We are delighted to confirm details of our in-person Networking Days, exclusively for BBSN member agents and schools. Come along, free of charge, and meet senior admissions and marketing staff in new and existing partner schools, chat to colleagues in other companies, enjoy lunch and refreshments, have a tour of the host school and learn about the latest market intelligence and developments in our sector. 

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The events will take place in June 2022 at the following host schools and you are welcome to attend more than one event or book places for different staff at each event as the school attendees will be different at each:

  • Wednesday 8th June - Monkton Combe School, Bath, Somerset

  • Wednesday 15th June - Wrekin College, Wellington, Shropshire

  • Thursday 16th June - Bede’s School, Hailsham, East Sussex

Many valuable connections have been fostered at our previous Networking Days and many agent visits to schools are generated as a result of the events.  ​

The Networking Days are free of charge to our member agents and will include lunch and refreshments. This provides a very cost-effective and time-efficient way to catch up with many school staff in one day in one location!  There are lots of new staff in our member schools and these events provide a unique opportunity to meet many of them this term, strengthening partnerships before the new recruitment year ahead. 

There are approximately 100 places at each venue and we aim to have a good balance of school staff and agents at each event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. 

The Networking Days are an opportunity not to be missed!

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Benefits of attending

  CONTACTS

  1. Meet School staff:
    A valuable opportunity to meet face to face with school staff who deal with international admissions and marketing. There will be networking opportunities over refreshments on arrival, during lunch and in the afternoon.
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  3. Meet colleagues:
    The chance to chat with staff from other companies who have similar roles and who are all facing the similar challenges.

"A superbly organised event full of interesting and relatable information. We bounced out full of ideas and vigour! "
Previous attendee, 2019

  KNOWLEDGE

  1. Learn:

    Enjoy a tour of the host school and learn more about the school from your tour guides.

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  3. Inform:

    A number of agents will be invited to take part in a Panel Discussion, sharing news on their recruitment markets, and there will be the opportunity for delegates to ask questions in an open Q&A session.

"I picked up lots of information - both from the excellent presentations and from other delegates - and I'm raring to go! "
Previous attendee, 2019

  SUPPORT

  1. Talk:

    Meet and catch up with the BBSN team, ask questions, pick up tips, and set up support meetings/training to get the most from your membership.

    Encourage:
    Chat and learn from staff in other agencies. This is especially valuable for those who are new in post or for those who have not been to in-person events for a long time and have missed the support of colleagues in other companies.

"Being new to the sector and the admissions role, I found the day very beneficial and walked away feeling very confident about moving forward – especially with regards to working with agents. "
Previous attendee, 2019

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Sample Itinerary

(please note there will be slight variations to timings at each school)

  • 10am – arrival and refreshments: a chance for school and agent delegates to network and catch up with existing partners and meet new ones. Networking will not be scheduled and we will provide a delegate list in advance with photos to help you plan your day and target those you wish to meet. 
  • 11am - Tours of the school for agents. (Presentations for school staff.)
  • 12.30 – 1.30pm - Networking lunch for school and agent delegates. 

  • 1.30pm – 3pm – Panel discussion and Q&A with agent representatives from key markets. 

  • 3pm – Refreshments and a final networking opportunity for all delegates.

How will the Networking Work? 

Unlike the British Boarding School Workshops we run, there will not be scheduled meetings with schools. The purpose of the Networking days is to provide a chance to chat to staff from the schools, meet other agents and network in a less structured way. However, you can maximise the opportunity by using the delegate list we will provide prior to the event to message schools you wish to meet. You can also read their school profiles on the portal to ensure you are targeting the right schools for your clients.  

Nearer to the event, we will provide you with some tips on how to make the most of these networking opportunities and, on the day, BBSN staff will be on hand to assist by introducing and connecting the attendees.  Agents and school staff have will different coloured lanyards at the event, which also helps to identify those you wish to meet. 

Many valuable connections have been fostered at our previous Networking Days and many agent visits to schools are generated as a result of the events.  
 

Terms and conditions
  • There is no charge to attend for our member agents but a charge of £50 + vat will be made for non-attendance or cancellation within 7 days of the event.

     

  • Please email: support@britishboarding.com should you need to amend or cancel your booking.

  • Delegate names can be changed without charge. 
  • More detailed information will be sent to delegates including travel information and local hotels

 

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