Events for Teachers and Advisers

Here at Birmingham City University, we work closely with teaching, careers and pastoral support staff from across the West Midlands (and beyond) to support students on their journey towards higher education.

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Part of this commitment includes the provision of CPD and training opportunities for school and college staff, to increase awareness of higher education issues, share best practice and to support the delivery of relevant and effective advice and guidance. Events include workshops, talks and on-campus visits as well as our annual teachers and advisers’ conference.

We also offer a range of CPD sessions that can be tailored to suit individual institutions’ needs or perhaps focus on specific subject areas – we are happy to create bespoke sessions that match staff needs and these can be delivered in a variety of formats.

Teacher and Advisers’ Conference

Thursday 20 June, 9am - 2.30pm

Our annual conference is designed to equip teaching, careers and pastoral staff with the latest updates and practical tools to support students with preparation for higher education.

Covering a range of topical issues from the education sector, we offer a range of current and key areas relevant to people working with young people. We aim to ensure that we keep you updated on the sector and host sessions that enable you to provide students with current advice about HE and support them with their progression to university.

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Subject specific CPD events

Whilst we invite you to get in touch about any subject specific links you may wish to make, we also have a number of scheduled events that you may wish to attend.

EPQ support and research skills


The sessions support pupils in conducting research on their chosen subject for their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and familiarise students with evaluating sources of information, referencing and research skills as well as how to access a range of different learning resources.

English Teachers' Conference

21 February, 5pm - 7.30pm

Join us this year for our English Teachers' conference at BCU conference with the RSC. Throughout the evening we will introduction you to English at BCU with a Q&A with Head of College highlighting the latest trends in Shakespeare studies. The evening will include a roundtable discussion on the future of English studies as well as a workshop delivered by the RSC and other Creative Writing students’ poetry readings.

To book your place please email Charlotte at

Fashion and Textiles

Spend a day with the Fashion and Textiles staff at BCU to gain an insight into the work produced from each department, explore the technology that is available and gain hands on experience of our specialist facilities.

How to book

You can book online via our booking form. If you would like to find out more about any of our CPD events, please email

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