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

  • Academic Advising and Tutoring for Student Success in Higher Education: International Perspectives

    Thursday 18 February 2021, 14:00 - Thursday 18 February 2021, 15:30

    Emily McIntosh, UKAT Vice-Chair (Research)

    Join us for this special webinar to launch the Special Edition of the Frontiers in Education journal on Academic Advising and Tutoring for Student Success in Higher Education: International Perspectives. Co-edited by UKAT, NACADA and LVSA, this special edition brings together a collection of 15 articles from international authors which focus on various aspects of academic advising and how the advising process effectively supports student attainment and outcomes. This session will provide an overview of the articles and most important findings from them as a prelude to more detailed discussions of some of the articles in future webinars and UKAT events. 

  • UKAT Annual Conference 2021

    Tuesday 30 March 2021, 09:00 - Wednesday 31 March 2021, 16:30

    Opportunity for All: Personal Tutoring and Inclusion in Higher Education

    This online conference focuses on developing students as independent self-regulating learners. The event will have a conversational focus and will consider how personal tutoring enables the addressing of disparities in engagement, progression and degree outcomes by students from groups underrepresented in HE and/or with protected characteristics. Through discussion and practice sharing, we will identify ways in which this fundamental component of HE can make higher education more inclusive of diverse student populations and enhance outcomes for all students.

    Additionally, it will look at how personal tutoring can combine with peer learning, academic study skills development, and mentoring and coaching to build confidence and resilience, and enhance student success academically and professionally.

    Contributors may share good practice and research in a wide variety of session formats as described in the Call for Proposals, and we encourage all proposals to consider how they will encourage conversations between delegates during the session. 

    We recognise the financial challenges affecting the higher education sector this year, so to make this conference as accessible to as many people as possible, we are offering a buy one, get one free discount on delegate registrations. When you register as a delegate* for the conference, you will be able to register an additional delegate to attend free of charge. So invite your friends and colleagues to attend with you and help shape the ways in which personal tutoring can welcome diversity, promote equality and make HE an inclusive, transformative learning experience which helps all students to flourish and achieve their goals. 

    * Delegate registration will open in early 2021

    Delegates at our previous conferences have said: 

    The conference was filled with enthusiasm, expertise and the professionalism of speakers.
    The international perspectives and level of engagement in the different sessions from a range of delegates representing institutions both nationally (UK) and internationally had a significant impact on me.
    As a result of attending this conference I will be more aware of how I can work alongside academic advisors effectively for the student's experience/support (I am a mental health advisor).

  • 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