Covid-19 has disrupted virtually all university operations, with almost all aspects of university operations from teaching to examination moving online at unprecedented speed. Simultaneously, new graduates will be facing a potentially unprecedented severe economic downturn. How can universities find new routes to better support students for the challenges ahead?
This free webinar will explore how universities can offer virtual careers services during Covid-19, as well as what employers and graduates are looking for in terms of university services. It will examine the challenges, as well as provide ideas and discussion for universities addressing these obstacles in extraordinary times. The webinar will be chaired by Professor Amanda Broderick, Vice-Chancellor and President University of East London. Speakers include:
Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Student Employers (ISE)
With many businesses scaling back their graduate recruitment, how can universities support the class of 2020 entering a difficult job market? Which sectors might be strengthened and continue to recruit? Stephen Isherwood will share insights from student employers and how careers services can use this information to support both recent and soon-to-be graduates.
Michelle Craig, Marketing Manager UK, JobTeaser
What have recent events taught us about the needs and expectations of today’s students and recent graduates? Michelle will explore how universities can use this experience to create a great online ‘careers service experience’ in order to support students through these uncertain times ahead.
Andrea Wall, Employer Engagement Manager, University of Sussex, and Chloe Jacob, Events & Marketing Assistant, University of Sussex
Primarily operating a face to face, on-campus service, careers services across the sector have been thrown into the world of virtual events and online support. The Careers and Employability Centre at the University of Sussex have moved all their services online including their recent Spring Careers fair, which exhibited over 25 employers. Andrea will share their experience of running their online careers fair and provide top tips on what her team has learned.
Who should attend?
This webinar 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:
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An eminent social scientist, Professor Amanda Broderick joined University of East London as Vice-Chancellor and President in September 2018.
Professor Broderick was previously Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle University London and has held Chairs in International Business and Marketing at multiple institutions in the UK, and Visiting Chairs internationally. She has a strong leadership track record and rare insight into a cross-section of strategic groupings of Universities.
Stephen Isherwood was appointed Chief Executive of the ISE in June 2013 following seven years as Head of Graduate Recruitment UK & Ireland at Ernst & Young, one of the largest recruiters of graduates in the UK.
In addition to his current role, Stephen sits on several steering groups related to higher education and employment, he is on the board of HECSU and a trustee of Ashorne Hill Management College. Stephen works with the charity Speakers for Schools and has also recently teamed up with Roding Valley High School as an Enterprise Advisor through the Careers and Enterprise Company. He has presented to various committees in the Houses of Parliament and often appears in national and local media.
Michelle Craig is Head of UK Marketing at JobTeaser. JobTeaser is an online platform provider that helps universities manage their career services and supports students through their career journey and into the world of work. Since joining JobTeaser, Michelle has been involved in several research projects that focused on student employability, the current graduate labour market landscape and engaging Generation Z. Having spent 15 years working in the EdTech sector, Michelle is passionate about the impact of technology on the student experience and the ways in which it can contribute to graduate success.
Andrea Wall is Employer Engagement Manager at the Careers and Employability Centre at the University of Sussex. She leads on the development of external relationships to support student and graduate employability. She manages teams delivering work experience, a comprehensive events programme, and student marketing and communications.
Andrea is passionate about the student experience and has helped to develop and implement several careers and employability programmes for disadvantaged students at Sussex; these include the award-winning First-Generation Scholars work study programme. Andrea’s team deliver several recruitment fairs each year, including the flagship Careers Fair, organised in partnership with the University of Brighton.