Date: Wednesday, 21st January 2015
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, Room MB651 Sumpner Lecture Theatre
UPDATE: The website is now live - www.midlandsgermannetwork.org.uk
Graduates with German language skills are highly sought-after on the British and international labour markets. The Midlands German Network (MGN) is a university-led initiative which fosters cooperation between local schools, universities and businesses. We aim to make young people aware of the manifold opportunities, increase the uptake of German, and support recruitment for local employers.
Our launch event is an opportunity for networking across all three levels. Organisations represented include the German Embassy, the Goethe Institute, and UK-German Connection. After the official website launch we will have ‘Any Questions?’ with a panel of experts. Pupils and students are encouraged, with support from their teachers, to prepare some questions on German affairs, Anglo-German relations, the EU, and language learning. Questions can be in English or in German. This will be followed by a networking reception between pupils and current university students, teachers and lecturers, and business representatives.
For: Secondary and Primary school teachers, pupils from Year 9 onwards; local businesses and universities, including students; anyone interested in German culture and language.
You are welcome to forward details of the event to interested parties.
Registration deadline: Registration now remains open until 16th January 2015. However, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Any questions or comments should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reserve your place at this event, please register online.