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Annual Teachers' and Advisers' Conference 2021

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Annual Teachers' and Advisers' Conference 2021

Teachers, advisers and colleagues from schools and colleges across the UK and around the world, are invited to join us virtually for our annual conference. 

The next Teachers' and Advisers' Conference will be in Spring 2022, we hope you can join us for a day of updates on the UK Higher Education landscape, subject-specific sessions delivered by our world-renowned academics, and guest speakers for Continued Professional Development (CPD). 

Please see the recordings below for our 2021 conference - we hope you enjoy exploring the resources available and would be grateful if you would please complete the feedback survey following the event - all submissions will be entered into our £50 Amazon voucher prize draw. 

Annual Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference 2021, 9-12.45pm BST

Time Talk title Description  Recordings and Supporting Presentations
9am (BST) Welcome Welcome and updates from our Global Vice President, Vanessa Potter Watch this talk 
9.30am (BST) Schools and Colleges Engagement

A review of our activity over the last year, explore virtual resources and discuss opportunities in the coming months.
Breakout rooms:

  • UK
  • China
  • MENA 
  • SEA
  • EU

Watch UK Welcome talk

Watch EU Welcome talk

10.30am (BST) Higher Education Panel Higher education updates panel discussion - University of Essex Admissions, Student Finance England and UCAS. Student Finance Update (.pdf)

UCAS Update (.pdf)
11.15am (BST) Breakout workshops
  • Option 1: UniBuddy
  • Option 2: Counsellor Best Practices
  • Option 3: Spotlight on how we work with Agents
  • Option 4: University of Essex Student Panel 
  • Option 5: Careers in a covid world 

Watch Understanding Unibuddy

Watch Counsellor Best Practices

Watch Spotlight on how we work with agents

Watch UoE Student Panel

Watch Careers in a Covid World 

Careers in a Covid World Presentation (.pdf)

11.45am (BST) Supporting and Safeguarding Student Mental Health This session will be delivered by the University of Essex Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity team in conjunction with our Residence Life representatives and outlines how we support students on and off campus to feel happy, safe and reach their fulfil their potential. Watch this talk

We hope you enjoyed the talks and taster workshops as part of the event. We would be grateful if you could please complete the feedback survey following the event - all submissions will be entered into our £50 Amazon voucher prize draw. 


We have delivered a number of exciting talks over the last year. Why not take a look at some of our pre-recorded sessions.

We also have a wide range of departmental webinars coming up.


Resources for Schools and Colleges  


We are pleased to offer a range of online resources including self-directed and live study skills workshops, a suite of resources for those studying the EPQ and recorded school and college talks, including student finance, personal statements and more.  


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