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Employability and skills: the fourth industrial revolution

7 May 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom

​The Universities UK annual Employability and skills conference

How do we prepare our students for the jobs of the future?

The fourth industrial revolution is driving comprehensive change in the way we work, and the skills we need. The disruptor culture of the tech world has seeped into traditional sectors around the globe. The pace of change is such that broader skills such as resilience are central to an individual’s long-term success in employment.

As new technologies emerge, reskilling the workforce will be critical to future success. The provision and promotion of lifelong learning has never been more important. Universities are uniquely positioned to help shape our response to these trends, and help equip generations new and old with the skills they need to thrive

Why should you attend?

The changes affecting the future of work are increasingly complex and are occurring at an accelerated pace, with profound challenges to the ability of policymakers, employers, educators and learners to keep up. This conference will bring together sector leaders, employers, and policymakers to help you improve employability at your university.

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff who have responsibility for or play a part in student and graduate employability or skills development. Possible titles are suggested below, but we encourage anyone interested in the topic to attend:

  • Director/Head/Officer of Careers & Employability
  • Director/Head/Officer of Innovation and Enterprise
  • Director of Academic Development/Services
  • Employer Liaison Manager
  • Academic Registrar
  • Academic Quality/Partnerships Manager
  • Policy Lead/Head of Apprenticeships/Short Courses
  • Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Director/Head of Student Services
  • Head of Partnership Development
  • Business Development Manager/Officer

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on or 07500 441505.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 07500 441501; email:

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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