Professor Colm Harmon, Vice-Principal (Students), University of Edinburgh, *7th in UK for Graduate Employability
Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations), Edge Hill University
Dr Lorraine Dacre Pool, Principal Lecturer-Student and Staff Development, University of Central Lancashire
Lucy Hykin, Head of Academic Market, Abintegro
Andy Penaluna, Professor Emeritus, Advance-HE & Chair - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (EntEd)
Jenny Taylor, UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM
Dr Lisa Taylor, Associate Dean for Employability, Medicine and Health, UEA
Dr Usha Sundaram, Associate Dean for Employability, Social Sciences, UEA
Emma Moore, Director of Careers & Employability, University of Liverpool
Glenda Quintini, Senior Economist (Skills and Employability), OECD
Dr Olatunde Durowoju, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Quality Management, Liverpool John Moores University
Leo Capella, Job Coach, National Autistic Society
Riddi Viswanathan, Overseas Representative, NUS
Westminster Insight’s Graduate Employability Digital Conference will equip you with a greater understanding of how to best prepare students for the labour market. Hear from the UK’s top 10 Universities for Graduate Employability*, as well as leading regional experts who will be exploring recent trends in the employability market. We will also review the impact of Covid 19 on the graduate labour market and how best to engage and support students. Explore effective strategies to deliver an online, accessible employability service and build relationships with industry during a pandemic.
We will be sharing best practice on how to build effective partnerships with employers in your region by identifying local skills needs to integrate students into the local economy. We will also be focusing on how to minimise costs by streamlining services and making use of digital platforms. Explore how to enhance students’ employability in an increasingly competitive market by promoting the value of soft skills, work placements and study abroad opportunities.
You will also review how to develop a practical Graduate Employability Strategy by learning about the CareerEDGE’ model. Gain actionable insight on how to embed careers into Teaching and Learning by hearing about Advance-HE’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how to best prepare graduates to be work ready, by addressing industry skills gaps and boosting regional economies.