All full-time students will have a designated Course Tutor and a Guidance Tutor. Your Course Tutor will act as your main key point of contact for all matters relating to your course and progress. Your Guidance Tutor will monitor your attendance, as well as deal with any personal matters you may want to discuss.
Guidance Tutors work closely with Course Tutors and other lecturing teams to ensure you have access to any support you need to ensure you successfully complete your course. There are various issues that may affect your learning whilst at College, so please talk to someone if you encounter any problems at all.
You may meet your Guidance Tutors prior to coming to College at a pre-entry guidance meeting. If not, your first meeting with both your Course and Guidance Tutors will be during Induction. You will be timetabled to meet with your Course Tutor on a weekly basis to receive academic support and your Guidance Tutor will be available either during these time or at specific ‘drop in sessions’ to answer any questions you may have.
Personal Support and Referral Service
Your Course Tutor will give you an overview of your course programme and explain what is expected of you during induction.
Guidance Tutors will liaise with lecturing staff regarding your attendance, punctuality and progress in class. This will be tracked and a meeting will be arranged if attendance drops below 100%, to identify whether or not there is a need for any additional support.
Guidance Tutors are also responsible for reporting on attendance for bursary purposes and can arrange additional support with your studies, if required. They also have links with external agencies that may be able to provide the support you are looking for at the time
Think beyond your course
Course and Guidance Tutors can help you plan for your future by helping you to think practically about the skills you are developing and how these skills can help your employability prospects or progression on to another course. They are there to help you with future planning and personal development.
Contact information for your Course and Guidance Tutors will be given when you start your course. This is usually done by email, telephone or text. Guidance Tutors are based in the Student Advice Centre at Aberdeen City Campus, M112 at Aberdeen Altens Campus and at Student Services at the Fraserburgh Campus.
For general information about guidance, please contact:
Aberdeen City Campus Student Advice Centre
Telephone: 01224 612284
Fraserburgh Campus Student Services
Telephone: 01346 586129