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Conference for Teachers and Careers Advisers 2019


Join us for our Annual Conference for Teachers and Careers Advisers, taking place at our riverside Strand Campus on Wednesday 13 November 2019. Whether you are new to your role, or have many years’ experience, we will provide you with up-to-date information needed to support your students during their decision-making.

We are proud to announce that once again this event is CPD accredited

Bookings are now open! Click here to book

What you get during the day

  • Due to excellent feedback, we're delighted to announce Kate Daubney, Head of Careers & Employability, returns to deliver a talk on supporting your students' career journeys

  • Our annual admissions update, including discussion on the latest higher education trends from Maeve Huttly, Acting Head of Admissions

  • New workshops based on your feedback, including 'How to run an effective HE Fair' 

  • An opportunity to meet our current students and ask any questions you have in our student panel Q&A's


Click here to view the full programme


09:00 Arrival, registration and breakfast


09:30-09:45 Welcome to King’s College London – Maxine Taylor


09:45-10:15 Introducing Gender Action (Peter Main + Beth Bramley)

Gender Action is an award programme which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes.


10:15-11:15 Discover, Focus, Action: Making sense of data and information to enable successful career journeys (Kate Daubney, Head of Careers & Employability)

Careers educators and teachers all take different journeys when learning how to support students through data and information. Kate Daubney investigates some of these journeys and uses the King’s career learning journey frame of Discover, Focus, Action to show how student career readiness doesn’t have to be as challenging as before.


11.15-11.30 Coffee break & turnover


11:35-12.30 Morning workshops (you choose)


Pathways in Healthcare (Emma Phelps)

Healthcare degrees are far broader than just Medicine here at King’s, this talk aims to illuminate the huge breadth of options within healthcare for both degrees and for careers. Hear from a member of our health admissions team as they give you the key information needed to navigate the many pathways available to your students who are interested in healthcare.


Student Panel Q&A (Current Students)

Based on your feedback, we’re providing you with an opportunity to ask questions to the people who really matter: our students. Quiz them on courses, question them on destinations, query them on tips for applications. This is your golden opportunity to get your questions answered from our panel of students from a wide variety of courses and with an even wider variety of destinations.


Arts & Humanities: Where a BA can lead your students (Jon Wilson & Kate Daubney)

The Arts & Humanities may sometimes receive bad press, but this session is designed to demonstrate how studying a degree from any of these creative and analytical disciplines at university will open the door to a huge range of career paths for students– from law to marketing to banking, and more.

You'll hear about the transferable skills Arts & Humanities students will develop and how they can be applied in today’s job market, as well as insight into the range of different benefits that come from studying a degree in this area.


The Benefits of Study Abroad & Placement Years (Tom Atterson & Eloise McWilliams)

This talk will give an overview of the sorts of study abroad or placement opportunities your students can expect from university and more importantly will explore the vast benefits of these programmes. If you’ve had a student asking how to get the most out of their university experience, then this talk will give you a keen insight into two of the many ways that university can offer more than just a degree.


12:30-13:25 Lunch & optional networking fair

During lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet with staff from King's College London and find out more about the services we can offer you, your colleagues and your students, as well as the range of co-curricular activites your students will be able to undertake when they study at King's. 


13:30-14:25 King's College London annual admissions update (Maeve Huttly, Acting Head of Admissions)

Hear the latest updates and trends for King's entry requirements, including changes in course grade requirements and new courses available for your students.

14:25-14:30 Coffee

14:35-14:45 Performance by Rolling Tones, our award-winning all-female a cappella group

14:50-15:45 Afternoon Workshops (you choose)


Contemporary STEM Degrees & STEM Careers (Barbara Shollock)

This talk by the head of our new engineering department aims to provide an overview of what the STEM labour market seeks. Barbara will draw upon her years of market experience to inform advisors what their students need to succeed in a STEM degree, what the benefits of such a degree are and provide some insight into the layout of a STEM degree.


How to run an effective HE event (Melanie Moorhouse)

Melanie Moorhouse from St. Clare’s Oxford will be joining us to present an interactive workshop on ‘How to run an effective HE event’. This session will be a mixture of round table discussions, suggested dialogue topics and Melanie presenting from her own experience in and out of the sector. Melanie will offer advice to new practitioners as well as tips and tricks for those more experienced in the sector, allowing the audience to choose their own journey in discussing the key information you need.


Widening Participation (Charlotte Mannix Pole)

Our sector leading Widening Participation team are here to provide advice on how you can support your WP students in school. The aim of this session is to give you the tools with which to assist your students both in school and through the support universities and other organisations.


15:45-16:00 Wrap up and goodbye


16:00-16:30 Optional Bush House campus tour/Student Union Bar networking with drinks



Our annual Conference is free to attend and is open to all staff members who support students applying to university. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

What happens next?

Once you've booked your place you will receive regular updates, but in the meantime please continue to check our website for updates or contact the team on schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to the Strand Campus?

Below is a map of where our Strand Campus is located.Strand Campus 2017

The full address is Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Please visit the Strand Campus information page to plan your journey.

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