ACU graduate employment seminar in South Africa

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Memorial Deadline: Inquire with RGCS

External Deadline: Sunday 30th, July 2017


apply for one of 20 places at an exclusive seminar on graduate employability in South Africa this November.

Organising for change: how can higher education meet the changing needs of employment?

Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 November 2017

University of Pretoria, South Africa
The seminar will explore the role of higher education in driving economic change and creating skilled, work-ready graduates. This will be discussed in the context of challenges, such as rising global youth unemployment and ever increasing university student numbers.

The ACU is partnering with Wilton Park, the UK Department for International Development, National Research Foundation (South Africa), and the University of Pretoria (an ACU member) to stage this high-level seminar.

As an organisation, we appreciate the huge demands now being placed on higher education institutions to produce graduates capable of meeting the requirements of employment, and we recognise that universities throughout the Commonwealth are producing much best practice in the field. We believe this deserves exposure to a wider audience.

Apply or nominate a participant

We are offering around 20 fully-funded places (travel, accommodation and conference costs), exclusively to our member institutions.

Participants should be individuals who are driving effective change in the area of graduate employment (most likely at senior management level) and / or those who have introduced novel practices that can be shared with universities throughout the Commonwealth.

The seminar will be highly participative and attendees should be willing and able to give a session presentation, if invited.

Applications should be returned no later than Sunday 30 July 2017 at 23:59 BST.

Funding Sources

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: August 15, 2017