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Industrial Liaison Forum, 22nd Nov 2017

27 November 2017

Industrial Liaison Forum, 22nd Nov 2017
Industrial Liaison Forum, 22nd Nov 2017
Industrial Liaison Forum, 22nd Nov 2017
Industrial Liaison Forum, 22nd Nov 2017
Review of the Industrial Liaison Forum that took place on 22nd Nov 2017

Wednesday 22nd November saw the first of our two Industrial Liaison Forums for industrialists, academic staff and students in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI). The event took place in the Octagon and was co-hosted by Crawford Blagden, Industrial Experience Manager and James Busfield, Director of Industrial Engagement. There were representatives from the likes of Jaguar LandRover, GlaxoSmithKline, the Mayor of London’s Office, the Spanish Embassy, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, UK Atomic Energy Association, Airbus DS, and the Ministry of Defence.

The morning began with the PhD Research Showcase poster event providing an open display of PhD Research currently being undertaken in SEMS and MRI. Industrialists and staff judged the posters and the best were awarded prizes at an Academic Awards Ceremony. The ceremony was also to recognise the academic achievement of our students in the 2016-2017 academic year with many proud family and friends of award winners in attendance.

Following the ceremony there was a networking lunch where Alumni and Industrial visitors were invited to network and discuss potential collaborations and generally find out more about Industrial Placements. At the same time Crawford Blagden hosted a ‘Find out about Industrial Placements’ session alongside a range of current and former placement students from QMUL. This session outlined what to expect from taking a year as an Industrial Placement - the benefits and challenges, and also advice on how to make the most of the experience.

In the afternoon there were a number of parallel panel discussions presented to students. Each panel was chaired by an academic and themed to reflect student interest in engineering and materials science. The panels included one in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering and a Chemical Engineering Panel.

The day was rounded off by the Engineering and Materials Science Careers and Information Fair that was very well attended by students from the Faculty.

Don’t miss the next Industrial Liaison Forum planned for Wednesday 7th Mar 2018!