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Virtual Teachers’ Conference

About the conferences

Oriel is delighted to offer this virtual event series alongside Keble and University Colleges (Oxford for West Midlands) during February 2023. This virtual conference is offered for teachers and other school staff involved in supporting university applications and aspirations at state sector schools and colleges from anywhere in the UK. 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 technology. 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. 

2023 Conference Dates
Wednesday 1st February 2023
  • 16:00-17:00: Keynote – Dr Foteini Dimirouli, Access Fellow at Keble College (title TBC) 
  • 17:00-18:00: Major initiatives at Oxford: information and guidance relating to Opportunity Oxford and the Astrophoria Foundation Year, with the opportunity to ask questions of dedicated major initiatives staff 
Wednesday 8th February 2023
  • Admissions test carousel: learn about the structure and purpose of some of our admissions tests, alongside how to support students with their preparation.
  • This session will feature the LNAT, MLAT, and CAT/CLAT.
  • Delegates will also be able to access recordings of last year’s sessions on the HAT, TSA, ELAT, PAT, MAT, and BMAT. 
Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • 16:00-16:45: Demonstration interview (Arts/Humanities subject, TBC) with interview Q&A 
  • 16:45-17:15: Writing UCAS references for Oxbridge candidates 
  • 17:15-18:00: Supporting personal statement writing for top universities 

How to register

Register your place here

Contact us

Any queries should be directed to either Arron O’Connor (Oriel’s Outreach Officer) or India Collins-Davies (Keble’s Outreach Officer).

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