Progression Conference 2019

Thank you to eveyone who attended our Annual Progression to Higher Education Conference 2019. Please see below for the presentations from the event. If you enjoyed the conference and wish to attend next year, please register your interest below.

73teachers and careers advisors attended our Progression Conference 2019**Feedback taken from the 2019 Progression Conference evaluation
100%of attendees rated the conference as very good or excellent**Feedback taken from the 2019 Progression Conference evaluation
96%of attendees rated the key note speakers as very good or excellent**Feedback taken from the 2019 Progression Conference evaluation

Keynote speaker Resources

Baasit Siddiqui is the managing director of Siddiqui Education Ltd. He has combined his ten years teaching experiences with his unique journey and television connections as one of the “Siddiqui’s” on the BAFTA and NTA winning television show “Gogglebox”, to educate, motivate and build aspirations of disadvantaged school children across the nation.

As a former head of department and having witnessed the changes and challenges facing state schools over the last decade, Baasit is committed to give students a unique and inspiring education. An education which helps develop a whole host of transferable skills which can be used to support students as they progress through their educational journey.

Throughout his time being an educator, entertainer and entrepreneur, Baasit has developed his skill set and built a strong foundation of support from collaborators equally as committed in supporting disadvantaged students. He has also developed his strategies for supporting these students to get the best out of them.

Baasit is keen to celebrate these strategies, but also the creative work being done by students across the nation and the businesses and institutions working hard to support the nation’s children who need it most. 

Baasit Siddiqui - Keynote Speaker Presentation


Workshops Resources

Sharon Bell, Head of Discipline and Sarah Roeschlaub, Lecturer in Childhood Studies, Institute of Education
Preparing students for the intellectual rigours of university learning in Higher Education requires a different approach from learning at school. When they move to university, students face the difficult challenge of meeting a new set of intellectual requirements.
How can teachers help their students to prepare for this?
Can evidence from the latest educational research provide any help?
This workshop aims to help you develop these ideas and insights.

Academic Readiness for University Presentation

Careers and Employment Services Team - SMART Team Co-ordinator

This session will be led by the University of Derby Careers team and will cover how schools can best prepare young people for progression into HE and into the Labour Market of the future.

Careers Advice to Infinity and Beyond Presentation

Martin Brock, Senior Lecturer, Department of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Teacher retention is a key issue facing the profession, with stress, student behaviour, current competitive policies and practices resulting in many leaving teaching within the first five years of qualification. Consequently, recent research initiatives have focused on resilience training. Drawn from Compassion Focused Therapy, this workshop will give the opportunity to explore the principles of Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) and consider the potential implications for the education environment and both teachers’ and pupils’ wellbeing.

Compassion and Educational Settings Presentation

Susan Tarrant, Senior Lecturer in ITE
Get up to date information to guide your students through the process of preparing for an interview for a teacher training degree at Derby; including hints and tips on what to include in the Personal Statement, and what to do on the day of the interview.

Interview Preparation for Teaching Courses Presentation

Luke Gordon-Calvert and Charlotte Wisson, Widening Access Officers, Equality and Social Mobility Unit
The Widening Access team will highlight the importance of providing activities for young learners which raise aspirations. They will provide an insight into how universities can work with schools to raise the aspirations of students through a multi-intervention outreach programme. The workshop will also provide resources which can be taken away and used in the classroom to support students in understanding how to reach their future career aspirations.  

Raising Aspiration through Sustained, Meaningful Outreach Presentation

Rob Fowler, SMART Team Co-ordinator
Come along to this workshop to find out about changes and developments that are happening in student finance. Learn more about fees, loans and bursaries and how as a practitioner you can advise your students. This session will explain the funding regime, the application process and the support services available to help students and their families.

Student Finance Update Presentation

Sara Hannak, Student Adviser (Disability)
Come to this session to find out more about student wellbeing services and support available for disabled students, students with long term health conditions and mental health conditions. The session will explain Disabled Students’ Allowance, the application process and the support available to students at the University of Derby.

Student Wellbeing Presentation

Full Conference Session Resources

Pete Favell, Business Development Manager, Apprenticeship Hub, University of Derby
This session will cover a general overview of the apprenticeship landscape at present, and discuss the Teacher and Careers Development Professional apprenticeship standards.

Apprenticeships Presentation

Alan Jones, UCAS Professional Development Executive
Come along to this workshop to find out what is happening in terms of applications and acceptances to UK higher education. We will consider what the statistics mean for you in terms of raising learner aspirations, and supporting applications and applicants as successfully as possible, now and going forward. We will also highlight new services and tools that UCAS are developing and releasing (such as the new Adviser Portal released this Spring and the new Application Management System being released in 2020),  and some of the existing resources already available to advisers.

UCAS Applicant Journey and Update Presentation

Student in the atrium talking with delegates from the 2019 Annual Progression Conference

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