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Review of the Advisor role

02 Sep 2013

Invitation from Professor Richard Reece, Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Students, to complete an online questionnaire about the academic and personal advisor roles.

I am conducting a review of the University's personalised learning policy. So far, I have run a number of discussion groups with students to gather their views on the strengths and weaknesses of the personalised learnng policy and, in particular, of the role of academic and personal advisors. Over the coming months I will be attending most Teaching and Learning Committees (or equivalent) within Schools to gather views from a range of academic staff who function as either academic or personal advisors. I will be asking about how useful they feel the process is, and what could be done to ease the workload burden that it may be placing on them.

In addition to this, I am launching an online survey questionnaire to allow everybody who has responsibilities as an academic advisor to feed back their views on the role and their experiences of carrying it out, and to suggest ways of improving it. If you act as an academic advisor I would strongly encourage you to complete the survey, which you can find online at:

It should only take five to ten minutes of your time, and your input will help inform the University’s discussions on how we can support staff working in this capacity and improve the student experience in this area.

The survey will remain open until 31 October 2013.

May I thank you, in advance, for your help.


Professor Richard Reece
Associate Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students