Teacher conferences

Develop your teaching career, extend your network of contacts and broaden your knowledge on Higher Education information, advice and guidance at our beautiful campus.

teachers conference at the University of Sussex

What to expect

If you’re a teacher or careers advisor, you can attend one of our free teacher conferences. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Held on the University of Sussex campus you’ll:

  • attend talks by key members of university staff and engaging third party speakers
  • receive advice and guidance on preparing your students for university entry
  • get involved in a range of activities on the day and choose the talks you'd most like to attend.

Our next Teacher Conference is scheduled for Friday 23 June, 12noon–4pm. The conference will include a keynote talk on ‘Women in STEM’ from Roma Agrawal, a diversity campaigner, author and award-winning structural engineer best known for working on the foundations and spire of The Shard in London. You’ll also receive along with updates on student finance, personal statements and alternatives routes into Higher Education.

Subject to approval, this event will be CPD accredited.



Arrival and registration




Keynote speech from Roma Agrawal with Q&A


Samantha Sykes (UCAS) discusses application trends, changes to 2024/25 entry, and new resources for advisors


Charmaine Valente (Student Finance England) discusses changes to Student Finance for 2024/25 entry, bursaries and scholarships




Women in STEM Panel with current University of Sussex students


Student Support with a current student's perspective with Hannah Wallace, Head of Student Engagement and Enhancement at Sussex


Closing and sector update


Optional networking with refreshments - during this time you'll be able to speak with current Sussex STEM students and staff from relevant departments, as well as staff from our medical school and staff with expertise on apprenticeships