Personalising Learning Through Personal Tutoring

Glasgow, UK 31 August - 1 September 2020

Regrettably, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the UKAT Annual Conference has been POSTPONED from the original date of 6 April and will now be held on 31 August subject to UK Government advice. All existing registrations will be honoured and delegates registrations will be automatically transferred across to the rescheduled event.
We are grateful to our host institution and sponsors for their continued support.


The UKAT Annual Conference provides professional development opportunities for advisers, academics, researchers  administrators and students who are invested in helping higher education students achieve academic success. The conference provide opportunities to learn from experts in the field, gain knowledge and review effective practices with colleagues, and participate in interactive workshops. A wide range of learning formats are offered, including poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, and networking opportunities.

This 5th Annual conference explores how personal tutoring makes a fundamental contribution to the personalisation of learning and connects the formal curriculum to student goals and aspirations to enhance student success.

Keynote Speakers

A portrait of Dr Peter L. Hagen

Opening Keynote

Dr Peter L. Hagen   Stockton University, USA

Dr. Peter L. Hagen is Associate Dean of General Studies and Director of the Center for Academic Advising at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, USA.  He was the founding Chair of the National Academic Advising Association’s Theory and Philosophy of Academic Advising Commission, served as Guest Editor of the NACADA Journal for its Fall 2005 issue, and was a member of the task force that wrote “The Concept of Academic Advising”.  For NACADA he currently serves on the Publications Review Board and the NACADA Review’s Editorial Board,.  He won the 2007 Virginia Gordon Award for Service to the Field of Advising.  He served as lead editor for a monograph, Scholarly Inquiry in Academic Advising, published by NACADA in March 2010.  He is the author of The Power of Story: Narrative Theory in Academic Advising published by NACADA in 2018, and gave the keynote address at the NACADA Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, USA, in that year.

A portrait of Dr George Steele

Closing Keynote

Dr George Steele   Ohio State University, USA

During the past 25 years, Dr. George Steele presented at the NACADA Annual Conference on topics that address working with undecided students, advising theory, and use of technology in advising. He has also written over two-dozen publications addressing these topics. He has been recognized for his work by NACADA in various ways, including the Service to NACADA Award and The Virginia N. Gordon Award. In addition, he has served in a variety of NACADA leadership roles.

Professionally, George served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Learning Network, an organization that assisted Ohio’s higher educational institutions assess, adopt, and deploy technology for online learning and student services. Prior to that he directed the advising program at The Ohio State University for undecided and major-changing undergraduate students. In the mid 90’s he lead a team that placed the advising materials, exploration course content, and other advising services online. The adopted approach was grounded on an integrated self-assessment, academic and career exploration, and decision-making model developed by Dr. Virginia N. Gordon. The program and efforts received numerous national awards.

Currently, George is a consultant working with NACADA and colleges and universities on topics related to his interests and designing courses and teaching online for NACADA with the e-Tutorial program. He is also fortunate to be working with colleagues throughout the world in developing and promoted a student-centered approach to advising, using learning technologies, called flipped advising.