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).

Sharing the Secret of Our Success - UKAT/LVSA Symposium 2021 -  Thursday 2 December 2021, 14:00


Join us for an international event presented in conjunction with our colleagues from LVSA, the Dutch study advising association. 

Before you shut down your laptop and take a well, well-deserved festive break, join us for an inspirational, informal online session with British and Dutch tutors and advisors. Share your advising successes with European colleagues and discuss how we get even better at advising our students. In this informal online discussion event we will reflect on our advising and personal tutoring highlights of 2021. Take time to get to know fellow advisors/personal tutors from the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK and understand more about how we all advise students in our respective contexts.

Through conversation and sharing we focus on our successes to help us identify the professional goals we want to achieve as advisors and personal tutors in 2022.

What Works? Effective Advising for Post-secondary Students -  Thursday 20 January 2022, 14:00

Brett McFarlane, University of California Riverside, USA

Based on the US Department of Education What Works Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students effective practice guidance, this webinar focuses on student advising practices which improve student learning outcomes. The practice explored in this webinar will help personal tutors, academic advisors and institutional leaders to design and deliver effective personal tutoring/academic advising.

The webinar focuses on four evidence-based recommendations:

  • Intentionally design and deliver comprehensive, integrated advising that incorporates academic and non-academic supports to empower students to reach their educational goals.
  • Transform advising to focus on the development of sustained, personalized relationships with individual students throughout their higher education journey.
  • Use mentoring and coaching to enhance comprehensive, integrated advising in ways that support student achievement and progression.
  • Embed positive incentives in intentionally designed advising processes to encourage student participation and continued engagement.


The presenters will provide an overview of each recommendation and focus on strategies for applying the evidence-based recommendations to develop, implement, and support effective advising.

Do you have an idea for a webinar topic?

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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