Students at graduation

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Help shape an exciting future for young people – join us for sector updates, panel discussions and HE chat

Today our shared goal matters more than ever: to help students overcome barriers, so they can secure a great education and a successful future.

Our HE Advisers’ conference is your chance to come together with peers from diverse schools and colleges. Together we’ll explore how to best support this generation into university. They’ve missed out on so many formative experiences and educational norms. We’ll help you find the right messages, so you can help young people overcome their unique challenges.

You’ll also benefit from insights into the University of Portsmouth’s comprehensive and caring support infrastructure. See how we help students overcome challenges including aspiration, resilience and confidence, study skills and mental health. And develop knowledge and tools to help your students get the best from university and their future.

Book your place in Portsmouth, London and virtually


HE Advisers' Conference 2022
Book your place

Join us at your nearest event in Portsmouth, London or virtually.


Conference locations

If you're planning on coming to our in-person Conference days in Portsmouth and London, then take a look at where to meet in this section.

8 June 2022 – Portsmouth

  • Location: Eldon Building, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 4BG
  • Time: 10.00am–3.30pm (check-in from 9.30am)

10 June 2022 – London

  • Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London E17 4JF
  • Time: 10.00am–2.30pm (check-in from 9.30am)

HE Advisers' Conference 2022 programme

Here's what's coming up at this year's Conferences in Portsmouth, London and online.

If you're planning to join us in Portsmouth, be sure to check out some of the session options available at 11.15am and 1.45pm, which you can choose as you save your place.

Wednesday 8 June – Portsmouth

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, PO5 4BG.

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.

Our morning keynote is from the UK's leading mental health charity for students – Student Minds.

Hear how their work empowers students and members of the university community to develop knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health.

They'll share insights on supporting students during the most important stages of their lives, including how to create actionable change and all the key issues young people face as they transition into higher education.

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

 

*Pick to attend one of the sessions when you book your place:

T Levels update

Join Mark Cooper, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth, to learn more about T levels, including admissions and entry requirements.

Student support at Portsmouth

Going to uni means having more independence. But students are never alone – we'll always be there with a helping hand. Join the heads of our Support Services Team to explore the personal support services available, from wellbeing, disability advice, academic support, careers and employability and student finance.

Student ambassador panel

Voices together shape future conversations. Ask our Portsmouth students what they wish they’d known before transitioning to higher education, and how they were supported during the step-up from college to university.

Outreach at Portsmouth

We're proud to be part of Portsmouth's local community and we're committed to being a positive force in the lives of everyone who calls this city home. Find out what it means for us to be a Civic University, a City of Sanctuary and more.

Fuel-up. Get ready for a delicious lunch (provided) with opportunities to network with others at the Conference.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know as you book your place or by contacting us at headvisers@port.ac.uk.

Tour the latest equipment and facilities used by our students – and discover the fresh and exciting new degrees at Portsmouth.

*Pick to go on one of the 5 following faculty tours when you book your place:

  • Faculty of Science and Health

  • Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Faculty of Business and Law

  • Faculty of Technology

We know that students are looking for reassurance a degree will kick-start their career, improve their skills and give them multiple career options – aside from the obvious.

Our Careers Service will give you a glimpse into the future of the graduate jobs market, including new career routes that will give your students job security and amazing earning potential – and how at Portsmouth we ensure our graduate outcomes by embedding careers advice throughout our curriculum.

Thursday 8 June – Virtual afternoon

Get a UCAS update on the latest developments and behavioural trends across the sector, and insights to share with students for the 2023 cycle and beyond.

The road to university is often filled with questions. But we can help, every step of the way.

Our portfolio of talks, workshops and activities look to the future. Whether your students are just starting their UCAS application, writing their personal statement or getting ready for the big move to university – we'll help you support their journey to higher education and meet Gatsby benchmarks.

Find out about the talks, subject events, workshops, applying to uni toolkits and CPD that we've got at Portsmouth for you and your students.

In many ways, graduating from university is just the beginning of your students’ journey. Their hard work, determination and spirit will have paid off and will continue to pay off for the rest of their lives.

And there are so many graduate pathways available, which we'll explore in this session. Meet some of the movers and shakers from our Portsmouth alumnus, and hear how university helped them build connections, expand their thinking and kick-start their dream careers.

Friday 10 June - London

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

We'll meet at Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London E17 4JF.

Sarah, welcomes you to the event, and shares information about our work and support with partner schools and colleges throughout London, Essex and Kent.

T Levels are a great choice at Level 3 if your students like a mixture of classroom teaching and hands-on, practical learning. And our admissions team is supporting T Level students into higher education.

Join Mark Cooper, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth, to learn more about T levels, including admissions and entry requirements.

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

 

Hear from a leading student mental health charity, and how their work empowers students and university community members to develop knowledge, confidence, and skills to look after their mental health.

They'll share insights on supporting students during the most important stages of their lives, including how to create actionable change and all the key issues young people face as they transition into higher education.

Fuel-up. Get ready for a delicious lunch (provided) with opportunities to network with others at the Conference.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know as you book your place or by contacting us at headvisers@port.ac.uk.

We know that students are looking for reassurance a degree will kick-start their career, improve their skills and give them multiple career options – aside from the obvious.

Our Careers Service will share their insights into the future of the graduate jobs market. Including new career routes that will provide your students with job security and amazing earning potential – and how at Portsmouth, we ensure our graduate outcomes by embedding careers advice throughout our curriculum.

Short breather. One session to go – grab a refreshment and settle in for the final talk.

 

We look forward to sharing our plans to open a London Campus.