There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place 30th January from 12.00 – 14.00.

 

This meeting will take place on the 3rd November 10.00 – 11.30

It will consider the proposals in the OfS Consultation on its new approach to regulating equality of opportunity in English higher education and draft a response from the EPC.

 

The next Recruitment and Admissions Committee meeting will be in the Hopper Room at the IET, Savoy Place, London

The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) is holding a one-day event in Manchester on 21st March 2017.

The aim of the day is to discuss the major developments in level 3 mathematics and the implications of these changes for recruitment of undergraduates. New A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics specifications begin first teaching in September 2017. Along with the other reformed A levels these will be linear courses with AS grades no longer counting towards the A level grade. In summer 2016 almost 3000 students took the new Core Maths qualifications, which are designed to extend students’ mathematical skills beyond GCSE, focusing on problem-solving and modelling.

The event will be of particular interest to departmental admissions tutors, heads of department, directors of studies for 1st year courses, widening participation coordinators and outreach coordinators. By attending the event you will have more detailed information about the changes and the potential impact they may have on the curriculum offered to 16-19 year old students in England.

There will be opportunities to discuss with colleagues how HEIs can respond to these changes and provide clear signals to schools and colleges, students and their parents, to encourage appropriate mathematical preparation for different degree subjects.

There is no charge for attendance. The event is on 21st March 2017 at Manchester Meeting Place, Staff House, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3AL. To book your place please follow this link here (booking for this event is now closed). If you have any queries or for more information email: admin@furthermaths.org.uk You can download the flyer or a document on the Health of Further Maths.

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

Guests of Honour
A senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education
Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of London and Lead, 16-18 Mathematics Review

Please note the date of this seminar has changed.
Timed to follow the publication of Sir Adrian Smith’s review into the potential for improving the quality and increasing the scale of the study of mathematics from 16 to 18, this seminar will consider the next steps for reforming maths qualifications post-16.

Delegates will discuss issues including whether maths should be made compulsory for students until the age of 18 and ensuring that the future workforce has appropriate mathematical and quantitative skills. They will also consider steps that need to be taken to overcome barriers to increased provision and take-up of Mathematics post-16, including teacher supply and financial constraints.

The implementation of the new Mathematics A-levels will also be discussed, following the publication of specifications and ahead of the start of teaching in September 2017. Attendees will assess the impact of the new linear structure of the A-levels, as well as their altered emphasis and content.
Further sessions will consider measures to tackle the ongoing recruitment and retention issues in maths teaching, highlighted by the recent AoC and TES survey and the additional demand on the profession posed by the proposals for students failing to achieve a ‘good pass’ at GCSE to retake the exams.

For further details and to book your place, follow link Central London (booking for this event is now closed).

The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) is holding a one-day event in London on 29th November 2016 at the Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB.

The aim of the day is to discuss the major developments in level 3 mathematics and the implications of these changes for recruitment of undergraduates. New A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics specifications begin first teaching in September 2017. Along with the other reformed A levels these will be linear courses with AS grades no longer counting towards the A level grade. In summer 2016 almost 3000 students took the new Core Maths qualifications, which are designed to extend students’ mathematical skills beyond GCSE, focusing on problem-solving and modelling.

The event will be of particular interest to departmental admissions tutors, heads of department, directors of studies for 1st year courses, widening participation coordinators and outreach coordinators. By attending the event you will have more detailed information about the changes and the potential impact they may have on the curriculum offered to 16-19 year old students in England. There will be opportunities to discuss with colleagues how HEIs can respond to these changes and provide clear signals to schools and colleges, students and their parents, to encourage appropriate mathematical preparation for different degree subjects.
There is no charge for attendance.

If you have any queries or for more information email: admin@furthermaths.org.uk

Coming as the HE sector prepares for the introduction of student loans for taught postgraduate students in 2016, and as those in receipt of HEFCE’s interim bursaries begin their programmes, delegates will consider the impact that postgraduate loans will have on student numbers across universities and courses, including the progression of these students to PGR level study.
For more information and booking

Visitor registration is now open for the Royal Aeronautical Society’s new Spring recruitment fair, Career FLIGHTPATH LIVE 2015 taking place at our HQ on Friday 6 March 2015.

Careers FLIGHTPATH LIVE will bring together the Royal Aeronautical Society’s industry partners with high calibre individuals – from students to professionals – seeking a career in aerospace or aviation. This is a unique opportunity for recruiters, training providers and individuals to meet at the Society’s new Spring careers fair dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.

From aerospace design, manufacture and aircraft maintenance, to flight training, commercial and airline/airport operations, and civil, military and space fields; the event is open to recruiters from all fields relevant to the Society’s multidisciplinary footprint.

Confirmed exhibitors include:

BUSINESS CLASS EXHIBITORS:
CTC Wings
Bucks New University

PREMIUM ECONOMY EXHIBITORS:
Aeropeople
Cranfield University
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
University of Manchester
Raytheon UK
Kura Aviation
Panasonic Avionics
Fairfield Control Systems
Talent Retention Solution
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
MSc Aerospace Bursary Scheme

While the fair will be open both to members and non-members of the Society in line with our charitable aims, ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER.

The event will be run over two sessions, one morning and one afternoon. As you complete your online registration you will be asked to choose either a morning or afternoon session. Visitors may only attend one session.
Individual visitors must pre-book online and may only attend the event with a valid confirmation email which has been authorised by the Society.

All group bookings must be made via the Group Booking Form which can be requested by emailing: careers@aerosociety.com. Only group bookings with a valid confirmation email, which has been authorised by the Society may attend the event.  All places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, please contact careers@aerosociety.com

Exhibitor bookings are also being taken for our final remaining stands. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for universities and employers to promote both your courses and academic career opportunities to such a high-calibre audience. For more details, please contact careers@aerosociety.com

Guests of Honour: Maddalaine Ansell, Head of International Knowledge & Innovation Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Professor Colin Riordan, Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit (UKHEIU) and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University
This seminar will bring together key policymakers with senior stakeholders from across the HE sector to discuss the emerging challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing internationalisation of Higher Education, as well as the next steps for government policy in this area.
Central to discussion will be the competitiveness and attractiveness of UK universities in the globalised higher education market, particularly given recent non-EU student visa reform and growing competition for domestic students from European and American universities. Sessions will also cover the next steps for building UK students’ involvement in the Erasmus programme and student exchange in general, as well as the increasing trend for UK universities to open campuses overseas.
Venue: central London TBA
A discount is available for EPC members.  Please contact us for details.
To book places, please use the Westminster Higher Education Forum online booking form.  Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to Westminster Higher Education Forum’s terms and conditions.

International Student Recruitment: Understanding and
Complying with the Points Based Immigration System

Central London

Monday 12th November 2012

Event Details  Website  Register to Attend

Earlier this year, new measures designed to curb the widespread abuse of the student visa system came into effect. The reforms seek to make entrance criteria tougher, introduce new limits on work entitlements and close the post-study work route.

With the international student market providing such a significant contribution economically, academically and culturally to this country’s education sector, particularly universities, it is imperative that institutions are up to speed with the new system and are fully compliant with UK Border Agency procedures.
This specially updated one-day training seminar provides a timely opportunity for education providers, international student recruitment officers and advisers to understand the new immigration landscape and its impact on vetting, sponsoring and recruiting overseas students.

For further details, please refer to the event brochure. In the meantime, to ensure your university or college is represented, please book online in order to secure your delegate place(s).

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