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LJMU hosts social mobility and levelling up event

Social mobility, levelling up and what employers want from graduates are among the topics at a high profile event being hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

The Open Door Project event (11am - 1.45pm, Wednesday 18 May) will be chaired by former UK Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, and LJMU Vice-Chancellor, Mark Power.

The project is part of the Purpose Coalition which is made up of leading businesses, NHS trusts, councils and universities committed to improving social mobility.

The half-day event at Redmonds Building is free to attend for LJMU students, staff and partner organisations with an interest in social mobility and tackling the barriers that exist for many young people in our society.

The agenda for the event is below. If you wish to attend, please email Mel Campbell.

10.30am – 11am: Tea, coffee, and arrival

11am – 11.30am: Welcome by Mark Power and opening session led by Justine Greening and the Adecco Group.

11.45am – 12.30pm: Panel discussion on what employers are looking for in graduates and what they need to consider in diversifying talent pools. This session will be an opportunity for students, staff, employers and guests to take part in an open discussion on social mobility.

12.30pm – 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 1.45pm: Panel discussion with LJMU staff, employers and external partners to discuss practical approaches to widening access. (Note; students are welcome to attend if they wish)

1.45pm: Close


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