QMUL DRAPERS' LECTURE 2015 What are we educating our students for? An employer's perspective
Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, Mile End
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 18:45
Anne Morrison Chair of BAFTA and former Director of the BBC Academy
All too often, employers complain that graduates are unprepared for the world of work. Meanwhile educational institutions frequently find employers distant and difficult to engage with. For nearly 30 years, Anne has been recruiting new entrants to that most competitive and opaque of all industries, the media. She is passionate about connecting universities and employers to get the most talented and diverse people into sought-after jobs, rather than just those with a head-start of privilege and connections. She will give an insight into the skills and experience employers are looking for in this area and question whether higher education is currently providing them. Crucially she will explore how both sides can work together to bridge the gap between education and employment. In such a fast changing world, the jobs today's students end up doing in five or ten years' time may not yet have been invented, but the qualities they'll require are easier to divine.