Resilience, skills and employability through the ‘China experience’

For anyone looking to enrich their university education and gain a unique set of skills and experiences, China is definitely a place to visit. China’s global education and economic influence is still continuing; it dominates the list of leading universities in the developing world, and it’s strategic importance for UK companies is well illustrated with the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative;…

Finding a graduate job – what really works?

This week I attended a presentation on the graduate labour market by Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects and well known for his expertise on employment destinations of graduates and postgraduates. It was a really interesting overview of 2015 graduate destinations, the current and future graduate labour market, with a few myths challenged. Much…

Disadvantaged and disillusioned – why mentoring is the tool for creating change

Today we celebrate the annual National Mentoring Day to recognise and raise awareness of the enormous power and benefits of mentoring.  Here I will be talking about the importance of ‘early intervention’ to create successful personal and professional lives.   It never ceases to amaze me how a parent can show such resilience and strength of character when their child’s life is cruelly cut short. Olympic sprinter…