Events

The events listed on this page are likely to be of interest to staff with Academic Advising roles. While some are specifically about Academic Advising and Tutoring, other events address wider agendas around teaching, learning, and student engagement and support and are likely to include strands, workshops or research relating to academic advising.

Forthcoming Events

Tutoring Matters

The UKAT webinar series

UKAT are excited to announce the January to July 2019 schedule for our new FREE webinar series ‘Tutoring Matters’.

The monthly webinars are designed to support all those engaged with personal tutoring and advising, whether that be as a practitioner, leader or 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.

Take a look at the schedule of dates/times and for more information please visit the UKAT Professional Development website.

 

Previous Events

UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) Annual Conference
Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success
Plymouth University: April 2019

This conference that will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion on student support through advising and tutoring and will focus specifically on how student support systems impact on the student experience.

View current conference information

Apostasy Awareness Training: 5th February 2019

People who leave a religious group face a huge struggle, thousands of young people have been brought up in religious traditions where ‘coming out’ as not believing can lead to threats, shunning, psychological abuse, discrimination and physical harm.

Deciding to leave a religion can often mean rejection from your family and friends and community, with little understanding of where to turn to next. ‘Apostates’ as these people are sometimes called, may end up homeless, isolated, and at risk of profound mental health issues.

As part of the Standing Together Against Hate project run by the Helena Kennedy Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, there will be a training event for University staff on understanding and supporting student apostates. The event is part of a student led project that will look at current awareness, and provide recommendations for student support processes.

The event will take place:
13:30 – 16:00 – Cantor 9006
Book your place via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apostasy-awareness-training-standing-together-against-hate-tickets-53023893894

There will be a series of Blog posts to support the project:
Part 1 – ‘Apostasy and University’
Part 2 – Apostasy and Hate Crime to be posted shortly

RAISE Network Annual Conference
Working better together: collaborations in student engagement
Sheffield Hallam University: 5 – 7 September 2018

This conference offered the opportunity to showcase practice and research and for delegates to take part in lively discussion about student engagement and partnership. See the RAISE2018 conference website for details.

NACADA International Conference
Academic Success: Enhance, Encourage, and Empower!
University College Dublin: 16-19 July 2018

This international conference facilitated a broader global conversation on supporting students for academic advisors, faculty leaders, professional support staff and students. See the conference keynotes and presentations

View details of previous NACADA international conferences

Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising: Contemporary Narratives and Developing Practice
Sheffield Hallam University – Wednesday 11 October 2017 

The Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) held their 4th National Tutoring Seminar at Sheffield Hallam University on 11th October. The seminar focused on contemporary narratives of personal tutoring and academic advising including work that had been done by colleagues to enhance student learning and success.



View the Keynote presentation by Mike Laycock, author of the Personal Tutoring SEDA Special, on successful institutional strategies for personal tutoring.

 

 

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