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​​​​Personal Development Tutor (PDT) Toolkit

Information and Resources for Staff


Welcome to the Personal Development Tutor (PDT) Toolkit developed by Ac​ademic and Professional Service staff from across Edinburgh Napier. Categorised below are resources and information that will help you in fulfilling your role as a PDT. For support and guidance as you undertake your role, please also visit the PDT Moodle Community on Supporting your role as Personal Development Tutor​ (log in with enrolment key: PDT). If you have any queries or comments, or suggestions for additional resources, please contact dlte@napier.ac.uk.​


PDT FAQs: Gathered by experienced PDTs. Searchable on askNapier. PDT Signposting: A list of services that offer support to students detailing what support they provide and how to contact them. PDT resources: Additional Info and documents that may be helpful in supporting students.

Within each School is a Lead PDT who should be your first point of contact with any queries about your role.

The Business School: Sarah Borthwick-Saddler​ and Ellis Urquhart

School of Health & Social Care: Kev Head

School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: Simon Powers

School of Applied Science: Alex McIntyre​

School of Arts & Creative Industries: Paul Harkins

University Lead: Pamela Calabrese​


Quotations about the benefits of a good PDT, for student success and wellbeing.


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