Education liaison

Conference for Teachers and Advisers

Virtual Conference for Teachers and Advisers

Register to update key knowledge, gain critical insights and start idea sharing with others involved in supporting students with their future choices. 

Tuesday 23 June, 10am - 12pm

This year, our conference will take place virtually, focusing on supporting students in times of uncertainty. The conference will provide the opportunity for teachers and advisers to discuss inclusivity, support and admissions processes in higher education; focusing on providing appropriate student support in challenging times.  

The conference will include updates from Sheila Gupta, Vice-Principal for People, Inclusion and Culture, and an update on Queen Mary's admissions processes, with the opportunity to discuss inclusivity and admissions with colleagues in a panel-based session.

The full conference programme is availble to view online:

Virtual Conference for Teachers & Advisors - 2020 Programme [PDF 337KB]

Workshop options

On the registration form you will have the option to choose from one of the optional workshops below. Click the workshop title to read more about each workshop.

A. Introduction to Degree Apprenticeships

In 2019 we launched the UK’s first degree apprenticeship in Social Change, providing students the opportunity to ‘earn, learn and change the world’. This workshop will help you prepare students for the application process and understand the routes available.  

Jamie Hilder, Project Manager (Degree Apprenticeships) 

B. Student Finance in a time of uncertainty

This workshop aims to bring you the most up to date information regarding Student Finance. The Student Loans Company have compiled the most common questions to prepare you, as advisers, to help students in their transition to university.  

Ben Rutter, Student Loans Company 

D. Helping students make the most of UniBuddy

One of the ways we are supporting students at this time is through an extension of our UniBuddy platform. Laura explains how teachers and advisers can help students engage with the platform to ensure students are still accessing relevant information and making informed choices during this time.  


Laura Youens, UniBuddy Coustomer Success Manager

E. Enabling transition to higher education

This workshop will focus on research undertaken into the transition from school to university, with an insight into the transition support currently available at Queen Mary. The session aims to help you, as teachers and advisers, support students in their preparation for university life and higher level study 

Patrick McGurk, Deputy Director for Education and Mike Boffey, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Senior Officer (Conversion and Transition)