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University of East London Talent and Diversity Hackathon

students studying at UEL

UEL joins forces with Microsoft and other partners to build a stronger and more diverse east London workforce 

The University of East London and Microsoft are working together to explore how we can develop a stronger and more diverse talent pipeline in east London. As part of this work we are planning an innovative one-day hackathon on 24 April which will bring together students, academics, east London employers, local education providers and community stakeholders to specifically address:

"How can we build a stronger and more diverse talent pool in east London?" 

​​​​​Using this playful, innovative approach, we hope to develop and co-design pioneering solutions. We will collectively secure the growth, competition, attitudes, behaviour and sustainability of the talent pipeline in east London by exploring three key themes across the day: career planning, employment readiness and the development of a career passport. Participants will work in cross-discipline teams and the most promising ideas will be developed and presented at our Royal Docks Education and Enterprise Festival on 12 June.   

The aim of the event is to start bridging the gap in skills and diversity. This is a fantastic opportunity for UEL students to meet with major east London employers from a variety of sectors. Students will be able to learn directly from decision makers about career pathways, employability skills and recruitment processes and challenges. 

If you are a student interested in participating, please fill out this short application by 15 April. 

The Hackathon will take place from 9:30 am to 6:30 om at ABP, Royal Albert Dock.

Free refreshments, including pizza (vegan, halal and dairy free options) will be available. 

All other parties can express their interest by emailing

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

ABP, Royal Albert Dock

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