GEx – Global Education and Global Employability and more . . .

The UniFair 2016 event commenced with an initial GEX Dialogue session as the Learning Without Borders UK team gathered together various educationalists and industry professionals for a session intent on the exchange of ideas and examples of current excellence in practice across the employability agenda.

We would be identify and celebrate the shared need to ensure the continued development of the relevant and necessary attributes, knowledge and skills within all our UK graduate students.

We were delighted that UniFair 2016 was officially opened by The Lord Clement-Jones CBE, at 11am on Saturday 29th October at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, London W2 1JU

His Lordship is the current co-chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on China and an enthusiastic supporter of international higher education.

Lord Clement-Jones is also a Council Member at University College London and the London Managing Partner at DLA Piper UK Ltd - a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning them to help companies with their legal needs anywhere across the globe.

So it seems entirely fitting that our opening event should also lead directly onto a Dialogue Seminar looking at excellence practice in global Employability skills development with the global UK Higher Education system.

There is a direct correlation between the two themes of Global Education – Global Employability, both of which the UK Higher Education sector excels in and enjoys a worldwide recognition for their world class provision.

We feel that it is crucial to ensure the all employers value and welcome the skills development that is provided across the University campuses right across the UK.

So our Dialogue sessions is asking today, are our graduates ready to operate and have we been successful in developing talent ?

We believe they are as we as we explore further the numerous areas of support that encourages and inspires the development of Employability Skills as we have invited key players within the sector, to guide us through what excellence in practice is taking place with UK Higher Education sector right now during the current academic year.

Collaboration is greater than competition. Our guests on the day included:

  • Carolina Salinas - Head of Placements - Aston University
  • Caroline Baldwin, Careers and Professional Development Adviser, University of Bath Business School
  • Martin Barrow, CBE – Director of Jardines
  • Amy Baker - Managing Director of Professionals in International Education
  • Jenna Davies - Employment Consultant from Birkbeck University
  • Prof Yu Xiong - Chair of Technology and Management at the Newcastle Business School of Northumbrian University
  • Philip Hao – CEO, Learning without Borders and UVIC

We wish to recognise the UK Higher Education sectors continuing efforts on ensuring that all our graduates lead the world on their own academic attainment and their preparedness for employment.