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

  • Re-engineering Academic Advising and Creating Safe Spaces: A Transformational Leadership Approach

    Thursday 20 October 2022, 14:00 - Thursday 20 October 2022, 15:30

    Dr Margaret Mbindyo and Ankur Nandedkar, Millersville University, USA; Dr Rubab Jaffrey O'Connor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    Academic advisors often serve as the first, most significant, and most consistent point of contact between the student and the university. As such, the advisor is in a unique position to aid in the personal and professional development of students.  In this session, using transformational leadership strategies, we will take a deep dive into the four I’s of transformational leadership (Idealized Influence, Inspirational Motivation, Intellectual Stimulation & Individualized Consideration) and connect those with the traits of academic advising to highlight that an academic advisor can develop as transformational leaders to build an effective academic advising culture and help students become successful.  

  • UKAT Annual Conference 2023

    Monday 3 April 2023, 00:00 - Tuesday 4 April 2023, 00:00

    We are excited that the UKAT Conference is returning as an in-person event for the first time in three years. We want to embrace the benefits of being together by maximising the opportunities for delegates to interact with one another, share the practices, issues and concerns which are important to them, and to leave with new ideas and potential solutions to the challenges of Personal Tutoring: Enhancing Outcomes for All Students. The last few years in education have been demanding and the needs of contemporary students look different than they did when we last met in person. The conference is inviting contributions which consider how we engage students with personal tutoring, different approaches for diverse student cohorts, addressing attainment gaps, improving employability, and the acquisition of graduate attributes. We welcome a broad and innovative range of other perspectives on what Enhancing Outcomes for All Students might mean.

    Through this event we want to spend time collaboratively developing a vision for approaches to personal tutoring which meet the needs of current students and enhance outcomes for all. In a spirit of collaboration and co-creation, the conference agenda will emerge organically so that is truly reflective of the current issues in personal tutoring that are of importance to delegates and their institutions.

    The Call for Proposals is now open and delegate registration will open during September 2022. You can view ticket prices for the conference on the Registration page.

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