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HELOA National Conference 2024 Programme

Thursday 11 January

19:00Awards and Gala Dinner – Awards Night Eleganza Extravaganza 

The evening starts with a drinks reception sponsored by Unifrog from 18.30, doors open at 19:00. We ask that all delegates are seated by 19:15 for the awards presentation to start. The awards and gala dinner will be followed by a disco.

Friday 12 January

7:00 – 9:00Breakfast opens for full delegates

N.B. Full delegates can also use the leisure facilities from 7am
9:00Arrival and registration for day delegates
By 9:15Check out for delegates

N.B. Bags can be left with the Hotel until conference close
9:30Workshop 5

5.1 UCAS Events – The Student Perspective
Aimee Okafor
& David Penney | UCAS
Room: Northumbrian

5.2 How to build a widening access curriculum
Jon Coe & Megan Rostern-Thomson | University of Sheffield
Room: Locomotion 2

5.3 Student Advisory Panels
Joanne McKenna | Edge Hill University
Room: Rocket

5.4 Positive and Purposeful Disruption with AI
Ben Whitaker | Round Peg Square Holes Ltd
Room: Locomotion 1

5.5 Making sense of policy
David Kernohan | Wonkhe

Room: Invicta

5.6 Postgraduate Open Days: Can they work alongside UG?
Katie Marshall-Gamston
& Claire Brown | Cardiff Metropolitan University
Room: Planet

10:30Refreshment break
10:50Workshop 6

6.1 Everything you ever wanted to know about Degree Apprenticeships
Karen Hinton | University of Suffolk

Emma Chu | Manchester Metropolitan University
Room: Locomotion 1

6.2 A decade of UniTasterDays insights – five tips for building lasting relationships with schools and colleges
Jon Cheek | UniTasterDays
Room: Rocket

6.3 Innovation in Literacy Outreach: Oral Storytelling in West London
Jordan Campbell | University of West London
Room: Locomotion 2

6.4 Scaling the power of communities across the student journey
Emma Froud
& Amy Downes | Unibuddy
Andy Jackson | University of South Wales
Room: Northumbrian

6.5 Working with Partners: we have an MoU, now what?
Moyra Throssell | London Metropolitan University

Room: Planet

6.6 Using Employers in Postgraduate Recruitment
Steven Joesbury
| The University of Law
Room: Invicta

11:50Refreshment break

Kim Eccleston – Head of Strategy and Reform, UCAS

13.00Conference close
13.30Networking Lunch


Grab & Go Sandwich Available