Personal Tutoring

‌Personal tutors are often the starting point for students when considering their future career choices.  We are here to help you:

  • Provide employability and enterprise support within your academic framework.
  • With a range of resources, including activities and content, to offer personal support and guidance.
  • By providing additional support services including one to one advice, opportunities and events.  Please refer your students to us.

Our approach is to:

Raise student awareness of their future career choices

Students with a good understanding of their progression opportunities are more successful in securing a graduate job. We offer professional careers advice, employment and recruitment services. This includes access to recruiting employers and employer events. Students can get advice on job sourcing, job applications, CV writing, assessment centre preparations and interviews. Our work is designed to meet the individual needs of students.

Helping tutors to prepare their students

Toolkits are available to support you in developing content for your tutorial and seminar groups.  Teaching staff can self enrol and access the toolkits via Moodle:

  • The Tutor Toolkit - An employability teaching resource with lesson plans aligned to employability and career management learning outcomes. The resources can be used in tutorials, either group or individual, with students from Level 4 through to postgraduates.   You can use the Toolkit to support your students with their employability skills through the tutorial process or introduce elements in to your curriculum.
  • The Enterprise Educators Toolkit - A comprehensive teaching resource facilitating the introduction of enterprise skills in all areas of the University’s curriculum. The resources will assist the development of students’ enterprising spirit and desire to bring productivity to the groups and communities to which they belong. These resources can be used as part of course units and tutorials. 

If you have any questions about the toolkits or would like our support, please do not hesitate to contact Eilish Gorse (x6221)in the nest Enterprise team or Guy Townsin (x2691) in the Careers team.     

Providing students with job, volunteering and work experience opportunities

This might include working as a community volunteer, working part-time or creating their own commercial or social enterprise. In addition we support final year students to prepare and apply for graduate level jobs.  MyPurpleDoor is our online career management system including all our part-time, graduate and volunteering opportunities.  All academic and student support staff are encouraged to sign up for a staff account. You can find out about opportunities for your students and signpost them to this resource Visit purpledoor.port.ac.uk and click on the University of Portsmouth Staff login panel to register