Open Call for Food Retailers & Wholesalers to Attend Event at Newcastle University

Jul 1, 2024

Open Call for food retailers and wholesalers to attend Planet Connect employer-student networking event at Newcastle University

Newcastle University runs a variety of activities to enhance their students’ skills and employability and guide
them on future careers. These include employer-student networking events which, unlike university-wide
careers fairs, are more sector-specific.

Planet Connect will focus on agriculture and food business careers and students will mainly be from the
following disciplines: agriculture, food business, land management, ecology & conservation, environmental
sciences and geography.

The event will be structured by points on the supply chain, with clusters of agricultural suppliers, land
managers and consultancies, food producers, food retailers and public and institutional organisations.

This would therefore give participating organisations an opportunity to network with other organisations in the
industry, as well as to meet future graduates you may be keen to recruit.

Currently, Newcastle University is looking for food retailers and wholesalers to participate in the Planet Connect event. There is no charge to attend this event and a light lunch will be provided.

Key details:
• Date: 29 October 2024
• Location: Newcastle University campus
• Trade show format, allowing companies and organisations to showcase their work through stands,
fostering informal networking opportunities between students and industry professionals
• No charge to participating organisations
• We advise bringing someone from HR, Early Careers or Outreach to talk about careers,
placements, etc. and then one or two technical staff who can provide students with insights into
their work

• Sideline activities:
o Meet an alumni session before the main event, giving students an opportunity to meet
Newcastle University graduates and find out where their careers have taken them
o Guest speakers
o Q&A panel
o Hands-on, interactive activities for students

if you are interested in attending the event in the capacity of a food retailer or wholesaler, please get in touch with Toby Price for further information or to sign up: toby.price@newcastle.ac.uk or 07599102579.