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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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Dr Maria Romero-González

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.

Dr Roger Dalrymple

Professor of Education
Oxford Brookes University
Roger Dalrymple
Roger Dalrymple is Professor of Education at Oxford Brookes University where in addition to his disciplinary research on English in Education he also works on aspects of higher education pedagogy and employability. He was co-author of the 2021 publication, Employability: A Review of the Literature, 2016-21 and in collaboration with Advance HE’s Stuart Norton, he has co-edited a number of case-study collections on employability.

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