Teachers and careers advisers

Teacher and Adviser Conference

…seamlessly run - congratulations - the best of its type that I have experienced.

Nishan Canagarajah speaking at the 2023 Teachers and Advisors conferenceWe’re delighted to confirm that we are running our 16th annual Teacher and Adviser Conference in-person on Friday 22 March 2024, 8.45am - 4.30pm. Held in our new state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre, the Sir Bob Burgess Building.

The conference is free of charge for all delegates. We offer free travel by public transport and free accommodation with a delegate dinner for attendees wishing to arrive on Thursday 21 March 2024. 

This conference aims to create an opportunity for teachers and advisers - ranging from a little to extensive sector experience - to visit our campus and get a feel for how the University of Leicester works.

Bookings for the University of Leicester's 16th Annual Teacher and Adviser Conference are now closed. If you are interested in attending our 2025 conference, please fill out an expression of interest form.

There will be opportunity throughout the conference to:

  • better understand our offering
  • gain professional development experience
  • share best practice
  • and network with colleagues from other schools and colleges.

Ultimately, attendees will leave the conference inspired and motivated with fresh market insight and intel.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@LeicesterFSO) so you don’t miss anything.

Getting here

Getting to campus is easy. We're located close to great transport links.

College Court

If you are staying in accommodation before the Teacher and Advisor Conference or joining us for the delegate dinner on Thursday 21 March you will need to make your way to College Court.

If you are travelling by car, there is free parking available at The College Court accommodation.

If you are travelling to us by train or coach, we recommend ordering an Uber when you arrive at Leicester train station or St Margaret’s Bus and Coach Station. The Uber journey will be to the address: College Court, Knighton Rd, Knighton, Leicester LE2 3UF.

If you travel to us by train or coach, we are organising a bus to transport you from College Court to our Freeman’s site on the morning of the conference. The bus will be departing the College Court car park at 8.15am. There will be secure luggage storage on our site for you to store your bags during the conference. 

The Freemen’s Common multi-storey car park

If you are travelling to us by car, on the morning of Friday 22 March you will be able to park in the Freemen’s multi-storey car park which is next to where our conference is being held. Address: 11 Putney Road, Leicester LE2 7TF.

If you have previously notified us of our registration plate, you will be able to simply drive in to the car park and leave via the electric barrier without making a payment. The link to register your car will be found in your confirmation email.

If you haven’t notified us ahead of the conference, you will need to enter your registration number into the car parking payment machine and pay for your parking as you plan to exit the car park before you get into your car.

Use LE2 7TF in Google Maps or your SatNav. If our carparks become full, you can park in local pay and display carparks.

Please note there is no right turn to the multi-story when approaching southbound from Welford Road (e.g. from the city/main campus). The car park can be approached when heading northbound up Welford Road at the Putney Road/Welford Road junction, or heading southbound from the city to access Putney Road via Counting House Road.

Sir Bob Burgess Building

We’re delighted to be hosting our 16th annual Teacher and Advisor Conference in our new state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre, the Sir Bob Burgess Building.

The building can be located just off Welford Road, just round the corner from the multi-storey car park and is a short distance from main campus.

You will see that all conference sessions are taking place in this building. You can find the rooms where the central sessions are being held and those you opted for on your personalised programme. Please ask any members of staff for guidance on the day if you need directions or assistance.

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What's on

The day will run 8.45am - 4.30pm.

When you arrive on campus, please make your way to the Sir Bob Burgess Building, ground floor foyer.

You will receive your personalised programmes with details on your chosen breakout sessions when you register.

Make sure to check out the programme to see when and where everything is on.

Registration and refreshments: 8.45am – 9.10am

  • Sir Bob Burgess Building, ground floor foyer.

Key note UCAS (Sander Kristel, Chief Operating Officer): 9.15am – 10.00am

  • The latest insights, data and updates to UCAS and the HE Sector | Sir Bob Burgess Building, Lecture Theatre 2.

Break: 10.00am – 10.10am

Breakout 1: 10.10am – 11.00am

  • ‘Navigating the tricky teenage years’ (Dr Dominique Thompson, Director, Buzz Consulting)
  • ‘The hidden Network Advantage restricting our state educated talent’ (Zero Gravity)
  • Campus Tours (University of Leicester Student Ambassadors)

Business Exhibition: 11.00am - 12.00pm

  • Sir Bob Burgess Building, ground floor foyer.

Breakout 2: 12.00pm – 12.45pm

  • ‘Supporting student transitions to HE at the University of Leicester’ (Dr Chantal Bielmann and Dr Charlotte Barratt)
  • Healthcare Showcase (Professor David Wright)
  • Careers in the Humanities (Dr Toby Lincoln)
  • Medicine Admissions Panel (Suzanne Dawson, Medicine Admissions Tutor, University of Leicester Medical School)

Lunch: 12.45pm – 1.30pm

  • Sir Bob Burgess Building, ground and first floor foyers.

Greetings from the Vice Chancellor: 1.30pm – 1.45pm

  • Nishan Canagarajah | Sir Bob Burgess Building, Lecture Theatre 2.

General Admissions Q+A panel: 1.45pm – 2.30pm

  • Phil Dalby | Sir Bob Burgess Building, Lecture Theatre 2.

Break: 2.30pm – 2.40pm

Breakout 3: 2.40pm – 3.30pm

  • STEM Foundation Year Courses (Dr Harmony Lansdown and current students)
  • Student Finance England for 2024 onwards (Ahmar Ehsan, Student Loans Company)
  • Engaging with Parents and Guardians (What I Wish I Knew About University (WIWIKAU))
  • Mental Health Careers (Sarah Kasher)

Break: 3.30pm – 3.40pm

Breakout 4: 3.40pm – 4.15pm

  • ‘Hopes, Dreams & Dopamine’ (Jim Tudor, Founder of Future Index and Waterfall)
  • How can schools and colleges maximise their relationships with universities? (University representatives from across the sector)

4.15pm – 4.30pm: Thank you and goodbye!

It was a professional and very personalised conference, held in wonderful surroundings. We were treated so well - excellent range of sessions, well timed, great communication.

...it gave me enormous confidence in the quality of the experience that students attending the university would have.

This conference is organised and delivered by the University of Leicester’s Recruitment and Outreach team.

Meet the team

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