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Annual Teachers' and Careers Advisers' Conference ‘Preparing your students for success’ Wednesday 23rd June

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Edge Hill University

Teachers' and Careers Advisers' Conference

‘Preparing your students for success’

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

9:00am – 3:15pm

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Teachers and Careers Advisers Conference. This free, one day event organised by the Student Recruitment Team at Edge Hill University, will update you on the changing HE landscape and will give you the opportunity to share experiences and good practice with colleagues who provide post-16 information, advice and guidance (IAG) across a broad range of school and college settings.

The conference is aimed at all Teachers and Careers Advisers working in post -16 education. Professionals and practitioners in the HE sector will be available through plenary and workshop sessions to equip you with up-to-date, essential information to inform your own practice.

In addition to a keynote, plenary and networking lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to select two workshops of interest, undertake an optional campus or departmental tour and speak to subject tutors and other services from across the university. The programme will provide attendees with a mix of subject specific guidance, as well as general policy update. Sessions will be delivered by staff from Edge Hill University, in addition to external specialists, who each demonstrate expertise within their chosen fields.

Location: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus

Conference Programme

8.30am Registration & Refreshments

9.15am Conference Welcome - Simon Jenkins, Head of Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University

9.30am Plenary: HE Sector Overview - Dr John Cater CBE, Vice Chancellor, Edge Hill University

10.30am Refreshments

10.45am Workshop Sessions 1 - Delegates choose from:

a) A whole school approach to mental health

This practical, thought-provoking workshop introduces delegates to best practice approaches and builds awareness, confidence, and capacity to support young people to develop wellbeing at school. Participants explore the strategic role they play in the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing for the early prevention of mental health problems and the enhancement of learning.

Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Head of the Department of Children, Education and Communities, Edge Hill University

b) Subject session: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

This year UCAS saw a 32% rise in applications to nursing courses. With over 350 NHS careers available, there are often roles that students overlook or have never considered. This session is designed to help you guide students who are interested in a healthcare career. We will provide an update on the courses available at Edge Hill, including our new Nurse Paramedic and Dual Nursing integrated Masters programmes. Academic staff from the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Medicine will be available to answer questions on course structure, placements and support, the interview and selection process and the student experience at Edge Hill.

Education Liaison team and Academic staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine.

c) Student Panel Q&A (Current Students)

Based on your feedback, we’re providing you with an opportunity to ask questions to the people who really matter: our students. Quiz them on courses, question them on destinations, query them on tips for applications. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered from our panel of students from a wide variety of courses.

12.00pm Lunch

There will be an opportunity to network with conference delegates, speakers and staff from Edge Hill University.

We will also be running optional tours of the Catalyst Building and our Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre at 12noon and 12.30 (departing from the foyer). Tours will last 20 minutes.

1.00pm Keynote: Insight into The Graduate Labour Market

Charlie Ball, Senior Consultant at Jisc, will be providing an insight into the Graduate Labour Market. Looking at the trends which are taking place at a local and national level, Charlie will identify key growth areas in the graduate labour market, the employment opportunities which exist for students, the roles which employers are struggling to recruit for and what skills graduate employers are looking for.

Dr Charlie Ball, Senior Consultant: Labour Market Intelligence, Jisc

2.00pm Workshop Sessions 2 - Delegates choose from:

d) Supporting your students through their UCAS application

This session will provide advice on how to support your students through the UCAS application process from start to finish. The Education Liaison Team will deliver an insight into what makes an application stand out with some useful handy hints. You will discuss and compare with colleagues how your school or college approaches the UCAS process as a whole. At the end of the session you will have practical tips to share with your students about the structure and content of their Personal Statement and overall application.

Education Liaison team, Edge Hill University

(e) The Benefits of Placements and Work-based Learning

This session will give an overview of the sorts of placement and work-based learning opportunities your students can expect from university and more importantly will explore the vast benefits of these programmes. If you’ve had a student asking how to get the most out of their university experience, then this talk will give you a keen insight into two of the many ways that university can offer more than just a degree. This session will also look at the work placements ‘gap’ and provide the chance to speak to employers and current students to find out their perspective.

Work Related Learning Team, Edge Hill University

(f) Subject Session: Faculty of Education

This session discusses our diverse portfolio of degrees available in the Faculty of Education for students considering a future in education or teaching. Academic staff from the Faculty of Education will be available to answer questions on the interview and selection process for our Initial Teacher Training programmes, placements and support, course structure and the student experience.

Education Liaison team and Academic staff from the Faculty of Education

3.15pm Tea & Coffee and Depart

A chance to meet Edge Hill University staff, current undergraduate students and take a tour of our campus.

Kevin McMullan from the Student Loans Company will also be available throughout the day to provide the most up to date information on Student Finance.

As part of the conference programme we will also make the following pre-recorded session available to delegates:

UCAS update

An update from UCAS including a brief overview of the past 12 months, a look ahead to confirmation and clearing this summer and an overview of the NEW application form for the 2022 cycle.

Charlie Smith, , Digital Learning Developer, UCAS

* Please note this programme is subject to change.

We plan to run this event on campus after restrictions have been lifted, however numbers are limited for this event to ensure we can maintain social distancing in lecture theatres and classrooms.

Lunch arrangements will be different to previous years, we will provide delegates with a voucher to purchase lunch from our cafe and tables will be set up in our private dining area for delegates to eat together.

Thank you for your support and understanding in helping to maintain a safe environment.

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