UKAT Annual Conference 2022 : Reimagining Personal Tutoring

The Call for Proposals for the 2022 UKAT Annual Conference is now open. Proposals for presentations, lightning sessions, interactive workshops and round tables are now sought on the the themes of digital technology, identity, community, inclusion and student-centred transformation.

Webinar - Engaging the Mid-Level Advising/Tutoring Practitioners: Offering Guidance, Support and Strategies for Retention in the Field - Thursday, February 17, 2022

The field of higher education is competitive. Academics and personal tutors face personal and professional challenges. Retention in the profession has become more difficult for several reasons including burnout, work-life conflict, and loss of passion. In 2016, Marshall, Garner, Hughes, & Lowery’s US study found the industry lost 41.7% of student affairs practitioners between one to five years of service and 21.7% left after eight to ten years (p.152). These revolving issues have occurred since the 1970s and have only re-emerged as the next generation of academic, personal tutoring and student services practitioners are developed.

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