UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) will be hosting their 2019 Annual Conference at the University of Plymouth from Wednesday 10 April - Friday 12 April 2019. Entitled 'Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success', the UKAT Annual Conference provides professional development opportunities for advisers, academics, researchers, administrators and students who are invested in helping higher education students achieve academic success.
The conference provides opportunities to learn from experts in the field, gain knowledge and review effective practices with colleagues, and participate in interactive workshops. A wide range of learning formats is offered, including poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, and formal and informal networking opportunities.
This conference will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion on student support through advising and tutoring. We recognise that for many students the barriers to success (difficulty in transitioning; lack of confidence; time and resource poverty) can outweigh the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded by university experience. Students’ development of persistence and resilience can be enhanced by a support network of peers, professional support staff, personal tutors and academic advisors and this conference will bring together members of these groups to share good practice, skills and knowledge.
The conference themes will focus specifically on the impact student support systems have on the student experience:
- transitioning students: support/activities and evaluation
- developing persistence
- building student resilience
- academic advising for success.
Registration is now open. We will publish the draft programme in January 2019, in the meantime the information below may help inform your travel and accommodation arrangements.
The first conference session will begin at 09.30 (registration from 08.45) on the morning of Thursday 11 April with optional networking activities taking place on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 10 April. The main conference will close at approximately 16.30 on Friday 12 April.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Plymouth for the UKAT Annual Conference 2019.