ISE Diversity Special Interest Forum
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ISE Diversity Special Interest Forum

When: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Where: University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom
Contact: Anna
020 7033 2460

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Within this 3-hour session we will be covering some of the hottest issues in the student recruitment industry with insight into the latest trends in Diversity. This event will allow you to network amongst your peers and gain further insight into the challenges they are currently facing and how to overcome them. 


Speaker update

  • Andrew Baird, Director of Consulting at Blackbridge Communications
    ''Words for Boys and Girls''

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in marketing services and recruitment communications. He’ll be taking an in-depth look into whether the language used in recruitment really affects the gender balance of applications. Following a recent undergraduate survey, Andrew has gathered some interesting results which show there may be more to this debate than we first thought.


  • Amy Dicks and Sharon Sylvan, University of Westminster 
    ‘Westminster Working Cultures London’ – Raising career expectations and aspirations

The University of Westminster has developed ‘Westminster Working Cultures London’, a tailored employer insight programme for 30 widening participation students, funded by Santander Universities. The programme is successfully running as a pilot this academic year aiming to raise career expectations and aspirations for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and assist top graduate employers in diversifying their graduate talent pool. Sharon and Amy will be discussing the programme in more detail including the successes, insight day highlights and how you could get involved for the next academic year.


  • Samuel Gordon, Institute of Student Employers 
    ISE research update

    Samuel Gordon will give an overview of key Diversity trends and challenges in our industry, and how you can act on these. Don’t miss this chance to hear what the trends mean both for your organisation and for our community in the future.

  • Caroline Hall, GSK and Amanda Mobbs McQuilkin, Amberjack  
    Making disability a student recruitment priority today

Despite progress in society, disabled people are underrepresented in the workplace. This session will raise awareness of the disability employment gap and the need for student employers to take positive action. It will showcase the trailblazing work that GSK is doing by promoting behavioural change and establishing disability confidence as a global priority for student recruitment.



  • Fantastic range of content, from insight and benchmarking to practical examples of challenges and potential solutions. So glad to took the time out to come!

  • Excellent session. 

  • Really useful & informative presentations with lots of suggestions to implement in the business.

  • Great session - so important to educate on diversity issues before change can be made.

  • I thought the presentations were really good quality and presenters had some interesting data to show. 


Kindly hosted by the Careers Group, University of London



* This event is only open to current ISE members.

** Due the popularity of these events, it may be necessary to restrict entrance to one person per member organisation.

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