(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 2: UK and International University Admissions

  • Rob Evans, Head of Admissions, The University of Sussex
  • Joanne Tallentire, Head of Admissions and Deputy Academic Registrar, Queen Mary University of London
  • David Hawkins, Consultant, Syzygy Global Education

Chair: Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School

 

12.20 – 13.00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Session 3: The student experience

  • Aaron Porter, Higher Education consultant and Governor at Whitgift School
  • Megan Thomas, Design Cohort Member, New Model in Technology & Engineering
  • Mark Barlow, Chief Marketing Officer, University of Chichester
  • Mary Hinton, Trainer Consultant for Young Minds
  • William Doyle, former student at Whitgift (2010-18)
  • Joel Acquah, former student at Whitgift (2011-18)

Chair: Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School

 

14:00 – 14:30

Session 4: Keynote speech

Christina Perry, Dean of Education, Queen Mary University of London

14:30 – 14:45

Tea

 


14:45 – 15:45

Session 5: The future of Higher Education – a debate

  • Nick Hillman, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
  • Karen Usher CEO, New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE)
  • Christina Perry, Dean of Education, Queen Mary University of London    

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

15:45 – 16:15

Session 6: Final question and answer session

Speakers:

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

-        Joanne Tallentire, Head of Admissions and Deputy Academic Registrar, Queen Mary University of London

-        Mark Barlow, Chief Marketing Officer, University of Chichester

-        Christina Perry, Dean of Education, Queen Mary University of London

-        Megan Thomas, Design Cohort Member, New Model in Technology & Engineering

-        William Doyle, former student at Whitgift

-        Aaron Porter, Higher Education consultant and Governor at Whitgift School

Chair: Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School

16:15

Closing remarks, tea and depart

Chris Ramsey and Rachel Dent