Schools and Colleges Liaison
  1. Activities for higher education advisers
  2. School Visits
  3. School Talks
  4. Widening Participation
Schools and Colleges Liaison

Activities for higher education advisers

Here at City, University of London, we consider it an important part of our service to provide free, accessible and relevant information sessions to staff in schools, colleges and career services on developments in the Higher Education sector.

Teachers and Higher Education Advisers Conference

The event is an opportunity to visit City, University of London and to receive important updates from our academics, professional staff and students. We will provide information from academics on degree courses, entry routes, career progression and changes in industry. You will also have an opportunity to tour the University.

This year's conference will take place on Friday 7th July 2017

Booking for our 2017 Teachers and Higher Education Advisers Conference is now live. A proposed agenda for the day can be seen below. This schedule is subject to change.

We will have three times during the day when we will be running subject specific sessions. There will be three options in each session to choose from, which are split into three streams: STEM, Arts & Social Sciences and Business & the Professions. Whilst you may wish to tailor your sessions to follow one stream, you are welcome to mix and match between streams. You will be able to indicate your preference on the booking form.

The main event will finish at 14:20. We will then have optional sessions following on from this should anyone be able to stay longer.

If you have any questions about the event please email us.

Please click here to book onto the event.

09:45 - 10:00Registration and refreshments
10:15 - 10:35Welcome to City
In our welcome to City, University of London talk we will be introducing the University to those who have not visited us before, and providing an update for those who have. We will also be covering our stance on Qualification Reform.
10:35 - 11:20
(Talk Option 1 - STEM)
Dr Lara Silvers, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for Mathematics, will be discussing what it is like to study Mathematics at University, and how Mathematics at City is different from other universities. The session will also touch on entry requirements and admissions to our Mathematics courses.
10:35 - 11:20
(Talk Option 2 - Arts and Social Sciences)
History (TBC)
City is currently in the process of introducing a new BA (Hons) in History. The course will draw on modules from our Sociology and Politics courses to give students a wide range of optional choices to tailor their degree to their interests. The course will also have employability modules built into the programme to support students with looking at their career options when they graduate.
10:35 - 11:20
(Talk Option 3 - Business and the Professions)
Cass Business School
The School has been at the leading edge of extraordinary business education for 50 years, aspiring to excellence and constantly seeking new ways to serve our students and the global business community. Cass is launching five new Business Management degrees to equip students with the skills for a successful career in the global business world. These degrees will share a common first year. Dr Russell Gerrard, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Programmes, and Dr Martin Rich, Senior Lecturer in Information Management, will be discussing the benefits of studying Business and Management and studying at Cass Business School.
11:20 - 11:35Break
11:35 - 12:20
(Talk Option 1 - STEM)
With seven different branches of Engineering courses, City has a wide range of opportunities for students interested in studying Engineering. In this talk academic staff will be covering why students should consider studying Engineering and the different routes available to them.
11:35 - 12:20
(Talk Option 2 - Arts and Social Sciences)
City is well known for its Journalism courses and the resources available to students, as well as industry links. In this talk, academic teaching staff will be discussing the benefits of studying Journalism and what we are looking for in a Journalism student.
11:35 - 12:20
(Talk Option 3 - Business and the Professions)
The City Law School
The City Law School is one of London's major law schools. Professor Jason Chuah, a Head of Department in The City Law School, will be discussing the different career routes available to students studying Law and the benefits of studying Law at a London university.
12:20 - 12:50Lunch
This is provided free of charge to delegates.
12:50 - 13:35
(Talk Option 1 - STEM)
Computer Science
City's Computer Science courses are suitable for students who are looking for a career with a comprehensive grounding in computing. In this talk academic staff will look at the three pathways we offer in Computer Science and career opportunities within the sector.
12:50 - 13:35
(Talk Option 1 - Arts and Social Sciences)
City, University of London's BA (Hons) English combines world-class literary scholarship with the opportunity to develop students' knowledge and skills in creative, professional and digital contexts. Dr Minna Vuohelainen will introduce City's English course and how it supports students with their careers.
12:50 - 13:35
(Talk Option 1 - Business and the Professions)
Nursing and Midwifery
Recent changes to NHS funding sees a changing time for students wishing to study Nursing and Midwifery. Academic staff who teach on these programmes will be covering these changes and how students will be affected. They will also be discussing admissions to Nursing and Midwifery and what they are looking for from a Personal Statement and at interview.
13:40 - 14:10Panel Session
City has put together a panel consisting of Admissions, the Schools Liaison Team, the Widening Participation team, the Professional Liaison Unit and a current student to give you an opportunity to ask your questions about university applications and student life.
14:10 - 14:20Close
This will be the official close of the event, but there are optional sessions afterwards should people wish to hear us talk about personal statements or have a tour of the University.
14:20 - 14:50 (Optional)Personal Statements Talk
Find out what universities are looking for in a personal statement and ways students can approach writing the personal statement. We will be looking at content and structure, as well as some do's and don'ts.
14:20 - 14:50 (Optional)Campus Tour
Our Student Ambassadors will be leading a tour of the University if you would like to see some of our facilities. If you there is something in particular you would like to see in the Campus Tour, please let us know. Please be aware that we will be unable to show accommodation during the tour.
14:50 - 15:20 (Optional)Campus Tour
For those who attended the Personal Statements Talk from 14:20 - 14:50, we are offering another opportunity to attend a Campus Tour.

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