Friday, 18 December 2015

PlaceNet Master Class - 5 February 2016 - London

Theme: Employability and Student Entrepreneurship; an insight into placements with SMEs and start-ups, the emerging skills gap and how Universities can help in the search for talent

Prior to the annual conference in May, PlaceNet UK is hosting a ‘forum' event which will explore the links between employability and entrepreneurship, discussing best practice and how to leverage opportunities for both students and the University. The programme will also cover placements and internships SMEs, hearing from founders and directors from Tech City based companies; Europe’s fastest growing tech cluster and home to nearly 5000 start-ups.  

The event will be hosted in the Clubhouse at ‘The Hangout’, City University’s student start-up incubator situated in the heart of Tech City.

When: 5 February 2016 
Time: 10-3pm
Where: The Hangout – City University London Incubator space at Unruly42-46 Princelet St, London E1 5LP
Nearest Tube stations: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East, Whitechapel Overground: Shoreditch High Street


10.15 - 11.15: Employability and student entrepreneurship – What is the link and how can one benefit the other; how to work with internal and external partners to facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship - Alex Elkins, Entrepreneurship Education Manager, City University London

11.15 – 11.30 : Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30: Placements with Start–ups and SMEs – Case studies, success stories and how to engage with small and medium size businesses - Stuart McLaren – Sales and Marketing Director at Prospectsoft

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch with a tour of the Hangout

13.30 – 14.15: Students and small businesses – How to engage students to consider placement and internship options with smaller companies - Kylie Cook, Graduate Consultant – Rise Sheffield 

14.15 – 15.00: Industry insider panel Q&A – Emerging startup clusters across the UK are continuing to struggle to recruit the right talent – how can Universities help fill the skills gap? Are placements and internships the answer?

Rajeeb Dej – Founder - Enternships 
Will Bantinck – Head of Careers, Makers Academy 
Alexander Kayser – Founder - Yreceipts 
Stuart McLaren - Director of Sales and Marketing – Prospectsoft 

How do I attend the PlaceNet Master Class?

To book your place please email:

If you work for a PlaceNet Member Institution, this event is free of charge. 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? Non-members are welcome to attend for a small charge of £50 per person.

Catering and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. If you have any dietary requirements then please let us know when booking.

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