Online Teachers and Advisers Conference 2020

Thank you for your interest in our Teachers and Advisers Conference.

Our Online Teachers and Advisers Conference took place on Thursday 4th June 2020. 

Our sessions included:

  • An introduction from our Vice-Chancellor, Andy Schofield
  • Supporting Students Through COVID-19, delivered by Tom Buckley, Director of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development
  • Admissions Update, delivered by Sue Davies, Head of Admissions
  • UCAS Update, delivered by Sam Sykes (UCAS)
  • The Power of Peer-to-Peer, delivered by Ian Pierson (Unibuddy)
  • Why Lancaster? and Close, delivered by Karen Burns, Student Recruitment Manager

Delegates had the opportunity to ask questions to each speaker, as well as to our team of experts across the university.

We have recorded and PDF versions of the content available until 15th July 2020.

If you would like to view the recordings of the conference, or receive downloadable PDF copies of the presentations, get in touch. The recordings will be available until 15th July 2020.

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An introduction to the conference

Delivered by Lancaster University’s Vice-Chancellor, Andy Schofield

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Event Outline

Delivered by Nichola Coleman, Student Recruitment Officer

Supporting Students Through COVID-19

An update on how Lancaster University has adapted to support its students during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in-person and remotely.

Delivered by the Director of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development, Tom Buckley

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Admissions Update

An overview of the changing landscape of University Admissions, focusing on changes within the current admissions cycle and plans for 2021 and beyond  

Delivered by our Head of Admissions and Outreach  

UCAS Update

This session will include a short update on the current situation including confirming dates and timings for Clearing and confirmation. It will also include an update of Clearing Plus and self-release for students receiving awarded grades this summer.

There will also be short summary of the resources/support available to teachers/advisers for both the 2020 and new 2021 cycle, and a quick overview of UCAS Hub

Delivered by UCAS

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The Power of Peer-to-Peer

Drawing on over a million messages that Unibuddy has facilitated, we now have a unique insight into what questions students can and should be asking at each stage of the cycle. 

We will discuss how peer-to-peer can support students during the decision making process and show how Careers Advisers who currently use Unibuddy on UCAS as a guidance tool are doing.

Delivered by Unibuddy

Why Lancaster and Close

An overview of Why Lancaster?, and an introduction to our student recruitment team and our school engagement activities.  

We will also provide information on the support we are offering to help with the challenges for HE progression during Covid progression. 

Delivered by Karen Burns, Acting Head of UK Student Recruitment

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Live Chat Channels

We will also have a number of live chat channels running alongside the live webinars.

These live chat channels will offer advice and guidance from our experts in the following areas:


Admissions and Student Recruitment

Student Welfare

- Student life at Lancaster

- Careers

International and European School Advisers

Faculty of Arts Social Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Management School


If you have any specific questions on the day, you be able to get an immediate answer by visiting our chat channels.

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