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.

Workshop - Managing Students in Distress

Middlesex University, Wednesday 7 September

Join us for this highly engaging workshop uses innovative, immersive interactive theatre to explore how personal tutors can manage situations in which they encounter distressed students. The workshop explores the causes of distress (academic, placement, personal, etc) and offers practical strategies for managing situations involving distressed students, including urgent and emergency cases which require immediate support from other services within the institution. 

Previous participants have told us:

"This workshop should be mandatory training for all personal tutors. It was highly relevant and useful to the role and will really enable me to be more effective when working with students in distress."

"I wish I had attended this workshop when I first became a personal tutor. It is the most relevant and well-delivered training I have experienced since beginning work in HE more than 10 years ago."

The workshop is open to member and non-members alike. UKAT Members and staff of member institutions receive a discount on the registration fee.


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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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UKAT offers a wealth of resources to help members stay abreast of latest developments, share effective practice and support professional development. Member resources include


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UKAT organises and supports regular events for both members and non-members.

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