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Delivering Future Cities Forum

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University of Sunderland


Inspiring and upskilling the next generation

18 Oct 2023
  • How do we ensure that academia is delivering the skills to meet the future needs of industry? 

  • How do we create pathways for careers in digital industries and growth sectors such as Esports? 

  • What resources are available to deliver diverse digital talent? 

  • How do we engage young people in the world of construction, engineering, manufacturing and design?  

  • How do we raise aspirations, retain local talent, and maximise opportunities for local people? 

Mark Easton, Home Editor - BBC News
Sara Cartin, Senior Training Manager - The National House Building Council (NHBC)
Chester King, CEO - British Esports
Alex Wilkinson, Head of LRG North - Microsoft
Claire Jones, Head of Skills - Nissan UK
Professor Jon Timmis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Commercial) - University of Sunderland