KEYNOTE - Feature Session in partnership with BASF

Three ways your local university can support your business


Prof. Sheila PankhurstDean of the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.20 to 12.40, Stage 1

About this presentation

A strong advocate of close collaboration between industry and higher education, Professor Pankhurst will be speaking about her experience of working with industry, and about the University of Salford’s approach to forging close partnerships with employers to meet the needs of businesses and students alike. She will be highlighting how industry, from SMEs to global companies, can benefit from working closely with universities, to leverage funding; to attract and retain skilled employees, and to solve production problems. Her talk will include a short overview of degree apprenticeships , including the laboratory scientist degree apprenticeship (BSc Hons Chemistry), developed to help meet employment needs in the chemical industries.

Speaker Bio

Professor Sheila Pankhurst is Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford. Sheila was previously Deputy Dean at the University of Cumbria where she secured significant external funding for the University, working in partnership with the University of Manchester to deliver skills into the nuclear industry, and helping to establish the new National College for Nuclear. Sheila has a first degree from the University of Durham and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge; her background is in the STEM subjects, and in public engagement with science.