Alumni networking at the Pearson Building: “How should we prepare for the brave new world of work?”

Alumni are invited to join us on 11 December on the banks of the Thames for a glass of wine with the Vice-Chancellor. The stunning view from the Pearson Building (see above) will be the backdrop for an evening of stimulating discussion themed around the recent Pearson/ Nesta report on ‘Future Skills’. With professions expanding or contracting at a faster rate than ever before, we will invite speakers and delegates to consider “How should we prepare for the brave new world of work?”

Network & Meet the Vice-Chancellor | Pearson Building, London | Monday 11 December | 18:30

Book now by emailing Jeni Weatherill stating your name, graduation and employment details and any special access or dietary requirements.


18:30 Guest arrival
18:45 Opening and introduction by Dr John Fallon, CEO, Pearson
18:50 Hasan Bakshi, Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta
19:10 The Culture Change, Rosie Millard, Deputy Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation
19:20 The University of Hull in a Changing World, Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull
19:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
20:15 Further Networking
21:00 Event Closes

Following on from recent events at The Shard, The Bank of England and Grey’s Inn, we hope you will join us as the University of Hull relocates for an evening in London and brings together a broad mix of alumni so that you can reconnect with old acquaintances and make new connections.

On the evening we will hear from Pearson CEO and Hull alumnus Dr John Fallon, and we will also be joined by a key member of the group who put together the Pearson/Nesta report on “Future Skills”, Rosie Millard, Deputy Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation and Professor Susan Lea, University of Hull Vice-Chancellor. You are also invited to join in our discussion about how we approach the unique set of challenges we face in the future due to, among other things, technological change.

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