(6) University Admissions Conference (Whitgift School, Croydon, Wednesday 06 November 2019)

This conference aims to:
Focus on the key issues for those who advise young people about the university application process.

Description

This conference aims to:

Focus on the key issues for those who advise young people about the application process.

This conference is for:

Heads of Sixth Form, Heads of UCAS Applications and Academic Deputy Heads in independent schools. 

As in previous years, we are delighted to announce that twenty free places are available to enable HMC and GSA schools to bring a colleague from a partner state school or Academy. Should you wish to book a place for a colleague at one of your partner schools, please email pd@hmc.org.uk providing the name, school and contact email for the delegate.

Programme:

09:30 – 10:00

Arrival, registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:05

Introduction and opening remarks

Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School

Rachel Dent, Headmistress, The Abbey School

10:05 – 11:00

Session 1: UCAS and the future

Louise Evans, Head of Customer Experience, UCAS

11.00 – 11.20

Coffee

11.20 – 12.20

Session 3: UK and European Admissions – short presentations by panellists followed by discussion

 

Speakers:

 

  • Amy Fenton, Head of Admissions and Applicant Services, Royal Holloway

 

  • Rob Evans, Head of Admissions, The University of Sussex

 

  • Joanne Tallentire, Head of Admissions, Queen Mary University of London

 

  • David Hawkins, Consultant, Syzygy Global Education

 

 

12.20 – 13.00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Session 4: The student experience

Speakers:

  • Mary Hinton, Trainer Consultant for Young Minds
  • Aaron Porter, Higher Education consultant and Governor at Whitgift School  
  • One of the Student Co-Founders, New Model in Technology & Engineering
  • An academic from a Russell Group University (name to be confirmed)

14:00 – 14:30

Session 5: Keynote speech

Professor Colin Bailey, Vice-Chancellor, Queen Mary University of London

14:30 – 14:45

Tea

14:45 – 15:45

Session 5: The future of Higher Education – a debate short presentations by speakers followed by discussion

 

  • Nick Hillman, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

 

  • Ed Fidoe, Co-founder, The London Interdisciplinary School 

 

  • A senior representative from New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE)  

 

  • Stephanie Marshall, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Queen Mary University of London 

 

Chair:Aaron Porter, Higher Education consultant and Governor at Whitgift School

15:45 – 16:15

Session 6: Panel discussion

Speakers:

-         Speakers to be confirmed 

Chair: Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School

16:15

Closing remarks, tea and depart

Chris Ramsey and Rachel Dent