Enhance your knowledge and skills
Our range of continuing professional development opportunities aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of those with a role in supporting a student's progression to higher education.
This resource-bank contains a wealth of materials including downloadable session plans, interactive workshops and accredited leadership and management courses.
The knowledge network
The knowledge network is a fantastic networking opportunity open to teachers of all subject areas.
Participants will be welcomed to our campus by our academic members of staff before having the chance to meet colleagues from across the region while taking part in interactive workshops, Q&A panels, and learning about the cutting edge research in their areas of expertise.
Supporting progression conference 22 March 2017
It has never been more important to make sure that we're doing the best we can to support our students and raise their aspirations.
With this in mind, we have brought together a team of experts to provide you with the most up-to-date information and advice for tackling some of today's biggest issues in higher education.
Designed for teachers and those playing an important role in encouraging and advising students, this conference is an opportunity for you to benefit from sharing best practice in teaching and progression.
22 March | Supporting progression conference
Raising aspirations for young people in care conference 17 May 2017
Bringing together the key people responsible for shaping the future of our young people in care, this conference offers a chance to discuss ways to work together to encourage participation, achievement and progression in education.
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Sociology and criminology professional development conference14 July 2017
This event brings together teachers, service providers, local authority staff and other professionals interested in the nation's major sociological issues. Experts facilitate debate on some of the latest findings on immigration, criminality, disengaged young people and the sociology of Teesside.
This event uses Teesside as a case study to facilitate understanding of social problems and sociological answers. This is an excellent opportunity to develop links and explore new content to take back to the classroom.
These interactive workshops aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of those in a student progression role.
- Successful personal statement writing
This session looks at the ways you can encourage your students to make the most of their personal statements. We consider the structure and presentation of the ideal presentation, what universities expect to be included and what they'd like their applicants to avoid.
- The role of relationships in generating applications
Relationships with influencers and potential students are the key to securing future applications. In this session we share best practice looking at how to identify and effectively communicate with your market and develop innovative approaches to recruitment.
- Teesside's tips for effective reference writing
This session provides advice to staff writing references for their students, ensuring they convey the key factors a university is looking for when assessing the applicant's suitability for the higher education course they have chosen.
- Preparing students for university interviews
Performing effectively at an interview is more than simply responding to tough questions with great answers. This session equips you to advise your students what universities look for in group and individual interviews.
- Finance and funding
In this session we give details of the funding available for university tuition fees and living costs and explain how students pay this back after their studies.
- Maximising impact
Based on our wealth of experience with many schools and colleges, we share examples of best practice and provide tips on maximising the impact of your progression activities and making the best use of the University's resources. We also help you differentiate your offer for high achievers, those at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET) and all of those learners in between.
Part-time open days
As one of the largest providers of part-time courses in the country, we offer opportunities at certificate level through to postgraduate level.
Next event: 08 March
Part-time open day
- 12 Jul | Part-time open day
- 06 Sep | Part-time open day
Postgraduate open days
Aimed at those wishing to undertake postgraduate study, these open days provide an opportunity for those wishing to develop their career specialise in a particular subject or learn something new.
Next event: 15 February
Postgraduate funding talk
- 08 Mar | Postgraduate open day
- 12 Jul | Postgraduate open day
- 06 Sep | Postgraduate open day