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Next Steps in Admissions to HE
19 Oct 2011
Critical to success. To be held at Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1.

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The White Paper on Higher Education changes the landscape for HE admissions and makes the admissions process important not only to your college's reputation, but to your financial stability.

UCAS is currently reviewing admissions processes. Post Qualification Application features in the White Paper, European and international competition looks to increase and private providers are stepping strongly into the market. It has never been more business critical to get admissions right, to show fairness, from pre-admissions testing contextual data, to the opportunities for sustained relationship building, the admissions landscape is changing fast.

Following the Higher Education White Paper, this conference brings together leaders in admissions in universities, higher education, colleges and schools to provide you with the policy insight and management strategy and new techniques you need for success in an increasingly challenging discipline.  

Programme
10:00
John O'Leary, Editor, Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:00
Delyth Chambers, Universities UK expert adviser and Consultant
Keynote address:Trends and challenges

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10:25
Paul Greatrix Registrar, University of Nottingham
University admissions from 2012: what are we going to do now?

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10:40
Janet Graham, Director, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions
Meeting new challenges in admissions - the professional challenge

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10:55
Panel questions and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:45
Sir Alan Langlands FRSE, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Funding and fairness: incentives and penalties in funding

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12:05
Mary Brennan Senior Manager - Partnerships, OCR
Building a better 'A' Level

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12:20
Panel discussion: fairness and transparency: Session 2
Professor Sir Martin Harris, Director, Office for Fair Access, Cat Murdoch, Student Recruitment Manager, Oxford University, Dan Shaffer, Senior Project Officer, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA), Liam Owens, Head of Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University; Chair, Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA)

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Dan Shaffer Senior Project Officer, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA)
Considering the impact of HEFCE's new student number controls on 2012 admissions

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14:20
Karl Billington and Matthew Weller Modernising the admissions process through a web services solution
Karl Billington is Head of Admissions Royal Holloway University of London Matthew Weller is a Business Analyst, Royal Holloway University of London

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14:40
Tristian Stobie Director, Education, University of Cambridge International Examinations
College readiness - the benefits of developing independent study and in-depth knowledge of learners

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15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:50
Key Issue Seminar A: Engaging Potential Students
Liam Owens Head of Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University; Chair, Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA)

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15:50
Key Issue Seminar B: QS Stars Rating System
Ben Sowter Head of Division, QS Intelligence Unit

15:50
Key Issue Seminar C: Outreach in an age of austerity
Dr Tessa Stone, Chief Executive, Brightside

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16:40
Close of conference
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