Digital Teacher and Adviser Conference

"It was an extremely well organised event, all staff were very friendly, approachable, helpful and welcoming"

For the first time, we are taking our Teacher and Adviser Conference online!

Our 2020 Digital Conference promises to be our biggest and best ever and we’d love you to join us. Going online means we can have more delegates than ever before!

We will have all the latest updates from the Higher Education sector. Our staff will be on hand to reassure and provide the most up-to-date information, advice and guidance for supporting your students.

We have a fantastic programme in store:

Timetable

9.15am – 9.30am

Welcome and conference overview

9.30am – 9.45am

Vice Chancellor’s Welcome
Professor Nishan Canagarajah - President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

9.45am – 10.30am

Keynote address
Clare Marchant, UCAS Chief Executive Officer

10.30am – 10.45am

Refreshment break
During the break is the opportunity to chat to our team.

10.50am – 11.40am

Breakout session 1
Choose from:

  • The power of peer-to-peer in students’ decision-making
  • How to engage your students through learning technologies
  • Virtual tours - Gatsby or Gimmick?
  • Chat with our outreach team about how we’ve used technology during lockdown to reach out to students

11.45am – 12.00pm

Refreshment break
During the break is the opportunity to chat to our team.

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Making the transition to University: A student perspective

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch break
During the break the following sessions will be available:

  • Leicester courses in focus – live webchat with our admissions tutors – find out more about our degree programmes
  • Attenborough Arts showcase
  • Music to your ears (listen to our conference Spotify playlist!)

1.30pm – 2.15pm

University admissions panel
Phil Dalby – Head of Admissions, University of Leicester
Louise Evans – Interim Head of Customer Operations, UCAS
Prof. Stephen Garrett, Head of School (Mathematics and Actuarial Science/Engineering), University of Leicester
Kate O’Farrell – WQE College, Leicester
Elliot Newstead, Student Recruitment Manager, University of Leicester (chair)

2.20pm – 3.00pm

Breakout session 2
Admission tutor panel Q&As.
Choose from:

  • Medicine and Allied Health
  • STEM
  • Law and Criminology
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Media and the Arts

3.00pm – 3.10pm

Refreshment break
During the break is the opportunity to chat to our team.

3.10pm – 3.50pm

Breakout session 3
Admission tutor panel Q&As.
Choose from:

  • Medicine and Allied Health
  • STEM
  • Law and Criminology
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Media and the Arts

3.50pm – 4.00pm

Closing remarks

4.15pm – 5.00pm

Family pub quiz
Join us for a post-conference, family-friendly quiz! Family members encouraged to join in, with some great prizes on offer!

Programme subject to change.