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News - 30 January 2013
Miltos Petridis

New board to boost graduate employment

The University of Brighton is launching a new Industrial Advisory Board tomorrow to help shape the agenda for computing and mathematics education and research and to enhance graduate employment.

The board will comprise a panel of local, national and international industrialists and experts who reflect the breadth of teaching and research undertaken at the university. The board will have a teaching, research and enterprise agenda which reflects the increasing interdependence of all three aspects of the university’s work and supports the strategic plan for research-informed teaching and increased relevance and employability of graduates.

Andrew Eades, CEO and founder of Relentless,is expected to join the Board together with Tom Khabaza from the Society of Data Miners; Kevin Long from data technologies and services provider Teradata; John Cummins, of Innovation Partners; Ian Oliver from Nokia; Joe Baskerville, Head of New Technology at digital media company Cogapp, and Nuria Sadurni, Head of Research and Insight at digital marketing agency, iCrossing.

Professor Miltos Petridis, Head of the university's School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, said: "We are excited to be launching the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) in computing and mathematics. It is an essential part of ensuring our courses remain up to date and relevant to employers' needs so that our graduates get the best chance of employment and the employers get the quality of graduates they require.

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