Q-Step Stepping Out - celebrating the 2014 summer internships
|Dates:||14 October 2014|
|Times:||10:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public, University staff|
The University of Manchester Q-Step Stepping Out event will celebrate the summer 2014 internships of the 19 students who participated in our pilot year.
The main programme is detailed below and there will be opportunity to spend time with the Q-Step team and speak to our students at the end of the event.
The student voice is central to this event and we are encouraging students to attend if they are able to.
10:00 Coffee and arrival
10:30 Welcome Chris Orme, Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
10:35 Overview of Q-Step Sharon Witherspoon, Director, Nuffield Foundation
10:45 Stepping up: helping Britain make better decisions John Pullinger, National Statistician, Office of National Statistics
11:30 What’s a Q-Step summer placement? Roundtable with students and employers
12:30 Lunch and Q-Step student posters
13:45 Statistics post-16: changing for the better? Neil Sheldon, VP Education and Statistical Literacy, Royal Statistical Society
14:10 Quantifying is a committing task Matt Reed, Open Innovation Director, Unilever R&D
14:30 Are we teaching what employers need? Discussion led by John MacInnes, BA High Level Strategy Group on Quantitative Skills
15:15 Where next for University of Manchester Q-step (Q-step team) & Wrap-up (Tarani Chandola)
15:30 Depart or Opportunity to talk to Q-Step Team
Further information and to register: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-q-step-event-stepping-out-tickets-13042974889?aff=eorg
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