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November 2019

Fri 22
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03b

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

December 2019

Mon 16
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

January 2020

Tue 14
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach Finished 13:30 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Wed 15
Targeting Schools and Students for Widening Participation Events new Finished 15:00 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This will be a practical session, which will explore different methods of identifying schools and students who meet widening participation targeting criteria. This session will focus on using tools available to identify these students, and the datasets CAO has available for members of University staff wishing to run UK based widening participation events.

February 2020

Wed 5
Transition Year Briefing new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

Cambridge Transition Year – Admissions and Outreach Briefing 2020

What is the Transition Year? This new programme is mentioned in the Cambridge APP. You might have been involved in University-wide consultations and discussions already, but you also might know nothing at all at this point.

This briefing will bring you up to date with the development of the programme. It is a high-profile initiative for the University and while the programme isn’t due to launch until 2021 and the first students aren’t anticipated to begin their studies until 2022, you may be asked for more information. This session will let you know how you can best respond to any enquiries you might get from prospective applicants or advisors in this coming year.

Wed 12
Undergraduate Admissions Overview & Answering Difficult Questions new (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students. There are two sessions - attendance at both it not compulsory. Both will be run by Dr Sam Lucy (Director of College Admissions).

  • Session One: Undergraduate Admissions - An Overview (14:00-15:00)

This session will aim to explain the University’s admissions process and provide advice on how to communicate this to prospective applicants. These sessions are aimed at any academics and staff members wishing to increase their knowledge of the application process, and will be particularly useful to those who may communicate with prospective students at University Open Days or similar events. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are new to the University, or have little previous experience of the undergraduate admissions process in Cambridge.

  • Session Two: Undergraduate Admissions- Answering Difficult Questions (15:15-16:30)

This session is aimed at academics and staff whose role may frequently involve talking to prospective students, parents, and teachers and will offer advice on how to respond to difficult or controversial questions.

Undergraduate Admissions Overview & Answering Difficult Questions new (2 of 2) Finished 15:15 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students. There are two sessions - attendance at both it not compulsory. Both will be run by Dr Sam Lucy (Director of College Admissions).

  • Session One: Undergraduate Admissions - An Overview (14:00-15:00)

This session will aim to explain the University’s admissions process and provide advice on how to communicate this to prospective applicants. These sessions are aimed at any academics and staff members wishing to increase their knowledge of the application process, and will be particularly useful to those who may communicate with prospective students at University Open Days or similar events. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are new to the University, or have little previous experience of the undergraduate admissions process in Cambridge.

  • Session Two: Undergraduate Admissions- Answering Difficult Questions (15:15-16:30)

This session is aimed at academics and staff whose role may frequently involve talking to prospective students, parents, and teachers and will offer advice on how to respond to difficult or controversial questions.

Mon 17
Project Evaluation Showcase new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03b

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This will be an informative session detailing examples of good practice in monitoring and evaluation, specifically related to outreach projects including those funded by the Widening Participation Project Fund. The session will cover general good practice in monitoring and evaluation, as well as featuring presentations from previous outreach projects detailing specific examples of monitoring and evaluation in practice.

Thu 20
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG18

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

March 2020

Mon 2
Advancing Access Training new Finished 11:30 - 15:15 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 8

Please note that this is for Schools Liaison Officers only. This session offers training to enable Schools Liaison Officers to deliver CPD training in schools and colleges to help teachers support student’s progression to leading universities.

Mon 16
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Fri 20
WP Outreach Participant Targeting/Selection Criteria Briefing new CANCELLED 13:30 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

Aimed at all outreach practitioners at the University of Cambridge, this briefing will provide an overview of the recently revised WP Participant Targeting/Selection criteria for use on outreach initiatives. The authors of the paper will explain the rationale behind the paper's revised weighting of WP measures and some of the research underpinning the paper. There will also be some discussion on why targeting/selection is important as opposed to using first come/first serve or relying exclusively on teacher nominations.

This session is accompanied by a skills-based session in April aimed at those with less experience implementing targeting/selection criteria.

Tue 24
HEAT User Group Meeting new CANCELLED 15:00 - 16:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

The Cambridge Admissions Office HEAT Team will organise termly HEAT User Group Meetings. The aim of these meetings is to inform users of HEAT updates and raise any common issues to the group. There will also be time for any questions and/or feedback.

These meetings are primarily aimed at Operational Leads, however if these representatives are unable to attend the proposed dates, other HEAT users are more than welcome to come along. We hope to see as many of you attend these meetings as possible in order to make them as beneficial as we can.

April 2020

Fri 3
WP Outreach Participant Targeting/Selection Skills Session new CANCELLED 13:30 - 15:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

Aimed at outreach practitioners with less experience using targeting/selection on their outreach programmes, this skills-based session will provide examples of good practice implementing targeting/selection drawn from experience running CAO programmes. The session will also explore ways to use other data sources and HEAT to make the process easier.

This session follows on from a briefing delivered in March explaining the new targeting/selection criteria adopted by the Collegiate University.

Fri 17
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Thu 23
Student Services Briefing new CANCELLED 15:00 - 16:15 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This session is aimed at outreach professionals and those who frequently speak to prospective students at Open Days or similar events, who would like to increase their knowledge of the services offered to students across the University. Representatives from CUSU, the Disability Resource Centre, the Counselling Service and the Careers Service, will discuss the services they offer students.

Wed 29

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Thu 30
Behaviour Management Training new CANCELLED 14:30 - 16:00 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

This is a session aimed at outreach staff, working with school-aged young people. We will be learning and practising strategies for managing low-level disruption, based on ‘Teach Like A Champion’. We will also discuss the importance of behaviour management for effective delivery, and how to know when behaviour management is your responsibility, or the school’s.

May 2020

Wed 20

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

Delivering Engaging Session for Schools new CANCELLED 10:30 - 12:30 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, S1

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This session will be useful to anybody who delivers academic workshops, particularly to young people at an outreach related event, though the skills developed will also help to improve general presentation and teaching skills. It will be delivered by The Brilliant Club (https://thebrilliantclub.org/)

The course will be split into three main sessions:

  • Working with Pre-Undergraduate Students -including understanding of disadvantage in the school, overview of WP (widening participation), managing behaviour and creating a positive environment.
  • Designing Engaging and Interactive Sessions
  • Turning your Research into a Taster Lecture or Course for School Pupils
Thu 21
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

June 2020

Tue 9
Undergraduate Admissions Overview & Answering Difficult Questions new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, S1

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students. There are two sessions - attendance at both it not compulsory. Both will be run by Dr Sam Lucy (Director of College Admissions).

  • Session One: Undergraduate Admissions - An Overview (14:00-15:00)

This session will aim to explain the University’s admissions process and provide advice on how to communicate this to prospective applicants. These sessions are aimed at any academics and staff members wishing to increase their knowledge of the application process, and will be particularly useful to those who may communicate with prospective students at University Open Days or similar events. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are new to the University, or have little previous experience of the undergraduate admissions process in Cambridge.

  • Session Two: Undergraduate Admissions- Answering Difficult Questions (15:15-16:30)

This session is aimed at academics and staff whose role may frequently involve talking to prospective students, parents, and teachers and will offer advice on how to respond to difficult or controversial questions.

Undergraduate Admissions Overview & Answering Difficult Questions new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 15:15 - 16:30 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, S1

Cambridge Admissions Office has organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Faculty/Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students. There are two sessions - attendance at both it not compulsory. Both will be run by Dr Sam Lucy (Director of College Admissions).

  • Session One: Undergraduate Admissions - An Overview (14:00-15:00)

This session will aim to explain the University’s admissions process and provide advice on how to communicate this to prospective applicants. These sessions are aimed at any academics and staff members wishing to increase their knowledge of the application process, and will be particularly useful to those who may communicate with prospective students at University Open Days or similar events. Please note that this session is aimed at those who are new to the University, or have little previous experience of the undergraduate admissions process in Cambridge.

  • Session Two: Undergraduate Admissions- Answering Difficult Questions (15:15-16:30)

This session is aimed at academics and staff whose role may frequently involve talking to prospective students, parents, and teachers and will offer advice on how to respond to difficult or controversial questions.

Tue 16
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) Training for Outreach CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Meeting Room CG09

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.

These sessions are aimed at those who are brand new to HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) and who will want to be added to the live database as their institution’s Operational Lead or User with all Reports. 

If you are only going to need Read Only or Read Only with Export permissions this training is not required.