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This conference builds on our strong track record of working with industry to enable and improve student employability.
Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the School of Engineering & Computing, UWS

UWS’s School of Engineering and Computing hosted a Working with Industry Conference at its Paisley Campus on 21 February 2018 to over 100 students.

There is significant evidence which shows that students who engage with industry throughout their time at university are more likely to find rewarding graduate-level employment. The Working with Industry Conference offered students from the School the opportunity to interact with employers, find out about placements and hear from industry experts about what skills, knowledge and experience they’re looking for from graduates.

The event saw keynote speeches being delivered by Simon Leonard, Vice President (Technology & Information Risk) at Morgan Stanley, and Evelyn Walker of Walker Gordon Associates.

  • Simon (a UWS BSc Information Systems graduate) joined HP after enjoying a successful placement whilst studying at UWS, before going on to work for IBM, Deloitte, Scottish Power, Barclays and now Morgan Stanley. He delivered a keynote entitled, ‘Get your career on track’.
  • Evelyn Walker’s keynote address was extremely well received and was entitled, ‘All about you’. Walker Gordon Associates are a Digital Education and HR Consulting company, who work with small companies to help them scale-up.

The event hosted representatives from Codeplay Software, Dell, ePlacement Scotland, FDM Group, Global Voices, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Malcolm Group, JP Morgan, Perception Data Consulting, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, SQA, Seric Systems, SmartSTEMS, and Traveltek.

Professor Ian Allison, continued:

We are extremely grateful to the employers for all their effort in supporting this event which represents another significant step forward in the drive to improve our students' skills and graduate opportunities; we have seen our graduate level employment rise 16% since 2014 and our is to be in the top quartile for all of our sectors.
Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the School of Engineering & Computing, UWS

Professor Ian Allison (UWS), Simon Leonard (Morgan Stanley), and Tom Caira (UWS)