UKAT’s free monthly webinars, Tutoring Matters, are designed to support all those engaged with personal tutoring and advising, whether that be as a practitioner, leader or in a related support role. They will also act as key professional development for those undertaking tutoring and advising roles. Facilitated by various key professionals associated with UKAT and collaborative in nature, the webinars will cover important issues for academic advising. 

If you would like to facilitate a webinar, please get in touch. We are also open to suggestions from members about topics they would like to see covered. To make a suggestion, or for any other queries regarding the webinars, please email 

You can book onto the webinars and find out further information by clicking on the webinar titles below (booking will go live approximately one month before the webinar is due to take place).

Leveraging Analytics to Enhance Personal Tutoring Outcomes: Opportunities and Challenges -  Thursday 21 September 2023, 14:00

Aniekan Essien, University of Bristol

Navigating the complex landscapes of academia is a daunting task for many students. This highlights the importance of personal tutors, the compass guiding the academic journeys of countless individuals. In today’s data-driven era, integrating analytics into personal tutoring has shown the potential to revolutionise how tutors can approach their role. Join us in an engaging exploration of how analytics in personal tutoring can drive student success, enhance engagement, and foster personalise learning. Understand how the transformative power of data-driven insights can shed light on patterns, trends, and struggles, enabling tutors to tailor their strategies to each student's unique needs.

Using student data to enhance personal tutoring: insights from pre-arrival surveys and feedback journals -  Thursday 19 October 2023, 14:00

Alex Moores, University of Kent; Jo Berry, Swansea University

As personal tutors, we want to know our students better and help them achieve their academic goals. But how can we access and use the data that is available to us about our students and their learning? How can we use this data to provide personalised and effective support to our students?

Join us for this webinar where we will hear from two experts who have been using different kinds of student data to inform and improve their personal tutoring practice. Dr Alex Moores from the University of Kent will share how she uses pre-arrival surveys to gain insights into the needs and expectations of her students, both at the cohort and individual level. She will show how this data can help personal tutors to tailor their support and advice to their students. Dr Joanne Berry from Swansea University will demonstrate how she uses feedback journals and reflection to engage her students with the feedback they receive on their work. She will explain how this helps her students to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and how personal tutoring can facilitate this process.

This webinar will offer you practical examples of how to use student data to enhance your personal tutoring. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences with the speakers and other participants. Don’t miss this chance to learn from your peers and improve your personal tutoring skills!

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We want these webinars to be interesting and relevant to practitioners, so if you have an idea for a topic you would like to see covered in a future webinar, please use this form below to send us your suggestion. All suggestions are reviewed and consider by the webinar team.

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