Annual Teachers' and Advisors' Conference 2024

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Conference / Exhibition / Prospective student events

Wednesday 05 June 2024

09:30 AM - 03:15 PM


Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT

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Join us as we bring together educators and advisors to explore current and anticipated changes in the education sector.

During this one-day conference, you can expect:

  • inspiring workshops to share best practices
  • insightful discussions around further and higher education
  • opportunities to network, collaborate and build relationships

The conference is free for all attendees.

Time  Agenda 
09:30-10:00 Arrival and refreshments
10:00-10:15 Introduction: Mark Blenkinsop
Regional Manager (UK & Europe)
The Future of Student Recruitment
10:15-11:00 Rebecca Gladwin-Geoghegan
Associate Head of Coventry Law School
A session tailored to teachers and careers advisors interested in guiding students towards a career in law. Discover the diverse pathways available to aspiring legal professionals, from undergraduate study to specialised postgraduate routes. Whether your students are considering law as a potential career or seeking guidance on their academic choices, this session aims to equip you with the knowledge and resources to effectively support them in their endeavours.
11:00-12:15 Keynote Speaker:
Hannah Simnett
Connection counts
Hannahs 'Connection Counts' training explores the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact that this can have on the brain, body, and behaviours. Hannah identifies how trauma can present and how to support others in a trauma responsive way.
Every child needs to feel safe, seen, soothed and secure.
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Angie Oldham
Business Change & Project Manager

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) and Introduction to Lifelong Learning Entitlement (LLE)
Exploring the introduction of Higher Technical Qualifications and how these new technical courses can support students in choosing courses right for their chosen career whilst also supporting employers in recruiting people with the right specialist skills for the roles.
14:00-15:00 Alan Richards
Associate Head of School - Recruitment and Marketing
Me, myself, and AI: from bricks and mortar to bits and meta

The rise of AI is the rise of humanity, allowing us to comprehend the universe to a hitherto unattainable level of detail and depth of understanding. Humanity has always sought to improve its situation through technological advances. And with each advancement has come concerns for ourselves as a species.
AI and Education will become synonymous within a decade: the question is whether or not we embrace this revolution.

Don’t fear AI; fear what we may become without it.
15:00-15:15 Conference round up: Mark Blenkinsop
15:15 Close

Booking information

Please note that places are subject to availability. Registration will close on Friday, 24 May 2024.


Coventry University Technology Park
Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT