Academic advising sessions

Academic advising sessions should be underpinned by reflection and your advisor may use the following key questions to trigger discussion:

1st meeting

  1. What are your personal development goals for this academic year?
  2. Can you identify any areas of academic concern for discussion?
  3. Outside of study, what are you currently doing? What do you plan next?

2nd meeting

  1. Can you update me on your progress towards the personal development goals discussed in meeting 1?
  2. Reflecting on your academic performance, are there key areas of feedback that you would like to discuss?
  3. What are you learning about yourself and other people from your academic work and other areas of life as a student?

3rd meeting

  1. Can we reflect and evaluate your overall progress over the year in terms of your personal, academic and professional development?
  2. Where do you feel you are at it terms of working towards your future career?  What are you going to do next?
  3. Are there any outstanding academic issues that you will take forward into the next academic year?

From the end of Year 1 (and all subsequent years) the action plan should be carried forward into the next academic level to form the basis of the first meeting of the new session.