Nurturing Bright Futures 6-7 June 2019 Nurturing Bright Futures 6-7 June 2019

Nurturing Bright Futures: Conference for Teachers and Advisers will take place at UEA on 6-7 June 2019.

Thursday 6 June

Physical Science Beyond A-levels: helping your students think outside the box: This session will comprise a full morning of talks, discussions and practical demonstrations delivered by lecturers from the Faculty of Science, which will help you to advise your students to think outside the box when considering taking their enthusiasm for physical science and maths further.

We are also very excited to announce that for the first time, we will be collaborating with Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), a leading arts, design and media university providing creative education for over 170 years in the city centre of Norwich. NUA has a national reputation as an innovative and creative community, with cutting-edge facilities and a reputation for excellence.

On the afternoon of Thursday 6 June, colleagues at NUA will be hosting the conference at their city centre campus. They will be offering three practical breakout sessions showcasing how creativity is taught and put into practice: informal introductions into new ways of making, concept development and an insight into graduate destinations - no previous creative experience required! There will also be a discussion session, and a tour of NUA’s award-winning buildings to see first-hand the state-of-the-art studios and workshops, the outputs the students create and what life is like at a creative specialist university.

Friday 7 June

Highlights of the main conference this year will include a presentation from Harriet Jones, Director of UEA’s pre-University Skills Programme, on managing and preparing for the transition from school or college to university in a time of huge changes both to post-16 education and teaching practices in higher education.

We will also be hearing from academics in UEA’s School of Psychology who worked with students from the schools of Computer Sciences, Business and Psychology to develop a wellbeing app (OpenUpUEA) to help students understand their emotions, develop coping strategies and access the support they need.

Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions will include an interactive simulation of the multiple mini interview process for applicants to medicine; advising students on whether to use their head or their heart to choose a degree course; supporting the progression to HE of underrepresented groups of students, such as young carers and looked after children; options for studying abroad and sessions delivered by Norwich University of the Arts.

The programme will also include a networking dinner at the Modern Life café in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the UEA campus, and the ever-popular open top bus tour of Norwich.

You also have the option to stay overnight on Thursday 6 June, free of charge, in our on-campus hotel, Broadview Lodge.

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