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Graduate employability and skills

8 May 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom

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.  

Why should you attend?

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • David Eade, Director of Employability & Enterprise, Nottingham Trent University
  • Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research, HECSU
  • John Craven, Chief Executive, upREACH

Who should attend?

  • 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 Registrar

  • 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."

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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