Attendees at Round Table

Inaugural roundtable debate on postgraduate professional development

The inaugural roundtable debate of postgraduate professional development held on 16 October 2015 brought together representatives from industry, learned societies, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Vitae, the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE), and Higher Education institutions.

To support the debate a background paper was written that can be downloaded below. An introduction talk was presented on the day and can be watched by following the video link. Following the debate a statement was written which can be downloaded below.

Actions taken forward

The following actions are a direct result of the inaugural debate

  1. Imperial College Graduate School is meeting in December 2015 with a group of the Professional Bodies to explore support for Professional Development.
  2. Imperial College Graduate School is requesting its External Advisory Board to consider Leadership training and Industry involvement .
  3. Imperial College Graduate School will develop a new set of questions to debate next year to ensure continuous improvement in postgraduate professional development.
A 10 minute introduction talk for the Roundtable

Introduction Talk

A 10 minute introduction talk for the Roundtable