Work and Identity in the 21st Century
TEDxKeeleUniversity brought together local businesses, students and staff from Keele to explore a variety of perspectives on the ways in which work is changing, and how we see ourselves and relate to others, especially in terms of our work and careers, as society and technology progress at an increasingly rapid rate.
Organised by the Employer Engagement Team within the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE), and supported by Keele Business Gateway, the unique event brought together delegates to hear seven thought-provoking speakers share their insights on a range of topics, including race and academia; graduate employment; skillsets of the future; farming in the age of robotics and AI; and more.
Speakers at the event included:
- Martin Edmondson, CEO, Gradcore
- Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green, University of Leeds
- Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence, Prospects
- Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Harper Adams University
- Gabriella Gay, Stoke Roaming Poet
- Greg Wade, Policy Manager, Universities UK
- Dr Allison Gardner, Keele University
Explore all of the presentations from the day below.
The Career Wiggly Line
Martin Edmondson, CEO, Gradcore
Let's talk about being black in the academy
Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green, University of Leeds
Everyone is wrong about how graduates move for work
Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence, Prospects
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