Registration is now open for the Virtual West Midlands Teachers’ Conference, hosted collaboratively by Keble, Oriel and University Colleges for state school teachers and other school staff in the West Midlands region. (Subject to capacity constraints, teachers from other areas are welcome to register.)
Instead of a full day event, this year’s virtual conference has been split over three evenings: Wednesday 2nd, 9th, and 16th February, 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 software. 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:
Wednesday 2nd February
16:00-17:00: Keynote – an insight on the current Outreach & Admissions landscape at Oxford by Dr Andrew Bell, Senior Tutor, University College
17:00-17:30: Super-curricular activities: what to do, where to find them, and how to use them
17:30-18:00: Academic staff Q&A panel: your admissions questions answered
Wednesday 9th February
Admissions test carousels: learn about the structure and purpose of some of our admissions tests, alongside how to support students with their preparation. Delegates should choose one stream to attend live, as two will take place concurrently.
16:00-18:00: Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences stream: HAT, ELAT, LNAT
16:00-18:00: STEM stream: PAT, MAT, BMAT
Wednesday 16th February
16:00-16:45: Demonstration interview (STEM subject, TBC) with interview Q&A
16:45-17:45: Developing an Oxbridge programme in your school/college: mock interviews, confidence & more, by Caroline Bristow, former state sector teacher and Director, Cambridge Schools Classics Project
17:45-18:15: Current student Q&A panel: hear from current undergraduates from West Midlands state schools and ask about their experiences