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Charlie Ball (Senior Consultant: Labour Market Intelligence at Jisc)

Charlie has 18+ years as an expert on graduate employment, producing, analysing, interpreting and disseminating complex higher education and LMI.

He has authored reports on multiple aspects of higher education, including (not exclusively) the general labour market for university leavers, student and graduate demand, the labour market for postgraduates (both taught and research), the labour market in STEM, regional graduate employment markets, graduate migration within the UK, the relationships between HE and the wider economy, and higher education policy

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Olly Newton (Executive Director of the Edge Foundation)

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Olly Newton spent 12 years in the Department for Education working on policies including 14-19 diplomas, raising the participation age and finally as Head of Apprenticeship Strategy. Olly is now Executive Director of the Edge Foundation, where he oversees a programme of primary research, is lead author on the charity’s policy reports and runs the Edge Future Learning delivery programme for schools and colleges. Olly was Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Committee on Youth Unemployment and a Commissioner on the Independent Assessment Commission.

In his spare time, Olly volunteers with the Scout Association, is Enterprise Adviser and Governor at Firth Park Academy and supports community theatre in Sheffield.

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