Lunchtime Learning

#UTDIAG for Practitioners

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Lunchtime Learning - #UTDIAG for Practitioners is a new CPD event series to support UniTasterDays clients during the ongoing challenges relating to school engagement and remote learning following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest event

Lunchtime Learning 3

December 17th 2020 @ 12pm - 1pm

#UTDIAG for HE Practitioners: Gatsby Benchmark 7: Tips for creating school friendly online higher education events

This was the third in our series of Lunchtime Learning events - and a Christmas special!

The event supported higher education colleagues working with / and supporting schools and colleges to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks - and focussed on Gatsby Benchmark 7.

What to expect when you watch back:

Delivering higher education events with Gatsby 7 in mind

Marie Jobson, Area Education Manager with The Careers & Enterprise Company.

Marie introduced Gatsby Benchmark 7 – and a school and colleges obligations within it. The session focussed on how universities and other higher education institutions can support schools and colleges towards the Gatsby Benchmarks, and specifically how schools can continue to make encounters with higher education meaningful in the current context.

This included tips for universities on how they can ensure their university events support schools in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 7 criteria.

Online events - a school perspective

Jessica Cook (AKA The Careers Lady) discussed the advantages of online university guidance events (from a school perspective) - and tips for higher education institutions offering them - to ensure they are meeting the needs of both the school and college - and the university.

Jess is a Level 6 qualified Careers Professional, currently providing support across five schools in Wiltshire, as well as consulting for UniTasterDays.

The video recording - UniTasterDays Lunchtime Learning 17 December 2020
(Gatsby 7, Online events and an acoustic finish)

Previous event - June 4th 2020

Lunchtime Learning 2

June 4th 2020 @ 12pm - 1pm

#UTDIAG for HE Practitioners: Tips for engaging academics, social media and working with schools

Featuring speakers:

Dr Charles Knight, Associate Dean at Salford Business School - On how to encourage academic support for school and college liaison events (including outreach and recruitment projects).

Charles is an Associate Dean at Salford Business School, a post he started in 2019, following eight years with Edge Hill University Business School, working as Associate Director since 2016. He has won countless teaching awards, and as well as leading ERDF funding projects, a wealth of research and consultancy, he has also supported many school and college liaison projects. Charles will provide top tips on how to get people just like him to support your own initiatives at your institution, be that at present, and encouraging academic involvement in online projects – or whilst planning future campus-based activity.

Jason Navon, co-founder and Managing Director of Clarity Comms - On the changing nature of the social media landscape in pre and post 16 students and young adults.

Jason is the co-founder and Managing Director of Clarity Comms, an ambitious, award-winning social media agency with a host of accolades, including the Gold award for 'Best Use of Content' at the CIPR PRide Midlands Awards. Jason will discuss social media platforms used by different audiences and how higher education institutions can maximise the potential these provide. Jason will introduce data indicating distinct usage groups of social media platforms based on age – for both pre and post 16 audiences. He will discuss what that means for higher education, including the potential for moving advertising and content into these uncharted channels.

Jessica Cook, a Careers Professional and consultant for UniTasterDays - On how to work with schools during the lockdown

Jessica Cook (AKA The Careers Lady) is a Level 6 qualified Careers Professional, currently providing support across five schools in Wiltshire, as well as consulting for UniTasterDays. Jess will discuss how to make your online university school and college liaison offering stand out to schools. This will include understanding the barriers schools face when sharing online learning (such as safeguarding, different platforms being used and students ability to be able to access from home) and how universities can help schools to overcome these.

The video recording - UniTasterDays Lunchtime Learning 4th June 2020
(Engaging academics, social media and working with schools)

Previous event – April 22nd 2020

Our launch event was attended by over 100 higher education practitioners and this section includes details of our speakers, the event recording, and presentation handouts.

Our Speakers and their hand outs

This section includes speaker profiles of the event speakers: James Wilmshurst, Jennifer Corcoran and James Eder.

James Wilmshurst on creating dynamic, eye pleasing, memorable presentations and workshops

James works with institutions to deliver interactive PowerPoint training sessions to support them to bring their presentations and workshops to life. James’s session included tips for creating engaging presentations that can be viewed and interacted with remotely by students. As well as planning and design advice on developing topical themes and applying gamification to presentations.

Jennifer Corcoran on making the most of LinkedIn

Jennifer is the Founder of My Super Connector. She is one the UK’s most successful LinkedIn trainers. Her ability is recognised with awards ranging from Social Media Influencer of the Year through to recognition in national campaigns such as F- Entrepreneur. Jennifer’s session included top tips for higher education practitioners on making the most of the LinkedIn platform.

Jennifer can provide additional literature including her session slides and a LinkedIn checklist document. Please do connect with her on LinkedIn for access.

James Eder on Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times

James was the Founder of Student Beans - a company he launched when just 22, which now connects leading brands to an audience of over 163 million students.

He now focuses his attention as a coach, giving people the time and space to stop, reflect and be intentional about what it is that is important to them and what they want to achieve. James delivered practical tools & tips that will help guide you at this time of uncertainty. Taking you though some coaching fundamentals to help form the basis and structure to succeed in the turbulent world today.

Following James's session if you're interested in finding out more and having a free coaching assessment call have a read of the article and fill in the form he'd be more than happy to help - a link is in the article.

James Eder's Linkedin

The video recording - UniTasterDays Lunchtime Learning 22nd April 2020 - (Coaching, LinkedIn and Engagement)

Lunchtime learning has provided me a very welcome, yet highly useful and relevant, break whilst working from home. Thank you so much Jon!

Francesca Carey
Director of Home Student Recruitment, University of Sunderland

Fantastic array of speakers and a really useful session. Thanks Jon for arranging and look forward to the next event

Andrew Cooper
Account Manager, Liverpool John Moores University

This is a really great initiative to help professionals from across the sector come together and share ideas, in the interest of providing the best advice to students. Looking forward to more to come

Andy Cotterill
UK Marketing and Recruitment Officer, City, University of London

Find out about future CPD events

Please call 01746 769269 or drop a note to [email protected] to discuss future events - including guest speaker suggestions.

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