Is tutor support available for students on the Diploma? The Academic Support Tutor will be running a series of webinars and workshops on a variety of academic subjects to help support students and will additionally be providing one to one tutorials to help students with aspects of academic work. Much of the Academic Support Tutors work will focus on year one and helping students in the early stage of the course when the challenges can appear overwhelming. New Year one students will also be allocated an Orientation Tutor whose role will be to help them find their way around the course and point them in the right direction as they get started. Students will only have an Orientation Tutor for the first year of the course as students should not need this support after this time. Pastoral support will be provided by Year Leaders. Students wishing to discuss options for slowing down study, suspending, changing mode etc. should also speak to a year leader.