A paper from the 2013 STEM Annual Conference.
Personal Tutoring provides vital academic personal and professional skills-development support to students in STEM-related subjects.
This paper shares the experiences of two higher education institutions including post-92 institution Cardiff School of Management Cardiff Metropolitan University and Queen’s School of Engineering University of Bristol. With different entry criteria both institutions have unique skills development requirements but strive to deliver the right support to their students. Personal tutoring is viewed in both cases as a key approach to support student development and is in line with student expectations especially as expressed recently by publications of the NUS.