Development programmes, conference presentations and workshops on personal tutoring and holistic approaches to teaching

I have designed and delivered professional development programmes on personal tutoring for further and higher education as well as conference presentations and workshops.  Please contact me if you would like me to contribute to your event or to discuss any other involvement.


I am the creator, coordinator and host of the UK Advising and Tutoring’s (UKAT) free webinar series ‘Tutoring Matters’.  Details of this programme can be found by clicking here.

I devised the development programme entitled ‘Tutoring the Tutors’. Contact me for details of this programme.


Ben W Walker

Delivered through the University of Lincoln

Conference presentations and workshops


ASET, The Work Based and Placement Learning Association – September 2019

‘More important than ever and yet impossible to deliver?  Tackling the Advising and Tutoring conundrum with placement students’ – keynote presentation.

Past activity:

Salesforce Conference – March 2019

‘The Future of Student Success’ – HE Trailblazer panel member.

International Perspectives in Education (IPIE) – October 2018

‘Personal Tutoring – Boundaries in Student Support and Success’ – presentation to delegates.

BERA (British Educational Research Association) – September 2018

‘Beginning with hope: widening undergraduate participation, belonging and relationship building’ – presentation and panel discussion.

NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) International Conference – July 2018

‘“How can I be an effective personal tutor and what is out there to help me do this?”  Enhancing the role of the personal tutor at the University of Lincoln through funded research on the role and the influence of key resources’ – presentation to delegates.

UKAT (United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring Group) and NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) annual conferences – April and July 2017 respectively

‘Developing an Undeveloped Area: Scholarly Activity on Personal Tutoring and Coaching and its Impact on Student Performance’ – presentation to delegates.

Further Education and Skills Showcase, University of Derby – May 2017

Panel member on UKFEChat discussion panel with inclusion experts.

Association of Colleges HE Research and Scholarship Conference – June 2016

‘A shot in the arm for teacher education within FE’ – presentation to college HE delegates.

University of Huddersfield Pre-service conference – May 2016

‘A holistic approach to teaching and personal tutoring’ – workshop training session to pre-service trainee teachers.

Further Education Tutorial Network Annual Conference – December 2013

‘Changing to a Centralised Tutorial System: A Success Story’ – presentation and workshop with senior college managers.