Supporting Scholarship and Original Research

As a learned society of scholars, UKAT recognises that there is growing call for evidence of the impact of tutoring/academic advising in the UK Higher Education sector, but a lack of a research base to provide the evidence of that impact. UKAT's mission is to promote, support and disseminate peer-reviewed academic research in the field of personal tutoring and academic advising. In particular, UKAT is keen to promote research which has outcomes that transfer into and improve the everyday practice of personal tutors and academic advisors, thus enhancing student success.

There is a substantial gap in the literature on tutoring and advising across the UK sector and this must be addressed if we are to acknowledge the ongoing importance of tutoring to teaching, learning and student-centred pedagogies. We are particularly keen to promote research with outcomes that transfer into and improve the everyday practice of personal tutors and academic advisors.

UKAT is working closely with the NACADA Research Center for Academic Advising in the US, facilitating trans-national research collaboration, and linking UK researchers to other researchers from around the globe.

What do we do?

UKAT's scholarship and research mission is overseen by the UKAT Research Committee. We are able to offer advice and guidance to support members in setting up and conducting research. We currently offer several resources to support those interested in research.

How can I get involved?

Whether you would like to engage with the emerging scholarship of advising and tutoring, explore the evidence-base and existing literature on advising and tutoring or have a research idea that you would like to discuss, we are on hand to provide advice, guidance and support. Please contact us for more information.