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.

Webinar - Everyone is welcome in our tutorials - Thursday, May 19, 2022

In 2021 as part of the University of Birmingham’s Framework for Educational Resilience (carefully designed to reduce student stress and increase student support during the global pandemic) the institution introduced weekly online group personal tutorials for all taught students aiming to provide students with an inclusive, friendly, kind, familiar and reassuring regular weekly point of contact. One of the key aims of the revised approach was for the tutorial to be the focal point of an open and learning academic community, mirroring the work of Dahlberg, Moss and Pence (2007) using ‘meaning making dialogue’ to direct change. This reconfigured group tutorial provided a unique shared academic social space breaking down barriers between students and faculty. Thus, creating an opportunity to introduce a series of co-constructed student and staff equality and diversity resources and activities for tutor and tutee to undertake together.

This session aims to:

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Community

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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Membership

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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Resources

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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Events

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

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