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Peter Forbes

Peter is a human resources development consultant and manages projects and programmes in the public sector and in blue chip IT companies. He focuses on employability skills development and helping higher education and employers create value through their links with each other.

He brings to bear his experience of graduate recruitment and development in Fujitsu and ICL as well as operations human resource management in Rolls-Royce, Pilkington and Glynwed International.

Recent projects include working with colleague Bianca Kubler on the creation of 58 student employability profiles for publication by CIHE, the Higher Education Academy and UCAS, a revised national graduate competency framework for CIHE, a skills guide for academic staff at the University of Westminster, and a website on career preparation for English undergraduates for the Academy English Subject Centre . He has been engaged by the British Council to help develop a framework for university and business links in Romania.

Peter is a member of the policy forum of the Council for Industry and Higher Education. He has been secretary to the National Forum for Business School Deans and Employers, Council Member of the Institute for Teaching and Learning (now the Higher Education Academy), Vice President of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, Board Member of the Council for Education in World Citizenship and Board Member of the Foundation for Management Education.


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