Virtual West Midlands Teachers' Conference 2022

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As part of the Oxford for West Midlands Consortium, we're pleased to offer additional support for teachers in the West Midlands to help you guide your students through the Oxford admissions process.

Oriel is delighted to offer this virtual event series alongside Keble and University Colleges (Oxford for West Midlands) during February 2022. This virtual conference is offered for teachers and other school staff involved in supporting university applications and aspirations at state sector schools and colleges in the West Midlands.

It may be possible to accept registrations from teachers outside of this area if delegate numbers allow. The virtual conference is not open to prospective students.

Instead of a full day event, this year’s virtual conference has been split over three evenings (4-6pm). All delegates will receive joining links for all sessions, as well as access to recordings after the event. All sessions will be hosted using Zoom webinar software. It is hoped that these arrangements will make the virtual conference as accessible as possible to teachers and school staff.

A provisional programme for the virtual conference is outlined below. A full, confirmed programme with all speakers will be uploaded in due course.

Wednesday 2nd February

16:00-17:00: Keynote – an insight on the current Outreach & Admissions landscape at Oxford by Dr Andrew Bell, Senior Tutor, University College

17:00-17:30: Super-curricular activities: what to do, where to find them, and how to use them

17:30-18:00: Academic staff Q&A panel: your admissions questions answered

Wednesday 9th February

Admissions test carousels: learn about the structure and purpose of some of our admissions tests, alongside how to support students with their preparation. Delegates should choose one stream to attend live, as two will take place concurrently.

16:00-18:00: Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences stream: HAT, ELAT, LNAT

16:00-18:00: STEM stream: PAT, MAT, BMAT

Wednesday 16th February

16:00-16:45: Demonstration interview (STEM subject, TBC) with interview Q&A

16:45-17:45: Developing an Oxbridge programme in your school/college: mock interviews, confidence & more, by Caroline Bristow, former state sector teacher and Director, Cambridge Schools Classics Project

17:45-18:15: Current student Q&A panel: hear from current undergraduates from West Midlands state schools and ask about their experiences

How to Register

A registration form is available on the Keble College website. Any questions should be directed either to Arron O'Connor (outreach@oriel.ox.ac.uk) or India Collins-Davies at Keble College (outreach@keble.ox.ac.uk).