The Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is a board of people external to the university, comprising qualified professional individuals, from a number of different disciplines, including relevant industry employers and government further education agencies, recent graduates, Alumni and representatives from Secondary and Further education. Board members are from local and national employers, large and small, in both the private and public sectors, representing the ‘voice of the outside world and its professional environment’ where graduates will aspire to. Each School of the University has its own dedicated PAB.
|Professional Advisory Board Members|
Head of Design
Technology Manager - Biomaterials
Smith & Nephew Research Centre
Ford Motor Company Ltd
Impact Dynamics Ltd
Contour Premium Aircraft Seating
Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd
Partners in Innovation Ltd
The Environment Agency
Head of Manufacturing Shared Services
Chief Executive Officer
The purpose of the board is to ‘provide a point of external reference for the
The Board meets formally twice a year at the University, engaging with the Dean and staff of the School, where matters of mutual benefit are discussed in an open forum. Between the formal meetings, board members may liaise with staff and students on a more frequent basis, often related to University based projects that employers are running in conjunction with the
Formal more detailed documents exist covering the PAB Charter and Terms of Reference.
The main advice, assistance and benefits that the PAB provide the
Direct links at a professional level with the outside world that students aspire to.
Identifying the needs of employers and the way in which those needs are met, including requirements of professional institutions.
Identification of any gaps and recommended changes and developments in course structure, curriculum and provision.
Student recruitment and course marketing.
Industrial training and placement arrangements.
Representation and advice on Research & Knowledge Transfer.