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Our next event - Newham Sixth Form College, Plaistow, East London - Wednesday 27th November 2019

Our next free CPD conference for teachers and advisers will be taking place at Newham Sixth Form College, Plaistow, East London on Wednesday 27th November 2019 between 9.30am and 2.55pm. See below for further details and event registration.

Sorry! This event is now full to capacity and we have closed registrations. We will host similar events in the future - please register an account on the website and we will email you when we have an event coming up. You can also volunteer your school or college to host our next event.

Our events

  • Our events feature a number of workshops and sessions which will help you to support your students in progressing to selective universities
  • Interactive sessions include a combination of presentations, activities and discussion
  • Sessions during our events will be delivered by Advancing Access, staff from the Russell Group of universities and teachers who will share their own good practice


Our CPD events and conferences are always free. At our events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear first-hand from Russell Group university staff from across the UK
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in higher education which will affect your students
  • Direct any questions you might have to our university staff
  • Network with other professionals
  • Learn more about the outreach opportunities which are on offer from our university partners

Newham Sixth Form College

Our upcoming event at Newham Sixth Form College will provide a free day of CPD for teachers and careers advisers. Delegates will learn how to best support their students to progress to the UK's most competitive universities.

The full event programme is now available.

Click here to download the event programme

The following sessions will be available:

  • Supporting students to write personal statements
  • Writing effective UCAS references
  • Using Advancing Access in your school or college
  • Sharing good practice teacher session
  • Delivering the Extended Project Qualification
  • How can you help disadvantaged students overcome barriers to progression?
  • Using educational reserach to improve pedagogy
  • Delivering extra-curricular programmes
  • Marketplace exhibition hall - speak with representatives from all of the universities listed below

The following universities will be taking part:

  • University of Birmingham
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • King's College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

Who should attend this event?

Our events are designed for:

  • Teachers who work in state schools or colleges (including classroom teachers, form tutors, headteachers and head of year or sixth form)
  • Careers advisers
  • Careers leaders
  • Other practitioners who advise young people in schools and colleges

We have added some FAQs about the event below, but if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

Newham Sixth Form College is on Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, East London, E13 8SG. The college is often referred to as 'New Vic'.

Newham Sixth Form College is not to be confused with Newham College of Further Education (often simply called 'Newham College') which has two campuses in East Ham and Stratford.

Parking at the site is limited, so we strongly encourage you to arrive by public transport. If you require parking, please indicate this when you register. Please find below information about accesing the college by public transport:

London Underground: The closest station is Plaistow which is on both the District and Hammersmith & City lines. The venue is a 15-20 minute walk from Plaistow station, or alternatively a short bus ride from the station on either bus route 262 (towards East Beckton) or 473 (towards North Woolwich). You should get off at the stop called "Newham University Hosp / New Vic College".

National Rail: The college is accessible via Stratford train station. From here head to the Stratford Bus Station and catch either the 262 (towards East Beckton) or the 473 (towards North Woolwich) buses, these will take around 15 minutes to arrive at the college. You should get off at the stop called "Newham University Hosp / New Vic College".

Bus: The closest bus stop to the venue is called "Newham University Hosp / New Vic College" which is served by buses 147, 262, 276, 300 and 473. Click here for more information.


The event will run from 9.30am to 2.55pm.

The event is now full to capacity so we have closed registrations. We will deliver similar events again in the future, so keep on eye on our website.

Yes! We'll even provide you with lunch too.

We're now full to capacity, so if your colleagues haven't already signed up we won't be able to accommodate them - sorry.

Please contact us to let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate your place to someone else.

Yes, lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge. On the registration form there is a box to notify us of any particular dietary requirements.