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Teacher and Careers Advisor Conference 2019

Teacher and Careers Advisor Conference 2019

Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team invite you to join us at our annual Teachers’ and Careers Advisors’ Conference on Tuesday 5th November 2019

With a key focus on ‘Linking curriculum learning to careers and transferable employability skills'.

There will be various sessions and workshops on topics such as current trends in admissions, UCAS applications and equipping students to fill gaps in the labour market. There will also be the chance to share best practice around implementing Gatsby Benchmark 4 into the school programme. 

As part of the conference, you will get to meet staff from Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team to find out more about our own internal developments and events, as well as to build on your own network of key contacts.

This event is completely free of charge and is open to anyone involved directly in the UCAS application process or in advising students on the future options available to them.

Please contact the School and College Liaison Team at Loughborough University on 01509 222492 or email m.i.d.parry@lboro.ac.uk for more information and to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus November!

9:30-10.00 - Arrival and Registration

Arrival and registration at Loughborough University. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on arrival.

10.00-10.15 - Welcome

Conference welcome speech and information about the day.

10.15-11.10 - Session 1 - Gatsby Benchmark 4 - 'Linking Curriculum to Careers'

A session run by Complete Careers that will cover many aspects of Gatsby Benchmark 4 and how best to link the curriculum to careers.

11.10-11.30 - Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break - tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be provided.

11.30-12.00 - Breakout Sessions: Careers opportunities

Choose from one of our three breakout sessions focusing on career opportunities from the following subject areas:

  • Science - Chemistry and Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Sport, Health and Exersice Science

12.00-12.40 - Lunch & Networking Opportunity

A buffet lunch will be provided alongside a chance to network with other attendees or members of our School and College Liaison team and representatives from all of Loughborough's academic departments.

12.40-13.30 - Keynote Speech - UCAS

In this session UCAS will discuss their new innovation ' The UCAS Hub'. 

The UCAS Hub offers:

  • all the information and tools they need in one place
  • a world of opportunities – from apprenticeship options, to uni and college open days
  • the ability to save their research and pick-up where they left off
  • timely reminders, including a to-do list, keeping them on track
  • the direction they need to navigate and narrow down their options

Updates will also be offered around application trends and any changes due for the 19/20 application cycle and system. 

13.30-14.20 - Success in a Box Sessions - Social Media, Engineering or Enterprise

In this session you will get the opportunity to see how Success in a Box activities work and link careers in the curriculum. You will have the chance to take part in the activities and try the boxes out for yourself!

14.20-14.30 - Closing & Evaluation

Closing remarks and evaluation of the day.

1430 - 1530: Optional Campus Tours - Sport or STEM

A chance to be guided on a tour of either our wonderful sports facilities or see around our new STEMLab and new renovated Engineering departments.