The University has recently appointed to the new role of Dean of Students to provide strategic leadership of academic pastoral support at the University.
The purpose of this role is to operate at institutional level to support the enhancement of the student experience and to ensure that the academic pastoral needs of students are considered in institutional strategic developments and delivery.
In recognition of the importance of the academic pastoral experience, the Dean of Students will have line accountability for new Faculty Senior Tutors who will undertake the duties of the existing Senior Tutor role on a local Faculty basis working with Departmental Senior Tutors.
The increase in investment in both the Dean of Students role and the Senior Tutor resource is in recognition of the importance of academic pastoral support to the student experience and the University’s Teaching and Learning strategy.
The Dean of Students will also lead the development of the personal tutor network