Masterclasses

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Engaging Speakers & Unique Perspectives

Upcoming Events:

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2nd Nov 2018: Masterclass

How to Make Your Students Sit Up and Listen.

What? A Student Engagement Masterclass: How to Make Your Students Sit Up and Listen.

Where? Nottingham Trent University

When? 9:45am to 4pm, 2nd November 2018

Who? Gamification Gurus Arctic Shores, Super Sleuths Sterling Talent Solutions, Plus Placement Professionals from Swansea University and Nottingham Trent University.

How much? FREE for members (because we love you so!) £50 for non-members.

This autumn we’re looking at next-level student engagement. Across the sector we’ve seen huge leaps in marketing and media to get student’s attention, and this masterclass will explore new trends that engage student’s minds and get them thinking about their next steps. We’ll hear about the gamification of selection processes, student skill training, and the background checks hitting ever-more students when they apply to corporate programmes.

It’ll be a relaxed, but activity-focused day, with a networking lunch and plenty of coffee breaks for you to catch up with your peers from across the UK and meet new PlaceNet members.

Members, sign up for free here:

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Innovative Approaches to Employability

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When: 2nd February 2018, 10am - 4pm

Where: University of Liverpool in London - 33 Finsbury Square. 

Speakers:

  • Emmie Studencki, Business Services Consultant, Nottingham Trent University “NTU’s SME Strategy”.

  • Hester Gartrell, Club Project Manager, ReachOut “Eat, Sleep, Lead, Repeat: Opportunities for personal development that fit around life commitments”.

  • Dr Alan Richards, Innovation Lead and Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, and Oliver Wood, Innovation and Community Producer, Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University “Building Employability through LEGO”.

We've written a report of the day:

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Alternative Placements – Work-based Learning with a difference

When: 5th July, 10-3pm,

Where: City, University of London

We are thoroughly looking forward to the next masterclass with the theme of ‘alternative placements’, which focuses on delivering work based learning in non-traditional and innovative ways. We have an excellent line up of speakers  sharing their experiences and discussing the pros and cons of the different modes of delivery. 

Find below a list of speakers:

·  Micro placements; helping law students increase their employability through shorter placements in industry - Gemma Kenyon, Head of Careers, City, University of London

·  'The Self Employed Placement' making it work at the University of Portsmouth and the journey in engaging our humanities and social science students'  - Alice Hooley, Student Placements Manager, and Lynda Povey, Enterprise Manager NEST, University of Portsmouth

·  Exploring the Professional Pathway Scheme – insights into City’s unique 3 year embedded placement schemes  - Kaveh Mir-Tahmasebi – PSI Executive Coaching

·  Delivering Employability through student consultancy projects, working with students for mutual benefit – Alister Simpson and Olesha Klevnaya, Regents University London

I hope you are able to join us and we look forward to seeing you on the 5th July for what will be a very interesting session. Last signup for the masterclass is 4pm Friday 30th June