University of Salford Manchester

Teachers’ and Advisors’ conference

We host an annual conference to provide Schools, Colleges and advisors with information about what Salford has to offer their students. This free one-day conference offers delegates the opportunity to choose from a variety of breakout sessions, take part in Q&A sessions and speak directly to admissions tutors.

Conference 2017 - Wednesday 5th July

The 2017 Teachers' and Advisors' Conference will take place on the Peel Park Campus giving visitors the opportunity to view the recent transformation of the campus. The full conference programme is as below:

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09.15 – 09:45              Registration and Refreshments

09:45 – 10:15    Supporting Students at Salford: Arron Pile, Student and Graduate Diversity Officer
Applying for and completing a course at university can be difficult for anyone, emotionally and financially. Our opening address looks at how we at Salford support all of our students, and in particular, those with additional needs who find it even more of a challenge.

10:20- 11:10  Breakout Session 1 - Choice of:

Careers Alternative to Medicine: Gilly Mehraban, Director of Admissions for Health Sciences 
Studying a Health Sciences programme offers a diverse range of career options and development opportunities. This session will cover Salford’s courses, which are designed to develop the knowledge and skills that students need to excel in the field, and the roles that students can go on to after graduating. 

Exploring Students' Options within Nursing & Social Work: Will Hough & Angela Olsen
Studying a Health Sciences programme offers a diverse range of career options and development opportunities. This session will cover Salford’s courses, which are designed to develop the knowledge and skills that students need to excel in the field, and the roles that students can go on to after graduating. 

Architecture vs Architectural Design - Which one and why?
The School of the Built Environment is ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017), this session will explore our two undergraduate courses and look and what type of student is suited to each. 

11:15 – 12:05              Breakout Session 2 - Choice of:

Degree Apprenticeships: Tasmin Raynor, Degree Apprenticeships Manager
In preparation for the apprenticeship reforms, the University of Salford has been working with employers to develop programmes designed to meet the high level skill needs of businesses. This session will provide information on our offering and the benefits of undertaking a degree apprenticeship at Salford.

Business Information Technology: Gordon Fletcher & Martin Barber, Salford Business School
Salford’s Business Information Technology course has been carefully designed in collaboration between expert course leaders and a collection of partners in business, industry and the public sector. Find out more about the course and what type of student it is – and isn’t – suitable for. 

Advising Students Applying to Social Work: Dr. Dan Allen, Social Work Lecturer
This session will look at the admissions process for Salford’s Social Work programme and how you can best advise your students; from finding suitable work experience, to writing successful personal statements and succeeding at interview. 

12:05 - 13:15               Lunch

13:20 – 14:30              Breakout Session 3 - Choice of:

Introduction to Acoustics: Jos Hirst, Director of Admissions
If you have students that are currently studying Maths or Physics, they may be interested in a career within the diverse world of sound, acoustics and audio. This session will introduce the courses on offer at Salford and includes an exciting tour of our world-class Acoustics facilities. 

Music at Salford: Paul Cusick, Music Lecturer
Salford has a long-standing reputation for delivery internationally renowned music training. Take a tour of our state-of-the-art practice rooms and recording studios whilst learning more about the courses on offer. 

Biological and Chemical Sciences: Dr. David Greensmith and Steve Rossington
This session will introduce you to the Biological and Chemical Science courses on offer at Salford, what we are looking for in our applicants, and include a tour of our multi-million pound Bodmer Laboratory

14:35 – 15:00              Closing Q&A