Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2004 End Date/Time: Jul 09, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: May 19, 2004
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The Impact of Employability
education, enterprise, employment and the economy

In April 2003 the University of Central Lancashire hosted a very successful and well-attended conference ‘Delivering Employability- the diversity of approaches in Higher Education’. This conference explored the responses of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to the employability agenda and showcased the variety and innovative methods HEIs are adopting to enhance students’ employability.

It is now timely to explore the impact of these interventions on individuals, the education sector, employers and the economy. Employability is clearly a crucial issue for all stakeholders but what are the real Performance Indicators and how can we measure the impact of employability approaches? This second conference will seek to address this by:

· Exploring further the national employability debate
· Engaging the demand side and asking ‘what works’?
· Exploring synergy across the post 16 education sector
· Evaluating impact on all stakeholders

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to everybody engaged in the graduate Employability debate including:
· Higher Education and Further Education staff including senior managers, policy makers, academics, career advisers, lecturers.
· Employers and Employer representatives
· Volunteer Agencies
· Training Agencies
· Government Agencies
· Students and Student Representatives

Call For Papers

Papers (in the form of presentations, participatory workshops, posters, panel discussions and other innovative formats) are invited under the broad topic of ‘The impact of Employability’. The following four themes are intended to provide a guide for submissions:

· Curricula Development
· Work Based Learning
· Enterprise/Entrepreneurship and Student-Led Activity
· HE/Business Partnerships

Please submit your abstract to a maximum of 500 words by email to ejkelly@uclan.ac.uk stating author’s name(s), suggested theme, contact details, title and preferred format of presentation. Please make reference to research where this underpins practice. The deadline for receipt is 19th April 2004, contributors will be notified by the selection panel by 3RD May 2004.

Conference Programme

Thursday July 8

12.00 Registration and lunch
12.50 Welcome
Norman Burrow (need to ask)
University of Central Lancashire
1.0 Chair’s Introduction
Val Butcher, Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Central Lancashire
1.05 Keynote Presentation
Need to confirm
1.30.1 Paper Sessions
2.30 Refreshments
3.0 Paper Sessions
4.0 Boat Trip on Ullswater Lake

8.0 Conference Dinner (Speaker ?? Maybe Edwin Booth)

Friday July 9

9.00 Registration for day 2
9.30 Paper Sessions
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Keynote Presentation, need to confirm
11.45 Paper Sessions
12.45 Lunch
1.45 Paper Sessions
2.45 Plenary Session
3.15 Close and Refreshments

The University of Central Lancashire Cumbria Campus is situated in a beautiful rural setting two miles from Penrith and 70 miles from the Preston Campus, overlooking the magnificent Lake District Fells. Just 2 miles from the junction of the M6/A66 road links, and the London/Edinburgh/Glasgow Main Line Railway. Just a two hour drive from both Manchester and Glasgow, one and a half hours from Newcastle and 20 minutes from Carlisle. Ullswater and the picturesque scenery of lakes and mountains in an unspoilt area is only 10 minutes away.

The Conference Centre has disabled access and facilities. Ample free parking is available on site. Bed and breakfast accommodation is available in comfortable single en-suite rooms on campus and includes tea/coffee making facilities, linen, towels and soap. Extra nights accommodation are available should you wish to arrive the day before the conference, or extend your stay afterwards.

Local accommodation in Penrith is available on request from the Conference and Events Management Office.

Conference Fee
The total cost of the conference including one night bed and breakfast accommodation in the en-suite rooms on campus on 8th July, lunch and refreshments on both days, Ullswater boat trip on 8th, Conference Dinner on 8th and all conference documentation is £220 plus VAT (258.50)

Extra nights bed and breakfast accommodation are available at £20 per person per night – please state nights required.


University of Central Lancashire Cumbria Campus
Newton Rigg
United Kingdom