London Conference for Teachers and Advisers

Woburn House Conference Centre
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 (09:30-15:30)
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Katherine Pagett or 0121 414 3501.

This popular event keeps teachers and careers advisers working with sixth form students updated on admissions and applying for competitive courses. They also provide the opportunity to find out more about courses and opportunities offered at the University of Birmingham. 

This Conference is a collaborative event organised jointly by the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham. The programme includes a range of speakers from both universities giving delegates the opportunity to be updated by key admissions staff and get advice about entry to courses at two of the Midlands largest universities.

This Conference will take place at Woburn House Conference Centre in Tavistock Square, London. The draft programme is available below and you can book your place now.

University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham London Careers Advisers’ and Teachers’ Conference - 09:30-15:30


09.30 – 10.00

Arrival and refreshments

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome and housekeeping

Peter Bruce, Head of Student Recruitment Outreach, University Of Nottingham

10.10 – 10:45

Topical issues in Higher Education

Cathy Gilbert, Director of External Relations, University of Birmingham

10.45 – 10:50

Session Transition

10:50 – 11.30







Breakout session one – Languages, Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine

1.1 Languages

English Language – Dr Suganthi John, Head of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham

Modern Foreign Languages – Tara Webster Deakin, Widening Participation and Outreach Manager for Modern Foreign Languages, University of Nottingham

1.2 Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical Sciences – Dr Linda Lefièvre, Admissions and Senior Tutor, University of Birmingham

Veterinary Medicine – Vanessa Williamson, Recruitment and Engagement Manager, University of Nottingham

11:30 – 11.50


11:50 – 12:50










Breakout session two – Sports, Nursing & Midwifery and Social Sciences

2.1 Sport and Healthcare Sciences

Midwifery – Dr Maria Pearson, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Nursing – Dr Philip Clissett, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Sports, Exercise & Health Sciences – Dr Victoria Burns, Admissions Tutor, University of Birmingham


2.2 Social Sciences

Economics – Dr Ceri Davies, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for Economics, University of Birmingham

Political Science – Dr Mark Wenman, University of Birmingham

Sociology and Social Policy – Dr Scott Pacey, Admissions Tutor for Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham



13.35 – 14:10


Insider’s Guide to Admissions

Rachel Atkin, Director of Student Recruitment, University of Nottingham

14:10 – 14:15

Session Transition

14:15 – 15.15








Breakout session three – Arts and Introduction to Medicine

3.1 Arts:

Drama & Theatre Arts – Dr Joanna Bucknall, Admissions Tutor, University of Birmingham

Theology and Philosophy – TBC

Ways to study History – Dr Peter Watts, Director of Foundation Arts & Dr Stephanie Lewthwaite, Assistant Professor in American History, University of Nottingham

3.2 An introduction to Medicine

Mandy Hampshire – Director of Admissions & UKFP Lead, University of Nottingham

Dr Austen Spruce – College Lead for Medical Admissions, University of Birmingham.


Conference close

Please note this is a draft programme and therefore subject to minor amendments


Please note this is a draft programme and therefore subject to minor amendments

 The Conferences are free of charge to attend and include lunch and refreshments.