Cranfield University is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to develop MK:U, a new model university for Milton Keynes.
MK:U will completely transform how we think about higher education, making the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop a university ‘with business, for business’, equipping students for the 21st century workplace.
MK:U’s subject focus will include entrepreneurship, robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber and analytics. Work has started on two areas of education initially: Entrepreneurship, and cyber.
To help MK:U develop truly relevant and innovative education, they are planning a series of consultation workshops with employers and entrepreneurs.
This is an opportunity for business leaders to tell Cranfield what skills gaps you are experiencing; what you look for in your new hires; and the skills you have found beneficial in your own experience. We would also like to understand both the technical and interpersonal skills you would like to access via future MK:U students.
Cranfield would like to invite you to attend a workshop in central Milton Keynes. These will be informal discussion sessions and the information from these sessions will directly inform the way MK:U designs courses at a very early stage.
The sessions will be taking place as follows:
Cyber skills sessions – suitable for those with an interest in cyber or that work with or employ people in roles that require cyber skills:
Session C2: Friday 8 February 2.30 – 4.30pm, at NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, RBS Building, 300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2AZ
Entrepreneurship skill sessions – aimed at entrepreneurs at any stage in their career:
Session E1: Monday 28 January 8.30-10.30am, at Dentons Office, The Pinnacle, 170 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1FE
Session E2: Friday 8 February 12.00noon – 2pm, at NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, RBS Building, 300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2AZ
You are welcome to attend either a cyber or entrepreneurship session, or one of each, depending on your interest.
Cranfield University would be grateful if you can RSVP with the session(s) you would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org so theyare able to plan for catering (light refreshments will be provided) and send through a calendar invitation.
If you know others that may be interested, forward this invitation on. Equally if you are interested in supporting the development of these courses but you are not available on these dates, please do get in touch so Cranfield University can keep you informed of any future events.