Admissions to Higher Education
05 Nov 2009
7th Annual Conference held at America Square Conference Centre

This event provided the key updates in admissions policy and assessed their impact on Higher Education.

Programme
10:00
Mike Baker, Broadcaster, journalist and Policy Review editorial board
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Janet Graham, Director, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions
Current issues in admissions policy and practice

10:30
Virginia Issac, Acting Chief Executive, UCAS
Confirmation, clearing and adjustment – facts, figures and implications for admissions

10:45
Angela Milln, Director of Student Recruitment, Access and Admissions, University of Bristol
Reviewing the adjustment period

11:20
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:05
Ian Douglas, Senior Education Liaison Consultant, University of Hertfordshire and UK Chair of HELOA
Recognising a wider range of qualifications - preparing for the Diploma

12:20
Dr Geoff Parks, Director of Admissions, Cambridge University
Using the public examination system to differentiate between high achieving applicants

12:35
David Ramsbotham, Deputy Director, UK Border Agency
Understanding the changes to student immigration requirements

12:50
Questions and discussion
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Aaron Porter, Vice President (Higher Education), National Union of Students
Admission as a key part of student experience - using new media

14:15
Julian Skyrme, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment & Widening Participation, University of Manchester
Social background and context - recognising demonstrated talent

14:30
Anthony Forster, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Durham University
14:45
Paul Teulon, Head of Student Recruitment, University of Oxford IELTS representative
14:50
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition