Birmingham Conference 2021 programme

Please find below the programme for the University of Birmingham Virtual Careers Advisers’ and Teachers’ Conference 2021.

Tuesday 30 March 2021: 09:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:0

Birmingham Conference programme 2021 - DRAFT

 09:00-10:00

Topical issues in Higher Education and Admissions

Nick Hull – Director of Admissions, University of Birmingham

 10:15–11:15

Subject Breakout Session 1:

1.1 Medicine and Dentistry
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

1.2 Supporting underrepresented and vulnerable students in entering the University of Birmingham 
Information on how we support students from a range of backgrounds both within and beyond the West Midlands in accessing degree programmes at the University. It will cover our national contextual offer programme for students from low progression areas; our summer school for underrepresented students nationally; support for students who have experienced time in care, and support for refugee or asylum students, as well as those facing other challenges

 11:30–12:30

Subject Breakout Session 2:

2.1 Theology and Religion and History
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

 2.2 University support for students
Information on support services available at the University with representatives from Academic Skills Support, Student Affairs/Support and Careers Network

 12:30 –13:30

 Break for lunch

 13:30 –14:30

Breakout Session 3:

3.1 Healthcare courses, alternatives to Medicine – Biomedical Science, Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

3.2 Pathways to Birmingham
Information onsupporting students from the wider West Midlands area in accessing degree programmes at the University via our Pathways to Birmingham (P2B) entry programmes for students in Years 12 and 13. P2B programmes are for students attending a state school in the wider West Midlands area. If you are unsure whether your school is a P2B partner or whether you are eligible to be one, please contact us before the session and we will be able to advise you

 14:45 –15:45

Breakout Session 4:

4.1 Politics and Sociology
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

4.2 Geography and Geology
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

 16:00 - 17:00

Breakout session 5:

5.1 Physics and Chemical Engineering
Information and advice from Admissions Tutors for these subjects

 5.2 Law and post degree training
Information and advice from the Admissions and Careers leads for Law

 17:00

 Conference close

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