The 3rd International Personal Tutoring & Academic Advising Conference

21st Apr 2009, 9:45am - 22nd Apr 2009, 3:30pm

Holiday Inn, Liverpool

Improving Student Success

Edge Hill University is hosting the 2009 International Conference on Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising in association with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the The Higher Education Academy.


The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which personal tutoring, academic advising and other forms of institutional support contribute to improving student success in higher education. Although success may be defined in a range of ways, there is an important role for personal tutoring and academic advising in relation to all interpretations of student success. In the current climate however there are strategic, financial and practical challenges to the implementation of an effective support system, and institutions are responding in a vary of ways to assist students to succeed (Thomas and Hixenbaugh 2006).

The conference will:

Present new research and reflect on the current challenges;Consider the role of data, evaluation and research in demonstrating the effectiveness of personal tutoring, academic advising and other forms of student support;Show case models of support that have been proven to be effective;Seek to make explicit the links between these types of intervention and improving student success;Examine ways of embedding good practice throughout disciplines, faculties and institutions;Include peer reviewed papers about personal tutoring and academic advising; Provide opportunities for networking with international colleagues;Encourage collaborative practitioner reflection and research.

Target Audience

Personal tutors and academic advisors;Policy makers;Senior administrators in Higher Education; Student support & advising staff.

Conference Programme

View conference programme (pdf) >>

Book Your Place

UK delegates/participants should book a place using the conference registration and booking form (pdf).

The cost for UK delegates is:

  • £135 conference fee (£110 if received by 23rd March 2009)
  • £30 conference dinner on 21st April
  • £40 NACADA Membership – optional, download and complete the NACADA membership form (pdf)

US & other non-UK delegates/participants should book a place using the NACADA online form.

The cost for US and other non-UK delegates is:

  • $200 ($190 if received by 23rd March 2009)
  • $50 conference dinner on 21st April
  • $55 NACADA membership (conference fee is higher for non-members)


The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool. The hotel is easily reached by train, road, and, air. It is opposite Lime Street station and public car parking is located next to the hotel. 

Please note that accommodations should be booked directly with the hotel of your choice.

Further Information

For more details on this event, visit the conference website.