Employer Advisory Panel

The EAP supports the work of the Department and is comprised of more than forty organisations and companies including; Arts Council England, Regional Theatres, Local Authorities, Arts Centres, Dance Agencies, Galleries, Theatre Companies and Individual Artists. The Panel is instrumental in creating opportunities for students and advise in the development of “work-ready” graduates for employers, equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience required for the workplace.


EAP members meet with the Director of Employability, Director of Enterprise and Career advisers for their annual conference.

Throughout the year, the EAP share knowledge and expertise about key initiatives and developments in enterprise, employability, knowledge and skills. By providing guest speakers, work based opportunities, real life projects and careers advisory interviews, they enhance professional networking of the Department to ensure our graduates meet the needs of the industry.

Performing Arts students meeting with Dr Barnaby King and Alexis Johnson from Walk the Plank to create the Sewing Seeds Project.

Membership of the panel is also an opportunity for external organisations to find out about and access resources available through the University including placement schemes and collaborative enterprise initiatives.

Our current partners include:

  • Walk the Plank
  • Ludus Dance
  • The Grand Theatre Blackpool
  • Dance Manchester
  • Curious Minds
  • Memory Matters
  • Levantes Dance Theatre
  • Everyman and Playhouse Theatre
  • Theatr Clwyd
  • Citadel Arts Centre
  • Garry Clarke
  • St Helens Council
  • M6 Theatre
  • LPM Dance Theatre
  • Culture Warrington
  • Merseyside Dance Initiative
  • Altru Theatre
  • Hong Kong Youth Theatre
  • Artz Centre
  • Arts Council England
  • Heart of Glass
  • Hope Street
  • World of Glass
  • The Lowry
  • Creative Youth Development Team, Wirral
  • Wired Aerial Theatre
  • Circus Sensible
  • Warrington Wolves Foundation
  • Z-Arts Manchester
  • Movema
  • Vtol Dance (Mark Murphy)
  • Ariel Trust
  • Blue Moose Dance
  • Pro Dance Leeds
  • Bolton Library and Museum Services
  • Lisa Simpson Design
  • Velocity Dance
  • The Old Courts Wigan
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