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22 May 2024: Book your place

Help shape an exciting future for young people

What’s coming up?

  • Hear from The Student Room on the changing HE landscape, with insights into student decision making in 2024, factors influencing their choices, and how universities and advisers can collaborate to address concerns and support students pursuing higher education.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends in the higher education sector, including insights into student sentiment, how cost of living is impacting the sector, and innovative strategies to help you better support your students.
  • With a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, we're preparing your students for the competitive global jobs market. Explore our teaching and facilities, from cutting-edge technologies like our Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality and Quantum Labs, and an array of accredited courses at Portsmouth, designed to give your students valued skills.
  • Lunch is on us. Get ready for some delicious food, with opportunities to network with others at the Conference.

Today our shared goal matters more than ever: to help students secure a great education and a successful future.

Our HE Advisers’ Conference 2024 is your chance to come together with colleagues from the University and other schools and colleges at our Portsmouth campus.

Book your place now

Explore how to best support young people as they progress to university and their future careers.

Personalise your day by choosing which subject tours to explore (more details available in the programme).

Programme

At Portsmouth, your students will get a world-class education, and an outstanding and supportive student experience. With a Gold rating in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, we’re officially recognised as one of the UK’s best universities for teaching.

See for yourself at HE Advisers' Conference 2024 – by picking your subject tours and talks, alongside sector updates and HE chat.

Check in from 9.30am at our Portsmouth campus, grab some refreshments and get ready for the day.

We'll meet at Eldon Building, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO1 2DJ.

Welcome! Here's your intro to the event and what's coming up, from a member of our University Executive Board at the University of Portsmouth, including updates on Connected Degrees at Portsmouth, where your students can customise their university experience by choosing to get the benefits of a placement year when they’re ready.

Students are making different decisions on their future now, and we know many are facing more barriers to higher education than ever.

The Student Room will help you explore the drivers behind student decision making this year, the obstacles they might be facing and reasons they might feel university isn't for them, and what we as advisers and universities can do to support them to overcome those challenges.

Short breather. Take stock of the morning then get ready for the next session.

*Pick 1 of the following subject activities when you save your place:

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice: Visit our Crime Scene Rooms to see the activities students take part in during Criminology courses – with realistic scenes and lab equipment that creates a unique learning environment.

  • Creative Technologies: Check out our innovative School of Creative Technologies to discover the diverse range of creative courses available to students and our exceptional facilities, including newsroom, 3D workshops, print workshops, VR labs, video editing suites, and music studios.

  • Environment, Geography and Geosciences: Explore Environment, Geography, and Geosciences courses and visit facilities like our electron microscopy units and environmental chemistry labs to learn about the practical applications of degrees and the exciting career paths for your students.

  • Faculty of Technology: Go on a fascinating exploration of the courses and pathways available that link with the rapidly expanding field of AI and automation. Listen to expert speakers from the fields of Maths, Computing, and Engineering, as they discuss how each subject contributes to AI development, and how we're helping students to succeed in this dynamic field.

  • Health Care Professionals: Learn about Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice, Nursing and other health programmes at Portsmouth, before touring our St Andrews Court Simulation Centre, where students refine their skills for the future.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Explore the wide range of courses available, from sociology and politics to history, education, languages, and more. We'll highlight the unique perspectives and skills that each of our courses offer, how they can help students navigate the complex issues facing society today and the careers they can go onto.

  • Journalism, Film and Media: Tour our Eldon Building, where you'll explore the studios, production facilities, and other resources available to film, media, and journalism students at Portsmouth.

  • Modern Languages: The UK is the largest single country market for language services in Europe. Explore the language careers that are urgently needed in the UK, and how Arabic, Spanish, French and Mandarin speaking populations could increase UK exports by £19 billion per year.

  • Sport Science: Learn about different courses offered in our Sport programmes, before visiting facilities like our ‘extreme’ laboratories, where you'll learn about the cutting-edge research and technologies that are used by students to enhance athletic performance.

Fuel-up. Get ready for some delicious food (provided), with opportunities to network with others at the Conference.

*Pick 1 of the following activities when you save your place:

  • Architecture: Join us for an exciting tour of the School of Architecture and get an inside look at what it's like to study architecture and interior design at university. During the tour, you’ll visit our workshops, explore the creative process, design techniques and portfolio creation.

  • Business & Marketing: Discover the dynamic relationship between AI and marketing, and the exciting career opportunities emerging for your students. You'll see how AI technologies are transforming marketing strategies and shaping the future of industries, and delve into the relevant course units at Portsmouth that give your students the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in evolving fields.

  • Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality: Explore our home of creative arts, media and technologies and see our Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality – the UK’s first integrated facility with a full suite of extended reality technologies.

  • Creative Technologies: Go on a tour of our innovative School of Creative Technologies to discover the diverse range of creative courses available to students and our exceptional facilities, including newsroom, 3D workshops, print workshops, VR labs, video editing suites, and music studios

  • English Literature: Discover one of the most versatile degrees at university, and take a look at the project activities your students could undertake, including designing and managing an annual literary prize.

  • Faculty of Technology: Listen to expert speakers from the fields of Maths, Computing, and Engineering to explore courses and pathways that link to the rapidly expanding field of AI and automation. You'll see how subjects in our Faculty of Technology contribute to AI development, and how we're helping students to succeed in their careers.

  • Health Care Professionals: Learn about Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice, Nursing and other health programmes at Portsmouth, before touring our St Andrews Court Simulation Centre, where students refine their skills for the future.

  • International Business: Find out how our international business courses give students a competitive edge in the global job market. From cultural awareness to cross-border trade expertise, we prepare students to thrive in global business environments with our teaching, study abroad options and placement opportunities.

  • Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical Science: See how students studying Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and Biomedical Science are learning how to improve the lives of patients, and explore placement opportunities and modules your students can study.

The rising cost of living has presented challenges for many individuals and families, including those pursuing higher education.

Our expert Student Finance Team will deliver an update on the current support available to students (including the bursaries and scholarships available at Portsmouth), and key messages that we as advisers can use to reassure students that HE remains an affordable option and a valuable investment in their future success.

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Conference Location

Check in opens from 9.30am at Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ.

Travelling to the Conference

Park and ride

As with any city, parking in Portsmouth is limited. Therefore, we recommend using the park-and-ride service at the entrance to the city on the M275. The cost is £4 per vehicle and buses run into Portsmouth every 12 minutes. Up to 5 people can travel using 1 ticket.

Parking in the city

If you choose to drive, please note that we're unable to offer parking on campus. But there are lots of public transport options and car parks available around the city, particularly around the city centre. There's more information about city centre car parking on the Portsmouth City Council website.

The closest and most affordable parking to Eldon Building is Isambard Brunel Car Park, and there is limited on-street parking near Eldon Building, which is chargeable via the Ringo App. It's advisable to download the RingGo App in advance.

Trains

The closest station to the Eldon Building is Portsmouth and Southsea. It’s a 5-minute walk from the nearest University buildings and close to all parts of the campus. Plan your train journey to Portsmouth on the National Rail website.

Discover more travel information on our maps and directions page.