Schedule

The provisional schedule  for the conference is shown below. Please be aware that this may be subject to change at this stage. The final schedule will be published here before the end of February 2021.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021
9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Dr David Grey (UKAT CEO); David Lochtie (UKAT Chair)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Online
9:15 AM
Opening Keynote
Celia Greenway (University of Birmingham)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:15 AM- 9:45 AM
10:00 AM
The central role of personal tutors in closing the attainment gap between students with disabilities and their peers
Isabel Hallam (University Centre South Devon); Katrina Perkins (University Centre South Devon)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C4; R7; P1
Evolving the student support role in a distance learning environment
Karlie M Wagner (MLA College)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: R1; C3; R3
11:30 AM
Using Social Identity Mapping in Personal Tutoring to aid students in transition into and throughout HE
Alison Raby (University of Lincoln); Ian Pownall (University of Lincoln)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Online
Competencies: P2; R3; P1
12:30 PM
Poster Sessions
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 12:30 PM- 1:16 PM
Online
1:30 PM
Graduate Attributes and Learning Outcomes: Unifying and Scaffolding the Intentionality of Personal Tutoring
David J Grey (UKAT); George E Steele (The Ohio State University)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
Competencies: C4; C3; I1
Developing a Digital Tutoring Hub: using the digital space to empower students
Karen Kenny (University of Exeter)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
Competencies: I7; P1; R6
3:00 PM
Where are Voices from the Field: Advising Research Underrepresented in Canadian Higher Education
Linda Pardy (University of the Fraser Valley); Shea B Ellingham (Mount Royal University)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Competencies: C4; P3; P4
Advisor/Tutor Mentoring: Engaging and Energizing Practitioners Across Borders
Gavin J Farber (Temple University, USA)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Competencies: C1; I1; I6
Lightning Talks - Addressing Differential Attainment
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
4:00 PM
Student Focus Group
Sam Gudgeon (UKAT / Sheffield Hallam University)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:00 PM- 4:45 PM
Online
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021
9:00 AM
Internationalisation at Home: Practices to Support Building Bridges between International and National Students for Intercultural Competence Development
Louisa Hill (University of Leeds)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Online
Competencies: R4
A case study of an integrated curriculum academic advising model in a masters of public health course; how academic advising is tapered and shaped to fit alongside a taught masters course curriculumn.
Alison McCamley (Sheffield Hallam University); jane fearon (Sheffield Hallam University)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Online
Competencies: I5; R3; R5
10:00 AM
Development of a College wide personal tutor programme designed to aid transition into Higher Education, within a diverse student cohort impacted by the Covid pandemic.
Gillian L Knight (Aston University)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C3; R4; P1
An evaluation of structured personal tutoring sessions from both tutor and tutee perspectives.
Kim Allan (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C3; R1; P4
Purpose, outcomes, interventions: towards a visualisation of the advising landscape
David J Grey (UKAT); Oscar O. van den Wijngaard (Maastricht University)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C1; C3; C4
11:30 AM
Embedding Academic Skills in Personal Academic Tutoring
Karin Bottom (University of Birmingham); Sarah Hall (University of Birmingham)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Online
Competencies: C1; C2; C3; C4; C5; R1; R2; R3; R4; R5; R6; R7; P1; P2
Lightning Talks - Study Skills & Coaching
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Online
12:30 PM
Student Engagement Special Interest Group
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:30 PM- 1:16 PM
Online
Higher Education in Further Education Special Interest Group
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:30 PM- 1:17 PM
Online
1:30 PM
Looking to the future - how the pandemic has made us better advisors
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
3:00 PM
Research Workshop
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Practice Showcase: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…. Reviewing a 5-year project to create a cohesive University approach to Personal Tutoring for Undergraduate sports students
Neil Bangs (Middlesex University)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
4:00 PM
UKAT Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Online
THURSDAY, APRIL 01, 2021
9:00 AM
Building blocks of student engagement
Julie J Warden (University of Bradford)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Online
It’s the journey not the destination; Personal Academic Coaching and Foundation Year Students
Marie Clifford (University of South Wales)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C2; R1; P2
10:00 AM
The experience of students with learning contracts - a longitudinal study
Karl Baker-Green (Sheffield Hallam University); Alison McCamley (Sheffield Hallam University )
Thursday, April 01, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C5; I3; R3; P1
Care-experienced and estranged student experiences of personal tutoring
Rosanna Ayton (King's College London)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
Competencies: C1; I5; P2
Playful Learning Team Building Session
Thursday, April 01, 2021 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Online
11:30 AM
‘They liked it when I talked about Taylor Swift’: An evaluative exploration of the value of the reconfigured group tutorial in a research-intensive education.
Celia Greenway (University of Birmingham)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Online
Competencies: C1; C3; R3
Serious Play Serious Outcomes: Lego ® Serious Play ® Tutoring Workshop
Karen Kenny (University of Exeter)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Online
Competencies: P4; P1; C5
12:30 PM
Senior Tutor Network Special Interest Group
Thursday, April 01, 2021 12:30 PM- 1:16 PM
Online
Postgraduate Students Special Interest Group
Thursday, April 01, 2021 12:30 PM- 1:17 PM
Online
1:30 PM
Top 10 Tips for Digital Inclusion - Learn and Share
Dionne E Barton (University of Birmingham); Karin Bottom (University of Birmingham); Sarah Hall (University of Birmingham)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
Competencies: C3; C5; R2
The Real "Unsung Heroes" of UKAT: Creating Positive Change for Senior-Level Advisors
Gavin J Farber (Temple University, USA)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
Competencies: C1; C2; C3
Lightning Talks - Peer Learning
Thursday, April 01, 2021 1:30 PM- 2:15 PM
Online
3:00 PM
Cultivating Student Self-Belief (Inter-active Workshop)
Gavin M Jinks (University of Derby)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Competencies: R3
Language and Learning: Breaking Barriers to Success
Sumeya Loonat (De Montfort University); Di Zhang (De Montfort University); Xiaozhe Cai (De Montfort University)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Competencies: C3; I5; R2
Technology in Advising SIG: Designing ways to create and provide quality resources to UKAT members
George E Steele (The Ohio State University); David Grey (UKAT); Karin Bottom (University of Birmingham); Vicky Norman (Sheffield Hallam University); Joseph Bailey (York St John University); Peter Fitch (UCL); Julie Warden (University of Bradford)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 3:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Online
Competencies: C3; I6; I7
4:00 PM
Closing Keynote: How Tutors’ Creativity will Save Tutoring and Advising
Diane Nutt (Independent HE Consultant)
Thursday, April 01, 2021 4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Online
4:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Thursday, April 01, 2021 4:45 PM- 4:55 PM
Online
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