Student engagement is an important component of student career decision making. Schools are tasked with informing and inspiring their students while evidencing the meeting of statutory guidance. While this goes on, organisations are tasked with engaging with students for CSR or recruitment purposes. Both groups are using outdated methods and processes that are disorganised and time-consuming. This observation carved the way for the Careers Calendar, a digital platform born in the Birmingham entrepreneurial ecosystem, created to support the student career decision-making journey as well as the process of engagement.
The session will talk about innovation in student engagement and the role of technology, providing the audience with a story they can draw inspiration and information.
Our headline sponsor
NatWest is the UK’s biggest supporter of SMEs, and as part of this we are committed to removing barriers and providing more opportunities to help companies grow. Our services include traditional bank lending, bespoke support for entrepreneurs, and working with a range of partners across sectors to ensure businesses thrive.
Enterprise is central to our purpose-led strategy, and we have developed a range of programmes to enable business owners to succeed. We have over 500 accredited Women in Business specialists across the UK and have supported more than 19,000 entrepreneurs through our Business Builder and Accelerator programme. Our Dream Bigger initiative has been created to encourage young women in UK secondary schools to consider STEM subjects and Entrepreneurship as a career option.
NatWest’s Business Builder and Entrepreneur Accelerator programmes are offered free of charge to support the crucial Tech segment, helping these businesses start, scale and succeed. Our Accelerator was recently voted the Number 1 Accelerator for Growth in the UK, by independent consultancy Beauhurst.