October 2020 events


We’ve highlighted a few events that students in SSES may be interested in, however you can find the full list of #EmpFest20 events on the Careers and Employability website, as well as events across the University on the Kent calendar.


Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair

15th October – 11:30am – 12:00pm

This year’s careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!

Book to attend.


Teach First Opportunities and Q&A Session

15th October – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join this session to hear about the Teach First Training Programme, a Times Top 100 graduate programme, as well as opportunities to get involved as an undergraduate. Hear directly from a recruiter and have the opportunity to ask questions about the programmes and the recruitment processes.

Book to attend.


Video interview skills

15th October – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.

Book to attend.


University of Kent Virtual Careers Fair

20th October 10am – 4:00pm

The Virtual Careers Fair is an opportunity for students of all degree subjects to meet with exhibitors offering a variety of graduate and undergraduate opportunities, ranging from Graduate Schemes, Year in Industry placements and Summer Internships to Insight Days.Download the CareerFair Plus app for free to browse the exhibitors and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. Appointments are being offered throughout the day so students can choose a time that suits them. The exhibitor list is on the CareerFairPlus app and bookings for 1-2-1 appointments are now open.

Find out more about the exhibitors and how to attend via the Career Fair Plus app.


ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey Launch

21st October 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Find out more about the University’s flagship student start-up support programme at our inspirational launch. Hear from high-profile entrepreneurs and fellow students about how they started their business. Learn more about the Business Start-Up Journey’s mix of interactive workshops and one-to-one advice sessions which will guide you through starting your own business.

Book to attend.


Student Mindfulness session

21st October 5:00pm – 6:00pm

A guided mindfulness meditation with a University of Kent counsellor and mindfulness teacher, Lorraine Millard.

Sign up to the mailing list to book your place (at least 2 hours before the session you wish to join).


Study Plus – Emotional Intelligence by Ali Whelan

26th October 11:00am – 12:30pm

An overview of Emotional Intelligence and how it underpins personal effectiveness. Students can expect to come away understanding the 5 elements of EI; The importance and impacts of EI in the workplace and for career building, actions they can take to increase their own EI.

Access via Zoom – passcode: 956266


Wellbeing Cafe

26th October 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Meet with other students online for mental health support, games and creative pursuits. We will explore general mental health themes such as dealing with anxiety and managing your mood, whilst providing the opportunity to connect with other students, in a friendly informal setting.

Please email wellbeingevents@kent.ac.uk to request the link for the meeting at least 2 hours before.


Creating a great CV

26th October 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This presentation will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact.

Book to attend.


Creating a Professional Online Presence

27th October 10:00am – 11:00am

Have you reviewed your digital footprint, and what it says about you to employers? What online tools are you using to raise your profile? This session will help you make sure you are presenting your best digital self when job hunting.

Book to attend.


Career Management for mature students and career changers

28th October 11:00am – 12:00pm

As a mature student or career changer you have a wealth of experience that you can help you to effectively manage your career. This session will explore how you use these experiences to help you to decide on the right career area for you and to convince employers that you are the best candidate for a role.

Book to attend.


International Wellbeing Group

29th October 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Meet other international students online for games, chats and support.

Email Coral on C.A.Warner@kent.ac.uk to request a Zoom link to the meeting.


How good is your LinkedIn profile?

30th October 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections!

Book to attend.