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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2022

Employability Symposium 2022

A presenter-led one-day event to learn, discuss and share latest practices in employability and entrepreneurship.

We know that, regardless of discipline, developing graduates for successful trajectories beyond university is of critical importance. Enabling our graduates to have a positive impact, whether that be through creating value that is economic, social, cultural, or environmental – or indeed a mixture of each, is the embodiment of this success.

The event, by way of oral presentations and workshops, will provide a space to discuss and share latest practices in embedding employability among a network of peers. The symposium will focus on employability initiatives that address the following themes:

  • Sustainable development;
  • Inclusivity and equitable opportunities;
  • Interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Global Citizenship;
  • Co-design and partnership with students.

Date: 26 April 2022

Location: The studio, Birmingham

Who: Teaching practitioners

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Symposium aims

  • To provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in employability;
  • To identify challenges, propose solutions and create a safe space to think forward;
  • To develop a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to enhancing employability;
  • To develop a compendium of case studies that will help shape and inform the sector.
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Employability symposium session abstracts

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Employability symposium programme

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Director of Education, School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
Maria Romero Gonzalez
Maria is the Director of Education at the School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Director of Learning Development Queen Mary Engineering School in Xi’an, China.

Deputy Director (Education and Student Experience)
University of Oxford
Roger Dalrymple
Deputy Director (Education and Student Experience) at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education. Senior Research Fellow in Education at Regent's Park College, Oxford and Visiting Professor in Education at Oxford Brookes University.

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