The Big Conversation
The Big Conversation
The Big Conversation is a series of events designed to find out what various individuals think about Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs) in Software Engineering. Graduate Level Apprenticeships touch many different individuals, including parents, teachers, university graduates, mentors, students and lecturers. The aim of the Big Conversation is to bring all these individuals together so that we can learn from their perspectives and experiences. It also offers an opportunity for individuals to just learn more about Graduate Level Apprenticeships, if nothing else.
The Big Conversation gives an opportunity to all those touched by Graduate Level Apprenticeships, not only to learn more about them, but to shape and influence the design of them. The events are happening through the Summer of 2018 and are free to attend.
Academics involved in the delivery of Graduate Level Apprenticeships are invited to meet and converse about the challenges as well as the opportunities of delivering apprenticeships in higher education.
Tuesday the 12th of June 2018, 1pm - 4pm.
Parents + School Leavers
Parents and school leavers, including both fifth and sixth years, are invited to learn more about Graduate Level Apprenticeships in Software Engineering, ask questions and raise concerns. This is not a recruitment event - the session is designed to be a conversation with parents and school leavers to find out how they percieve software engineering apprenticeships in higher education.
Teachers + Careers Advisers
Secondary school teachers and careers advisors are welcome to meet over drinks and nibbles to learn about Graduate Level Apprenticeships in Software Engineering as well as ask questions and raise concerns about the scheme.
Mentors in the workplace are crucial to delivering high-quality graduates in software engineering via work-based learning programmes such as Graduate Level Apprenticeships. Join us for nibbles and drinks to discuss the challenges and opportunities in partnering with universities to shape future software engineers.
Event scheduled to be announced.
First year undergraduates have recently completed the difficult transition from school to higher education. The challenge is expected to be greater for apprenticeship candidates coming from school. Join us to discuss the best and worse parts of the transition and how we can ease it for all students, not just apprenticeships.
Event schedule to be announced.
Modern apprentices already have experience in balancing mutliple tasks that span different environments. Join us to talk about the tranisition to Software Engineering Gradaute Level Apprenticeships in higher education and how we ease it.