Teacher CPD Conferences

We offer an extensive programme of general and subject-specific conferences throughout the year.

Our events are designed to support teachers and careers advisors in the classroom, provide updates on developments at the University and explore key issues affecting students applying to higher education.

Upcoming conferences include:

  • Teachers and Advisors’ Conference – Tuesday 21 May 2024
  • EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) Teachers’ Conference – Monday 17 June 2024

Teachers and Advisors’ Conference 

  • Date/time: Tuesday 21 May 2024, 9.30am – 4pm
  • Location: University of Leeds

Bookings for this event have now closed, if you are interested in attending email the Education Outreach team at educationoutreach@leeds.ac.uk

This annual event is designed to support staff who have specific responsibilities for progression and guidance to higher education. During refreshment breaks and lunch there will be the opportunity to visit our marketplace where there will be around six stands for you to visit and chat to staff about various aspects of university. There will also be an optional campus tour at the end of the day for anyone who wishes to attend.

The 2024 conference will be co-chaired by:

  • Professor Kenny McDowall, Dean for Student Education, University of Leeds 
  • Richard Kemp, Head of Access, Educational Engagement, University of Leeds

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ellie Rowley, Fair Access Programme Lead, UCAS
  • Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Education, University of Leeds)

Selection of optional breakout sessions including: 

  • Support available to students at the University of Leeds
  • Foundation Years: Alternative pathways into degrees
  • Supporting and inspiring your students through multi-intervention outreach programmes
  • The EPQ in a wider context
  • Funding and financial support for students
  • Plus subject specific sessions discussing entry requirements, application processes, how subjects link to school curriculums, career opportunities etc.

View Teachers and Advisors’ Conference full programme

EPQ Teachers’ Conference

  • Date/time: Monday 17 June 2024, 9.30am – 4pm
  • Location: University of Leeds

We are excited to be partnering again with the University of Southampton to deliver a free one-day EPQ Teachers’ Conference on Monday 17 June 2024.

The conference is aimed at state schools/colleges seeking to develop and enhance their EPQ programmes. The event provides a space for teachers and other professionals to share their experiences, expertise and build valuable networks.

We are currently finalising the details of this year’s event however our last conference included sessions on ‘Social Mobility and the EPQ’, ‘Embedding the EPQ’, ‘Delivering and Supporting the EPQ’ and a Q&A session with the AQA exam board.

This event is now fully booked however you can join the waiting list.

This conference and its programme will also take place at the University of Southampton on Tuesday 11 June.

Join waiting list for the EPQ Teachers’ Conference in Southampton.

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