Come along to QMU's first Employability and Enterprise Festival!
The week-long festival of employability activities and presentations will take place from the 12th - 16th February and will span the specialisms of arts, performance and entertainment; business & enterprise; health and the voluntary sector.
The programme of events aims to entertain, inspire and motivate you to develop your knowledge and understanding of key sectors, and to enhance your experience of learning. Importantly, QMU’s employability festival puts a significant emphasis on encouraging you to develop as entrepreneurs and includes lots of talks and interactive learning activities with academics and business leaders.
You will meet organisational leaders from all walks of life, including the high profile social enterprises Social Bite and Street Soccer Scotland; Marc Crothall, CEO Scottish Tourism Alliance; Jackie Brock, CEO of Children in Scotland; Vic Galloway, presenter on Radio Scotland and 6 Music; Stevie Middleton, Radio Scotland producer and record company owner; Orla O’Loughlin, Artistic Director at the Traverse Theatre; and Elaine Millar who runs her own physiotherapy practice.
There will also be skills development workshops in competency-based interviews and CV development, and entrepreneurial sessions with Converge Challenge, Scotland’s largest entrepreneurial training programme. In addition, participants will engage with many academics during the week who will host a panel discussion on the impact of Brexit on employment and enterprise, and lead entrepreneurial brainstorming walking sessions.
The entrepreneur, food expert and TV celebrity, Prue Leith CBE, QMU's Chancellor, will attend the festival and will provide QMU’s MSc Gastronomy students with an insight into her career as a business woman.
The full programme can be found on the QMU website. You can also sign up to each session using the Eventbrite link found on the programme.
If you would like to discuss the event, please contact the Convener of the Employability and Enterprise Festival Steering Group, Carol Brennan.