Teachers and Advisors Conference

On the 23rd of November 2018, Lancaster University are hosted a free, London based Teachers and Advisors conference. The day consisted 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’.

Please see the drop downs below for full access to the presentations that were presented on the day.

  • Arrival and Check In

    10:30 - 11:00 - Delegates will receive a welcome pack with information for the day, and refreshments will be provided.

  • Welcome Address

    11:00 - 11:30 - Delivered by Adam Mitchell, Lancaster University Management School Marketing Manager. Please find presentation slides below:

    Welcome Address

  • Conference Session 1: UCAS

    11:35 - 12:25 - Supporting Successful Applicants in the Current HE Environment – Delivered by Alan Jones (UCAS). Please find presentation slides below

    Using UCAS data to inform analysis and insight, this session considered what has been happening in tersm of progression in 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.

    Supporting Successful Applicants

  • Conference Session 2: EPQ, AQA

    12:30 - 13:20 - EPQ: Possibilities and Potential – Delivered by Jennifer Obaditch (AQA). Please find presentation slides below.

    This session explored the wide range of possibilities presented by EPQ to support school curriculum, and student aspiration and achievement. It provided 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.

    EPQ: Possibilities and Potential

  • Lunch

    Free lunch will be provided for all delegates.

  • Conference Session 3: International Student Support

    14:10 - 15:00 - Supporting International Students into Higher Education – Delivered by Tom Malcolm (Lancaster University). Please find presentation slides below

    This session considered the ways in which schools can support international students in their progression to higher education in the UK. It also examined the importance of social integration in students’ success and continuation at university.

    Supporting International Students

  • Conference Close and Feedback

    15:00 - 15:15 - A chance for delegates to liaise with speakers and network with other school professionals.

  • Wine reception

    15:15 - 16:00 - Delegates are invited to remain after the conference to speak with Lancaster University staff and enjoy a complimentary wine reception.

Event Venue: The Work Foundation

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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