Home » Professional Development Conference & CPD

Professional Development Conference & CPD

HELOA Professional Development Conference

Widening Access : Supporting Estranged Students into Higher Education

23rd of October, Studio Venues Birmingham

This one day conference in collaboration with Stand Alone and UCAS will focus on applicants to higher education who are estranged from their families, i.e. those applying to study without family support.

Stand Alone, a charity supporting adults estranged from their families, will give an outline of who estranged students are and how their situation affects their application to university level study. UCAS is currently working with Stand Alone in order to better understand the needs of those who have become estranged from their families and how this cohort of learners can be better supported through the admissions process.

Delegates will discuss the challenges that may arise from the changes and make suggestions on what institutions need to address to be successful in their implementation. This conference is aimed at practitioners in admissions and outreach. The provisional conference programme is available here.

The conference fee is £130 for members and £175 for non-members. Please note that in order to qualify for the HELOA member fee, we must receive your HELOA membership form by 16 October. You can use this form to book your place.

Please contact pdc@heloa.ac.uk if you have any queries.


HELOA and Student Finance Seminar 2017

Thursday 9 November 2017, Crowne Plaza, Stratford upon Avon 

The seminar will provide delegates with a number of workshops that will provide accurate and up-to-date information to delegates regarding a range of student finance funding packages for 2018/19; develop delegate confidence in providing guidance to students and their supporters on student finance; and raise delegates’ awareness of issues relating to Student Finance and possible fraud.

Workshops will focus on Post Graduate Loan (PGL) entitlement and eligibility; undergraduate loan entitlement and eligibility; Disabled Students Allowance and grants For dependents; study abroad and placements; and the repayment process.

For more information please see the HELOA and Student Finance Seminar 2017 Information Brochure and to book please visit the SLC website.