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Festival of Education & Research - Transition to a new reality

Wednesday 8 February 2023
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Festival of Education and Research 2023

Transition to a new reality 

The Festival returned on 8 February 2023 to discuss the latest research, trends, and skills, shaping the transition of project management to its new reality – one on which it's critical for the project community to be prepared for.

It provided a valuable opportunity for students, academics and early career project professionals to meet prospective employers, network with each other and develop skills and knowledge. 

The Festival is now available to watch on demand.

With thanks to our sponsors

Education and Research Awards Ceremony 2023

Winners of the Education and Research Awards Ceremony 2023

Congratulation to all our finalists and winners

Project Management
Apprentice of the Year

Oliver Atkinson, BAE Systems

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Project Management
Graduate of the Year

Raheema Majid - BTTC Infrastructure

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Project Management
Postgraduate Dissertation of the Year

Maresca Demanuele - University of Sussex

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Project Management
Doctorate of the Year

Muhammad Ayat - Hanyang University, South Korea

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Project Management
Educator of the Year

Dr Mohamed Abadi - University of Manchester

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Programme of the Year

Project Management Degree Apprenticeship, Sellafield Ltd

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Research Paper of the Year

Amos P Haniff & Laura Galloway, Edinburgh Business School,
Heriot-Watt University

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Student of the Year

Meghna Praveen Kumar Gayathri, Coventry University

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On demand content now available

Welcome and introduction

Professor Adam Boddison OBE, CEO, APM

Opening keynote speaker
Project management in transitions: Bridging between academia, industry and society

Dr Paul Chan, Professor of Design and Construction Management, Department of Management in the Built Environment,
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology

Open discussion: Join early careers professionals and employers to learn top tips to make yourself more employable

Amelia Geoghegan, Project Manager, AlphaPlus 
Mark Sorrell, Head of Public Sector, MI-GSO|PCUBED
Mike Gray, Capability & Resourcing Manager, NHS Health Education England
- Head of Education & Training, Healthcare Project & Change Association

This interactive session provided a great opportunity for project management students and early careers to hear about what key attributes employers are looking for and how you can present yourself as the ideal candidate for a career in the profession.

Employer showcase: Defence Equipment & Support

Aled Moses, Project Delivery People Team Leader, Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support

Find out about Defence Equipment & Support from the Project Delivery People Team Lead, Aled Moses and a former member of our Project Professional Graduate Scheme.
It’s ideal for anyone considering a graduate scheme at the moment, or looking to take the next step in their project career.

Lunchtime discussion - The benefits of mentoring

Panellist: Shelina Somani, ChPP, FAPM, RPP
Panellist: Tom Baranardiston, Project Consultant, Asset Management/Financial Services industry

APM research piece: Sustainability and the circular economy

Panel discussion
Chair: Daniel Nicholls, Research Manager, APM 
Panellist: Georgia Elliott-Smith, Managing Director, Element Four
Panellist: Dr Luca Sabini, Associate Professor in Project Management at the University of Leeds
Panellist: Dr Mohamed Abadi, Lecturer in Management of Projects (University of Manchester)

 Skills session:
Systems thinking – innovative approaches to project decision making

Panel discussion
Chair: Dr Gennadii Miroshnikov MAPM, Senior Learning Designer at King’s College London
Panellist: Dr Katherine Bloomfield, Consultant, PA Consulting
Panellist: Dr Wendy Shultz, Director, Infinite Futures

Open discussion: Join APM Education and Research award winners to discuss the issues and hot topics next generation PMs need to be aware of as emerging in the profession

Panellist: Jennifer Piehlmaier, Post-graduate dissertation of the year 2022
Panellist: Jess Tray, Young project professional 2021
Panellist: Dr Luca Sabini, Educator of the year 2022

 Session sponsored by IJPM 

Professor Martina Huemann, Editor in Chief, IJPM
Simon Jones, Publisher, IJPM

A look back at the last 40 years of International Journal of Project Management and Project Leadership & Society.
They review the evolution of content and themes, and what we can learn from this, as we look to the future.

Thinking about student membership?

Student membership is free and open to any full-time or part-time student or apprentice aged 16 or over who has an interest in project management. 

At this developmental stage of your career, student membership with APM will support your learning and expand your knowledge.

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