New MPI UK&I Chapter VP for Communications, Susan Arslan from HelmsBriscoe, presented a workshop on Education/Industry Partnership Working at the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) Conference this week.
The Conference was attended by Events Management academic and research staff from the UK and Europe, and much discussion took place during the day about how Universities and Industry could work together better. Examples of impactful partnership working that was suggested included more Industry practitioner input to the student learning experience, I.e. simply talking to students about what we do, offering placement opportunities for undergraduates; and Universities sharing their research more widely, making their work and publications accessible, so we in the industry can learn from their findings!
As HelmsBriscoe ARVP for UK Graduate recruitment, Susan was particularly interested to network with academic staff and learn how HelmsBriscoe can contribute to the education of future industry professionals, at the same time spreading awareness of HelmsBriscoe as a career choice. She took the opportunity to talk about MPI and the benefits of membership for both students and faculty, promoting our MPI Foundation sponsorships and Vanessa Cotton Scholarship prizes.