Personal Tutoring and Supporting Students through COVID-19

The current COVID-19 health crisis is causing widespread disruption and contingency planning in higher education, with many higher education institutions (HEI's) have moved to online-only teaching. UKAT is keen to offer whatever support it can to the HE community at this this time. We have introduced additional resources, guidance and online materials to help tutors and advisors to support their students remotely, wherever they may be. Please watch out for more announcements regarding dates for these webinars and the availability of resources on this website, social media channels, JISCMail lists and through member mailings.

UKAT will be offering additional webinars in its freely available Tutoring Matters webinar series to support tutors, advisors, and academic colleagues through these challenging times. The first of these additional webinars will address the issue of supporting students effectively through online tutoring and advising and will be delivered by colleagues from the Open University. 

Thank you for continuing to do your best to support your students under difficult circumstances and rest assured that UKAT is working to do what it can to support you.

UKAT Annual Conference

in line with UK Government guidance, the UKAT Annual Conference scheduled for 6 & 7 April is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The conference has been rescheduled for 31 August - 1 September. Please see the Conference page for more details.


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UKAT promotes collaborations and the sharing of research-informed effective practice. We offer many ways to get involved, connect with others and further your professional development, including



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Becoming a member means joining a nationwide community of professional advisors, personal tutors, academics, researchers and students who are working to support student success and enhance their educational development.

Members enjoy various benefits, including access to resources, events and professional mentoring. 

We offer Institutional Membership, Personal Membership and Student Membership.

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UKAT offers a wealth of resources to help members stay abreast of latest developments, share effective practice and support professional development. Member resources include


  • Publications
  • Briefings on HE trends, policies and issues
  • Webinars
  • Masterclasses
  • Access to consultancy
  • Sign up to our mailing list
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UKAT organises and supports regular events for both members and non-members.

UKAT Annual Sponsors 2020

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