Current Students and Staff

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7 Nov 2016

University hosts annual Teachers and Careers Advisor Conference

The University’s School and College Liaison Team held their annual Teachers and Careers Advisor Conference last week.

The conference gives teachers an opportunity to learn in detail about the UCAS application process to help support their students. More than 40 teachers from across the local area attended the event.

Key note speakers on the day included Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Rachel Thomson, who provided an introduction to topical subjects in the Higher Education sector and their effect on future university students.

Head of Careers, Employability and Employer Engagement, Helen Smith, also gave a talk on careers with specific insight into the skills and attributes employers are looking for in graduates.

Other workshops included academic references, how to market schools in a competitive environment and what to include in a Higher Education programme.

Founder of Future Index, Jim Tudor, presented a talk on digital trends shaping this generation including the dominance of social media and its impact on education, informal learning and routes to Higher Education.

Student recruitment officer, Katy Noble, commented: “The day was a huge success and it was fantastic to have so many teachers attend to find out more about supporting students considering Higher Education. All of the talks given were extremely informative and engaging.

“We would like to say thanks to everyone who presented and attended the event and look forward to hosting another one next year.”