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AoC Exams Conference 2024

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 6 March 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fee: Starting from £165+ VAT per delegate

Wednesday 6th & 7th March

The AoC Exams Conference will bring together exams professionals from across the sector to discuss the key issues facing the exams office in colleges. With colleges seeing a significant increase in their English and maths retake numbers and the shift to even greater external assessments in Vocational Technical Qualifications the exams function in colleges is facing even more challenges.

Taking place online on the mornings of Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March, the conference will offer delegates the space to meet with like-minded colleagues, share how you approach issues such as managing high volumes of assessment and access arrangements and gain ideas for future improvement. We will also hear from the key stakeholders so you can ensure you have the latest information on the rules and regulations and the opportunity to ask your questions directly.

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Delegate Fees

AoC Member fee - per delegate - £165 + VAT

Affiliate Member - per delegate - £200 + VAT

Non member institutions - per delegate - £265 + VAT

Non member commercial - per delegate - £550 + VAT

3 delegates or more from the same institution (AoC Members) = 10% discount


Speakers
Jugjit Chima
Chief Executive, National Association of Examinations Officers
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Jugjit is a qualified teacher (serving as Head of History, Head of Examinations, and as part of the senior leadership team) and completed a secondment at OCR before being appointed as regional manager for the National Assessment Agency exam support team, which was later transferred into the Department for Education as the Exam Delivery Support Unit. In 2013, Jugjit founded The Exams Office where he continues to lead on and deliver its training programme for senior leaders, exams officers and invigilators. His responsibilities also include maintaining and developing links with stakeholders and partners.

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John Beck
National Manager, City & Guilds
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John Beck is a National Manager at City & Guilds for over 8 years and has over 15 years' experience within education and over 20 years' experience within childcare background.

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Amanda Collinge
Organisational Psychologist, ACC Consulting Limited

Amanda is an organisational psychologist with extensive experience in the health and social care sectors, wider public sectors and Further Education. She is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and A Board Member for Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support (N&SCS). With a special interest in positive psychology and a passion for mental health and emotional well-being, she supports individuals, teams and organisations to develop positive and effective well-being strategies that help equip them to feel better about taking on their workplace and personal life challenges.

John Beck
National Manager, City & Guilds
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John Beck is a National Manager at City & Guilds for over 8 years and has over 15 years' experience within education and over 20 years' experience within childcare background.

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Leanne Marshall
Exams Manager, Boston College
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Leanne Marshall has worked in Exams at Boston College from March 2016. She began as an Admin Apprentice and has recently been promoted as Exams Manager from January 2024.

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Rachel Williams
Quality Manager, City & Guilds
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Rachel has 10 years experience of Customer Support within an Awarding Organisation, having worked in both Customer Support and Quality Delivery. She is the key contact for Quality Delivery in relation to T Levels.

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Tina Hudson
Exams Teams Leader, Nottingham College
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Tina Hudson is a dedicated professional and has been an integral part of Nottingham College for over 17 years. As a large educational institution with more than 25,000 students enrolling annually, Nottingham College relies on its vibrant campuses to accommodate the multitude of exams conducted each day. Her journey in the exams department started as coordinator which led to her current role as Exams Team Leader. Her expertise shines during high volume exam sittings, such as overseeing 2,300 GCSE Maths students last year, amongst the many more exams in the summer series and exams throughout the year. The Exam Team won the ‘Team of the Year’ for the hard work and excellent teamwork.

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Christina Lynch
Exams Manager – Group Lead, TEC Partnership
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Christina Lynch has worked in the world of Exams at TEC Partnership for almost 20 years after starting as an apprentice aged 18. She was a coordinator for the majority of those years before she became Manager for the first time in 2019, managing the “South Bank” Exams team of the Partnership. Following a restructure in 2023 she became manager for the Group and her role now focuses on processes and procedures for all Exams staff across the Partnership. Throughout the majority of her time as a coordinator I looked after GCSEs across various departments including the 14-16 Academy and later, Maths and English. Having this experience has given her a greater understanding in what is required for large scale assessment, and she have now successfully managed 8 large Exams series of 1000+ learners.

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"A Fantastic informative conference. A great mix of keynote speakers. Good to see how other centres handle challenges faced by exam professionals".

"A very useful conference that gave me an opportunity to meet colleagues from other colleges who are experiencing the same issues as ourselves. The speakers were very knowledgeable and engaging, I've taken a lot of good practice and ideas back to my college."