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On the 23rd of November 2018, Lancaster University are hosting a free, London based Teachers and Advisors conference. The day will consist of a series of professional workshops including ‘Supporting Successful Applicants in the Current HE Environment’, ‘the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)’ and ‘Supporting International Students into Higher Education’.
The conference aims to address issues that commonly affect schools and colleges, and to provide insight into good shared practice. Throughout the conference, there will also be an opportunity to network with professional staff to ask any questions you may have.
10:30 - 11:00 - Delegates will receive a welcome pack with information for the day, and refreshments will be provided.
11:00 - 11:30 - Delivered by the Head of Global Student Recruitment Office at Lancaster University, Dan Barcroft.
11:35 - 12:25 - Supporting Successful Applicants in the Current HE Environment – Delivered by Alan Jones (UCAS)
Using UCAS data to inform analysis and insight, this session will consider what has been and is happening in terms of progression to UK HE.
Key trends and developments will be explored, useful resources highlighted, and top tips given for maximising your students’ chances of making successful applications suggested.
Alan Jones joined the UCAS Professional Development Team in November 2006 having previously spent 6 years working as an adviser, Team Coordinator and then Quality Coordinator in the UCAS Customer Experience Centre. Alan was awarded a first class honours degree from the University of Kent, and also holds a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice, and is a published author and poet.
12:30 - 13:20 - EPQ: Possibilities and Potential – Delivered by Jennifer Obaditch (AQA)
This session is designed to explore the wide range of possibilities presented by EPQ to support school curriculum, and student aspiration and achievement. It will provide an overview of the qualification, and illustrate the potential of EPQ to develop valuable, relevant, learning skills for students entering higher education, working life and beyond.
Jennifer is Head of Curriculum Projects at AQA. Prior to this, she worked in schools and colleges for 14 years in a wide variety of roles, ranging from classroom teacher to senior academic leadership. She has been involved with EPQ since its inception, has launched the qualification in two schools, and has been both a supervisor and coordinator of the subject.
Free lunch will be provided for all delegates.
14:10 - 15:00 - Supporting International Students into Higher Education – Delivered by Tom Malcolm (Lancaster University)
This session will consider the ways in which schools can support international students in their progression to higher education in the UK. It will also examine the importance of social integration in students’ success and continuation at university.
15:00 - 15:15 - A chance for delegates to liaise with speakers and network with other school professionals.
15:15 - 16:00 - Delegates are invited to remain after the conference to speak with Lancaster University staff and enjoy a complimentary wine reception.
The event will be held in The Work Foundation, which is based in central London. For more information on how to get to the venue, please get in touch.
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