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Time: 09:30 – 10:10

Keynote session 1

Graduate Market Update 2018

Bob Gilworth, Director of Research AGCAS; Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, ISE


The student recruitment market is fiercely competitive and is undergoing considerable change as the apprentice levy is changing the opportunities some employers offer.

With high numbers of students and jobs, the challenge to match the right student with the right career is as challenging as ever. Bob Gilworth and Stephen Isherwood, will share their insights on the graduate market from both a university and employer


Time: 13:15 – 13:55

Keynote session 2

Economic Outlook 2018

Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)

Hear from British economist Vicky Pryce as she shares her outlook for the UK and Global economy. A former government economist, Vicky Pryce is a leading voice on UK, global and Eurozone economic issues.

She will offer a key insight into the main challenges for the UK economy beyond Brexit and the potential impact on higher education and workforce planning.


Time: 16:00 – 16:40

Keynote session 3

Making sure your graduate job offers are accepted: key factors to consider

Samuel Gordon, Research Analyst, ISE
Dr Charlie Ball, Head of HE Intelligence, Prospects

Join ISE Research Analyst Samuel Gordon and graduate labour market expert Dr Charlie Ball as they explore the latest trends. Sam will explore findings from the ISE Annual Survey and Charlie will flag key insights from Prospects What do graduates do? publication.

Don’t miss your chance to engage with the experts and learn how industry data can help you make great decisions in 2018.


The Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Student Employers will take place at 16:45.


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