DataSheet1_Personal Tutoring Scheme: Expectations, Perceptions and Factors Affecting Students’ Engagement.docx
An effective Personal Tutoring Scheme (PTS) is a crucial part of the strategy to support students’ progression and success rates in Higher Education institutions. This study investigated students’ expectations and perceptions of the PTS in a post-1992 university in the UK. Data collection was achieved through a survey completed by 1,078 students from all Faculties and was used to assess trends and factors affecting students’ expectations and perceptions of the PTS. Results indicated that there is a gap between students’ expectations and perceptions, but that in comparison to previous literature this gap seems to be reducing. Unsurprisingly, frequency and regularity of meetings are linked with the development of a relationship with the Personal Tutor (PT) and a higher level of satisfaction. Higher Education institutions still have further work to do to close the gap between students’ expectations and perceptions; however, the results of this study indicate that this work is currently being undertaken.