Role of tutoring, advising and coaching in Educational Gain

Isabel Hallam (University Centre South Devon)
Karen Kenny (University of Exeter)
Hetal Buckhurst (University of Plymouth)

Monday, April 8, 2024 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Session Outline

Although personal tutoring and academic advising models and practices differ across the UK higher education sector. Three Devon higher education providers, a Russell Group university, a post-92 university and a further education college-based University Centre, all placed student support, including personal tutoring and academic advising, at the centre of their approach to developing students’ educational gain in their TEF Gold submissions.


During this interactive workshop delegates will engage in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and gain practical insights on the role of personal tutoring and academic advising in developing students’ educational gain. Delegates will explore themes shared by the three Devon providers in relation to tutoring contribution to educational gain, and outstanding student outcomes and experience:

• Developing students’ academic skills

• Fostering positive relationships between peers and their tutor

• Developing tutors’ knowledge, skills and behaviours

• Involving students in developing tutoring practice


The workshop will consist of a combination of presentations from the three Devon providers, interactive group activities, and facilitated discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from one another, and collaborate on developing systems maps for higher education tutoring, support and advising. The workshop will be structured to encourage networking and the formation of lasting connections among attendees.

This session addresses the following competencies of the UKAT Professional Framework for Advising and Tutoring
R4 - Plan and conduct successful advising and tutoring interactions
C3 - Academic advising and tutoring approaches and strategies
P1 - Create and support environments that consider the needs and perspectives of students, and respect individual learners