Academic and Professional Development: External Programme

Bloomsbury Institute are members of the main sector-bodies and agencies so that staff can take part in external training and CPD, join in cross-HEI discussions, present research, and share and showcase our work.

The External Programme recommends the key events throughout the year that relate to the student experience and outcomes. It is updated regularly as soon as information and dates are released.

Plan your engagement and reserve your place directly at the links below. [To book onto Institute of Student Employers (ISE) events, contact]. There is no recommended number of events to attend. Engaging in one event can be as impactful as five!

Key Contacts

  • Contact for 1:1 support in writing abstracts or applications.
  • Contact to discuss your external profile and engagement and/or to set up an in-person or a Teams appointment
  • Contact for queries relating to your CPD allowance and expense claims.


Academic staff reflect annually on the impact of their external engagement.  Please take a moment to complete the evaluation survey after your attendance (those listed below or other events). Your data is shared only with Course leaders (where relevant) for the annual monitoring evaluation reports.  Names are otherwise deleted from the data-set.

External Programme 2021-2022

Month Date Host organisation Event and booking link Price Virtual/in-person
November 2021 02 Advance HE Student Success: Employability Summit Free Virtual
03 NEON Establishing an effective mentoring scheme £99 Virtual
04 Independent HE Access and Participation Network meeting Free Virtual
04 Advance HE Assessment and Feedback Symposium £175 Virtual
04 ISE Successful Futures for Students Free Virtual
10 QAA Assessment Ready: Student Perspectives on Assessment and the Learner Journey Free Virtual
10 ISE Supporting autistic students during the transition into employment Free Virtual
16 ISE Create a Winning Work Experience Programme Free Virtual
17 Office for Students Refreshing our Student Engagement Strategy Free Virtual
18 Independent HE Research and Innovation Network meeting Free Virtual
18 Advance HE Governance Conference 2021: Evolving Governance fit for our Futures £175 Virtual
20 ADSHE London Regional Meeting Free Virtual
23 Independent HE Student Data Forum Free Virtual
23-24 ISE ISE Workshop: Socio-economic diversity and inclusion – strategies and practices that work £335 Virtual
30 Office for Students Access and participation plans: sharing monitoring findings and planning for the future Free Virtual
December 2021 1-2 ISE ISE Careers Advisors and Employer Engagement Conference £245 Virtual
06 ISE ISE workshop – Graduate recruitment 101 £335 Virtual
07 QAA Student Quality Network Free Virtual
13 & 15 ISE ISE Workshop: Planning your long-term student recruitment strategy £335 Virtual
14 ISE Acing Development for Early Careers £385 Virtual
15 NEON Establishing evidence and measuring impact meeting – NEON Working Group Free Virtual
January 2022 5-7 AGCAS AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2022 – Career Service Adaptability – Leading the Change £160 Virtual
10-13 AGCAS Group Work £690 Virtual
17-18 AGCAS Introduction to Advice £105 Virtual
18-20 AGCAS Work Related Learning in Higher Education £690 Virtual
24-25 ISE ISE Workshop: Turning mental health on its head Virtual
25 QAA Data Matters 2022: Advancing analytics in research and employability data £148 Virtual
February 2022 09 Advance HE Student Retention and Success Symposium £265 Location tbc
23 Advance HE Gender in Higher Education Conference 2022 £265 Location tbc
March 2022 03 Advance HE Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference £265 Location tbc
16-17 Advance HE Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference 2022: Inclusive Institutions in Action £265 Location tbc
21-23 AGCAS Employability Advice £380 Virtual
29-30 Advance HE Sustainability Symposium £175 Virtual
April 2022 26-29 AGCAS Employability and Career Development Learning £690 Virtual
From 25 AGCAS Technology-based Career and Learning Provision £690 Virtual
26 Advance HE Employability Symposium £265 Location tbc
28 Advance HE Surveys and Insights Symposium £265 Location tbc
May 2022 9-11 AGCAS Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance) £725 Virtual
11 NEON Transitions to higher education – strategies to benefit widening access students £99 Virtual
12 Advance HE Student Engagement Conference-2022 £175 Virtual
June 2022 8 Advance HE Curriculum Design and Development Symposium £265 Location tbc
From 27 QAA Quality in Practice: Quality Management Free Virtual
July 2022 5-7 Advance HE Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the Spotlight: Where next for enhancing student success? £265 In person. Venue tbc
12-14 AGCAS Challenges of Careers Work in HE £690 Virtual

Annual Disciplinary Conferences – in the spotlight

Each year, we spotlight select conferences across our disciplinary areas

August 2022 8-9 Centre for Business and Academic Research 11th International Conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE) 2022 £300 In person: Said Business School, University of Oxford
May 2022 12 Legal Cheek LegalEdCon2022 Not yet on sale London
March 2022 11-12 WASET International Conference on Accounting and Finance  £250 London/Virtual