The 21 higher education institutions (HEIs) universities in the Midlands have everything the undergraduate student could ask for: a diverse range of both traditional and modern degree courses and a richly-varied student life in vibrant, energetic and exciting multi-cultural towns and cities.
There are other higher education institutions located in the Midlands region who are not listed here as they are not HELOA members. For full details of all HE providers in the region please see the UCAS website.
Angela Morris, Schools Liaison Officer, Aston University
Angela has worked in the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team at Aston University since November 2005 and became a member of HELOA shortly after. Angela was elected as Midlands Group Chair in January 2012 and her role includes chairing 4 group meetings per year, co-ordinating HELOA activity for the Midlands region and representing the views and activity of the group at UK Committee meetings.
Group Vice-Chair, Training
Jonathan Tinnacher, University of Leicester
Having been a HELOA member for over 10 years, Jonathan takes the lead on training for Midlands members. He co-ordinates our annual training day and makes arrangements for regular training sessions to follow each regional meeting. If you have any suggestions for training or recommendations for trainers please contact Jonathan.
Group Vice-Chair, Partnerships
Tim Fuller, Staffordshire University
Tim has been a member of HELOA for a number of years and is now Vice Chair with responsibility for Partnerships and Development. His role is to develop the relationship with organisations such as the Student Finance Company and NASMA as well as with other HELOA regions and within the Midlands group itself. Part of his role at the moment is to encourage the FE colleges to join the regional meeting to ensure a similar message is being communicated regarding all the changes in Higher Education. Tim is happy to receive information from all regarding what HELOA and especially the Midlands region can do for them.
Will Cooling, University of Leicester
Will works within the University of Leicester’s Student Recruitment Department as their Widening Participation Policy Officer, leading on the evaluation of WP activities and drafting the Access Agreement. As HELOA Midlands Group Secretary, Will supports the Midlands Committee team in the administration and general arrangement of quarterly regional and committee meetings. Minute taking, administration of the membership and general liaison between members are the key aspects to the role.
Helen Waters-Marsh, University of Nottingham
Originally a lecturer in further education, Helen made the move to HE when she became College and Vocational Manager for Aimhigher Nottinghamshire. Currently, she is at The University of Nottingham as a Schools and College Liaison Officer. Her duties as Group Treasurer include managing the group accounts, compiling the annual budget, collecting subscriptions and contributing to committee matters.
Group Web/Marketing Officer
Rowan Triffitt, Nottingham Trent University
Rowan is entering his fifth year as a HELOA member, and took up the post of Group Web/Marketing Officer in August 2012. His duties are maintaining the HELOA Midlands website and developing marketing opportunities for the group. During his term of office Rowan aims to develop the website to better serve visitors and to develop new and creative marketing ideas.
UCAS Higher Education Conventions
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June 2013 – Aston University
Bookings are available on the UCAS website.
For more information about these events and to book places, please see www.ucasevents.com/conventions
The HELOA Midlands Group provides an excellent service to careers professionals, teachers and other colleagues giving advice and guidance to prospective university students. The HELOA Midlands Teachers and Careers Advisers Conference is an annual event with an exciting programme covering current issues and demonstrating the higher education provision in the Midlands.
The 2013 conference will be held at Keele University on 15 May 2013.
Presentations from previous conferences are also provided here as reference material;
- Working In Partnership – Rob McGowan – Coventry University
- Routes Into Teaching – Jane England – Newman University College
- Entry for NHS – Sue Cresswell – Coventry University
- Student Finance Update – Donna Isard – Student Finance England
- What do Admissions Tutors Look For?
- Welcome to HELOA – Tim Fuller – Staffordshire University
- Graduate Employment – Ruth, Monica & Katherine – Various
- Student Finance, A University Perspective – Tim Fuller – Staffordshire University
Individual member events
In addition, individual member HEIs offer a range of conferences and workshops. Please see below for details.
Aston University Admissions Conference for Teachers and Advisors
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Details at www.aston.ac.uk/teachers.
The University of Nottingham Careers Advisors’ and Teachers’ Conference
Wednesday 24 April 2013
For information about this event, please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentrecruitment/schoolsliaison/nottinghamconference.aspx
Birmingham City University Teachers Day
Friday 5 October 2012
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
University of Birmingham Careers and Admissions Conference
Wednesday 3 July 2013
For information about this event, please see http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/advice/services/conferences-events.aspx
The HELOA Midlands group produces a range of literature about the universities in the region. If you would like to order our Open Days Poster or our Choices leaflet please contact one of the committee contacts, or your local HELOA representative.
HELOA Midlands members can deliver a range of activities to support students, schools, colleges and other organisations. Please see our events and individual university websites for more details.
Welcome from Group Chair:
Welcome to HELOA Midlands! We are made up of 100 members from 21 HEIs across the East and West Midlands. HELOA Midlands are an active group who regularly engage in conferences and events designed to offer IAG to prospective students considering higher education as their next step.
We meet as a group four times a year to discuss current issues and challenges facing the HE sector, as well as to share best practice. In addition, we organise a Midlands Careers Advisers and Teachers Conference, a Midlands Training Day and publish a biannual HE Choices leaflet and an annual open day poster.
If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the work of HELOA in the Midlands I’d love to hear from you.
I look forward to meeting you at some point in the near future.
HELOA Midlands Group Chair
If you would like to submit ideas for future training please email email@example.com
Within the group we’d like to make it easy to share best practice and communicate with other members from the region. Below are the key HELOA members from each institution, who are happy to be contacted by other members:
Angela Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
University College Birmingham
Ruth Walton - email@example.com
University of Birmingham
Katherine Pagett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
Louise Stow - email@example.com
Birmingham City University
Sarah Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob McGowan - email@example.com
De Montfort University
Kirsty Wilkinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Derby
Hannah Wright - email@example.com
Harper Adams University College
Laura Coulthard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Firth - email@example.com
University of Leicester
Lucy Wade – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Lincoln
Aggi Gunstone - email@example.com
Natalie Matthewman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Newman University College
Sammy Dedicoat - email@example.com
The University of Northampton
Nina Antell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Trent University
Rowan Triffitt - email@example.com
The University of Nottingham
Nathalie Mortimer – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Open University
Mary Cartwright - email@example.com
Tim Fuller - firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Warwick
Paul Blagburn - email@example.com
University of Worcester
Dominic Crawford - firstname.lastname@example.orgMidlands student finance contacts:Student Loans Company (SLC) – East Midlands Contact:Kevin McMullan - Kevin_McMullan@slc.co.ukStudent Loans Company (SLC) – West Midlands Contact:Katy Barge - Katy_Barge@slc.co.uk
Tel: 07827 449280National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA):Jane Whitehead - email@example.com
Tel: 024 7615 2051
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