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Teachers and Advisers Conference 2021

Teachers and Advisers Conference 2021

Teachers and Advisers Conference

25 May, 10am – 12.30pm

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We are excited to announce the University of East London’s premier Teachers and Advisers Conference. The focus of the conference is Supporting Student Success. The programme will reflect the holistic support offered by UEL in a multitude of ways, including financial, wellbeing, inclusivity, with a central theme of making UEL students’ career ready.   

This golden thread runs from pre entry programmes through transitioning to University and beyond into careers.   The conference aims to show the innovative practice that has been brought in prior and during the pandemic, and how it will continue to do so in line with the University’s vision 2028. 

On the day you’ll hear from our guest speakers’ alumni and current students. The event will run online on MS Teams.

Confirmed so far, we have:

  1. Dr Ian Pickup - Pro Vice Chancellor (Education & Experience) and COO, University of East London with Welcome to UEL - The Careers-led University. Dr Pickup will present what it means to be a careers-led university, the golden thread of careers in everything we offer at UEL, our differences as strengths, wellbeing at the core of success, as well as Vision 2028 which aims to support students to thrive in every aspect of their lives – academically, socially, economically, mentally and more. 
  2. Nic Streatfield, Head of Student Support & Wellbeing and Nigel Meeson, Disability & Dyslexia Team Manager will host Taking Good Care – Wellbeing, Disability and Dyslexia services. This session will focus on what support students can get when transitioning to university and the flexible, wide-ranging as well as specialist support available to students at UEL, including disability support, drop in advice sessions, and online mental health and wellbeing services.    
  3. The UEL Careers Zone: Creating Career Ready Graduates will be run by Kayleigh Gibson, Coaching and Mentoring Manager, and Raksha Mehta, Placements Manager, from Careers and Student Enterprise and will be showcasing the comprehensive range of opportunities such as UEL’s student internship programme, networking events, and the professional mentoring scheme, which includes mentors from companies such as London City Airport, BT Sport, Canary Wharf Group, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Accenture and HSBC. 
  4. Gaurav Malik from the Department of Engineering and Computing will be offering the academic's perspective on how UEL has adapted it’s courses to embed Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth, ensuring that students are equipped for success once they’ve moved on from UEL. He will also talk about how colleges and Sixth Forms can prepare students for university.
  5. Gary Tindell, Business Intelligence Specialist, will demonstrate "Track My Future", a UEL app for students that empowers students to take control of their student journey. 
  6. Acting SMART Manager Debbie Lindsay will lead a session on Financial Support Through the Pandemic and Beyond. This session will look at the how UEL supports students during these times and the scholarships and bursaries available for students entering UEL in 2020 -21.
  7. The University of East London have collaborated with industry partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) since 2019. AWS are delighted to be attending and contributing to the conference.
  8. More speakers and breakout sessions to announced!


The first 50 Teachers and/or Career Advisers who book on to the conference will receive a wellbeing pack.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021
10:00-12:30