Webinars

Webinars

As we navigate these uncertain times, it’s more important to Oxford Brookes than ever that we stay connected with teacher, advisers and students. With this in mind we hosted two live webinars on 19 May and 21 May 2020 designed to support teachers, advisers and students in their progression to university in 2020.

These webinars were recorded so anyone who couldn't join live would be able to watch via the links below.

Note: All information in both webinars was correct at the time of recording.

Teachers and advisers webinar

For: Teachers and careers advisers

This webinar was aimed at teachers and careers advisors and gave an opportunity for you to hear the very latest information on the current university application cycle, including how Oxford Brookes will be considering applicants’ grades, and what we know about the Clearing process. We also heard from senior colleagues from Oxford Spires Academy and Abingdon & Witney College on their experiences of calculating grades and supporting students during this time.

Panel Members:

  • Robert Hodgson, Head of Admissions Operations at Oxford Brookes
  • Helen Hall, UK Recruitment and Partnerships Director at Oxford Brookes
  • Jackie Watson, Vice Principal and Head of Sixth Form, Careers and Enrichment at Oxford Spires Academy
  • Jenny Craig, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality at Abingdon and Witney College

Student admissions and preparing for university webinar

For: Students in Year 13 or final year of college

Our second webinar provided students with the most up to date information on what they can expect from the remainder of this year’s application cycle, including information on calculated grades and how Oxford Brookes will be considering these, as well as what we know about clearing. They will also heard from an Oxford Brookes student who has completed their final year. We hope this will support students in making their final decisions before the UCAS deadline as well as answering any questions that students might have about preparing for university.

Panel Members:

  • Robert Hodgson, Head of Admissions Operations at Oxford Brookes
  • Helen Hall, UK Recruitment & Partnerships Director at Oxford Brookes
  • Hellen Barton, Student Transitions and Engagement Manager at Oxford Brookes
  • Jackie Watson, Vice Principal and Head of Sixth Form, Careers and Enrichment, Oxford Spires Academy
  • Jenny Craig, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality form Abingdon and Witney College
  • Panni Ujvari, final year Sociology student at Oxford Brookes University

Reflections on a Recovery Curriculum A conversation with Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health

How do children cope with loss? How can anxiety impact their ability to learn? And how can we reignite children’s motivation to learn, in a world that is dramatically changing?

Join experts from Oxford Brookes' MA Education programme to explore the Recovery Curriculum, a relationships-based approach to developing mental wellbeing in children. We'll examine how a curriculum can respond to children's emotional needs - and make sense of their experiences. And in a world where our students - and indeed ourselves - are coping with untold stress, we'll look at how we can prioritise emotional wellbeing across whole school communities.

With Jonathan Reid, MA Education SEND Strand Leader and Senior Lecturer in Child Development, SEND and Inclusion at Oxford Brookes University.

Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health, Oxford Brookes University.