University of Worcester
University of Worcester
During the summer term we will be offering a series of free workshops and seminars for staff that provide higher education-related advice in schools and colleges. The seminars will cover a range of topics to help you in your role, whether experienced or new to this type of work. at University of Worcester

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UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER PROGRAMME OF HIGHER EDUCATION-RELATED CPD

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Event Summary:

During the summer term we will be offering a series of free workshops and seminars for staff that provide higher education-related advice in schools and colleges. The seminars will cover a range of topics to help you in your role, whether experienced or new to this type of work.

Full Event Details:

SEMINAR TOPICS

Wednesday 4 May, 1.30-3pm
STUDENT FINANCE
Jon Legg from Student Finance England will go through the student finance package for 2016/17 including the additional support which can be applied for such as Dependants’ Grants and Disabled Students’ Allowances followed by a look at the Student Finance England Practitioner Resources available for use with students. Changes announced in the spending review such as abolition of maintenance grant and NHS Bursaries and what this means for students.

Wednesday 11 May, 1.30-3pm
GRADUATE LABOUR MARKET
Rose Watson, Careers and Employability Service Manager will discuss myths and facts around the graduate labour market both nationally and locally and what this means for students.
Wednesday 18 May, 1.30-3pm
UCAS TARIFF AND QUALIFICATIONS UPDATE
What HEIs will be asking for with the new UCAS tariff and what this means for your students. A look at the qualification reforms and the impact on schools and colleges in terms of qualifications offered and on students in terms of progression to HE.

Wednesday 25 May, 1.30-3pm
PERSONAL STATEMENTS & REFERENCE WRITING
For tutors, teachers and careers advisers to help their students get university interviews. Particularly relevant for those working with BTEC and vocational students to enable their students to produce effective statements.
How to write effective references which back up the students’ personal statements. Including writing references for vocational students where input from different subject tutors is not available.

Wednesday 8 June, 1.30-3pm
PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY INTERVIEWS
Interviews are being used more and more for high demand courses and as a recruitment tool. Help your students to prepare for the different types of interviews and interview days.

Wednesday 15 June, 1.30-3pm
GETTING INTO EDUCATION
Alison Winson will discuss the various courses and routes into teaching and Education in general as well as changes to application processes etc.

Wednesday 22 June, 1.00-3pm
NETWORKING LUNCH
Join Outreach, Recruitment, Admissions, Support staff and Ambassadors over an informal lunch and network with other teachers and advisers. An opportunity to find answers to questions straight from the horse’s mouth and to share good practice.

Wednesday 29 June, 1.30-3pm
GETTING INTO NURSING TASTER AND UPDATE
Helen Jones, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for Nursing will provide an update including NHS bursaries, removal of number controls/funded places and the new nursing associates role.

Wednesday 6 July,1.30-3pm
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Staff from the Institute of Health and Society will discuss what the future holds for health and social care and what this means for students considering careers in these sectors. This will include the alternative routes for getting into health and social care professions.

Wednesday 13 July,1.30-3pm
CONFIRMATION AND CLEARING - WHAT TO DO IF THINGS GO WRONG
Help your students to navigate results day, clearing, the time leading up to results day and what to do if they change their mind before then or don’t think they will get the results needed.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
These seminars are suitable for teachers, tutors and advice staff in schools and colleges and other practitioners who provide higher education advice to prospective HE students. They may also appeal to Governors with responsibility for careers guidance and destinations of pupils. The seminars will cover a range of topics to help you in your role, whether experienced or new to this type of work.

Please email [email protected] for further details including access to the electronic booking system.

Suitable For:

Teachers (CPD)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

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