Wednesday, 3 May 2017

We are pleased to provide below the full schedule of our conference taking place in Manchester on 17th and 18th May. 

Wednesday 17th May 2016 – The Power of Placements, University Insights Day

09.45am
Registration and Networking
10.10am
Welcome to PlaceNet Conference 2016 – Mike Grey, Chair of PlaceNet
10:15am
Hackathon – hosted by Alex Elkins, Head of Entrepreneurship Education at City University London and PlaceNet Trustee
11:15am
Session 1
Influencing the placement agenda - Adele Browne, Senior Placement Manager at De Montfort University
11:50am
Session 2
Creating a snowball effect - The Impact of Intentional Engagement - Ann Cooper, Head of Placements & Work Experience at University of Southampton (Winner Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience 2017 at the NUE Awards)
12:30pm
Networking Lunch
1:10pm
Session 3 Ideas Worth Sharing (TED Style Talks) 20 minutes each plus Q&A

·         Developing employability initiatives to build the aspirations of widening participation students - Tonia Galati, Talent Development and Employability Manager at Kingston University (Winners of AGR Award for Best Employability Strategy 2017) 
·         Applying nudge theory to placements – Kimberley Harris, Internships Development Manager at University of Warwick
·         Delivering placements to scale: home and abroad - Carolina Salinas, Head of Placements at Aston University
·         Derby Internship Programme (DIP): Developing a local SME scheme – Amber Woodfull, Employer and Community Engagement Manager and Fiona Naismith, Employer Engagement Coordinator at University of Derby
·         Our story- Andrew Stainton, Student Placements Manager at University of Huddersfield, Business School Placement Unit (Winner of Best Placement Service in the UK 2017 at the NUE Awards)

3:40pm
Coffee
4.00pm
Keynote
The importance of early engagement - Paul Redmond, Director of Student Life at University of Manchester
4.45pm
Finish
6.15pm
Sponsored Drinks at Hotel
7:15pm
Leaving for dinner (meet in lobby at 7:00pm)

Thursday 18th May 2017 – The Power of Placements, Employer Insights Day

An interactive day hosted by RateMyPlacement featuring a range of top placement employers running workshops and presentation sessions.

9.30am
PlaceNet AGM
10.30am
Student Attitudes towards Work Experience - Lizzie Brock (Head of Marketing) and Amirah Hajat (Marketing Coordinator) at RateMyPlacement
11:00am
Keynote

The Power of Placements – Dr Charlie Ball, Director of HE Intelligence at Graduate Prospects

11:40am
Coffee
12:00pm
Keynote
“Why Talent & Early Engagement is key for M&S”, Helen Alkin, Head of Future Talent Recruitment at M&S
12.40pm
Lunch
1:30pm
Stories Worth Sharing (TED Style Talks) 30 minutes each including Q&A

·         “Why do a placement at 3M? A recruiter and industrial placement student’s perspective” – Natalie Gibb, Recruitment Coordinator & Adam Stewart, Marketing placement student at 3M

·         Danny Matthews, Recruitment Lead at Lidl

·         Nadine Barr, Senior Talent Brand Executive at Grant Thornton

3.00pm
Coffee
3:15pm
Alex Walton, Early Talent Attraction and Selection Manager at Laing O’Rourke
3.45pm
“Elliott’s Story” – Elliott Connell, HR Assistant at Amazon UK
4.15pm
Closing address by the PlaceNet Team
4:30pm
Finish


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