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Richard Bowden

Richard Bowden

Employer Relationships Manager,
De Monfort University

With over 11 year’s of experience working within professional services in Higher Education I currently manage 3 teams within the Careers and Employability Department. My role requires me to provide strategic direction that ensures demonstrable positive outcomes, impact and value for students, graduates, employers and academic programmes. I am experienced in the implementation of target driven internship schemes, enhancing employer engagement activity and managing change within the delivery of the careers service. Always the bridesmaid never the bride I have been shortlisted for several AGCAS, Times Higher Education and NUE awards but have never actually won one!

  • Ensuring retention of local students through partnerships and using a coordinated approach between universities in the East Midlands
  • Sharing the success and impact of the pilot joint regional networking event and ideas for future networking events such as the regional ‘roadshow’
  • Collaborating with employers to shape events and address key skills development issues in the region so that events are beneficial to both employers and students
  • Building resilience and confidence among graduates by providing networking opportunities with prospective employers at a networking BBQ in a relaxed environment