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May 18, 2011

Alumni Knowledge Exchange

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/knowledge/alumniday/

Once you graduate, the learning doesn't stop - Alumni Knowledge Exchange day is an opportunity for Warwick graduates, along with their friends and family, to return to campus for a programme of exciting and interactive talks, discussions, workshops and entertainment. This event will share and discuss world-class thinking from the University and our wider community.

The event takes place this Saturday 21st May, and the Knowledge Centre team will be there to meet attendees, to video many of the talks and to interview some of the speakers. If you plan on coming along, we’d love to hear what you think of it.

The event takes the form of talks, workshops and panel discussions. ‘You, Your University, Your World’ is a series of 45-minute discussions that tackle global topics. The panellists comprise leading academics from the University, business leaders and alumni, such as Rob Grimshaw (FT.com’s Managing Director) who is at the cutting-edge of the debate about internet paywalls, and Jon Teckman, former Chief Executive of the British Film Institute (BFI). The themes under discussion include:

  • Wellbeing at Work
  • Building Success Beyond Recession
  • Can We Be Green And Profitable? 
  • How Can the Arts Improve Our Lives?

Meanwhile, the alumni speakers series features presentations from a diverse range of Warwick graduates, all of them leading voices in their professions. Immerse yourself in talks by (among others) Heather Brooke: an award-winning writer, journalist and activist whose work led to the exposure of MPs’ expenses; Jo Hemmings: a behavioural psychologist who specialises in celebrity behaviour; and Sarah Haywood: a respected wedding designer, coordinator and media spokesperson on bridal matters. There will also be a panel featuring various Warwick alumni working in children's literature, including Helen Thomas: Fiction Editor at Scholastic Children’s Books.

If you're coming to the Alumni Knowledge Exchange on Saturday, let us know! Look out for the Knowledge Centre team in Warwick Arts Centre and we look forward to talking to you!


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