Events for Teachers and Advisers


Teachers and Advisers Conference 2018

Goldsmiths, University of London warmly invites you to our annual Teachers and Advisers conference, designed to help benefit anyone in an educational setting that gives advice to young people thinking of progressing into higher education.

Date: Friday 6 July 2018

Time: 9:30am–3:30pm

This free event hosted on-site at Goldsmiths will help those giving IAG to young people in Colleges and Sixth Forms a clearer and broader picture of Higher Education in the UK. The event is a great opportunity for continuing professional development and networking. 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.

Confirmed speakers for 2018 include:

Shakira Martin, President of NUS

We are delighted to have Shakira delivering this year’s keynote speech. Having grown up in Lewisham and attended Lewisham & Southwark College, Shakira will bring a unique and refreshing insight into the world of Higher Education and her work within the NUS.

Ben Rutter, The Student Loans Company

Ben will be giving our guests an update on the finance side of Higher Education. Student Finance is a hot topic in the sector, and Ben will bring all of his expertise to Goldsmiths, ensuring delegates have the most up-to-date knowledge on the financial side of attending University.

James Durant, UCAS

We’re delighted to be able to welcome back a representative from UCAS for this year’s conference. James will be bringing all the latest developments and current statistics from UCAS towers so that delegates can get the most up-to-date picture of the current Higher Education trends.

Dr. Michael Englard, Causeway Education and Eliza Kozman, Behavioural Insights Team (Cabinet Office)


Returning for the third year, Dr. Michael Englard will be teaming up with Eliza Kozman from the Behavioural Insights Team to deliver a session on the power of role models in Education, and the use of Role Models to inspire the next generation of young people to reach their full potential.

Eduardo Lees, Goldsmiths and Katie Allinson, Universities UK

Eduardo and Katie will be delivering a session on the world of Erasmus+ and Study Abroad, including in-depth into both the holistic and educational benefits that International Mobility programmes bring to learners. Eduardo is our International Mobility Manager here and we are delighted to welcome back Katie, who is a Goldsmiths alumna and works in the International department of UUK.

Lacara Barnes-Rowe, Goldsmiths

We are pleased to welcome back the Goldsmiths Careers Team to our Teachers and Advisers Conference after a brief hiatus last year. Lacara Barnes-Rowe will be delivering a hugely insightful session on the emerging world of Degree Apprenticeships, which are increasing in popularity every year. Lacara is a Careers Consultant and conducts extensive work with pre-entry students, so make sure to catch up with Lacara over lunch to discuss ways the Careers team can support you in School or College.

View the full list of speakers and schedule of events.

Book your place

To book your place for the 2018 Conference, please complete the form below.

We have a small amount of budget to subsidise travel arrangements from outside of London – if you’d like more information on this or any other aspect of the conference, please fill in our enquiry form.

If you are attending an event and need the College to help with any mobility requirements you may have, please contact the event organiser in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

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 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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