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Lunch Discussing Academic Support for Students with Assistant Principal Ala...
Tue, March 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT
Come along to this lunch for Reps and Peer Support Leaders to discuss academic support at the University with Assistant Principal Alan Murray. Alan's remit is Academic Support, which tends to be interpreted as "The PT system". He is continuing to look for ways to improve Personal Tutors' support of their students - concentrating on, for example, issues such as student mental health and the engagement between an individual student and his/her PT. However - academic support is a far broader need than simply having a good and accessible PT.
Help Alan Murray understand how students view and feel about the continuum of support between, say, a big lecture in the formal lecture-theatre setting, through timetabled and ad hoc "tutorial" contact, to one-to-one discussions with a PT. In particular, please highlight any areas of weaknesses in academic support, in order to address them, and any ideas for improvement.
Free pizza and wedges will be provided for lunch.
If you can't make it to this event but have ideas on Academic Support that you would like to share with Alan, please feel free to email him at Alan.Murray@ed.ac.uk.