Enhancing Academic Advising and Personal Tutoring in Higher Education

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.

System Maintenance

Please note that the UKAT website will be unavailable between 7:30pm and 9:30pm BST on Tuesday 23 July whilst we complete some system upgrades.

Free Resource - Because of My Tutor poster campaign

Demonstrate the value and impact of personal tutoring to students and colleagues on your campus using our free, customisable Because of My Tutor poster campaign, which features real student stories. You can customise the posters, change the terminology, add your own stories, and even use your institutional logo to give it a personalised touch, all by editing a simple spreadsheet. The resource contains all the images and stories showcased in the gallery and detailed instructions on customising them. All you need is access to Abode InDesign, a spreadsheet application, and your institutional logo to enable you to create a poster campaign for your institution.

Download the Because of My Tutor resource. [ZIP, 140MB]

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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.

Our Member Institutions

Birmingham City University logo Bishop Grosseteste University logo Cardiff Metropolitan University logo Cardiff University logo De Montfort University logo Edinburgh Napier University logo Glasgow Caledonian University logo Harper Adams University logo Heriot-Watt University logo King's College London logo Kingston University logo Leeds Trinity University logo Liverpool John Moores University logo Manchester Metropolitan University logo Middlesex University logo Nottingham Trent University logo Oxford Brookes University logo Oxford International Education & Travel Limited logo Sheffield Hallam University logo Swansea University logo Teesside University logo The Royal Veterinary College logo UCL logo University College Birmingham logo University College Dublin logo University College Of Estate Management logo University Of Bath logo University of Birmingham logo University of Bristol logo University of Derby logo University of East London logo University of Essex logo University of Greenwich logo University of Leeds logo University of Liverpool logo University of Manchester logo University of Northampton logo University of Nottingham logo University of Portsmouth logo University Of South Wales logo University of Southampton  logo University of Sunderland logo University of Surrey logo University of Sussex logo University of Winchester logo University of Worcester logo York St John University logo