Personal Tutoring

Undergraduate StudentsAll students that are taking part in a taught programme in Mechanical Engineering are allocated a personal tutor.

These are academic members of staff who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies – providing support and encouragement throughout your time at university.

They are an important point of contact for you. They know what it is like to be a student working towards a degree and will be committed to ensuring that students achieve their potential.

Personal tutors also provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it.

At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we are dedicated to small-group teaching so you will also have regular tutorials with your personal tutor in groups of four or five students.

During these sessions, your tutor will help you to work through problems that build on learning from lectures.

Download the full guide to Personal Tutoring here.

Personal tutors are here to:

1: Help you adjust to being a student in Mechanical Engineering by providing guidance, support and encouragement.

2: Provide opportunities for you to discuss your academic progress and develop confidence in independent learning.

3: Support you, should difficulties arise, by offering you the chance to discuss how these may impact on your studies and directing you towards further specialist support at the University.

4: Provide encouragement for seeking out experiences and opportunities to enhance and complement your academic studies.

5: Act as a single point of contact throughout your programme of study to help you make a success of your time in Sheffield.