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Training and support available for school or college teachers

To help you prepare your students for higher education we offer a range of training sessions, development programmes, and workshops at your school or college.

Teacher Champion Programme 2024

To ensure that our outreach work reflects the perspectives of teachers, careers professionals, and educators, we will are now welcoming applications to join our Teacher Champion Programme.

This free, six-month online programme runs from March to July 2024, providing regular online sessions and an on-campus campus visit, bringing together professionals working in UK state schools and colleges who share a passion for championing access to higher education for underrepresented students.

Why take part?

Teachers taking part will gain:

  • Five webinars, each based on a different theme within higher education progression
  • Supportive peer discussion groups to share opportunities, challenges and give feedback to shape our future content
  • Access to an online Teacher Champion Toolkit with resources to use with students, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Direct access to university staff and insights from experts
  • Information and resources tailored to your school, setting or needs
  • The opportunity to attend a free Teacher Conference on Campus (see more information below)
  • Teachers who complete the programme will gain ‘Teacher Champion Status’, with an email signature and certificate which can be used on CVs and for professional development

Teacher Conference 2024

If you gain a place on the programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend our on-campus Teacher Conference on Wednesday 3 July 2024. The conference will include research sharing, workshops, discussions and knowledge exchanges with academics and university staff to help you feel more confident to support your students with progression to higher education. We will publish a full agenda closer to the date.

You will:

Receive a free ticket to our on-campus Teacher Conference on Wednesday 3 July 2024 9.30am – 4pm, with a colleague or teacher friend.

Have access to fully subsidised overnight accommodation at the university on Tuesday 2nd July.

Enjoy complimentary lunch, plus evening meal and breakfast if staying overnight.

 Receive a contribution towards your cover costs to help you to attend.

Have access to a travel fund to help you attend.

Invitation to our Teacher Champion Awards reception with fizz and canapes.

Our previous Teacher Champions said…


"Being largely a classroom teacher, it was so great to hear about things from a different perspective, gain some information from organisations like AQA and UCAS and network with other teachers working doing the same jobs (but often in different ways at different settings). Much food for thought!"

“It was incredibly interesting and useful to learn more about widening participation and discuss and network with colleagues across a variety of settings in different part of the country.” 

“Informative, friendly, supportive and on point with information and so much more. The team enabled our students to go further and explore opportunities.” 

 “The conference day in Bath was a lovely opportunity to meet other professionals and share experiences and ideas. I would definitely recommend to others.” 

Further details, eligibility and how to apply

This programme consists of five webinars held at 4-5pm on each occasion and starts with a launch webinar at the end of March 2024. The subsequent sessions will be held throughout April, May and June. Dates TBC.

The theme of each webinar will be shared in advance so you can prepare for supportive peer discussions. After each webinar, you will be given access to resources for use in school such as assemblies and INSET presentations.

Teachers, careers professionals and educators from UK state secondary schools or colleges are welcome to apply.

Contact for further information.

Apply using this form when applications open

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Training events


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We offer a range of training events on campus for teachers which vary from year to year. We also hold 'Spotlight on EPQ, IB, Welsh Bacc and other project qualifications' events.

Subject-specific training days for teachers and students are also offered in conjunction with our faculties.

Talks and workshops


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If your busy school timetable makes it difficult for you to attend a training event on our campus, our Be Ready team may be able to deliver a presentation or workshop for a group of relevant staff at your school or college. Popular topics include:

  • UCAS reference writing – what to include
  • supporting students with their Personal Statement
  • university admissions and applying for competitive courses

Details of our full Be Ready offering can be found here.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the Teacher Champion Programme, please email