Category Archives: Events

Career Anxiety?

Thinking about your future career can be daunting. To support you in the next steps of your career development, the University of Kent is offering a series of relaxed ‘employment and mental health’ focused sessions. These sessions are particularly aimed at students experiencing anxiety and stress.

Step 1
5th October 13:00 – 14:00
Preparing for the Careers Fair Access Hour – what you can expect from the access hour, preparing for the fair and strategies to help deal with anxiety on the day.

Step 2
31st October 13:00 – 14:00
Managing anxiety in the workplace, handling job rejection and building resilience.

Step 3
7th November 13:00 – 14:00
Disclosing a mental health condition – what should I disclose, who to and when? Your rights and responsibilities.

Step 4
14th November 13:00 – 14:00
Developing career confidence and identifying supportive organisations.

To sign up to any of the sessions, please visit Target Connect at: careers.kent.ac.uk/home.html

For more information contact: Liz Foden, Employability Adviser, e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk

Alumni needed for Discussion on the Value of Volunteering

The School of Politics and International Relations is looking for alumni to join our Careers and Employability Panel event discussing the Value of Volunteering. The panellists will look at how the skills, experience and contacts gained though volunteering have contributed to their professional life.

DATE: Thursday 11th October
TIME: 4.15pm – 6pm
LOCATION: Canterbury Campus

Looking at the Value of Volunteering in various career paths, how to make the most of voluntary work and how to effectively demonstrate your volunteering experience in the recruitment process. There will also be a Q&A session and a networking drinks reception after the talk.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating. Many thanks!

Europe Day at Kent – Opportunities Fair

Join us in celebrating the UK’s European University.

To mark Europe Day, International Partnerships is hosting a ‘European Opportunities Fair’ in the Gulbenkian.

The event will showcase the University’s activities in Europe and raise awareness of the many opportunities available to staff and students. The fair will be filled with live music, a European-themed menu and much more. Everyone is welcome!

No booking required. Visit the event web page

Careers & Employability Service 2018 Summer Events

Find out more and book to attend via www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events

Monday 14 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Monday 14 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 15 May 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 16 May 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 17 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 18 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 18 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Linkedin
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 30 May 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 30 May 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 31 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 31 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 01 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 01 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Using LinkedIn
Monday 11 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Nicola 11 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 12 June 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 13 June 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 13 June 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 14 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 14 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 15 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 15 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Linkedin

Click here for information and step by step instructions on how to book events online!

Kent Student Awards Nominations

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience.

Students, staff and members of the public can nominate a Kent student or group of students for one of the 11 awards.

This year we are encouraging student groups, for example sports clubs and societies, to nominate themselves and others. We recognise that it’s often groups of you that achieve inspirational things while at Kent!

Nominations are open  until Friday 6 April 2018.

Winners will receive their awards at a gala dinner on the Canterbury campus on Friday 1 June 2018.

Nominate a student or student group here! 

 

 

Wellbeing Festival 2018

Student Support and Wellbeing encourage you to enrich your life and try something new for free!

We have a huge variety of inspiration for all students and staff at the #WellbeingFestival2018. It will be very interactive and a chance to relax and connect positively with your own mind and body, and with each other. Follow @unikentssw on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we publish details of the events as they are confirmed over the next few weeks.

For the full programme please visit our web page.

Come along to Eliot Dining Hall on 23 March between 12pm and 3pm for an exciting line up of over 25 internal and external organisations coming to take part in the day, such as Espression Arts café, Canine therapy (the now famous cuddly George!), bush craft, live music, free healthy food and nutrition information, mindful colouring, various mental health and charity stands, representatives from the LGBT network, the Chaplaincy, the Sports Centre and Kent Union. In addition there will be some free workshops so watch this space for details and come and try something new: yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, raga singing, writing for wellbeing, HeartMath: stress management & herbal medicine.

CAREER IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FORUM

The Career in International Affairs Forum is an event dedicated to Careers in International Affairs.  Taking place annually in London, you will hear from leading experts and institutions, delegates can also receive careers advice and identify alternative career pathways.

Careers in International Affairs are highly desired, and it is no secret that the competition is fierce. That is not to say it is not worthwhile to pursue this career path; if anything, this warning should motivate students and professionals alike to start thinking at the earliest possible stage about entering the world of global affairs.

Register your place at this year’s Career in International Affairs Forum online. Places are limited, so make sure you book ahead to secure your place.

THE FORUM WILL COVER

  • Career Foreign Service
  • Career in the Parliament
  • Career in Education Sector
  • Career in Diplomatic Service
  • Career in International Organisations
  • Career in Think Tanks
  • Career in UN Agencies
  • Career in Humanitarian Sector

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

Leading international organisations will be presenting key insights and tips on the best career routes from University onwards. You will have the chance to speak to those responsible for recruiting and head hunting the right candidates for their organisations.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

The Forum is open to anyone who is interested in a career in international affairs.

PROGRAMME

08:45- 9:15 Registration
09:15- 10:00 Career in British Foreign Service – Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Richard Everingham, Lead on the Fast Stream Recruitment,
10:00- 11:00 Career in International Organisations – World Bank: Claire Willman, International Affairs Associate – United Nations Population Fund: Matthew Jackson, Director of the UK Office
10:40- 11:00 Break
11:20 – 12:20 Career in Think Tanks – Chatham House: Lisa O’Daly, Director of Human Resources, – Royal United Services Institute: Oliver Kraft, Research Fellow
12:20- 13:00 Career in Education – British Council: Bethan Dinning, Project Manager
13:00- 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00- 15:00 Career in humanitarian Sector and a UN Agency – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Sophie Da Silva, Recruiter & HR Marketing Officer – International Maritime Organisation (TBC)
15:00-15:45 Career in International Affairs, Private Sector – Jonathan Paris, Senior Adviser, Chertoff Group – Richard Griffitts, Senior Adviser, Dentons
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Career in the United Nations – United Nations : Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer
17:00 Closing Notes: Career in Diplomacy
17:30- Departure

Date: 20th March 2017
Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street. London, WC1N 1EH
Cost: £37.16
Register online

Let us know if you will be attending this event!