How to stop elitism in graduate recruitment?

Posted by ap507 at Mar 11, 2014 11:30 AM |
Public debate will ask what recruiters and universities must do to remove barriers to social mobility

The latest Leicester Exchanges debate, Social Mobility – Realising Ambitions, will discuss what can be done to stop top graduate jobs becoming the preserve of the most privileged students on Thursday 13 March between 6:00 - 8:15pm.

Guests will be able to join leading graduate recruiters and higher education figures to discuss the challenges facing students when it comes to graduate recruitment, and suggest ways the system can be made fairer and more accessible to all.

The panel, Chaired by Professor Sir Robert Burgess (pictured), Vice-Chancellor of the University, will include:

  • Wasim Khan, Partner of international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Jane Clark, Head of Campus Recruitment in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for Barclays bank
  • Elizabeth Ebbs-Brewer, Associate Director, Attraction, for employment-based teacher training programme Teach First
  • Dr Henrietta O’Connor, Reader in Employment Studies at the University of Leicester’s School of Management

Leicester Exchanges events are lively, occasionally heated debates about important topics of the day featuring leading experts in the field of discussion. 

Anyone interested in joining the debate is asked to complete the online form here.

There is no charge for tickets but please note that tickets are limited to two per organisation.