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Russell Group Teachers' and Advisers' Conferences

Russell Group Teachers' and Advisers' Conferences 2022

Advancing Access supports with the delivery of the Russell Group Teachers' and Advisers' Conferences. The next two conferences will take place in-person on 9th and 10th June 2022 at the University of Bristol and the University of York respectively. Each event will run from 9.45am to 3.30pm.

Use the form at the bottom of this page to register your place at the location that is most convenient for you. Attendance is free.

Event overview

These events enable teachers and advisers to learn more about the Russell Group universities. Attendees will learn more about the experiences that their students will have at these universities and also the applications and admissions process.

The events enable teachers and advisers to support more of their students to progress to some of the UK's most competitive universities.

What will the events include?

CPD workshops

The events will include a range of CPD breakout sessions for attendees. These will cover a number of different topics and you can choose to attend the sessions that will interest you the most.

Exhibition Hall

The events will feature an exhibition hall with a stall for each of the 24 Russell Group universities. At each stall you can speak with members of staff to learn more about their universities.

Available CPD workshops

At the summer 2022 events we're planning CPD workshops on the following themes: 

Writing effective UCAS references
The benefits of studying arts, humanities and social sciences degrees
Student finance, bursaries and scholarships
Supporting disadvantaged students through contextual admissions and foundation years
Supporting students to apply to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge
Supporting students with their study skills as they transition to HE

Who should attend?

These events are designed for those who support students on their journey to university. The event may interest:

> Teachers who work in schools or colleges in the UK (including classroom teachers, form tutors, senior and middle leaders)
> Careers advisers
> Careers leaders

Event programme

University of Bristol programme - Thursday 9th June 2022

University of York programme - Friday 10th June 2022

Registration

Please note - both events are now close to full capacity. Please fill in this form to request your place - you will then receive an email to let you know whether we can offer you a place or whether you will be added to our waitlist. Thanks.

Fill in the form below to request your free place at one of the 2022 events

Frequently asked questions

The event will take place at The Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1QE.

Wherever possible, we would advise travelling to the conference by public transport. Please find below travel information:

Train: The closest station to the conference is Bristol Temple Meads. See below for buses from the station to the conference.

Bus: ‘Park Street Top’ is the closest bus stop to The Wills Memorial Building (1-minute walk). If you are travelling from Bristol Temple Meads Station you can catch the 8 Temple Meads Connection (runs every 15 minutes), the 72 or 72a (runs hourly) from the station, which take approximately 21 minutes. Other buses that stop at ‘Park Street Top’ include the 1, 2 citylines and 2a citylines (5-minute walk from the station to get on at ‘Temple Meads’). Click here for more information.

Arrival by car: The event is accessible by public transport and we strongly encourage attendees to arrive using public transport wherever possible. If you have an accessibility requirement which means you will require a parking space, please specify this on the registration form. If you do not have an accessibility requirement, you can still request a space and we will contact you closer to the time to let you know whether we are able to allocate you one. If we can't allocate you a space, we will provide details of other places where you can park, although there may be a charge for this.

Public car parks nearby: The public car parks below are located within a 5 to 10 minute walk from The Wills Memorial Building. There will be a charge for parking.

> Trenchard Street Car Park, Trenchard St, Bristol BS1 5AN
> College Street Car Park, 5 St George's Rd, Bristol BS1 5UU
> NCP Car Park Bristol Rupert Street, Rupert St, Bristol BS1 2PY

Further travel information is available on the University of Bristol website.

The event will take place at The Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East. On Sat Navs and Google Maps you can search for 133 Deramore Lane, York, Y010 5GE.

Wherever possible, we would advise travelling to the conference by public transport. Please find below travel information:

Train: The closest station to the conference is York Railway Station. See below for buses from the station to the conference.

Bus: ‘University Campus East’ is the closest bus stop to The Ron Cooke Hub (2-minute walk). If you are travelling from York Railway Station you can catch the 66 or 67 bus from the ‘York Railway Station’ stop (5-minute walk) which runs every 10/ 15 minutes and takes approximately 20 minutes. Other buses that stop at the campus include the 6 and CB1. Click here for more information.

Arrival by car: The event is accessible by public transport and we strongly encourage attendees to arrive using public transport wherever possible. If you have an accessibility requirement which means you will require a parking space, please specify this on the registration form. If you do not have an accessibility requirement, you can still request a space and we will contact you closer to the time to let you know whether we are able to allocate you one. If we can't allocate you a space, we will provide details of other places where you can park, although there may be a charge for this.

Further travel information is available on the University of York website.

Please contact Advancing Access in the first instance - they can pass on your enquiry to one of the hosting universities if necessary.

Yes, lunch and refreshments will be provided for attendees. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you complete the registration form.

Registration for the events is being coordinated by Advancing Access. If you can no longer make it, please contact Advancing Access to let them know. This will mean that your place can be allocated to someone else.

The two events are identical in content. We wouldn't recommend that you attend both of them.