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Personal Academic Coaching provides students with support through a series of rich conversations with a Personal Academic Coach (or PAC for short!) regarding their overall academic and professional progress on their course.
A PAC supports students in “joining the dots” of different aspects of their chosen course and intended profession, monitoring regularly and aiding their academic progress, catching any other issues they have and referring them to appropriate support in Student Advice or Careers. This enhances their student experience, but also aids engagement and retention.
Following a successful Pilot in 2016 / 2017 all Faculties every First-Year Under-Graduate Students (Level 4, and Level 3 in some Faculties) will have a Personal Academic Coach. For those courses previously involved in the Pilot, this will continue.
Meetings take place three times a year:
Individual sessions will be of 20 to 30 minutes duration.
You are supported by a series of training events in your Faculty, with follow up Drop-In sessions at the end of each Academic Term to discuss any issues you may have. Ongoing support will be provided by your Academic Subject Managers, Heads of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, or designated Faculty PAC Co-ordinator.
Please click the following link to find out more about Resources for Personal Academic Coaches
Please click the following link to find out more about Resources for Trainers
Feel free to look at both areas, but all PACs must attend formal training.
Parallel to this core training will be sessions and resources on Learner Analytics from CELT, and Mental Health, DDS and Student Support Awareness from the Advice Zone.
For more information on the Research and Development of the Personal Academic Coaching project, please go to the PAC R&D page