Industrial Liaison Forum Schedule

SEMS Alumni Industrial Liaison Forum 

26 February 2020

The schedule for the Industrial Liaison Forum on Wednesday 26 February, 2020 is:

10:00 - 12:00

Final Year Project Showcase - The Octagon

This will be an open display of Final Year Projects being undertaken in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS). This is an excellent opportunity to find out what type of project collaboration is being undertaken at QMUL in the School of Engineering and Materials Science.

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch - The Octagon

Industrial visitors are invited to a light buffet lunch with academics hosted by Prof. James Busfield. This will be an opportunity to network and discuss potential collaborations.

12:00 - 13:00

Find out about Industrial Placements - People's Place PP1

Hosted by Crawford Blagden, Industrial Experience Manager for the School of Engineering and Materials Science, and featuring a range of current and former placement students from QMUL for this panel and Q&A. This session will tell you what to expect from taking a year as an Industrial Placement, the benefits and challenges, and also give you advice on how to make the most of the experience.

12:00 - 13:00

Maximising your time at University to prepare for Graduate Employment - David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building

This session is hosted by Andrew Walsh, SEMS Senior Careers Consultant, Careers and Enterprise. The topic of the session will be about how you can and should maximise your time at university to best prepare for your future career.

13:00 - 14:00

QMentoring Session - Queens' Building LG2

This session is for attending SEMS alumni and industrial contacts who may be interested in mentoring current SEMS students and will be hosted by the Careers and Enterprise QMentoring programme manager.

13:00 - 14:00

Student Projects with Prof James Busfield - The Octagon

14:00 - 15:00

Student Panel Sessions

Panel A - Location: Bancroft Building 1.13a
Carnot Ltd, D3O, Thales, Drax Power Limited, Wellspect Healthcare, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), iBOS, TRS

Panel B - Location: Bancroft Building 1.15
Aviation360, Collins Aerospace, Thales, Siemens, King's College London, Beamery, Archipelago Technology

Panel C - Location: People's Palace PP2
Thales UK, Caterpillar, Department for Transport, BP, GSK, Archipelago Technology, BVA BDRC

These student facing panel sessions will be chaired by SEMS alumni and industrial contacts for current students to learn more about potential career options they may pursue.

14:00 - 15:00

Laboratory Equipment with Prof James Busfield - Engineering G27

15:00 - 16:30

Industrial Advisory Board Meetings - Engineering G27

15:00 - 16:30

Engineering and Materials Science Information and Networking Fair - The Octagon

This session is a table-top careers information and networking event. Organisations are welcome to bring recruitment literature and roller-banners to this session. 

16:30 onwards

School of Engineering and Materials Science Alumni Drinks Reception - SCR Bar, Queens' Building

Please join fellow SEMS alumni and staff for the annual Alumni Drinks Reception.

The Octagon


Student Registration

Employer Registration


The event is centred in The Octagon, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus, with sessions held in other venues as detailed in the the schedule, above.