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PlaceNet Conference 2017: The Power of Placements
Wed, 17 May 2017, 09:45 – Thu, 18 May 2017, 16:00 BST
#PlaceNet17 Conference (Crowne Plaza - Manchester 17th and 18th May)
THE POWER OF PLACEMENTS
This year's conference will once again bring together best practice from across the world of placements and a range of insights from fantastic placement employers.
*****Attendance at the conference also provides you with PlaceNet Membership and free attendance to our Masterclass series throughout the year. See here for more details ********
The conference has been split into two separately themed days, offering placement and employability insights from both the university and employer perspective. There will be keynote presentations from Paul Redmond (University of Manchester), Dr Charlie Ball (Graduate Prospects) and Helen Alkin (Future Talent Manager, M&S), headlining an impressive line-up of award-winning HE practitioners and undergraduate employers. More incredible speakers will be announced in the coming weeks but spaces are limited so book ASAP.
The conference dinner will take place at the fantastic Botanist Restaurant.
17th May - University Insight Day
The importance of early engagement - Paul Redmond, Director of Student Life, University of Manchester
Developing employability initiatives to build the aspirations of widening participation students - Tonia Galati, Talent Development and Employability Manager, Kingston University (Winners of AGR Award for Best Employability Strategy 2017)
Creating a snowball effect: The Impact of Intentional Engagement - Ann Cooper, Head of Placements & Work Experience, University of Southampton (Winner Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience 2017 at the NUE Awards)
Delivering placements to scale: home and abroad - Carolina Salinas, Head of Placements, Aston University
Applying nudge theory to placements – Kimberley Harris, Internships Development Manager, University of Warwick
Our story- Andrew Stainton, Student Placements Manager, University of Huddersfield, Business School Placement Unit (Winner of Best Placement Service in the UK 2017 at the NUE Awards)
Allies and influence: Gaining power and credibility across the institution - Adele Browne, Senior Placement Manager – De Montfort University
Interactive Hackathon Session - Alex Elkins, Head of Entrepreneurship Education, City University London
18th May - Employer Insight Day (AGM at 9:30am, conference Day 2 starts at 10:30am)
Dr. Charlie Ball - Head of HE Intelligence - Graduate Prospects
Rate My Placement - 'Student Attitudes towards Work Experience'. Lizzie Brock (Head of Marketing) and Amirah Hajat (Marketing Coordinator)
Marks & Spencer
Plus more employers TBC!