Personal Advisors - Languages and Cultures Faculty
In the Languages and Cultures faculty, a member of the academic staff is assigned as a first point of reference for individual students to advise them on any personal or general academic matter. The Personal Advisor can provide an initial source of advice for pastoral and welfare matters and alert the relevant student support facilities and teachers if a student is having problems affecting their academic work.
Your Personal Advisor should contact you in the first week of Term 1. If you have not been contacted by a Personal Advisor by teaching week two of term one, please contact them directly yourself. The list of Personal Advisors is listed below. Please meet your Personal Advisor at least once, even if you do not have any problem, just to make contact. It will make it easier later if you ever have a problem and need help or direction.
Please note that for Masters Students the Personal Advisor is the MA Programme Convenor.
What you can expect from your Personal Advisor
A Personal Advisor should:
- take an active part in helping you as a new student to settle into the School
- contact and meet you at regular intervals throughout the academic year, either as a group or individually
- if you are a continuing student, remind you at the beginning of each year of their interest and availability for meetings/consultations
- assist with any personal matters that may arise and act as first point of referral to Student Support Services available in the School
- provide continuity of pastoral and general support and guidance
- monitor your personal and professional development
- contribute toward the compilation of a reference, if appropriate
- inform the Faculty Student Support Office if they feel you are giving ‘cause for care and concern’ so that any problems may be addressed
Africa - All undergraduate programmes
China and Inner Asia - All undergraduate programmes
Japan - All undergraduate programmes
Japan - BA Japanese and BA Japanese and XXX
Japan - BA Japanese Studies/BA Japanese Studies and XXX
Year 3: Professor Andrew Gerstle (email@example.com)
Korea - All undergraduate programmes
Year 1: Mrs Kyung-Eun Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms You-kyung Ju (email@example.com)
Year 2: Professor Jaehoon Yeon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Grace Koh (email@example.com)
Year 3: Dr Anders Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Year 4: Dr Owen Miller (email@example.com)
Linguistics - All undergraduate programmes
English - All undergraduate programmes
All Years: Dr Kai Easton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Near and Middle East - BA Arabic/BA Arabic and Islamic Studies/BA Arabic and XXX
Near and Middle East - BA Ancient Near Eastern Studies/BA Hebrew and Israeli Studies/BA Islamic Studies/BA Middle Eastern Studies/BA Persian/BA Turkish (single and two subject degrees)
South East Asia - All undergraduate programmes
South Asia - All undergraduate programmes
Please note , where two names are given for your year, you can contact either person. If you have any queries regarding the Personal Advisor system, please contact your Faculty office.