Friday, 19 June 2015

PlaceNet Master Class - 24 July - Coventry University

Using Social and Digital Media in Employability Initiatives (Friday 24th July, 10:30am - 3pm, Coventry University)

Following on from the annual conference in Bournemouth, PlaceNet is offering a FREE Master Class Event for Members featuring insights into some of the key digital and social media trends and initiatives occurring within UK Universities around the placement and employability agenda. The event will take place in the new £56 million Engineering and Computing Building at Coventry University.

This event is aimed at placement and employability professionals with an interest in utilising social and digital media in their work and will provide an excellent follow up to the annual conference and a further opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country and share best practice.

We will have a range of experts from across HE, including leading academics such as Lorna Walker (Senior Lecturer, Regent's University London) discussing using social and digital media in the classroom and Luisa Dunn (Business Relations Manager – Henley Business School and former Recruiter for Facebook) discussing how employers utilise these technologies for recruitment.

Vanessa Dodd (International Centre for Guidance Studies) will introduce the 7 Cs of Digital Career Literacy, with Alex Field (Rate My Placement) and Graham Kaye-Taylor (The Placement Blog and Brunel University London) running an activity session on emerging technologies such as Periscope.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There will also be free parking, details will be sent through after you register for the event.

The event will run to the following schedule:

Welcome + Coffee and Networking

The 7 Cs of Digital Career Literacy 
Vanessa Dodd, International Centre for Guidance Studies

How to use Social and Digital Media in the Classroom 
Lorna Walker, Senior Lecturer, Regent's University London


Emerging Technologies Activity Session 
Alex Field, Rate My Placement and Graham Kaye-Taylor, Brunel University London


How Employers Use Social Media in Recruitment 
Luisa Dunn, Employer Relations Manager, Henley Business School


How do I attend the PlaceNet Master Class?

To book your place please email:  

If you are a PlaceNet Member Institution, please feel free to bring multiple members of staff from your unit and other related employability services. 

What if I am not a member of PlaceNet?

If you are not a PlaceNet Member, you can now take out Membership for the remainder of the year 
for £100 and bring multiple staff members to this and the next FREE PlaceNet Master Class event in early 2016. To take-up the PlaceNet Membership offer please click here

Alternatively, the event is £50 per non-member attendee.