Employability leads from the University of Surrey, Surrey Research Park engagement leaders and a range of tenant representatives from the Park have met for a second time, to drive forward plans for increasing student engagement.
The group agreed several strategic actions to be delivered this year, including:
- Surrey Research Park companies will be eligible for a free marketing stand at the University of Surrey Careers Fair in October.
- Academic employability leads will craft a value offer for Research Park companies, covering various targeted engagement activities across the faculties and will build employer engagement into curriculum reviews.
- Surrey Research Park will work with the Doctoral College to trial ‘Show & Tell’ style engagement events with Postgraduate students, along research themes that align with business interests.
- A promotional video about Surrey Research Park will be produced, to be showcased in a variety of student settings on campus, raising awareness of our businesses and employment opportunities.
We have also revised our Surrey Research Park directory, to include contact details for University of Surrey talent recruitment leads. Please download your copy here.
Adding value to the group’s discussions around future growth and recruitment, Greg Melly CEO of Blackwell Park Ltd, outlined plans for the development and the opportunities it will bring for working, living and thriving in West Guildford.