“Building on Beacon – Enhancing Employability for all through Staff-Student Partnerships”

A strong focus on diversity was proactively built into every aspect of the event, including in the makeup of the Student Steering Group, the selection of speakers and the career paths they had chosen and the keynote speaker. Special efforts were made to ensure that students fasting for religious reasons were able to participate to the full during the event, including over the lunch. Some of these students came to offer special thanks for the arrangements that had been put in place for this. During the event staff actively sought to identify any students who did not have plans for after university and follow-up additional support was offered to these students after the event.

The evaluation conducted at the end of the event resulted in very positive feedback and much appreciation from students. A summary article is being prepared for the Autumn 2019 issue of Prime Times, the Greenwich MathSoc newsletter.