Online Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference

Thursday 8 October, 1:30pm-3:30pm

University College Birmingham is delighted to invite teachers, heads of sixth form and careers advisors to attend the Online Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference on Thursday 8 October.

We know these are uncertain times and we have all had to be flexible with how we support students to make sure they still gain the best out of their education. Over the summer, the School Liaison team have been busy developing our new offer to ensure we have a variety of opportunities to support your students, whilst meeting the Covid-19 guidelines for your school.

To launch this new offer, as well as showcase our brand new facilities and highlight the innovative teaching methods our staff members have implemented over the last academic year, we have put together a diverse schedule for our Online Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference. We appreciate that time is more important than ever, therefore the event schedule is very flexible, allowing you to attend the sessions that are relevant to you.

Launch Event*

1.30pm:     Introduction to new School Liaison offer

2.00pm:     Showcase new facilities and 3D tours

2.30pm:     Online support and technology development in response to Covid-19

Delivered by Richard Dudley, Head of Digital Innovation for Creativity in Education, University College Birmingham

3.20pm:     How to book/participate in CPD sessions

* Attendance at this event is required in order to unlock access to the CPD sessions

Book your place

If you book by Sunday 4 October, you will receive our ‘Conference Survival Pack’ in the post ready to enjoy for the event!

CPD Sessions

*Optional attendance*

Wellbeing and support SEND students

Monday 12 October, 12pm-1pm 

An informative session delivered by Chloe Painter, EHCP and HE Support Coordinator, about the services provided to students at University College Birmingham, support available to SEN students and useful resources/contacts.

How to interactively engage your students with technology

Wednesday 14 October, 12pm-1pm

A forum for you to discuss how you have found online teaching and share best practice.

Industry Insights – The impact of Covid-19 and how to survive

Tuesday 13 October, 4pm-5pm

An opportunity to hear first-hand from industry guest speakers on the impact of Covid-19, focusing on operational changes within their industry, what the future ‘could’ hold and the careers within these key industries. 

Vocationally led courses at University College Birmingham and exciting new courses on the horizon

Thursday 15 October, 4pm-5pm

Breakout rooms will be available focusing on areas such as:

  • The health care sector (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Health & Social Care)
  • Education and Early years – pathways and opportunities from college to PGCE
  • Aviation and Tourism – it's more than sea, sun and sand. The tourism industry is the second largest industry in the UK and the careers are incredibly diverse
  • Wellness inside and out – an overview of our courses in aesthetics, sport and nutrition.

Frequently asked questions

Who can attend?

The day is suitable for teachers, careers advisors and advice staff in schools and colleges who provide higher education advice to prospective HE students. We will cover a range of topics to help you in your role, whether experienced or new to this type of work. There will also be opportunities to network and ask questions throughout the day.

Can I still book if I cannot attend the first session?

If you would like to attend the CPD sessions without attending the Launch Event, please email schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk.

What online platform will be used for the event?

For the launch event we will be using Microsoft Teams, and the link will be included in your booking confirmation. Some of the CPD sessions will be hosted on our internal software Big Blue Button, but it is very similar to accessing Teams.

Can I attend more than one CPD session?

Yes! You can book onto as many CPD sessions as you like, especially if they are useful for your role or others at your school.

Will the sessions be recorded?

If you are unable to make a session you have booked, please email us on schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk and we will arrange for a recording of the session to be sent to you.

If you have any questions concerning the conference, please call 0121 232 4300 or email schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to University College Birmingham. 

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