Broadening Horizons and Raising Aspirations

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Fitzalan High School

Lawrenny Avenue


CF11 8XB

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Unifrog and The Brilliant Club are delighted to be hosting a joint conference on Broadening Horizons and Raising Aspirations of secondary school pupils. This highly anticipated event is being held at Fitzalan High School, Cardiff on 4th October. Register your FREE place now using the links on the page.

With such a high standard of applications to universities do you know how you can give your students the best chance of getting in to the most selective institutions? This raising aspirations and broadening horizons conference focuses on universities and what your students need to know. Join us to hear the updates on students finance, what universities themselves have got to day and what programmes you can put in place in your school to ensure your students are ready to go.

The conference is for Heads of Sixth Form, Senior Leaders and colleagues involved in Careers and Progression.

Strictly limited to 60 delegates. This conference is expected to be very popular - secure your FREE place now by registering on this page.

Full Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 Networking Breakfast

09:00 - 09:45 The Brilliant Club

Learn about the work of The Brilliant Club and how it raises university aspirations in schools. By improving the chances of under-represented groups going to highly selective universities, this charity really could be life changing for some of your pupils.

Greg Scannell, National Manager, The Brilliant Club

09:45 - 10:30 Expert University Panel

A chance to quiz the experts and keep up to date with the ever changing face of higher education in the UK. Particularly relevant with the changes to GCSEs and A-levels. Come armed with your questions.

Hosted by the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Swansea

10:45 - 11:30 Student Finance

An update from the Student Loans Company about the world of student finance today and what you need to know about the changes following the Diamond Review. Focusing especially on students in Wales and addressing the direct concerns of teachers, this one will be key for any teacher with questions about the changes.

Jon Legg, Student Loans Company

11:30 - 12:15 Getting the most out of Unifrog

Whether it's the Oxbridge tool, the new US universities tool or the personal statement tool, Unifrog works hard to ensure that schools are equipped with the tools they need to fully support their pupils taking the next step after school or college. Unifrog actively engages with each of the schools they work with to ensure they are getting the most out of the platform and that their careers programme is effective.

Tom Haywood-Pope, Wales Area manager, Unifrog

12:30 - 13:15 Oxbridge Admissions Tests

David will take you expertly through some of the university admission tests produced by Cambridge Assessment, explaining what they are designed to assess and discussing effective ways to ensure students are fully prepared for them.

David Harrison, Learning Manager, Senior Digital

13:15 - 14:00 Complementary buffet lunch

Your chance to chat with your fellow colleagues and the expert speakers to learn more, build working relationships and make the most out of your day.

Secure your FREE place now by registering using the links on the page.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking will be available on the road outside the school. The nearest stations are Ninian Park, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street.

Is this conference really free?

Yes, the conference really is completely free! However if you find you are unable to attend we ask you to tell us so someone else can take your place. Any cancellations within 2 days of the event will be charged a nominal fee so we can recover our costs.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we just need your name and the name of your school / college.

Who can I contact with any questions?

Please contact Tom Haywood-Pope: with any questions.
Alternatively please call us on: 0203 372 5991

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