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).

Re-engineering Academic Advising and Creating Safe Spaces: A Transformational Leadership Approach -  Thursday 20 October 2022, 14:00

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.  

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