On Thursday 19thSeptember, The Great Hall at Northumbria University played host to the official book launch for graduate recruitment and employability expert, Sophie Milliken’s first book. From Learner to Earner (available now through all good book stockists) is the recruitment insider’s guide to job success and helps students and graduates looking to secure their first job.
Guests from local universities and employers attended the event and were treated to goody bags which included a copy of the book and bespoke cupcakes featuring the book cover. Pro-Vice Chancellor, Lucy Winskell OBE opened the speeches sharing her thoughts on the importance of employability and how vital it is for students today. She also shared some of her favourite excerpts from Sophie’s book, highlighting a couple of gems that she felt applied to her own career.
In Sophie’s speech, she shared her experience of writing a book and how much she enjoyed it. She spoke passionately about how employability helps to level the playing field for all students and can have a positive impact on social mobility. Her big aim is to see employability embedded in every course at every UK university. To support this aim, Sophie revealed she will be writing a textbook version of the book which can be used by academics to teach employability as a module.
The London book launch takes place on Thursday 26th September at the Institute of Student Employers and this will be followed by a national university book tour in 2020.