Peers in Careers: a professional one day conference

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Along with five partnering universities, targetjobs and Gradconsult are hosting a professional industry idea factory event, providing you with an invaluable opportunity to make a really positive impact on your own professional development and growth of network.

Are you a student or graduate working in your careers, employability, or enterprise team at university?

Through a series of inspiring keynote speakers, workshops and round table discussions, you’ll get the chance to meet people in similar roles from different universities, share your knowledge, and develop your skills.

If you are currently working in your careers service, we would love to meet you!

Save the date! Next event taking place on Wednesday 13 November 2024

Why attend?

Enhance your CV

Attendance at, and involvement in a professional conference, especially when representing the organisation you work for, looks great on your CV.

There is the opportunity to submit a bid to present at Peers in Careers. To claim experience of presenting to a group in a professional environment is another valuable experience to add to your portfolio.

Expand your skills and network

You’ll meet students in other universities doing similar roles to you. You’ll be able to share tips and advice with each other to help you develop your skills and positively increase the impact your current role plays within your wider team.

Meet employers

You’ll meet some great employers to understand more about their organisations and what they are looking for in their recruits.

Through participation in round table discussions with employers you’ll be empowered to make a direct impact into how they currently view and handle the issue of student engagement, recruitment and retention.

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Who can attend?

Current students or recent graduates in any of the following (or similar roles):

  • Careers Ambassador
  • Peer Support Assistant
  • Student Employability Activator
  • Employer Engagement
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Marketing for Careers services
  • Internship in Careers services

What will the day involve?

Sharing with counterparts – a mini–Ideas factory into student and employer engagement.

Hear from employers - My career journey – from university to now

Sharing with employers - What are students expectations from employers today?

Skills workshops – Careers guidance topics, digital and influencer marketing of the service

Roundtable Discussions - on a range of topical issues affecting careers today

Student Presentations - on a range of topical issues and the resolutions found

A Fireside Chat - all those burning questions answered.

If you are currently working in your careers service, we would love to meet you!

How can I join?

Places are allocated via your university. Please speak to your Careers Service to register for a place.

Any further questions, please email the team at

Partner Universities

University of Leeds
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Liverpool
Queen Mary University of London
University of Hertfordshire