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We have 4 exciting new UK conferences for teachers in May 2023.

3 at our beautiful Highfield campus, and 1 at the creative heart of our Winchester School of Art campus.  

You will be able to:

Join us for an exciting day of collaboration and learning. Each Teachers’ Conference will have a dedicated bespoke agenda for the subject:

Humanities: Text and Context - Tuesday 9 May, 09:00 – 16:00

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Alternatives to Medicine: other routes to a career in healthcare - Wednesday 10 May, 09:00 – 16:00

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STEM: Discover what the future might hold - Thursday 11 May, 09:00 – 16:00

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Art, Design and Fashion - Inspire and nurture creative ambition - Friday 12 May: 09.30 – 16:00

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For more detail on each event, see further information below! Book soon to avoid disappointment. We hope you can join us! 

Humanities: Text and Context - Tuesday 9 May, 09:00 – 16:00

Demystifying Digital Humanities: This talk will outline the growing, interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities within the HE context. We will discuss the various approaches involved, from building digital infrastructures, undertaking critical data studies and building virtual realities to performing computational analysis. We will also explore the expertise and resources offered by the dedicated team at Southampton, further discussing how the Digital Humanities are currently being embedded within the research and pedagogical practices of the University’s School of Humanities.

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Alternatives to Medicine: other routes to a career in healthcare - Wednesday 10 May, 09:00 – 16:00

Many students are interested in a career in healthcare but are unfamiliar with the broad range of courses available to them outside of Medicine. This event will give you the opportunity to explore just some of the incredible courses on offer at Southampton, all of which lead to fascinating and fulfilling careers.

Audiology: Conductive hearing loss caused by glue ear (otitis media with effusion) is a significant barrier to communication for children in the classroom. Waiting lists for grommet surgery are currently at 1 year in the UK, which can leave children without appropriate acoustic cues for learning and development. In the developing world, the burden is even greater, with over 200 million people suffering from chronic otitis media with no access to medical treatment. Dr Alan Sanderson’s research aims to tackle this problem using technology that allows hearing through the skull to bypass the middle ear blockage, so called ‘bone-conduction’.  Academics and Student Ambassadors will demonstrate video otoscopy which allows examination of your ear drum while you watch on a screen. They will also have demonstrations of bone-conduction hearing, which allows you to experience and understand how children and adults with otitis media can regain access to verbal language in the classroom and beyond.

Cardiac Physiology: Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science) is a challenging but rewarding field that focuses on the detection and assessment of heart disease in patients in a wide range of settings, working at the very forefront of technological advances aiding the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.  Find out more about this fantastic career and opportunity for your students in this session!

Biological sciences: ‘How Scientists inform Doctors about Medicine’: Not many realise the role that biomedical scientists play in diagnosing and treating human disease. Like medical doctors, they too learn about how normal cells become abnormal in disease but there is a key difference in what they learn and how they use this information. Doctors will learn much about symptoms of disease and various treatment options in order for them to more accurately diagnose and treat the disease. The scientist on the other hand will learn about the same diseases, but with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of how and why the normal cells became abnormal so that this information can be used to design drugs to prevent this process. Thus, the scientist creates the drugs which the doctor delivers to the patients. Both impact the patient but at very different levels.

Podiatry: Feet - we all have them, but we tend not to think too much about them until something goes wrong! How much do your feet and legs matter to your health? The ability to remain mobile and pain free has major implications to independence and quality of life. Perhaps your students would benefit from a stable career in these uncertain times? Great pay, 96% employment rate for Southampton graduates and no shift working, plus opportunities in the public and private sector. Maybe your students have been to see a podiatrist for treatment of an in-growing toenail or heel pain? Our BSc Podiatry will provide your students a ‘ticket-to-ride’ to the varied and fascinating career of podiatric medicine. Find out more about this exciting healthcare profession and explore our world class facilities.

Find out more about Audiology, Cardiac Physiology, Podiatry, Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience through interactive demos, lab tours and talks from our world leading academics throughout the event.  Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss other health professions including Nursing, Midwifery and Occupational Therapy during the networking lunch and mini exhibition!

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STEM: Discover what the future might hold - Thursday 11 May, 09:00 – 16:00

Chemistry: Solving the World’s Problems: This interactive talk outlines the central role played by chemistry in tackling some of the most pressing problems of our time.  In order to reduce the impacts of climate change, we need to develop sustainable sources of energy, and chemistry lies at the heart of many potential solutions. In medicine, chemistry holds the key to designing and producing drugs that will enable us to meet the challenge of beating diseases and improving our quality of life in the future.  The talk will include highlights of some of the research carried out at the University of Southampton to tackle these challenges. You’ll be able to respond to questions throughout the talk through in-session voting, so have your phone handy!

Engineering: Explore our facilities where we develop cutting edge solutions for noise control, immersive 3D audio and vibration, including the largest anechoic chamber in any UK university! You’ll hear from our world-leading experts on the very latest developments in research and teaching in your field.

Electronics and Computer Science: We are the leading department of its kind in the country, and were one of the first universities to be named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education.

Physics: Our facilities, key partnerships in industry, and research community have given us a strong reputation in the fields of astronomy, quantum, light and matter, and theoretical particle physics. We are dedicated to high quality teaching and have invested heavily in our research groups and equipment to maintain our status as one of the best places in the world to work in the fields of physics and astronomy.

Maths: Our research ranges from the optimum delivery of healthcare, to the stability of electricity networks. Our academics are working at the forefront of their fields, and this is reflected in the quality of our teaching. With more than 60 active research and training links with industry, we give our students the opportunity to specialise in areas of direct interest to future employers.

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Art, Design and Fashion - Inspire and nurture creative ambition - Friday 12 May: 09.30 – 16:00

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To see the full agenda for each session please click on the booking links.

Each subject session is part of an event series. Please complete separate booking forms for each event you wish to attend.

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