Systems LeedsforLife staff guides for technical guidance on PebblePad (including ATLAS), Stream@Leeds (learning analytics) and MS Bookings.
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If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us at: peopledev@leeds.ac.uk