Individual Awards

Charlie Nutt Award for Supporting and Promoting International Collaboration in Academic Advising

Awarded to an individual who made has made exceptional efforts to promote international exchange and / or cooperation between academic advisors and others in similar roles.

2023

George Steele

Ohio State University

For a significant and sustained work in connecting the UK higher education institutions to practitioners, advising practices, and advising technology from around the globe through extensive unpaid consultancy work.

2022

Oscar van den Wijngaard

University College Maastricht

For tireless efforts to link the global advising community, facilitating collaborations between international advising associations, and for organizing inspiring international events which link advising communities.

2021

Gavin Farber

The College Of New Jersey

For establishing mentoring programmes with Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, UK and US advisors; establishing and coordinating UKAT's Special Interest Groups

Innovation in Advising

Awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding innovation in their individual practice as an advisor, or in supporting the development of others and the enhancement of advising.

2022

Rabeya Khatoon

University of Bristol

For research focused on postgraduate academic support and tutoring. Undertaking a developmental approach to supporting postgraduate students

2021

Neil Bangs

Middlesex University

For development and implementation of a 5-year programme of enhancement of personal tutoring in the Sports Science programmes at Middlesex University based around a structured, group-based tutorial curriculum

2020

Colum Cronin

Dublin City University

For the creation and hosting of the Adventures in Advising podcast series

2020

Holly Lawson

Portland State University

For the creation of an effective VLE-based flipped advising curriculum to support distance learning students

2020

Matt Markin

California State University - San Bernadino

For the creation and hosting of the Adventures in Advising podcast series

Outstanding Contribution to UKAT

Awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication to, and commitment in, supporting the work of UKAT to enhance advising practice.

2023

Sarah Bosch

Sheffield Hallam University

For the instigation and development of the UKAT Profesisonal Development Curriculum, the support and coordination of module developers, and the vision and persistence to see this project to completion.

2023

George Steele

Ohio State University

For a signficiant and sustaind contribution to the life and work of UKAT, through the delivery of courses, workshops and consultancy projects over several years

2022

Helen Tidy

Teesside University

For leading and developing UKAT’s Professional Recognition scheme

2021

Professor Michael Draper

Swansea University

For outstanding advocacy for UKAT, contribution to the development of the UKAT Professional Recognition Scheme and contribution to a variety of UKAT working groups

2021

Nicola Poppitt

Teesside University

For outstanding contribution to the development, mentoring and assessment of the UKAT Professional Recognition Scheme, and for contribution to various UKAT working groups

2020

Melissa Jacobi

Sheffield Hallam University

For oustanding dedication and support of UKAT members as Membership Coordinator

2020

Dr Dionne Barton

University of Birmingham

For outstanding dedication and service coordinating publications, coordinating, mentoring and assessing for Professional Recognition scheme, Committees and working groups member

Outstanding Student Support

Awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication and support to their students through academic advising.

2022

Claire Spencer

University of Bristol

For research in understanding students’ needs and working with colleagues to raise awareness of tutoring

Institutional Awards

Innovation in Advising

Awarded to a higher education institution which has shown outstanding innovation in their institutional approach to academic advising.

2023

For the innovative, whole-institution Listening Rooms approach to understanding and developing academic advising practice. Uses structured conversations between staff and student peers to understand lived experiences of advising.

2022

For taking a bold approach to personal tutoring, making it front and centre in the students' higher education experience and in the university's support of learning

2020

For an institution-wide, e-Portfolio-based approach to a structured, developmental personal tutoring programme

Outstanding Student Support

Awarded to a higher education institution which has shown outstanding commitment to supporting students and student success through academic advising.

2023

For providing all students on taught courses with a consistent, impactful and personalised advising experience through the Student Support Triangle of Academic Adviser, Student Support Adviser and Employability Adviser - consistent structure and advising models across the institution including: - - dedicated central advising team; - planned workload for advisors; - extensive adviser training; - off-the-shelf resources for advisers

2022

For the scale and creativity of the approaches it has applied to redeveloping and innovating its academic advising and student support in the challenging context of Covid-19

2021

For a highly effective group tutorial approach to support student engagement and beloning during the Covid pandemic