Accessing our Talent

Date and time
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
17.00 - 19.30

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus
One Friar Gate Square
Agard Street

Interested in graduate talent? Want to know how to attract, recruit and retain the best of the University of Derby?

Join us this Christmas to hear more about accessing graduate talent, including support from the University, available funding streams, and working in partnership with the University of Derby.

This Christmas themed event is focusing on accessing University and graduate talent, and how the University of Derby can support with this.

Come and join us for a festive drink and a mince pie whilst hearing from experts in the field, including Mike Grey from Gradconsult, current graduates and employers, and University leaders covering all aspects of graduate recruitment.

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Mike Grey from Gradconsult

Mindset, Myths and the Power of Internships

Mike is Head of University Partnerships at Gradconsult, a leading consultancy specialising in graduate employment. He is also appointed as an Associate of the Institute of Student Employers (formerly AGR), delivers training for AGCAS and sits on the Employer Advisory Board for Henley Business School. Mike spent a decade designing, delivering and managing large scale employability initiatives within Higher Education. Most recently he launched and developed EC Futures at Coventry University, leading this specialist faculty employability unit to win multiple awards including the Best Placement Service in the UK (2015 and 2016), and he was Awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2016. Mike was Chair of PlaceNet and features on the EURASHE (European Association of Higher Education) list of European Higher Education Experts. Mike recently delivered a TEDx Talk called the Work Ready Graduate Conundrum and is a regular speaker on graduate employability across the UK and Europe.


17:00 Doors open and networking
17:45 Introductory speech from University of Derby
18:00 Keynote speech by Mike Grey from Gradconsult
18:20 Panel Discussion on Graduate Recruitment
18:50 How the University can support you
19:00 - 19:30 Networking and close

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