Aimhigher Conference - Aimhigher West Midlands

Bookings for the annual Aimhigher Conference for Teachers and Advisers are now open!

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Location: University of Birmingham

The conference will focus on key updates in the higher education sector, including Student Finance and the UCAS 2025 cycle. We will be hearing from industry experts, as well as holding our Higher Education panel offering you the chance to ask your burning questions.

We encourage attendance from those working with young people and the community to help improve the support you can offer to students and parents/carers. The conference is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals.

Our amazing line-up includes:

  • ‘Shift Happens’ – Wellbeing and Positive Psychology – Keynote from bestselling author Dr Andy Cope, Art of Brilliance
  • UCAS Cycle Update & Recent Findings – Ross Sanger, UCAS
  • Student Finance Update – Ahmar Ehsan, Student Loans Company
  • Careers and Next Steps: Sharing best practice – Debbie Beckford, Swanshurst School
  • HE Expert Panel – Representatives from UCAS, Medical Schools Council, University of Cambridge & University College Birmingham

Check out the full agenda including talks and timings here.


Information for Delegates

The conference takes place at the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus in The Alan Walters Building, located R29 on the campus map. Full details on how to find us can be found here: Getting here

Travel & Parking
The University is very lucky to have its own train station, ‘University (Birmingham)’. Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.

If you need to bring a car to campus, paid parking is available in the following location:
North East Car Park Multi Storey*, Floors 1-5 (access via Pritchatts Road), B15 2SA. The Ground Floor bays are reserved exclusively for Hotel Guests displaying a guest permit only. Please note that this car park does not have a lift – please contact us if you have access requirements. Please note this is also a cashless car park – register with RingGo to pay via on your mobile.
*Please note data coverage is very limited in this car park. In order to pay for parking on your mobile, you may need to walk away from the building before you are able to access mobile data.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.