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Coventry Partnership Conference 2015

chair_and_young_peoples_workshop_small.jpgChaired by Ken Sloan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Warwick, the Coventry Partnership recently held their annual conference at the Welcome Centre, Coventry.

This year’s theme was ‘Coventry and Growth: Securing maximum benefit for all’.

The conference was attended by 200 delegates from organisations across Coventry who listened to keynote speakers and attended a variety of workshops.

A group of inspirational children and young people from Sidney Stringer Academy, Corpus Christi, St Patrick’s , St Gregory’s, and St Peter & Paul’s Primary Schools attedning a children and young people's workshop with chair, Ken Sloan.

speakers_march_2015_conference_800.jpgKeynote Speakers included: Professor Christina Hughes, University of Warwick Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning; Jonathan Browning, Chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Sarah Boyle, Coventry Voices of Care; Jamal Vincent, Chair of Coventry Voices of Care; Sheila Bates, Children’s Champion; and Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

Delegates attended workshops on:

'Bridging the skills gap'
'Getting people into good jobs''
'Improving health and reducing inequalities'
'Mobilising communities to secure good growth'
'Research for the Public Good - how can Coventry benefit from university research?'
'Purposeful Collaboration in Widening Participation: Building Partnership Working'

Find out more about the Coventry Partnership and the conference here.