20 Tavistock Square
Join us for the third annual UUK conference on employability and skills. Following the last two successful events we will once again bring delegates together to explore the current policy landscape, hear from leaders within and outside the sector, share case studies of good practice and provide opportunities to network and engage with colleagues.
Delegates will leave with a renewed enthusiasm and practical suggestions to tackle employability and skills initiatives within their own institution.
As the job market gets more and more competitive and employers are increasingly selective, with graduates competing with those from alternative pathways to work, we need to ask, 'how do we support student and graduate skills development for the future workforce?'
Statistics show that those from BAME backgrounds and lower socio-economic backgrounds are still least likely to find employment after graduation and are still amongst the lowest earners. More needs to be done to close this gap, but if there is a disconnect between the university and the employer how do we do that?
Join us as we explore the above two questions, other pertinent issues on the policy landscape and through a variety of plenaries, panels and breakout sessions come together to tackle the issues head on.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Employability and Partnerships
Pro Vice-Chancellor/Director, Innovation & Enterprise
Director/Head of Careers & Employability Service
Director/Head of Employability and Enterprise
Director of Academic Development/Services
Employer Liaison Director
Academic Quality/Partnerships Manager
Policy Lead/Head of Apprenticeships/Short Courses
Director of Teaching and Learning
Director/Head of Student Services
Head of Internal Partnerships & Programmes (Student Employability)
Attendees at last year's event said:
"Thank you, this has been the best careers conference that I have attended."
"Great to go to a conference where every session and speaker added value and insight and a variety of perspectives."
"A great line up of knowledgeable and passionate presenters."
"Really insightful conference, and for me it was particularly useful to link up employability with student mobility and network with those working in careers and employability across the sector."
"Thank you for organising an excellent conference."