Teachers and Advisers Conference


Teachers and Advisers Conference 2019: Better Together

Date: Friday 5 July 2019

Time: 10am–3pm

Location: University of Greenwich, Dreadnought Building


Goldsmiths is proud to announce that this year’s Teachers and Advisers Conference will be held in partnership with the University of Greenwich. We are extremely proud to be delivering this conference together, and would love for you to join us for a day of continuous professional development, sector updates, networking and more.

This event will be hosted in 2019 at the University of Greenwich at their Greenwich campus. Under the theme of ‘Better Together’, we aim to provide Colleges and Sixth Forms a clearer and broader picture of Higher Education in the UK. The conference is free to attend and lunch will be provided, as well as an optional drinks reception at the end of the day’s activities. 

At this collaborative conference, jointly managed by the University of Greenwich and Goldsmiths, University of London, confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Louise Evans, Head of Advisor and Provider Experience, UCAS
  • Rebecca Montacute, Sutton Trust

You will also be able to choose from sessions that cover:

  • The Gatsby benchmarks
  • Improving student 'stickability' 
  • Understanding T-levels
  • STEAM panel

To book your place at the conference, you'll need to follow this link to the University of Greenwich website. Places are limited, and booking is essential - please ensure you've booked your place by Monday, 2nd July 2019. For any immediate queries, please e-mail Lee McMahon.

Previous Events

For information on previous events and to download information and programmes from previous years, please expand the sections below

Teachers and Advisers Conference 2018

Download the 2018 flyer and full schedule.

The 2018 conference was held on Friday 6 July at Goldsmiths, University of London 

Speakers included: 

  • Shakira Martin, President of NUS
  • Ben Rutter, The Student Loans Company
  • James Durant, UCAS
  • Dr. Michael Englard, Causeway Education and Eliza Kozman, Behavioural Insights Team (Cabinet Office)
  • Eduardo Lees, Goldsmiths and Katie Allinson, Universities UK
  • Lacara Barnes-Rowe, Goldsmiths Careers Service

Teachers and Advisers Conference 2017

Download the Goldsmiths Teachers and Advisers Conference 2017 flyer

This year our speakers included a keynote from our Warden- Patrick Loughrey, Ant Bagshaw - Deputy editor of WonkHE. Alan Jones – UCAS, Becky Gardner – Student Ambassador Co-ordinator at Goldsmiths and Michael Englard – HEAN. Throughout the day we also had interactive demonstrations from some of our academics to showcase why Goldsmiths considers itself a ‘Creative Powerhouse’.

Teachers and Advisers Conference 2016

Download our 2016 conference flyer

The programme focused on how teachers and advisers provide support for young people in the midst of curriculum reforms and changes in the higher education landscape.

Speakers and workshop facilitators included:

  • Mary Curnock Cook – Chief Executive, UCAS 
  • Dr. Michael Englard – Higher Education Access Network (HEAN) 
  • Cara Flanagan – Author & Psychologist 
  • June Eric-Udorie – Student Activist 
  • Rebecca Boyle-Suh – Founder of ARTIS

Teachers and Advisers Conference 2014

Download the 2014 Conference Programme

The conference focused on recent successes across the sector in relation to the efforts to enhance the complete student experience. From pre-entry advice and guidance to induction and careers support, via targeted funding and interventions - it gave an overview of success and opportunities in this key area of development for higher education advisers.

Quotes from conference delegates "The conference has been a very enjoyable day, the speakers were all very interesting and knowledgeable. Thank you very much" "Sessions emphasised on making individual right choices rather than sales" "Well organised and managed. Thank you for a great day"  

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