The event took place at University Square Stratford campus on Wednesday 28 September and was attended by over 50 high profile individuals working across a range of industries including finance, banking, HR and recruitment, hospitality and those working in the legal and the criminal justice system.
Inaugurating the evening and the awards ceremony, Vice-Chancellor and President of UEL, Professor Amanda Broderick said:
Our ten-year strategy, Vision 2028, aims to create a careers-facing education for learners, producing graduates with the skills, tools and competencies sought by employers in a rapidly changing world. As a University, we are constantly evolving, yet our mission remains clear, to increase the diversity of the talent pipeline, to prepare our students for the jobs and opportunities of the future and to drive forward that future inclusively and sustainably. We look forward to working with our impressive set of Industrial and Law Fellows in achieving this."
The Industrial and Law Fellows initiative was launched by Professor Mohammad Ali, Dean of RDSBL, whose mission is to integrate these fellows into becoming a valuable part of the RDSBL community along with its students and staff. Professor Ali says, “As a careers first business and law school, we want to work directly with industry-based practitioners to enhance the educational and professional opportunities for our students; thus not only providing them with the theoretical contexts of their subject specialisms but accentuating their learning experiences with evidence, interaction and stimulation from the practitioner world.”