US Applications Conference for School Advisors

UES annual conference for teachers on US applications

Our next conference is on Monday 7th June 2021  from 11am to 4pm BST. The event will be  virtual, with experts presenting live from across the world. The event is  free of charge.

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These conferences are aimed at teachers who handle US applications, including Overseas Universities Advisors, Heads of Careers, and Heads of Sixth Form. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the most knowledgeable professionals in the world of international university applications.

Speakers include highly experienced professionals:

  • World-renowned US university admissions officers
  • University Guidance Counselors from schools that successfully send many students abroad for university each year
  • Representatives from the major standardised testing boards in the USA
  • University admissions data specialists
  • Committee members of the International ACAC

The finalised programme is as follows:

Timing (BST)

Stream 1

Stream 2


Introduction to event (all attendees)


Student Finance

Joan Liu (University Advisor, UWC South East Asia)

Michael Obeng (student in receipt of scholarship)


Strategies for Success in Era of Hyper-Selective Admissions

Monique Hyppolite (Associate Director of Guidance, Institut Le Rosey, Switzerland)

Managing Parental Expectations

Claire Wilkins (University Counselor, German Swiss International School, HK)


When to Test?Test Optional’ and its Implications

Anne Richardson (American School in London)

Jason Smith (Director, UES)

David Hawkins (The University Guys)


Lunch Break


Building a Global Universities Programme at Your School

Anna Scott (University Advisor, Bradfield College)

Clarity and Brevity: School Document Overview

Simon Lewis
(UES and Latymer Upper School)


Distribution, Core, or Open: Curricula at US Colleges

Alex Alvendia-Wienkers (University of Southern California)

Kate Timlin (Georgetown University)

Tara Lindros (Wesleyan University)

Live Portfolio Review

Murray McKay
(Vice President for Undergraduate Admission, Maryland Institute College of Art)


Sports Panel

David Laflamme (Rugby Coach, Brown University)

Holly Cram (Aspire USA)

Rob Thomas (Sporting Elite USA)

Our last conference was attended by 200 school-based advisors from across Europe. Delegates from over 500 schools have attended our previous events, which provide schools with up-to-date information, as well as a chance to network with teachers at other schools and university representatives. 

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