This page gives an overview of the sessions available at the Year 12 IAG conferences. Alongside these options, all students will attend a session on university finance and will have the opportunity to visit university stalls to talk to representatives from a range of UK institutions.

Student sessions

Morning sessions

  • Academic Literacy: academic skills experts TurnItIn will run a workshop on what academic literacy is and how understanding it can help prepare you for university.
  • Admissions Tests: this session from Cambridge Assessment will look at what admissions tests are and how you can use their resources to prepare for admissions tests to subjects such as medicine and law and universities such as Oxbridge.
  • Managing the UCAS Timeline: what can you do to make the most of the time between the end of Year 12 and A-level results day? This session from the University of Bristol will look at the UCAS timeline and what to do on results day.
  • Medicine and Dentistry Interviews: the University of Bristol will run a workshop for medicine and dentistry applicants on how to prepare for the interview process for these courses.
  • Oxbridge Interviews: run by Wadham College, this session will help you begin to prepare for Oxbridge interviews. Please note: this session will not cover medicine and dentistry interviews.
  • Showing passion for your subject: how do you talk about your academic passion to show universities that you are the right person to study your chosen subject? This session will help you identify ways you can develop your academic interests and how you can talk about what you have done.

Afternoon sessions

  • Adjusting to university life: this panel discussion is your chance to ask a range of current undergraduates any questions you have about university life.
  • Getting career ready: this panel discussion will allow you to hear from a range of recent graduates and careers advisers on how to make the most of university to prepare for your career.
  • Making an impression: The Social Mobility Foundation have years of experience of supporting young people to obtain and excel in internships to some of the UK’s most prestigious companies. This session will help you consider how you can make an impression when applying for jobs and internships.
  • Studying in the USA: Fulbright have been supporting UK students to study in the USA for 70 years. This session will look at the benefits of studying abroad, how to meet the costs of studying in the USA and what the options are.

Teacher sessions

  • Fulbright: this information session will share with you what options are available for students to take advantage of Fulbright summer schools and opportunities.
  • Preparing students for admissions tests: the session will be run by Cambridge Admissions, leading experts in admissions testing. As admissions tests become increasingly common at Oxbridge and other universities, this session will show teachers what resources are available to help best prepare their students.
  • TurnItIn: this information session will share TurnItIn’s services and how they can better support your students in school and in becoming university ready.
  • University Question and Answer session: this panel discussion will have a range of representatives from universities available to answer your questions about supporting your students and getting them university ready.
  • Whole school approach to WP: this workshop led by The Brilliant Club will look at how all school staff can help create a whole school approach to university access.