Teachers' and Advisors' Conference

We are delighted to invite teachers, heads of sixth forms and careers advisors to attend University College Birmingham’s Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference.

Find out more about the changing landscape concerning vocational qualifications and the current issues impacting students. Hear from external speakers, attend workshops and participate in practical sessions. 

Join in the conversation #UCBTeachConf.

  Friday 24 January



9.00am:     Register, Refreshments, Welcome

9.40am:     Subject taster sessions and tour of new practical facilities to showcase our new courses for 2020 now including Social Work BA (Hons)

12:40pm:   Lunch

1.25pm:     Breakout sessions (x 2)

2.50pm:     Keynote speaker: The changes in higher technical education: T Levels explained
                  Emma King, NCFE CACHE

3.20pm:     Feedback and Close


Activities include:

  • Subject taster sessions: Participate in practical activities to showcase our new degree courses, including nursing, physiotherapy, finance and accounting, education and inclusion, and food and nutrition
  • Tour: Be the first to tour some of our new practical facilities – Moss House, Tourism and Aviation Suite, Prosthetics Studio, Aspire Aesthetics Clinic, Financial Trading Suite
  • Breakout sessions: Choose two sessions, on the day, to participate in -
    • Reference writing – Chris Milne, Careers Employability Tutor - share good and bad practice from the recent UCAS application deadline, receive advice and collect useful resources
    • Mental health and wellbeing – Dean McShane, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester - accompanied by our health and wellbeing team – advice and information on how to support your students’ transition to university
    • Mythbusting Apprenticeships Gail Tipper, Head of Apprenticeships - current apprenticeship coordinator, from the University of Birmingham HR team, expel common myths about apprenticeships and provide you with practical advice to support your students
    • Clearing, confirmation and adjustment – Ben Stone, Deputy Director of Admissions - how to support your students through the last stage of the cycle
  • Keynote speaker: Emma King from NCFE CACHE will highlight the changes in higher technical education and the impact on your students, focusing specifically on T Levels


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If you have any questions concerning the applicant days, please call 0121 232 4300 or email schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to UCB.