Welcome to GradEX20
It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to GradEX 2020, our annual exhibition of project work undertaken by final-year students at Staffordshire University.
We are committed to ensuring that students are given every opportunity to make the most of their time with us, which is why this event showcases the work of students from across our Schools.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our students’ final year, we remain committed to ensuring their project work is shared with our industry partners, and that employers are presented with opportunities to be introduced to our talented students.
To this end, we are moving our GradEX activity online and increasing the functionality of our portal, which will feature students’ final-year project work alongside links to their LinkedIn profiles, portfolios and CVs. Our improved portal will be shared with our industry partners from Monday 15 June 2020 and will remain accessible to prospective employers throughout the summer months.
While we strive to deliver the very best infrastructure for our learners through innovative, digital-first teaching, industry partnerships and the provision of outstanding support, talented students remain at the heart of our success.
GradEX offers our students an opportunity to explain their work to prospective employers and plays an important and formative role in their ongoing development. Every year, the interactions that take place between our students and key industry figures result in job offers and career opportunities for our future graduates.
We are therefore incredibly grateful to the companies, alumni and professional organisations who are making the time to view our students’ work digitally. This all serves as a mark of recognition for the hard work and dedication of our ambitious and inspirational students.
Finally, I would like to thank our participating students for displaying incredible tenacity during this difficult and uncertain time. We wish you well in your future career paths and ask that you continue to share your achievements with us after you have graduated.
Liz Barnes CBE
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive