Event announcement: You’re invited to Seren 2017: Above and Beyond

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We’re delighted to announce the return of the third annual Seren Network conference – Seren 2017: Above and Beyond – on 6th and 7th December 2017 at Cefn Lea in Newtown.

Students: you’ll gather with more than 1000 other pupils from Seren hubs across Wales to take part in academic masterclasses, workshops, guest lectures from leading academics, and university panel discussions. You’ll also have access to expert advice on the most pressing issues facing today’s students, including obtaining finance, scholarships and bursaries and getting career-ready while at university. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with 50 leading universities, from the UK and overseas.

Teachers: we’ve designed a dedicated professional development strand for you, to equip you with the skills and knowledge to support your high-performing pupils and become champions of university access in your schools. Topics for you will include navigating university admissions tests, and planning stretch and challenge support during students’ A-levels.

We’ll be unveiling the full line-up in the coming weeks, but the draft programme is available to download here: Above and Beyond Programme

A overview of the sessions is also available here: Session options

Everything you need to know

How to book
To book places for students from an institution please visit http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Seren2017/ and follow the simple step-by-step instructions. Please note teaching staff can book up to 10 pupil places on one form. All groups must be chaperoned by a member of staff or a responsible adult.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Cefn Lea Park Conference Centre has a limited amount of basic hostel-style accommodation for students and staff travelling to the venue the evening before either day. The cost and booking of accommodation is the responsibility of the school, college or hub co-ordinator.  To book, please call Dan Morgan on 01686 625275 or e-mail admin@cefnlea.co.uk. Responsibility for the safeguarding of all students attending the conference during the day, and for those staying overnight at Cefn Lea Park, lies with the school, college and hub co-ordinator. An evening activity may be made available if there are sufficient numbers staying overnight on the 5th and 6th December.

For bookings and logistics: James Parsons on 07837 201504 or Seren2017@cazbah.biz
For event content: Greg Scannell on 07398 182819 or  greg.scannell@thebrilliantclub.org



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