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Uni of Derby: Accessing our talent

5 December, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in graduate talent? Want to know how to attract, recruit and retain the best of the University of Derby? Then join us this Christmas to hear more about accessing graduate talent, including support from the University, available funding streams and working in partnership with the University of Derby.

What’s on offer?

This Christmas themed event is focusing on accessing University and graduate talent and how the University of Derby can support with this.

Come and join us for a festive drink and a mince pie whilst hearing from experts in the field, including Mike Grey from Gradconsult, current graduates and employers.  In addition to university leaders covering all aspects of graduate recruitment.

Expert speakers

Mike Grey from Gradconsult – Mindset, Myths and the Power of Internships

Mike is Head of University Partnerships at Gradconsult, a leading consultancy specialising in graduate employment.  He is also appointed as an Associate of the Institute of Student Employers (formerly AGR).  Furthermore, he delivers training for AGCAS and sits on the Employer Advisory Board for Henley Business School.

Mike spent a decade designing, delivering and managing large scale employability initiatives within Higher Education.  Most recently, he launched and developed EC Futures at Coventry University.  Indeed, he led this specialist faculty employability unit to win multiple awards, including the Best Placement Service in the UK (2015 and 2016).  He was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2016.  Mike was Chair of PlaceNet and features on the EURASHE (European Association of Higher Education) list of European Higher Education Experts. Mike recently delivered a TEDx Talk called the Work Ready Graduate Conundrum and is a regular speaker on graduate employability across both the UK and Europe.

The Agenda

  • 17:00 – Doors open and networking
  • 17:45 – Introductory speech from University of Derby
  • 18:00 – Keynote speech by Mike Grey from Gradconsult
  • 18:20 – Panel Discussion on Graduate Recruitment
  • 18:50 – How the University can support you
  • 19:00-19:30 – Networking and close

Further information and registration

While this is a FREE event, we only have a limited number of spaces available.  So don’t delay, book your place today.  The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) part-funds this event.


5 December
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


University of Derby


University of Derby – One Friar Gate Square
4-6 Agard Street
Derby, Derbyshire DE1 1DZ United Kingdom
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