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
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

If you are interested in being part of the Panel and contributing to our hub, please contact our Director of Employability, Karen Jaundrill-Scott or our Director of Enterprise, Professor David Peimer


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