Event details

Postgraduate study and employability

Friday, 19 May 2017

Whilst most attention has focussed on undergraduates’ employability and labour market progress, the perceived impact of both research and taught post-graduate study on capability and employment outcomes has been growing. This event will give an overview of issues, emerging data and some key initiatives, drawing especially but not solely on evidence from Scotland.

Keynote Address: Professor Rosemary Deem, Vice Principal (Education) and Dean of Doctoral School; Royal Holloway University of London

Morning Session

Enterprise education and industry engagement in doctoral training

Dr Dawn Beddard, EPSRC CDT in Applied Photonics, Heriot Watt University & Dr Javid Khan, Founder, Holoxica, a graduate from the EngD centre
Professor Sarah Cooper, University of Edinburgh Business School

Postgraduate Destinations: emerging evidence and challenges

Dr Charlie Ball, Higher Education Careers Services Unit
Dr Sally Hancock, University of York
Ms Andrea Cameron, Abertay University

Afternoon Session

Employability in Masters Programmes

Rosemary Allford, Project coordinator, Making the Most of Masters
Libby Anson, Student Employability and Enterprise Manager, Glasgow School of Art 
Professor Gregor White, Head of School, School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, Abertay University

Roundtable discussions (in groups)

·  To what extent are the challenges and opportunities for research and taught postgraduates inherently different from each other and undergraduates? Are different strategies and practices required? Or does it all come back to employer engagement and work-based learning?
·  How influential are subject differences and how do they interact with different modes of study to create specific opportunities and challenges? E.g. creative sector
·  What further research is necessary to understand what works and what doesn’t for post graduates?  How can we do it?

 This is event is organised in collaboration with University of Edinburgh Business School (Contact - Dr. Fumi Kitagawa - 



Network: Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning
Date(s): Friday, 19 May 2017
Times: 10.30-16.00
Signup Deadline: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Location: Edinburgh
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £60.00
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