CPD conferences and webinars

Teachers and Advisors Conference

Each May we host a continuing professional development conference in Leeds, designed to support staff who have specific responsibilities for progression and guidance to higher education.

Now in its tenth year, the event explores key issues affecting students applying to university, provides an update on recent developments at the University and includes specialist admissions workshops covering some of our most competitive courses.

Booking for the 2020 conference will open in January. 

CPD Webinars

Our monthly webinars cover a diverse range of topics; subject specific workshops, competitive admissions, alternative routes to university and student employability. All are designed to provide you, and in turn your students, with an enhanced understanding of applying to university. 

Details of our 2019/20 sessions will be published in September.

Archived webinars

Alternative routes to medicine

This webinar explores the different pathways of entry to our Medicine degree programme and includes an overview of our new Gateway Access route – which involves a foundation year before joining the standard MBChB programme. View the recording.

Routes into nursing

This webinar explores the developing role and education of nursing, and looks at the different pathways of entry to our degree programmes. As the profession is evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century, we offer advice on the choices your students can be making if they are considering a future career in nursing. View the recording.

The Plus Programme: targeted support for under-represented students

The University's Plus Programme provides targeted, on course support to students from under-represented groups, with the aim of building confidence, creating a sense of belonging and facilitating access to support services across the University. View the recording.

Preparing your students for their medicine interview

The School of Medicine's Admissions Team provide an overview on the types of interviews and interview questions your students can expect, and how best they can prepare for this stage of the selection process. View the recording.

Leeds admissions: demystifying the selection process

Learn about the admissions process at Leeds, how we assess your students' applications, the facts, the common misconceptions and how you can help maximise your students' chances of securing a place at the University. View the recording.

Applying to Medicine

For those of you who have students applying to medicine, this webinar will provide an overview of the selection process at Leeds including; shortlisting, interview, and offer making. It will also signpost useful local and national resources including admissions tests. View the recording.

Alternative admissions: the Access to Leeds scheme

Find out more about Access to Leeds (A2L), our undergraduate widening access scheme which allows us to identify the best possible applicants regardless of background. Our panellists will discuss: how the scheme works, who is eligible, the application process and the financial support packages available. View the recording.

Admissions interviews and portfolio inspections

In this session our admissions specialists discuss why they interview, the different formats used for different courses, what candidates can expect on the day and how students can best prepare for their one-to-one, group interview or portfolio inspection. Example questions and scenarios will be explored and what then happens after the interview. View the recording.