The Student Conference, 27th February 2023

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Preparing for your future.
The Student Conference 2023: Future You

This is a conference for students and by students to explore what the future you might look like.


A wooden sign in grassy dunes against blue sky showing the words future and past pointing in different directions

The theme of this year's conference is Future youWhat do you think your professional and personal futures might hold?

  • Your professional future
    • What will life look like in the future?
    • How can you prepare for the jobs and skills that will exist in the future (but which don't exist now)?
  • Your personal future
    • What does a 'future you' look like?
    • What lifestyle do you see yourself living?
    • How can you plan and prepare for your future life?

This is a conference 'for students, by students'. You can contribute to the conference in three categories, as a group or individual. Presentations can take place live online, or they can be pre-prepared or recorded.

This year's highlights


Chris Forbes, CEO and co-founder of The Cheeky Panda and University of Greenwich alumnus


Matthew Griffin, Futurist, Speaker and Author, Founder and CEO of the 311 Institute


Harry Wendon from "Employ Autism"

Concerned about high unemployment rates among autistic adults.


Lucie Coudret will be talking about "Future Skills" Lucie studies the world of work, and has a particular interest in the future of work.

Phil Packer MBE, HonDHSc, HonDUniv (BNU), FRSA

Founder of the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) and charity activist. 

Join the conversation

Come and join in the conversations about what the future holds for you, both professionally and personally. Aside from the immediate need to develop skills for the future, there are wider implications.  Our collective digital behaviours can potentially change the world for the better in terms of climate change, poverty and disease.

As a conference attendee, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Certificate of attendance
  • Greenwich Employability Points
  • Expand your LinkedIn network
  • Networking opportunities
  • A chance to share your unique student experiences and insights

Previous Conference Highlights

View highlights from previous years student conferences.
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How to attend

Greenwich students can attend all sessions in person at the Maritime Greenwich campus and also online. Students from University of Greenwich partner colleges can join all sessions online.

In 2023, for the first time, we are welcoming students from other universities who are invited to join us online. 

All attendees can register to attend online at any time up to or during the conference.

Book your place at the conference here.

In the evening, University of Greenwich and Medway students are invited to join us at an evening reception at the Dreadnought Building, Greenwich campus. Please book your place at the evening reception here

Booking closes on Thursday 23rd February. We look forward seeing you!


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