Personal Academic Tutor scheme
The Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme at London Metropolitan University has been designed to support our students with their personal, academic and professional development needs during their journey with the University.
Your PAT will help you to settle into university life, support you in your studies and help to ensure a sense of belonging and community inthe Subject and School in which you are based. PATs provide personalised support in a variety of ways, responding to your needs and priorities. This might include guidance on a particular assignment, explaining how assessment and grading works, or even coaching you towards a specific goal.
PATs will also help you to access any other London Met support you might need or direct you to the right teams for help with mitigating circumstances, taking a break from your studies, mental health or fees and finance. Whatever your concerns, your PAT is here to help and signpost you to the appropriate person or department.
The PAT scheme is available to undergraduate students at most levels, with the exception of the School of Art, Architecture and Design where it is presently offered to students at Third Year (level 6) only as part of a pilot for this academic (2023-2024).
Who is my Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and how do I get in touch with them?
Your PAT will be assigned to you shortly after enrolment and you will meeting them either online or face-to-face at key periods during the year. Your PAT will contact you early in the academic year to arrange your first meeting.
Outside of the scheduled meetings, you will be able to initiate appointments with your PAT, ensuring you get the most out of this support feature during your studies. Where possible, your PAT will stay with you for the duration of your time at the university, providing you with support from someone who knows you.
How do I find out about the PAT scheme in my school?
You will be introduced to your PAT during the first three months of the programme. You can also find out more information by contacting your Course Leader or your School Office.
What do I do if I need to speak to someone in confidence regarding my PAT?
Please contact your Schools Head of Student Experience
AAD - Emma Davenport email@example.com
GSBL - Ioannis Soilmetzidis firstname.lastname@example.org
SBEN - Jane Ballantyne email@example.com
SCDM - Donovan Green firstname.lastname@example.org
SSSP - Brian Tutt email@example.com
The PAT scheme is part of wider academic support for students including Academic Mentors, Subject Guilds and Librarians, Careers and Employability Team and specialist help for students with Learning-Differences and Disabilities.
The scheme is being reviewed for the 2024/5 academic year to ensure it provides the most effective service to support our students' success.
If you have any question about the scheme, please email the PATs team.