PlaceNet is pleased to announce our sponsors for this year’s conference. Premier Sponsor of #PlaceNet14 is Cogent, sector skills council for the science industries. In addition to working with industry to identify skills needs across the sector, Cogent operate their Life Science Placements Service through which students and graduates can access scientific placements and work experience. The inaugural UK Life Science Skills Awards are being held in London on 15 May, celebrating excellence and achievement in the sector including the contribution of placement students. Pauline Maden and Martine Cooksley will be representing Cogent at #PlaceNet14 and will be on hand to talk to delegates about how the Placement Service can work with their university.
We are also delighted that RateMyPlacement will be joining us in Leeds. I’m sure they will need little introduction as their excellent website, placement guides and the National Undergraduate Employability Awards are well known across the land. What you may not be aware of is their monthly university newsletter which provides placement services with useful news and information from the world of placements. Francesca Hall and Lizzie Brock will be attending #PlaceNet14 and RMP is sponsoring Wednesday night’s ‘Fresher’s Drinks’ networking session.