Making the most of your Academic Adviser
Your Academic Adviser can provide personalised 1:1 academic advice and guidance throughout your studies. They may or may not teach you directly but will have specialist knowledge of your programme of study. Your Academic Adviser will contact you to arrange meetings with you. It is important you attend these meetings, which should take place at least once each year. During the meetings you’ll cover important topics such as how you are managing university life, details relating to your course, your module choices and to how best support you going forward.
Personal Development Planning
our Academic Adviser will help you to review your overall academic progress and to reflect on areas for further development. To help you, you can prepare for meetings and record your progress from year to year using MyFolio. This can be helpful for writing your CV or showcasing your achievements, which will help Academic Advisers write references for you.
You can also talk with your Academic Adviser about possible career options and the types of skills and attributes you have acquired as part of your programme. They can advise you about opportunities for development outside the curriculum and specialist support that will promote your employability.
Locating your Academic Adviser
Your Academic Adviser will contact you at the start of every academic year, so keep checking your emails! If you’re unsure who your Academic Adviser is, the fastest way to find this information is on your KentVision record. You can drop them an email any time or visit during their drop-in office hours.
So go ahead – use your Academic Adviser to get ahead.