Academic Development and Quality Enhancement

Partnership Tutors

Partnership Tutors' Role 

Partnership tutors are academic staff based at the University. Each partnership tutor is aligned to a partner institution and a course or a group of courses. 

A Partnership tutor’s primary role is to act as a conduit between their School and subject specialists at their allocated partner institution. They act as critical friends during course development. Further information about Partnership Tutor can be found here

Partnership Tutor Fund 

The Partnership Tutor fund was launched in 2015. The fund is awarded for activities relating to student engagement. For example, bringing students at partner institutions to the University to attend lectures, seminars, and workshops. You can apply for the fund here

2016 Partnership Tutor 

Awarded to Dr Prabha Parthasarathy, Partnership Tutor Study Group

On 31st March this year, a networking lunch event was organised at the Friston Building. Funded through ADQE, the main purpose of the event was to enable foundation students of the Study Group, to get a flavour of University Life at Sussex.

In addition to Study Group foundation students (of the Life Science Pathway), the event was attended by current Life Science students, Heena Jagatia-Ph.D student , myself-Link Tutor for Life Science pathway, Kristy Lascelles- Subject Leader- Study Group and Sandamalee Senanyake- Biology Tutor, Study Group.

In this fun yet informative session, Heena Jagatia, a Ph.D student, gave a talk on her career timeline, highlighting her laboratory achievements. This was followed by a talk by Elmi Dahir, a former Study Group student, now a third year B.Sc Biomedical Science student. His lively talk included some of the stimulating experiences at Life Sciences.

In addition to talks, study group students had the opportunity to build a DNA model and during this time, they interacted with first year Life Science students. They soon became comfortable and were invited to attend a lecture taken by Prof Jonathan Bacon, Teaching Award Winner-2017. 

We hope that this small step will go a long way in promoting our goal of inclusive learning at the University’.

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2015 Partnership Tutor 

Awarded to Dr Flora Dennis, Partnership Tutor West Dean College

'As a result of the Partnership Tutor fund, we were able to organise an exchange day at West Dean College for MA Conservation Students at West Dean and MA Art History and MA Museum Curating students at the University of Sussex. The day was based on West Dean's collections and prepared students to move beyond postgraduate study into a range of professional workplaces such as museums, galleries, historic buildings and the cultural and heritage sector.

Focusing on specific objects, MA Museum Curating and MA Conservation students spent the morning mall groups debating the potential interpretation and ongoing care of these objects, identifying any special environmental requirements or restrictions, and highlighting areas for future research. In the afternoon, the groups presented their findings to each other and the day concluded with a general discussion including West Dean and Sussex tutors.' 

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