Bringing the world in Liverpool: UK

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Friday 12th June 2020
Type: Social Event / Category: Department
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We have joined our forces with Liverpool University Alumni and our graduates from all over the world! Bringing the World to Liverpool is a new talk series connecting you with graduates living and working in different parts of the world sharing their unique stories. The series aims to inspire students about the different career paths available, as well as an insight into living and working in different countries.

Each event will last up to 60 minutes with time for Q&A. The events will be recorded and shared afterwards with attendees.

Speaker Biographies:

Toni Adentan, Strategic Partner Manager at Facebook, Marketing BA (Hons)

Toni Adentan is currently a Partner Manager at Facebook Dublin.

Graduating with a BA Marketing from the University of Liverpool in 2017, Toni has worked for IBM and MediaCom prior to merging her interest in tech and advertising at Facebook. Toni has a passion for improving social mobility, supporting a number of initiatives for young people across London and Dublin.

Joshua Makinson, Founder at HotShot Agency, MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Joshua has worked within the fields of marketing, branding and promotion for over 13 years and has produced work for small local businesses and international conglomerates.Prior to becoming self-employed, Joshua worked for Bentley Motors, delivering motor shows and brand experiences around the world. Following Bentley, Joshua returned to music events, conceptualising, developing and delivering a number of youth event brands. The brands now operate in over 10 countries and attract over 200,000 customers per year.

Following the success of the event concepts, Joshua was approached to consult on marketing projects outside of events and entertainment industries, leading to the launch of HotShot Creative, a creative marketing agency offering a range of marketing solutions to a wide range of industries. Joshua now utilises his network of businesses to invest and leverage seed-stage and startup businesses. Joshua is currently finalising his part-time MBA with the University of Liverpool, researching the effects COVID-19 has had on Generation Z and their desire to travel.

Danielle Phillips, founder at Inside Out communications, BA (Hons) European Business and French, 2005

This summer marks 15 years since I graduated from Liverpool and started my marketing and communications career here in the UK. Four years and a global recession later, I packed my bags and headed for Australia. Initially, the plan was to travel but I quickly fell in love with the country and decided to stay.

During my nine years 'down under' I headed up global communications teams in major companies in the logistics and banking sectors before moving back to the UK in late 2018 with my family. I now run Inside Out Communications Consulting, a boutique employee communication and engagement consultancy, and I'm about to complete my MBA at Durham University.

Jess Molyneux, Community Reporter at Liverpool Echo, in partnership with Facebook and NCTJ, BA in English and Philosophy

Jess Molyneux, 23, from Huyton, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 with a first-class BA English with Philosophy degree. After her studies, she enrolled at the City of Liverpool College and did an NCTJ (National Council for Training Journalists) fast track Level 3 diploma. Through this and years of work experience, Jess was offered her first job in journalism as a Multimedia Reporter for the Merseyside Weeklies - the Southport Visiter and Ormskirk Advertiser. For the last year, Jess has been working as the Knowsley Community Reporter for the Liverpool ECHO, in partnership with Facebook and NCTJ.

Andrea Barton, Junior Project Manager at Kaleidoscope, BA in English

Andrea Barton is a Junior Project Manager at Kaleidoscope, a Liverpool-based creative design agency. She studied English at The University of Liverpool and graduated in 2018.