The Graduate Employability Conference provides a vital platform to determine how all universities can develop innovative strategies and an institution wide approach to enhance student employability in an increasingly competitive jobs market.

Our 2019 Speakers

Dr Brooke Storer-Church
Employability and Skills Manager,
Office for Students (OfS)
Stuart Norton
Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching),
Advance HE
Stephen Isherwood
Chief Executive,
Institute of Student Employers
Neha Agarwal
Head of Research and Insight,
Doug Cole
Deputy Director of Employability,
Nottingham Trent University
David Eade
Director of Employability,
Nottingham Trent University
Paul Phillips
Employer Engagement Manager,
University of Leicester
Lisa Taylor
Associate Dean of Employability,
University of East Anglia
Stuart Johnson
Director of Careers Service,
University of Bristol
Dr Andrea Kreideweiss
Director Careers and Employability
University of Reading
Karen Barnard
Director, UCL Careers,
Beth Thomas Hancock
Volunteering Manager and Mentoring Manager,
University of Brighton
Dr Bob Gilworth
John Lynch
Mentoring Consultant,
University of Brighton
Matthew Vincent
Business Development Officer,
University of Nottingham
Richard Bowden
Employer Relationships Manager,
De Monfort University
Debra Macfarlane
Quality Enhancement Manager,
Katherine Brewster
Regional University Relationship Manager,
FDM Group






This event was an opportunity to network with colleagues from all over the country and hear from experts in their field about topical issues surrounding higher education employability and skills agenda.

Employability and Skills Officer, University of Stirling

A great conference with relevant motivational speakers and good networking opportunities.

Head of Placements & Employability, Manchester Fashion Institute, The Manchester Metropolitan University

Highly relevant to my role as a Principal Lecturer for Employability communicating valuable best practice across a spectrum from strategy to teaching delivery

Principal Lecturer, Employability, University of Sunderland

First time I had attended this event and was excellent both from a policy and practice perspective as well as a networking opportunity.

Head of Employability & Professional Enrichment, Robert Gordon's University

A highly valuable opportunity to explore the interface between emerging policy, national imperatives and best practice in employability

School Employability Manager, The Nottingham Trent University

Very informative day with useful speakers on current matters.

Head of Careers & Employability, University of Buckingham

Provided a very useful and up to date insight on how Universities are being required to get their graduates ready for the work place

Head of Training and Development, Gleeds

The graduate employability conference was a great eye opener to anyone wishing to keep up to date with current trends of employment from a variety of perspectives (from third sector to Industry and everything in between). It was relevant and up to date and well timed ahead of the academic year.

Enterprise Programmes Officer, University of Strathclyde

I found the event to be an excellent mix of policy updates and best practice case studies, the speakers came across well and I have definitely taken away some ideas to share with my team.

Faculty Employability Advisor, Anglia Ruskin University

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Our 2019 Exhibitors

In Conversation with Stuart Norton – A Q&A with Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching) at Advance HE

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Key Principles for Developing a University Wide Approach to Employability

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