UKAT offers conferences, webinars and other events throughout the year, both online and in various locations around the UK. These events provide professional development opportunities for personal tutors and academic advisors who are invested in helping students achieve academic success.

The UKAT Annual Conference is the major event of the year and provides an opportunity to learn in general sessions from experts in the field, gain knowledge and review best practices with colleagues in concurrent sessions, and participate in interactive workshops. The variety of learning formats also may include poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, and formal and informal networking opportunities.

Upcoming Events

  • Leadership Challenges in Personal Tutoring - Developing a Community of Practice

    Wednesday 23 October 2024, 10:30 - Wednesday 23 October 2024, 12:00

    Across the sector there is distinct evidence of changing support needs (e.g. greater emphasis on promoting mental health and well-being) and behaviours of students (e.g. time spent on campus). In response to the changes, The University of Bedfordshire and the University of Sussex are undertaking reviews of their Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) delivery models and while sharing their respective experiences, it is clear they are grappling with very similar challenges.

    We know many other institutions are facing comparable issues and UKAT have therefore worked with Bedfordshire, Sussex and the QAA to create a Network to meet and explore ways of enhancing PAT delivery.


    Join the opening session

    UKAT are hosting a virtual roundtable for colleagues who strategically lead PAT schemes on 23 October, 10.30-12.00.

    This opening session provides an opportunity for members to share best practice and findings from evaluation activities. 

  • UKAT Annual Conference 2025

    Monday 7 April 2025, 08:00 - Wednesday 9 April 2025, 15:00
    University College London

    Join Us at our 10th Anniversary Conference


    UKAT will be celebrating its anniversary in 2025, marking ten years of shaping the future of personal tutoring and academic advising in higher education.

    We’ve come a long way in that time. Join us at this conference to celebrate our collective achievements, our impactful initiatives, and transformative collaborations.

    The theme of this conference is ‘Learning Well’, and it will celebrate the power of positivity, and the joy of learning and university life. We encourage submissions that celebrate how personal tutoring can create joyful learning and life experiences for both staff and students. Joins us for

    • Inspiring Sessions: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops. Learn from visionaries who have shaped the landscape of higher education.
    • Networking Galore: Connect with fellow educators, researchers, and industry leaders. Forge new partnerships, exchange ideas, and explore exciting opportunities.
    • Vision for the Next Decade: Together, we’ll chart a course for the future. What innovations await us? How can we continue to empower students to flourish and drive positive change?

    We want to build connections between UKAT’s community of higher education personal tutors and advisors, and broader networks of colleagues with expertise in psychology, mental health, education theory, wellbeing, learning community and community engagement, student partnership, and student life.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Educators and Administrators: Whatever your level of experience, this conference is your platform for growth.
    • Researchers and Scholars: Dive into discussions that shape the academic landscape. Share your insights and learn from others.
    • Students and Emerging Leaders: Be part of the conversation. Your perspectives matter, and your voice will shape personal tutoring and academic advising for the next decade.

    So join us to celebrate the past, embrace the present, and envision an even brighter future for higher education.

Events in italic typeface are not provided by UKAT but are 3rd party events which may be of interest to UKAT members