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.

Webinar - Why doughnuts are sometimes good for you: A model of student support - Thursday, January 18, 2024

In current times, the call for greater, more personalised support for students in Higher Education as arguably never been greater. The range of support required has diversified alongside our student body. The Doughnut Model is a model that was designed to address the increasing need for student support in the Central Foundation Year Programmes at University of Sussex. It has enabled us to reduce withdrawal rates, increase success during the resit period and facilitate the number of students accessing wider support services. In the webinar, we will share not only what the model looks like but also some of the detail about how it functions.

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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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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