UKAT, the United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring association, is a learned society of professional practitioners and researchers interested in advancing the scholarship and practice of student advising and personal tutoring in Higher Education in the UK. We advance the field through our conferences, symposia, workshops, support for original research, peer-reviewed academic publications, accreditation of practice, professional courses, and resources.

UKAT Annual Conference

It's back! The UKAT Annual Conference 2023 returns as a physical event and will be held at Swansea University on 3 & 4 April, 2023. The Call for Proposals is now open and we welcome a diverse range of proposals for conversational and interactive sessions on the broad theme of Personal Tutoring: Enhancing Outcomes for All Students. See the Call for Proposals for full details, register as a delegate or view ticket prices.

Webinar - Moments and meetings that changed our advising practice - UKAT/LVSA Symposium - Thursday, December 15, 2022

After two successful online symposia with our Dutch colleagues of LVSA, in 2020 and 2021, we are organising another online LVSA-UKAT symposium at the end of this year.
This edition of the symposium once more revolves around by collegial exchange, in which meeting and connecting with colleagues from elsewhere will be at least as important as the topics we are discussing. With colleagues from the Netherlands, Flanders and perhaps even more countries, we will share the moments and meetings that have inspired us this year, that have broadened our perspective on personal tutoring and academic advising, and that enriched our approach. What have you read, seen and heard this year that made you look at the work of a personal tutor or academic advisor differently, and maybe even inspired you to try a new approach?

This webinar is free to attend and open to all    Register to attend




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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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