Careers events week beginning 16 May

CES week 42

Life After Uni week 16-20 May.

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Monday 16 May

Study Plus: Writing for the Web and Social Media at work – by Jakki Bendell, 09:30-11:00, Online

Many organisations now expect all employees to help write quality web content. These skills are a great asset to any company and your career, whatever your academic background and job role.

Whether writing web pages, a corporate blog or helping to build a social media campaign, this session will give you the basics for writing compelling online content. It is highly interactive including group discussion and practical exercises.

Life After Uni – Why you might want a job in the fastest growing sector of UK industry, the Creative Industries. With The Design Community Hub, 12:00-13:00, Online

A conversation with Deborah Dawton CEO of the DBA, Tim Greenhalgh, Chief Creative Officer at Landor & Fitch and Emily Foulkes, Project Director of the Design Community Hub on all the routes into and through the creative industry.

Life After Uni – Inclusive Careers: Imposter Syndrome by Sal Pearman, 12:30-15:00, Online

As much as we want to stay optimistic, focussed, and productive, it can be very easy to slip into negative patterns of thinking. To ask, “Am I good enough?”, “Can I do this?”, “Am I a fake?” With the huge impact of a more digital and global community it’s easy to feel less capable, less confident, and perhaps less worthy than our peers.

In the world of work, we will all face barriers and challenges but being able to differentiate between skills gaps vs. our own limiting beliefs is such a useful and empowering awareness to have. This half-day workshop will demystify the truth behind Imposter Syndrome and will provide practical tools and techniques to accurately understand, communicate and celebrate our abilities.

Life After Uni – CVs, Cover letters and Application forms, 15:00-16:00, Online

Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters.

We will cover the dos and don’ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.

Tuesday 17 May

Life After Uni – Make yourself impossible to ignore! 10:00-11:00, Online

James Gray is Head of Digital at Wonderful, an agency specialising in taking complex business problems and fusing creativity & technology to deliver wonderfully simple digital solutions. In an ever changing digital environment, Wonderful exists to take the complexity out of brands’ Digital Marketing, Website Design and Development, App and Software Development and Data Analytics by joining the digital dots, delivering award-winning strategic solutions and campaigns. James has worked in marketing and the digital industry for 15 years, working across B2B & B2C industries including everything from nightclubs to automotive, healthcare to commercial real estate, FMCG to travel.

Life After Uni – Accepting a job offer and negotiating contracts, 11:00-12:00, Online

Congratulations – you got the job! Now it’s time to consider the details. This session is your guide through the steps from a verbal offer, to signing on the dotted line and how to make sure you get the right reward for your hard work ahead. The session covers:

· How to say ‘yes’ (or no) to a job offer

· What to expect in a job contract and what to watch for

· Tools and tactics to prepare for effective contract negotiations

· Predicting the difficult questions that might arise if you have multiple offers

· How to weigh up the non-contract benefits of different offers for your career journey

School of English – Future Thinking, 11.00-12.30 in COLT3

Come along for an informal workshop led by Dr. Declan Wiffen to help you think about what you’d like to do following your degree*. *(no requirement to know what you want to do!) ​

We’ll think about:

– how to figure out what you’re interested in

– how to find opportunities

– how to plan and set goals

Life After Uni – Using LinkedIn, 13:00-14:00, Online

With 87% of recruiters using LinkedIn, having an online presence is crucial! But how do you use LinkedIn successfully?

In this session find out how to build your LinkedIn profile and use the platform effectively to showcase your skills. The talk will also share how employers use LinkedIn to recruit and how to grow your professional network.

CV’s Cover Letters and LinkedIn, 14.00-15.00 in KS4

Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, cover letters and LinkedIn profile. We will cover the do’s and don’ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.

Wednesday 18 May

Life After Uni – What to do in the first three months of your role? 11:00-12:00, Online

The move from university to work is a huge shift in culture, expectations and measures of success. This session is about starting out in work. The session covers:

· The induction process and how to make a good first impression

· How to get to know your role fast and get stuck in

· The key things you can do to build a good working relationship with your boss

· Taking care of your mental health during a time of change

· Managing hybrid working

· The reality of starting salary

Life After Uni – Interview skills including video interviews, 13:00-14:00, Online

This session will cover common interview questions and how to approach them, including competency, strengths based and motivational questions. The session will also look at steps to take to prepare for an interview, helping you to feel more confident for the real thing!

Humanities Placement Year, 14.00-15.00 in KS4

What is the Humanities Placement year, the process, how to find placements and the help available. We will also look at other work experience opportunities and how to find them.

Life After Uni – World Class Manager Programme Introduction, 15:00-15:30, Online

This session will introduce you to the online Certified World Class Manager programme. This programme can be completed at your own speed, introducing you to the actionable and highly practical ways to help managers get their best for themselves and their teams. It is designed around 12 habits of great leaders.

You don’t need to be a manager to attend the introduction and complete the course. This is designed to provide you with the knowledge you can take forward to your future employment.

Thursday 19 May

Life After Uni – Mentoring. Give yourself the best start to your career. With Dan Hawes from GRB, 13:00-14:00, Online

Give yourself the best start to your career. Learn how to access over 200 Mentors from Facebook, Google, Coca-Cola and many more and get your CV checked over, brainstorm ideas and boost your personal brand!

Finding a Graduate Job, 14.00-15.00 in KS4

This session will focus on finding graduate work, including graduate schemes, graduate jobs, and job-hunting methods.

Study Plus: Goal Setting and Goal Achieving – tips to help feel motivated and productive at work by Jeffrey Wotherspoon, 14:00-15:30, Online

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a goal and learn tips that will help you achieve it.

In addition, we will cover the common mistakes and pitfalls people make when creating goals. And there will be a Q&A where you will have the chance to ask questions and gain clarity on why some goals may not have worked for you.

Life After Uni – Postgraduate Study, 15:00-16:00, Online

Find out about how to find courses, the application process and how to write a personal statement.

Friday 20 May

Life After Uni: Journaling Tools to help Manage Time, Efficiency and Wellbeing by Esther van Hout, 11:00-12:30, Online

Research shows that journal writing has extensive health and wellbeing benefits, as well as being an effective way to help you plan the life you want. This workshop can help with situations as varied as gaining confidence in writing, exploring personal challenges or keeping organised.

This workshop explores a variety of techniques that you can take away and use immediately, designed to support self-care, creativity and life management skills. A variety of practical exercises and readings will be provided. It is suitable for all standards of writing.

Participants will not have to share their work in the group unless they would like to.

Life After Uni – Graduating? Your Career Action Plan, 13:00-14:00, Online

Are you graduating this year?

In this session we take you through the process of reflecting on your readiness to engage with industry and apply for jobs.

Use the checklist to review your personal progress and work readiness and set actions for effective opportunity searching

Life After Uni – Stress – How to manage it well when you are busy or have a heavy workload by Jeffrey Wotherspoon, 14:00-15:30, Online

Stress is something that affects everyone. It causes students to feel overwhelmed with their studies, accounts for huge percentages of absences at work, and can negatively impact our mental and physical health. Simply said if you do not take a proactive step to manage stress it could have terrible consequences.

This 90-minute workshop looks at what stress is and explores some of the benefits as well as the negative impacts of stress. Most importantly this workshop will provide you with practical tools you can implement to manage stress.

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