Personal tutoring - School of Law, Criminology and Government

In the School of Law, Criminology and Government, whether you are an undergraduate or GDL student, you will be assigned a personal tutor from the beginning of your studies. You will meet with your personal tutor in induction week, and be advised as to the nature of the role and function of the personal tutor.

You will normally remain with that personal tutor throughout the duration of your course, enabling you to build an effective relationship with them. Your personal tutor will also assess your GEAR (Graduate Employment and Achievement Record) at each stage and offer you the necessary feedback and guidance to take forward to the next stage.

Senior Personal Tutor

The Senior Personal Tutor for School of Law, Criminology and Government is Jason Lowther.

Senior Personal Tutors are responsible for overseeing the personal tutoring system for their school. They support the personal tutors in carrying out their role and are available to students who have any issues regarding the tutoring system that they wish to discuss. Jason will be able to discuss the process in more detail with you and help you to effectively engage with the tutoring process.

Contact details: Room 14, 20 Portland Villas
Telephone: +44 1752 585810 email:

Plymouth Compass

A framework of 'future-facing' attributes that will help you navigate your whole university experience in both your taught curriculum and your extra-curricular activities.

The Compass identifies key attributes in four broad areas of your life - academic, civic, professional, and personal, helping you gain experience.

Learn how the Plymouth Compass guides you


PebblePad is the University provided web-based ePortfolio and Personal Learning system. The system is available to all staff and students and can be used independently for Personal and Professional Development, or as part of assessed activities within the curriculum. It can be used for planning, reflecting, auditing and showcasing your skills. 

For further information see PebblePad Example Uses.