The 2016 Employability Conference is an enterprising
Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Making a Job Not Taking a Job, was
held on Monday 19 September and was the University of Essex Employability and
Careers Centre’s second employability conference.
The conference successfully attracted 113 people
including representatives from key employers, Essex
County Council, University Court, local schools and
other universities career services.
The 2016 conference
Increasingly essential for graduate success are Entrepreneurialism and Social
The venue for our conference was the Essex Business School, a shining example
of the value that Essex places in enterprise skills.
In a rapidly changing labour market graduates must have the enterprise
skills. What better way to do this than by embedding enterprise education
within the academic programme?
Conference presentations and workshops
The Employability and Careers Centre is very grateful to all the presenters,
panellists and workshop leaders for their contributions and for generously
making these available for you to view and listen to below.
Presentations and workshops
Professor Malcolm Hoare
Visiting Professor of Enterprise Education –
University of Derby
'Enterprise Education - Employability and Beyond’
Professor Nigel Lockett
Professor of Entrepreneurship – Lancaster University Management School
‘The University is dead, long live the University: Is Entrepreneurial Learning the 'missing link' between University Education and Employability?’
Dr Anthony Vickers
Reader – School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering – University of Essex
‘21st Century Students as Job Creators not Job Seekers – a Road Map'
Dr Jane Hindley
Lecturer – Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex
‘Orienting Students to the Social Enterprise Sector: Reflections on a Pedagogical Experiment’
Dr Mark Colpus
Senior Lecturer, Performance Analysis and Biomechanics – University of Greenwich
‘Student Confidence – helping them to help themselves’
Associate Professor, Head of the N.I.U.A and Social Enterprise Development Director, School of Social Sciences - University of Northampton
‘Developing the social entrepreneurs of the Future’
Head of Entrepreneurship Office - NOVA University
‘Entrepreneurship Programs from NOVA University’
- Professor Malcolm Hoare Visiting Professor
of Enterprise Education – University of Derby
- Christine Michaelis Enterprise Officer –
University of Essex
- Dr Anthony Vickers Reader – School of
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering – University of
- Josh Gulrajani VP Education – University of
Essex Students' Union
- Zoe Garshong SU President – University of
Essex Students' Union
Closing Keynote Address
Big Bank Executive Officer – Learn by Design and Founder of Creative-Dimensions
‘Make a Job AND Take a Job’
The University of Essex is proud to be an innovator in the way of Enterprise
Education in HE. Our
Programme is supported by Christine Michaelis, Enterprise Officer within the
Employability and Careers Centre.