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Aimhigher West Midlands Annual Conference 2017

"Relevant content, good networks, great people."

Our 15th Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 4th July 2017 at Birmingham City University.

With contributions from the Careers Enterprise Company, Career Development Institute, Propsects, UCAS, Student Loans Company, Focus LMI and numerous universities. It was yet another valuable, interesting and thought-provoking opportunity for teachers and advisers supporting the careers progression of young people.

Download the conference evaluation

You can download presentations used during the conference below:

Morning Introduction: Mind the Gap

CDI_The Careers and IAG Landscape

Degree Apprenticeships:  Latest developments and new opportunities

The View from UCAS

Student Finance England Update                                                                                                            

The New Quality Careers Standard

CPD support for Careers Coordinators and Advisers

SPA_Getting In and Getting On

Tristram Hooley_Policy and Practice in Interesting Times

Making Sense of Labour Market Information

Options at 18

Aimhigher West Midlands Annual Conference 2016

Our 14th Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at Aston University.

With contributions from the National Careers Service, Careers Enterprise Company, DWP, UCAS, Pearson, ICeGS, Skills Funding Agency, Student Loans Company and numerous universities. It was a valuable, interesting and thought-provoking opportunity for teachers and advisers supporting the careers progression of young people.

100% of delegates rated the event as excellent or good

"The best CPD conference I've been to"

"Informative, relevant and well-organised!"

Download the conference presentations below:

Aimhigher West Midlands Annual Conference 2015

Our 13th Annual Conference on Wednesday 8th July 2015 was a great success.  Representatives from over 150 regional schools, colleges, universities and guidance organizations made the most of this free opportunity to share good practice in all aspects of higher education related careers information, advice and guidance and hear contributions from UCAS, The Student Loans Company, National Careers Service, NHS organisations, employers, regional universities, Oxbridge and leading national experts in careers guidance policy and practice.

93% of delegates rated the event as excellent or good, and 100% felt it was relevant or highly relevant to their role.

“Excellent, engaging and relevant”

“Inspiring, engaging and informative”

“The speakers’ enthusiasm shone out”

Download the conference’s Workshop and Plenary Slides and Hand-outs below:

Welcome and Opening Plenary
The View from UCAS
New Pathways to Health Careers - Jenny Mullins White
New Pathways to Health Careers - Aspire @ BCH
NCS Employer Engagement
Employer Engagement School Perspectives
Employer Engagement Employer Perspectives
New Careering
Options at 18
Student Finance Update

Many thanks to the colleagues who contributed to the planning and delivery of the event. 

good practice

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