State school teachers and HE advisers are invited to book their places at the 2013 Teachers’ Conference, hosted by the Colleges of the University of Cambridge.

The Teachers’ Conference is a very useful forum to get up-to-date information

Caroline Baylis, Oxbridge Applicants Coordinator, Hereford Sixth Form College

The three-day conference, being held between Wednesday 17 April and Friday 19 April 2013, is for teachers and HE advisers in the UK state sector who would like up-to-date information regarding entry to and study at the University.

Caroline Baylis, Oxbridge Applicants Coordinator for Hereford Sixth Form College, attended the 2011 Teachers’ Conference.  She now feels more confident about explaining the different course choices available at Cambridge, and better-informed about how AS grades and contextual data are used in the admissions selection process.

“I filled a whole notebook with notes!” Caroline said. “Some things I had heard before, but having the luxury of the dedicated time brought the whole process into better focus for me.”

“The informal chats with sixth form colleagues are as enlightening as the formal lectures,” Caroline added. “The ground rules in this area are changing all the time with new initiatives and rules. The Teachers’ Conference is a very useful forum to get up-to-date information and to discuss how other colleges and schools are dealing with the changes.”

As well as receiving the latest information about the University’s application and selection process, delegates will gain an insight into student life at Cambridge by staying and dining in a Cambridge College.  They will also be able to ask current undergraduates about their experience of studying at Cambridge for an up-to-date student view.

The 2013 Teachers’ Conference is being supported by The Sutton Trust and Cambridge International Examinations.

The Sutton Trust works with the Government, universities and other related organisations to research, pilot and fund initiatives aimed at improving access to universities and the professions. The Sutton Trust and the University of Cambridge also work together to deliver one of the largest Summer School programmes in the UK, giving students the opportunity to experience university-style learning.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. CIE qualifications are taken in over 160 countries. Part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, CIE is a not-for-profit organisation and a department of the University of Cambridge.

  • The conference will be held from 5pm on Wednesday 17 April to 12.30pm on Friday 19 April 2013.
  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

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