The University of West London uses a structured, developmental approach to Personal Tutoring. The special relationship with their Personal Tutor is intended to provide inclusive support to students, to enable students to maximise their learning potential, regardless of their skills level. The system builds on action planning, the appreciation of achievements, and reflective practice.  It is forward-looking and positive.

CPD workshops and support for Personal Tutors

ExPERT Academy offers training

  • for anyone new to this role at UWL (Introduction to Personal Tutoring and Civitas Inspire for Advisors Training);
    attendance is mandatory to gain access to Civitas Inspire for Advisors;
  • for existing Personal Tutors (Refresher: Personal Tutoring and Civitas Inspire for Advisors)

If you want to find out more about the workshops, or if you would like to book a place, please visit the ExPERT Academy Eventbrite page.

Logging Personal Tutoring contact in Civitas Inspire for Advisors

Please note that we have updated the way Personal Tutoring interaction should be logged in Civitas Inspire for Advisors (
To find out what you should log and how to log it, watch this short video (9:36 mins, video transcript) below:

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Personal Tutoring Resources

The  ‘Personal Tutoring‘  SharePoint folder (login required) contains further documents and resources to support Personal Tutors:

  • Personal Tutoring Handbook
    (Provides suggestions for how to structure your tutorials,  relevant activities, and referrals for further academic and pastoral support)
  • Group Tutorial Resources
    (Digital copies of individual suggested group tutorial activities from the Personal Tutoring Handbook)
  • UWL’s Cause for Concern Policy
    (Explains how to deal with students in difficulties, contains an easy-to-follow flowchart and a list of internal/external support services)
  • Individual Support Plan (ISP) Guidance
    (To help you support students with a registered disability)
  • Statistics on Personal Tutoring (Personal Tutor allocation, engagement and training participation)

Do you have any questions?

For information on Civitas Inspire for Advisors (, please click here, or email

For any other Personal Tutoring queries, please contact Jessica Frye ( or Erik Blair (