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 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.

Event Schedule
09:00 - 09:45 Arrival and refreshments
09:45 - 10:00 Vice-Chancellor's Welcome - Professor David Mba, BCU
10:00 - 10:30 BCU admissions updates - Graeme Slater, BCU
10:30 - 11:15

Seminar option 1

How well do you know your students? An insight into the adolescent brain - Dr Emily Harrison, BCU

Student Support at BCU - Student Support Services, BCU

Student finance and the LLE - Ahmar Eshan, Student Loans Company

11:15 - 11:30 Refreshment break
11:30 - 12:15

Seminar option 2

The value of a creative degree - Charlotte Dunn-Rodway, BCU

Student finance and the LLE - Ahmar Eshan, Student Loans Company

12:15 - 13:00 Networking lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Gen Alpha 101 - Josephine Hansom, Savanta
14:00 - 14:30 Q&A and closing remarks

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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.

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.

Want to know more about any of our CPD events?

Reach out to us today for detailed information and answers to any questions!

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