You are invited
University College Birmingham is thrilled to invite both teachers and careers advisors to attend our annual Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference on Friday 3 March 2023.
- Showcasing our brand-new construction and engineering courses and learning spaces
- A first look at our new Sixth Form Centre
- An insight into our award-winning student support provisions, with a focus on employability support at University College Birmingham
We have put together an exciting agenda for the conference this year. Please see further details below.
10.15am - 10.30am – Welcome, delivered by a member of the Executive Team
10.30am - 11.30am – New for September 2023: Introduction to our engineering and construction courses
11.30am - 11.50am – Quick Look: Where can a career in Esports take you?
11:50am - 12:05pm – Refreshment Break
12:05pm - 12:45pm – Campus Tour, delivered by current students
12:45pm - 1:30pm – Networking Lunch, in our Summer Row Restaurant
1:35pm - 2:15pm – First Look: An exclusive look at plans for our sixth form centre opening September 2024
2:15pm - 3:00pm – As voted by students: The best student support in the UK
3:00pm - 3:30pm – Feedback and close
Travel expenses included
To support you in attending the conference, we will reimburse your travel and parking expenses. Further details will be included in your booking confirmation.
Brand new for 2023
In May 2022, University College Birmingham was announced as the winner of the 'Best Student Support' award at the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA). This recognition is a testament to UCB’s commitment to consistently improving its student welfare provision, including through providing all of the resources and guidance students need to succeed.
In light of this recent award win, here is a reminder of all of the ways in which we continue to support all of our college and university-level students.
There’s endless learning support on offer for all University College Birmingham students, whether they are in need of a quiet space to work, access to a computer or other academic resources, or some 1:1 mentoring from a fellow student. There is also our Centre for Academic Skills and English (CASE), which exists to enhance students’ study experience and helps them to achieve their goals.
University College Birmingham understands the importance of helping students to manage their finances, particularly with the rising cost of living – so whether it's advice on childcare, bursaries, scholarships or free meals, we are here to help. As well as contributing towards travel costs, we also have the Kick-Start Scheme provides financial support to students to be spent on products and services which will complement their studies.
Hired is our impartial careers, employability and placements service for students and alumni. As well as ensuring that all of our students secure a suitable work experience placement, which then contributes towards their final grade, the team also provide both CV and interview workshops to help students obtain paid employment once they’ve left University College Birmingham.
Sixth Form Centre
We recently announced that University College Birmingham was set to begin offering a range of A-level courses as part of a major multi-million-pound investment in a brand new Sixth Form Centre.
The new centre, which is set to open in September 2024, will offer A-levels across a wide variety of subjects from maths, English and sciences to history, criminology, sociology, psychology, health and social care, business and sport.
We are very much looking forward to sharing further details about this new offering, including how students will be able to mix subject areas with vocational options, at the Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference.