STORY: University College Birmingham to host bakery networking day

University College Birmingham (UCB) has launched an informal networking event, taking place from midday on 27 May 2022, bringing together professional members of Bakery, Patisserie and Associated Industries.

The event, which is free to attend, aims to increase networking and links across the sector, and will expose UCB’s graduating Bakery & Patisserie Technology degree students to the professional bakery industry.

The four-hour event will be held in the university's flagship eatery, The Restaurant @ UCB, where drinks and hot buffet lunch will be provided.

Readers of Bakery Business can register to attend online here.


12:00-12:30 Drinks reception

12:30-12:45 Welcome from Professor Kali Davidson, Head of the College of Food at UCB.

12:45-13:00 Guest Speaker - Jason Vaghela (HR Director at AB Mauri UK) on “What employers look for in Career Position Applicants”.

13:00-14:45 Food served & Networking Opportunity

14:45-15:00 Guest Speaker – President of The ABST Keith Houliston (Bakels UK) on “The Future of Bakery Education in the UK”

15:00 – 16:00 Networking Opportunity with chance to visit UCB’s Bakery & Food Science Facilities

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