In a new collaboration between the University of Southampton and the University of Leeds, an EPQ Teachers' Conference was due to take place in July 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In its place, the universities have worked together to develop a series of online recordings, reflecting the content that was due to take place at the conference.

To view the recordings you will be asked to register your details.  Please read our privacy notice to learn how we use your data and ensure it is adequately protected.

Social mobility and the EPQ

Professor Abigail Harrison-Moore | Professor of Art History and Museum Studies | University of Leeds &  Dr Emma Thompson | Learn with US Transition Leader | University of Southampton

A keynote talk, exploring how the EPQ can have effects on social mobility and widening participation. View the recording.

Support for new practitioners

Dr Richard Penny | Learn with US Transition Officer | University of Southampton, Sarah Rainey | Senior Outreach Officer | University of Leeds, Dr Mark Nolan | EPQ Co-ordinator | South Wilts Grammar School & Jennifer Obaditch | Head of Curriculum | Business, Economics and Projects | AQA

Jennifer and Mark provide an insight into top tips for new co-ordinators or supervisors delivering the EPQ in their schools. The session begins with presentations delivered both speakers, leading into a Q&A led by Sarah and Richard. View the recording.

Embedding the EPQ/HPQ into your school

Dr Emma Thompson | Learn with US Transition Leader | University of Southampton & Jenny Clements | EPQ Co-ordinator | Sweyne Park School

A conversation reflecting on how to embed the HPQ/EPQ into school culture to ensure students get the best experience undertaking their projects. View the recording.

Dispelling myths about artefacts (Part 1)

Matthew Elliot | Senior Outreach Officer | University of Leeds, Dr Becki Nash | Learn with US Transition Officer | University of Southampton & Jennifer Obaditch | Head of Curriculum | Business, Economics and Projects | AQA

Jennifer offers a perspective from the AQA exam board on some of the commonly asked questions about artefacts and what makes a good artefact. View the recording.

Dispelling myths about artefacts (Part 2)

Matthew Elliot | Senior Outreach Officer | University of Leeds, Dr Becki Nash | Learn with US Transition Officer | University of Southampton, Alec Lee | EPQ Co-ordinator | Derby High School, Sarah Leach & Ros Porter | EPQ Co-ordinators | Balcarras School

A perspective from an EPQ co-ordinators point of view on some of the commonly asked questions about artefacts and what makes a good artefact. View the recording.

We hope that you will find these resources insightful and informative and would value your feedback and any content suggestions you have for future events.  We have created a brief survey, where you can also register your interest in future EPQ conferences.