3. Academic Support

3.1 Personal Tutors

All students are assigned a personal tutor. The Personal Tutor is a student’s first port of call in matters relating personal development, academic progress and welfare. A Personal Tutor should also monitor progress, and assist tutees in reviewing their achievements and skills. In normal circumstances you will have the same person as your personal tutor throughout your time at Exeter.

You should, therefore, maintain contact with your tutor. Tutors will arrange a number of meetings with their tutees across a year, in accordance with University policy, and it is the responsibility of students to attend these meetings. Tutors are also available throughout the year, in their office-hours.

Very occasionally, for various but specific reasons, a student may wish to change their Personal Tutor. In this case, please see your Department Administrator, who will allocate an alternative.

Please also see the University personal tutoring guide.

3.2 Studiosity

All students have access to Studiosity, a 24/7 online academic support platform that provides feedback on academic writing, focusing on style, grammar and structure, as well as a live-chat study support function.

Watch this video to find out more about what Studiosity offers.

Studiosity can be accessed via ELE and each student has 10 uses allocated for each academic year. Feedback is provided within 24 hours.

3.3 References

If you need a reference for employment or further study, your should ask your personal tutor in the first instance. Otherwise, you could approach a lecturer whose modules you took. Make sure you ask the person concerned before you name them as a referee. Please remember to give your referee a copy of your CV so that they can write more accurately about you. Our responsibility to provide references does not end when you leave the University; we are happy to write references to students for some time into the future!