Youth, Community and Families undergraduate students

Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference

Thursday 10 February 2022, 9am-3pm

Health Suite Moss House Facilities 012 Virtual Reality

You are invited

University College Birmingham is delighted to invite teachers, heads of sixth form and careers advisors to attend our annual Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference on Thursday 10 February, 2022.

Conference topics

  • Showcasing our new construction, computing and sustainable engineering courses
  • T-level provision
  • Campus and new facility tour
  • Barriers to progression created by Covid

Book your place View full agenda

If you register your interest by Friday 7 January 2022, you will receive our ‘Conference Pack’ in the post ready to enjoy for the event!

Agenda

We have put together an exciting agenda for the conference this year. Please see further details below.

Agenda

9am - 9.30am – Arrival and registration, Moss House, B3 1QH

9.30am – 9.40am – Welcome, delivered by a member of the Executive Team

9.40am – 10.10am – Introduction to our new engineering and construction courses, delivered by Michael Coleman

10.10am – 10.20am – Refreshment Break

10.20am – 11.20am – Campus Tour, delivered by current students

Moss House is the latest phase of a £140 million investment into the University and features a host of cutting-edge facilities, for nursing and social work to physiotherapy and sport. You’ll also receive an exclusive look at forthcoming facilities for our new engineering and construction courses. 

11.20am – 12pm – Course Explore

A network opportunity to explore our new and existing courses within our School of Business, Tourism and Creative Industries.

12pm – 12.45pm – Networking Lunch

12.45pm – 1.30pm – T-levels - qualifications, progression to university and latest government guidance, delivered by Nicola Brady, Executive Director - Further Education Quality Enhancement

With a huge amount of uncertainty around T-Levels for students, teachers and parents, we want to inform you of the latest information. Uniquely, as a college and university, we want to discuss our first cohort of T-level students, entry onto these courses, the grading structure and progression onto university.

1.30pm – 2.15pm – Our challenges and resolutions through Covid, delivered by a staff panel

A panel of staff from Support Services, hired@UCB, college and university lecturing teams will talk about their challenges through the pandemic, solutions created to support students and strategies to continue moving forward. There will also be a Q&A with time to share your best practice.

2.15pm – 2.50pm – Course Explore

A network opportunity to explore our new and existing courses within our School of Health, Sport and Food.

2.50pm – 3.15pm - Springpod - Trending courses and activities with students and West Midlands case studiesdelivered by Harriet Menzel, SVP Schools & Colleges

Springpod support school and college students to experience their career through free virtual work experience and degree taster programmes. Hear from Harriet about what courses/activities are currently trending with students and case studies about how they have supported local education providers.

3.15pm – 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.

Supporting your students

From delivering events and presentations and working with students and careers advisors, we have found there are more barriers than ever affecting students’ progression. Our conference aim is to host a range of sessions, guest speakers and round table discussions to help you gain knowledge and ideas of how schools, colleges and universities can work together to further support progression opportunities.

What have we done so far?

  • Delivered a series of over 35 webinars for applicants and prospective students with over 300 students attending
  • Provided prospective students and applicant playlists covering a range of topics such as living at home while studying, applying through UCAS, our support service and more!
  • Given early access to wellbeing and academic support resources through our online learning platform, Canvas.

We have also continued to develop our portfolio for September 2022 in line with industry, demand including the following:

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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