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Academic personal tutoring development opportunities

This page provides an overview of the development opportunities which will be available to academic personal tutors (APT) throughout the academic year. The provision is listed chronologically by month and will be updated when additional opportunities become available, and sessions will be promoted too once booking is open so pleased look out for announcements e.g. via the all staff eNews, MS Teams channels and on Twitter @UniLeedsODPL.  

Current development opportunities for APTs

22 March 2024 – Active Listening for Academic Personal Tutors

22 March 2024, 10-11am

Join us to explore and experience how active listening can enhance your academic personal tutoring practice. A series of practical and reflective activities will be used to refine your active listening skills and explore listening from different perspectives. You’ll also consider possible issues and how these might be avoided or overcome.

Sign up for the Active Listening for APT workshop on 22 March


25 March 2024 – Academic Personal Tutoring (APT) discussion group

25 March 2024, 12-1pm

All staff involved in APT (whether as a tutor yourself, in a leadership role or in a supportive role) are invited to attend this open discussion session about the potential for setting up a University wide community of practice on APT.

After having run the discussion/reading group for a few months and a number of training opportunities relating to APT, there is a sense that many of us feel we would benefit from being able to come together as an institutional community and share experiences of/reflect on APT and related initiatives.

If you’re free, please come along to this initial chat about the idea via Teams – everyone is very welcome.

Sign up for the APT Discussion Group - 25 March

Additional provision

This section provides details of related sessions which will be relevant to APTs.

Student Success Forum

The Student Success Forum provides a space to discuss strategic or operational changes that empower or enable colleagues to introduce discussion or changes to work practices in their respective areas. Visit the Student Success Forum SharePoint site to find out more and sign up to the Student Success mailing list to receive calendar invites.

Access and Success Insight Sessions

These sessions provide University staff with updates on Leeds' commitment to the Access and Student Success Strategy. Focusing on a different topic each month, sessions equip staff with practical information and provide a supportive environment for colleagues to meet and network with others from across the University. The Access and Success Insight Sessions are advertised about a month in advance. To sign-up for the sessions please email

Additional resources

These are links to further resources which you may find useful:

Year-round welcome 

  • Welcome Hub (previously known as the Here & Now hub on the corporate site)
  • Welcome comms toolkit (launched as part of the new Student Comms and Engagement SharePoint site)

 UKAT (United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring association)

UKAT supports practice and research in advising and personal tutoring. The UKAT website provides resources, details of forthcoming events and provides accreditation for APTs.  Details of relevant events will be shared. 

OD&PL training and events

Browse current OD&PL training and events which are available to book now, visit the OD&PL training and events page.