UKAT offers conferences, webinars and other events throughout the year, both online and in various locations around the UK. These events provide professional development opportunities for personal tutors and academic advisors who are invested in helping students achieve academic success.

The UKAT Annual Conference is the major event of the year and provides an opportunity to learn in general sessions from experts in the field, gain knowledge and review best practices with colleagues in concurrent sessions, and participate in interactive workshops. The variety of learning formats also may include poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, and formal and informal networking opportunities.

Upcoming Events

  • NACADA Regions 6 and 10 - Virtual Conference

    Thursday 22 April 2021 - Friday 23 April 2021

    Due to the global pandemic, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising has moved its 2021 Regional Conferences online. Now academic advising professionals can access great professional development from their homes or offices.

    You are invited to register for one (or more!) of the NACADA Virtual Region Conferences. The two-day conferences feature 30 live or semi-live sessions, as well as more than 30 on-demand sessions. There are also networking sessions at each conference. The conference schedule is during the day for the time zones of the two NACADA regions, so it might be too early or too late in your time zone, but all of the specific conference will be recorded and available to registered participants for 45 days after that conference. So, participants can access more than 60 sessions!

  • Our advising journey to success - a South African perspective

    Monday 3 May 2021, 16:00 - Monday 3 May 2021, 17:00

    Join the NACADA Global Engagement Community on this upcoming presentation on moving the student success needle. A reflection of a decade of student engagement and academic advising research dedicated to establishing academic advising approaches and practices in South Africa to enhance student success.

    This webinar will be presented by Gugu Tiroyabone (University of the Free State) and Raazia Moosa (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Webinar Access Details pwd=Y3BMbDY3UkQyby9yeDh2MTA4aEsvUT09 
    Meeting ID: 975 8552 5394
    Passcode: 884433

  • Global Advising Week Symposium: Celebrating the Profession of Advising During the Pandemic

    Wednesday 5 May 2021, 19:00 - Wednesday 5 May 2021, 20:00

    Take a break from work and join your colleagues from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the British UKAT, and the Dutch LVSA to reflect on your work as an advisor during the pandemic. A panel of presenters will address the topics: Current Affairs in Advising Research, Advising Philosophy, and Self-care and Wellbeing of the advisor. After the panel mini-presentations, you will be able to discuss the topic of your choice with the presenters and colleagues in breakout rooms. This event is in conjunction with other events to celebrate Global Advising Week, May 2-8, 2021.

    The symposium will take place via Zoom platform. The event is free but limited to the first 200 registrants. You can register for the event via this link.

  • NACADA International Conference 2021

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 - Friday 25 June 2021
    Athens, Greece

    The 2021 NACADA International Conference will be held in Athens, Greece, on June 22-25, 2021. This event will be hosted by the American College of Greece. The Call for Proposals is now open, and we encourage you to submit a proposal to present at this exciting event! The theme for the event is The Advising Odyssey: Empowering Students to Reach their Ithaca.   

    Proposals should be submitted by the February 2, 2021 deadline. 

    We are hopeful to be in-person; we will monitor the pandemic situation closely. To ensure safety, this conference could go virtual in the future. 

    Join us for an opportunity to share scholarly research that clarifies best practices as well as strategies and programs that engage students in advising and personal tutoring. Connect with leading practitioners in the field of academic advising as we search for ways to empower our students. NACADA and the American College of Greece are excited to join together to provide this opportunity for practitioners, administrators, researchers and others in the field of academic advising so that they are able to best support students; helping them piece together their educational experience and empowering them to succeed.

    Topics for presentations and discussion include:

    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • First-Year Experience
    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
    • Faculty and Peer Advising/Mentoring
    • Health and Well-being
    • International/Global Advising
    • Retention
    • Student Persistence and Academic Skills
    • Student Development, Theory, and Research
    • Training and Development
    • Technology, Social Media, and Innovation

Events in italic typeface are not provided by UKAT but are 3rd party events which may be of interest to UKAT members