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7-11 October 2019 Week 3

Monday 7 October

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10:00-11:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 The Employability Points Scheme - What is it all about?

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This bitesize interactive session will offer the students the chance to find out further information about the University’s unique Employability Points Scheme. This will include information on how to get involved with co-curricular activities, gain Employability Points and ultimately, get rewarded!
All 5
10:30-14:30 Keynes Atrium Teach First promo stand

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Join us to find out more about our Graduate Training Scheme and award-winning internship opportunities - voted top 10 in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers List for the past 8 years running.
All subject areas. All Years 5
11:00-14:00 Keynes Atrium BBC Software Engineering Graduate Scheme

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We deliver products, platforms and services globally. Our software engineers are at the very heart of BBC’s digital transformation and as part of the Software Engineering Graduate Scheme you will work on our most innovative and popular digital products.
Computer Science 10
11:30-13:30 Keynes Seminar Room 15 Kick-starting your career in Tech

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Technology is transforming the ways in which we work and live. If you have a passion for technology and problem solving, we’ll teach you the technical skills you need to know (no matter your academic background).
All degree backgrounds 10
13:00-15:00 Cornwallis East Meeting Room 329 Returners Reveal All

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Great opportunity for networking with students from institutions across the world and hear the experiences of returning study abroad students if you are considering placements abroad. Event is aimed at stage 1 and 2 students as well as short-term international exchange students.
Study Abroad 10
14:00-15:00 Keynes Seminar Room 20 How to Network

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Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill could possibly help you land your dream job and become close with the leaders in your industry. This workshop will cover the benefits of networking, how to prepare for an event and how to get the most out of networking. There will also be an opportunity to pratice your networking technique!
All 10
15:00-16:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 CVs, job applications and working in the Arts

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Prior to becoming a lecturer at University of Kent, Will Wollen worked in the UK arts industry for 18 years as a freelancer, an employee, an employer and board member and has much experience of sitting on both sides of the interview table. This session will focus on:• How to find out about work in the arts• How to tell the right story on your CV and application form• Pitfalls of interview and how to avoid themFeel free to bring along your current CV for feedback if you wish.
Arts 10
15:00-16:00 Keynes Seminar Room 20 Developing Career Confidence

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This session will look at what career confidence is and give hints and tips on how to become more confident.
All 10
17:00-18:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 1 Introduction to the Global Skills Award (for taught postgraduates only)

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An introduction to the Global Skills Award (GSA) from the Dean of the Graduate School and the chance to meet other postgraduate students, from all disciplines. The GSA comprises of a range of lectures and a series of skills workshops designed to improve your employability in a competitive job market.
PGT 5

 

Tuesday 8 October

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11:00-14:00 Keynes Atrium Year In......Fair

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Meet with:
Year in Computing
Are you keen to learn the tech skills that will make you stand out to a graduate employer, or to learn more about computing for your own interests? On the Year in Computing you will not only learn coding and web skills, but also how to analyse data and how to make computer systems that people will want to engage with.
Year in Journalism
The Year in Journalism will kickstart your journalism career with professionally accredited training in Kent’s multimedia newsrooms.
Year in Data Analytics
The Year in Data Analytics equips students with the data science, problem solving, communication and presentation skills sort after by employers.
Year Abroad
Study abroad
Find out more about our exciting study abroad opportunities and the prestigious exchange partners you could study with.
Work abroad
Have you considered the additional employability skills you could develop by completing your placement year abroad? Find out more!
School of Arts – Year in Arts
Careers & Employability Service

all 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 Business Start-Up - Ideas Hack

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Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration for starting a business? Join ASPIRE to discover how business is built around solving problems in the world around us and how entrepreneurship can develop key skills to enhance your employability. Find out more about how the Business Start-Up Journey could help you to start your own business.
all 10
11:00-18:00 Careers & Employability Building Financial Health Checks

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A facility to provide free impartial financial information for anyone interested irrespective of where you hold your banking relationship with the hopes to give you tools and insights on how to make smart financial decisions. The conversations are held in a confidential setting.
All 10
12:00-13:00 Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1 Making the most of your Money

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Covering off the basics such as understanding your payslip, budgeting, educates and explores ways to make the most of your everyday finances, understanding credit reports discovering simple and straightforward ways to reduce your spending, increase your income and start planning for your future. Any seating layout as long as they can see the presentation slides. Availability to book financial health check.
All 10
13:00-14:00 Grimond Seminar Room 8 How To Find Part-Time Work

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Find out what helps a student stand out from the crowd with Jobshop's top tips on how to find part-time work!
All 10
14:00-15:00 Keynes Seminar Room 12 How to speak to employers

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When employers meet you for the first time, they make snap judgements and it can be very hard to change their mind. This is the case whether you meet them through a CV, email, over the telephone or face to face. This session will tackle some of the common errors and give you a head-start over your peers.
All 10
15:00-16:00 Cornwallis South East (Octagon) Lecture Theatre 2 Creating impact: What makes a good press release

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Sarah Redman and Kerry Ritchie from B2B Tech PR agency, GingerMay, will talk you through what makes a good press release, with hints and tips on how to make an impact – no matter the subject matter.
PR, Marketing, Communications 10
16:00-17:00 Grimond Seminar Room 5 Art CV Surgery

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As a former CEO of an arts organisation and member of many selection panels, Will Wollen has scrutinised thousands of CVs. Competition in the arts is fierce. It can take under thirty seconds for a CV to end up in the bin. This session will help you towards beating your rivals by giving you tips on telling your story in a focussed way and putting you in the shoes of the selection panel. You will also receive individual feedback on your CV.Participants should prepare two hard copies of their CV to bring to the session. Max Participants: 20Suitable for any undergraduates and postgraduates interested in a career in the arts, but would be useful for any student wanting to make their CV stand out
Arts 10

 

Wednesday 9 October

Time Venue Event Open to EP CHANGES
10:00-11:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 Business Start-Up - Ideas Hack

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Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration for starting a business? Join ASPIRE to discover how business is built around solving problems in the world around us and how entrepreneurship can develop key skills to enhance your employability. Find out more about how the Business Start-Up Journey could help you to start your own business.
all 10
10:00-11:00 Cornwallis South East (Octagon) Lecture Theatre 2 No one dreams of working in insurance…

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Have you ever considered a career in insurance? No? Neither had most insurance professionals when they were in your shoes. But there is more to this varied and exciting career path than meets the eye. Join us to find out more.
All 10
10:00-16:00 Keynes Atrium A Sustainable Heritage Model
Chiddingstone Castle, Kent TN8 5DB A Sustainable Heritage ModelFor Chiddingstone Castle to remain a sustainable business there requires dedication by the small enthusiastic team, annual reinvention of events, re-energising of the display of unique world renowned collections to push the business towards being taken over by a new generation.
Heritage or Business 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 13 Mastering UK CVs for International Students

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This session will help you to learn how to build a UK CV from scratch - it will look at structure, use of language and how best to highlight your skills. It will give you advice on what information to include as well as what not to!
International Students 10
10:00-15:00 Kennedy Seminar Room 5 Humanities Placement Year Bootcamp

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If you are a stage 2 student from the School of History, School of Arts, School of European Culture and Languages, School of English and you are keen to do a placement year in 2020/2021 come to our dedicated Placements Boot Camp on …… and start the ball rolling.The day will help you to understand more about what is involved in the process, learn about how and where to find placements, brush up on your interview skills with a practice interview from an employer and get the opportunity to get advice on your CV from the award winning Careers and Employability Service. You will also get to speak to staff from Placement Teams in your Schools and to our Humanities Placement Year Student Ambassadors who have just come back from their year out. They can tell you the ‘dos and don’ts’ of applications and what they wish they’d known.
Humanities stage 2 15
12:00-13:00 Keynes Seminar Room 15 Finding inclusive employers (Disability/LGBTQ+ friendly)

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Employers are showing more and more that they are inclusive, and positive about creating a diverse workforce. What should you look for in an employer? This session will help you discover what to look for when considering applying for a job or placement.
All students 10
12:00-14:00 Darwin Conference Suite International Student Experience Fair

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The purpose of the fair is to welcome new international students to the University and to make them aware of the support services available to them. This year the fair is going to be held on Wednesday 9 October from 12:00 – 14:00 in Darwin Conference Suites 2 and 3. In previous years, the following departments have had a stand at the fair: Student Learning and Support, Medical Centre, HOST, Graduate School, Information Services, Estates Department, EDI Programme, Friends International, Employability Points, CEWL, International Partnerships, Careers Service and Kent Union.
international students 5
13:00-14:00 Chipperfield Seminar Room 4 Teaching English Abroad

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At this talk by an experienced English teacher, you will find out how to qualify to teach English as a foreign language and what it's like to teach English abroad.
All 10
13:00-14:00 Cornwallis South Room 101 School of Computing CV writing

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A presentation offering best practice in CV writing for computing students including examples, followed by a chance to have your CV reviewed.
All Computing Students 10
13:00-14:00 Web Ex event Employability Skills Session – Application process hints & tips

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As more and more companies introduce the new strengths-based approach in their selection process, this Employability Skills session will provide you with an insight of what the difference is between Strength based v Competency based approach. We will also share with you useful interview and CV writing tips from an employer perspective. By the end of the presentation you will feel more comfortable around strengths-based tasks and interview questions.
Host: Mark Hucklebridge (HSBC)
WebEx link and dial in code to follow!
penultimate year and final year students 10
14:00-15:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 6 Introduction to the Psychological Professions Network - Networking in the NHS

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Psychology Students 10
14:00-17:00 Sibson Lecture Theatre 1 Biosciences Symposium

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Biosciences students, Stages 1-3 but open to anyone who would like to come along. 15
15:00-16:15 Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 Careers in Accountancy: Panel Q&A

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Are you thinking about a career in accountancy? It’s not all about numbers! Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. Hear from a panel of accountants working in a range of areas from tax, audit and assurance, in small, mid-tier and top-tier firms. They’ll share their career backgrounds, qualification routes and tips for entering the career sector, followed by a Q&A with the audience and networking.
Panellists:
Aaron Keers, Assurance Associate, PwC
Aaron’s role focuses on the audit of financial statements of London's largest companies, with a particular focus on the Media industry.

Lorna Matthews, Assistant Manager - Private Equity Tax Funds, KPMG
Lorna’s job is in Private Equity Tax Funds, helping private equity funds with both their tax compliance requirements, but also during their lifecycle in giving tax advice on their structures, implications of new legislation and various other tax advice. Lorna helps the private equity executives in determining their taxable allocations from their investments in various private equity funds.
Helen Bench, Semi-senior Trainee Accountant, Kingston Smith
Helen is a trainee auditor, working with clients on their income and expenses to ensure the accuracy of their accounts.

Matthew Lightfoot, Partner, Burgess Hodgson
Matthew provides accounts and audit assurance to SMEs across a variety of industries. He has a particular interest in owner managed businesses and assisting with VAT, as well as personal and corporate taxation matters.

Abbie Smith, Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant, RSM UK
Abbie’s role involves ensuring companies’ financial statements comply with government regulations and industry standards, advising on business strategies and providing companies with financial forecasts and preparing management accounts that show an accurate picture of business performance.

All students interested in accountancy careers 10
15:15-16:15 Keynes Lecture Theatre 6 Civil Service Fast Stream: Meet the Fast Streamers

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Three current Fast Streamers on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme will be coming to the University of Kent to give a talk about their experiences both applying for and being on the Fast Stream.
All 10
16:00-18:00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 Writing for A Living

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Do you want to write for a living? What does a writer’s day look like? What are the options and how can you get started? Our expert panel of professional writers look at the trials and tribulations of making a living from the written word and share their insights into breaking into this competitive, frustrating and rewarding profession.
All 10
17:00-18:00 Cornwallis South East (Octagon) Lecture Theatre 2 Careers in Law for non-Law Students

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For any students considering a law conversion, our team will talk them through the practicalities of the courses but also highlight the career options ahead and how to achieve this.
All subject areas except law 10

 

Thursday 10 October

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10:00-11:00 COLT3(webinar in this room) How to Get a Job in International Development

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Webinar on how to get a job in international development. I'll discuss the following:1) What skills / background are required2) How to know where you have a chance and where you don't3) How to get informational interviews / network4) Where to focus your attention in your job search5) The basic applicationPlus Q&A
Anyone interested in international development 10
10:00-12:00 Templeman Library Lecture Theatre How to Go Abroad at Kent

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Learn more about Study and Work Abroad opportunities, Summer School Programmes and alternative Go Abroad experiences such as Global Learning Online (GLO.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 5
11:00-13:00 Jennison Lecture Theatre Healthcare Science - Scientific Careers in the NHS

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This presentation will detail the career options within the NHS that are available to science graduates, with a specific focus on Medical Physics. An interactive session will follow, giving students the chance to ask questions and engage with practical demonstrations.
Physics, Biosciences, Chemistry, Computing: all stages 10
12:00-13:00 Kenyes Lecture Theatre 5 Getting the most out of a career fair

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Getting the most out of a career fair - come and meet some of Lighthouse Systems LTD current employee and find out how to get the most out of a career fair. Interactive, Pizza eating event.
final year, placement computer science 10
12:00-15:00 Keynes Atrium Jobshop Jobs Fair

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Come to the Jobshop Jobs Fair, this is an opportunity to find Part-Time, Temporary and Seasonal employment.
ALL 5
13:00-14:00 Keynes Seminar Room 14 Becoming an actor

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Will Wollen has worked as an actor and theatre director for the last 20 years, as well as teaching in many of the UK’s leading drama schools. This session will focus on what it takes to make an acting career, how actors find work and what the next steps for you might be after graduating.
Open to any student wondering about becoming an actor. 10
13:00-16:00 Careers & Employability Building LinkedIn Headshots

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A professional looking LinkedIn profile is an essential aspect of enhancing your chances of securing graduate employment. Matt Cook Photography are offering students the chance to have a professional portrait, which can be used for their profile. It is recommended you attend in business/smart attire.
All 5
14:00-15:00 Sibson Lecture Theatre 2 Identifying Your Strengths: How to stand out with an authentic personal brand

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Session Objectives:
  • Develop an understanding of what strengths are, and how to identify them in order to form a personal brand.
  • Understand how to present yourself and your ‘brand’ within a careers context i.e. social media, networking, interviews.
All 10
15:00-16:00 Kenyes Lecture Theatre 5 What are graduate employers looking for?

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Learn how to identify the skills you have that an employer will want, plus any gaps in your skills you may need to fill.
All 10

 

Friday 11 October

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10:00-11:00 Eliot Lecture Theatre 2 Ocado Group - Graduate Scheme

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Graduate Scheme Presentation / Q&AIntroduction to the Finance Graduate Scheme at Ocado Group (30 mins)Informal Q&A about the Finance Graduate Scheme at Ocado Group, what it entails & how to apply (30 mins)
Economics / Business / Accounting - Final year students 10
10:30-12:30 Woody's Buddy Scheme Forum (Volunteering for Employability)

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The Buddy Forum invites both current participants and prospective participants of the scheme to come together to network. The perfect opportunity to maximise your volunteering experience whilst furthering your employability. For more information on the scheme visit https://kentunion.co.uk/buddy 10:30 - 12:00 Woodys Upstairs Room. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome
All 5
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 15 Kent Global Passport

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Come along and find out about the Kent Global Passport. This free online app has been designed to help you reflect and plan to achieve one of the identified graduate attributes that top employers are looking for, Global/Cultural Awareness https://www.kent.ac.uk/global/passport/index.html
All 5
12:00-13:00 Eliot Lecture Theatre 2 Ocado Group - Graduate Scheme

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Graduate Scheme Presentation / Q&AIntroduction to the Finance Graduate Scheme at Ocado Group (30 mins)Informal Q&A about the Finance Graduate Scheme at Ocado Group, what it entails & how to apply (30 mins)
Economics / Business / Accounting - Final year students 10
12:00-14:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 Assessment Centre Practice

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Graduate schemes or competitive roles will often include an Assessment Centre as part of their recruitment process. Take part in example Assessment Centre test exercises, where you'll also receive group feedback, to increase your chances of putting your best foot forward and standing out from the competition
All students 10
14:00-15:00 Mooting Chamber - Wigoder Law Building Acing the Legal CV

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F-LEX is an on-demand paralegal service that provides firms with access to a pool of paralegals. F-LEX have been finding paralegal work for Kent students for the past 2 years. Students have been engaged in really interesting work with all types of firms both part time during studies and full time during holidays. F-LEX see 00's of CVs every week and know what different law firms look for. TIn this workshop they will introduce F-LEX and how the company works; talk about the benefits of flexible working; and, guide you in how to how to make your CV stand out - using real CV examples for you to critique. The session will last for one hour but presenters will be available for a further 30 minutes should anyone want to ask more about the sign up process etc.
Law students and final year students in other subjects who want a legal career 10

 

14-18 October 2019 Week 4

Monday 14 October

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10:00-11:00 Gulbenkian Theatre Getting into the Creative Industries

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Meet Gulbenkian staff to find out about their roles in the arts centre, their pathways into their chosen careers and top tips for getting into the creative industries. There will be time to ask questions and get advice.
Students who want to go into the creative industries 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 14 How to speak to employers

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When employers meet you for the first time, they make snap judgements and it can be very hard to change their mind. This is the case whether you meet them through a CV, email, over the telephone or face to face. This session will tackle some of the common errors and give you a head-start over your peers.
All students 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 13 Presentation Skills and How to get over your nerves

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Tips on improving your presentations and performance when delivering presentations.
All students 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 15 Cyber and Physical Security Convergence

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The demand for cyber and physical security convergence is not a new concept. Yet, with the network being incorporating more and more into businesses daily activities, it raised an alarm to organisations to treat physical and cybersecurity in a consolidated manner. Especially when there is a clear separation of the cyber and physical security fields for decades, there is not only a huge skills gap in both industries to start with but also a lack of understanding and knowledge from both fields.
All 10
12:00-13:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 Commercial Awareness Session

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Employers are looking for commercially savvy employees and these events give you an opportunity to consider your current awareness and how to develop it. The sessions are designed to boost your ability to analyse situations from a business perspective and recognise what makes an organisation successful.
All 10
13:00-14:00 Keynes Seminar Room 13 Chartered Insurance Institute - Careers in Insurance & Financial Planning

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Are you looking for a rewarding career utilising your degree? From cyber risk to climate change, help people and businesses to manage finances; risk including cyber and catastrophe. Insurance and financial planning are great careers interested come and learn more!
all 10
13:00-14:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 Employability at Kent talk

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Do you want to know about employability at the University of Kent? If so, come along to hear from Employability Points, Kent Union and the Careers and Employability Service who will help you understand how to you can get involved in experience that will shape your future.
all 5
14:00-15:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 Employability at Kent

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Do you want to know about employability at the University of Kent? If so, come along to hear from Employability Points, Kent Union and the Careers and Employability Service who will help you understand how to you can get involved in experience that will shape your future.
all 5
15:00-16:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 Employability at Kent

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Do you want to know about employability at the University of Kent? If so, come along to hear from Employability Points, Kent Union and the Careers and Employability Service who will help you understand how to you can get involved in experience that will shape your future.
all 5
15:00-16:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 Thinking about a career as an academic?

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Dr James Newton is a Lecturer in Film Studies in the School of Arts at the University of Kent, which is now his second full-time academic post. He completed his PhD three years ago and has experience working in Further Education and as a Visiting Lecturer in Higher Education. James will explore the highs and lows of starting out in contemporary academia. This session will be great for anyone at any stage of study who is contemplating a career in academia.
All Arts & Humanities 10
16:00-17:00 Keynes Seminar Room 13 Thinking of a Career in Psychology?

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Presented by the British Psychological Society - learn about the different areas of Psychology, gain up to date information about the different career paths, postgraduate study and what you can do to increase your chances of employment when you finish your studies.
Psychology UG students 10

 

Tuesday 15 October

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10:00-11:00 Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1 Succeeding in Interviews with GSK

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GSK has over 300 Industrial Placement programmes each year, across the full breadth of the company. This will be an overview of GSK's Industrial Placement recruitment process, with a focus on how you can succeed in Assessment Centre interviews.
2nd years ideally - all subjects 10
11:15-13:45 GS5 Fast Stream Skills Session

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This will be a taster of a half-day assessment centre that selects graduates with the calibre and potential to join the Fast Stream. Research shows that assessment centres make more accurate predictions about how you will perform at work than other recruitment methods. Fast Stream standards are high and to have reached the assessment centre is a significant achievement. You now have the chance to show that you have the skills and personal qualities to be a successful Fast Streamer.
Final Years who have applied to the Fast Stream 15
13:45-15:45 TS2 Fast Stream Skills Session

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This will be a taster of a half-day assessment centre that selects graduates with the calibre and potential to join the Fast Stream. Research shows that assessment centres make more accurate predictions about how you will perform at work than other recruitment methods. Fast Stream standards are high and to have reached the assessment centre is a significant achievement. You now have the chance to show that you have the skills and personal qualities to be a successful Fast Streamer.
Final Years who have applied to the Fast Stream 15
11:00-15:00 Sports Centre Careers Fair

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The 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.

Access Hour (11am-12pm)
Students with disabilities and mental health issues (including anxiety) are invited to take advantage of the additional Access Hour where they can meet employers in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. Find out more at Access Hour.

All students 5 CHANGES
16:00-17:00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 Working in the UK for International Students

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Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK • Current job environment • Timelines to follow for visas • Tier-2 employer screening• Options post Tier-4 expiry• Tips & Tricks• Q&A at the end (20-25 mins)
All 10
19:00-21:00 Sibson Lecture Theatre 2 Working in Finance

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Come and hear Economics graduates talk about their career paths to a graduate job in finance, how they secured their roles and what it is like to work in the financial sector. This will be followed by an informal networking session.
All 10

 

Wednesday 16 October

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10:00-11:00 Keynes Seminar Room 5 The Employability Points Scheme - What is it all about?

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This bitesize interactive session will offer the students the chance to find out further information about the University’s unique Employability Points Scheme. This will include information on how to get involved with co-curricular activities, gain Employability Points and ultimately, get rewarded!
all 5
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 17 Careers in Conservation

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Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 400 conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries across the world. Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects. Through encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten path and make their travel meaningful. Frontier allow the opportunity to boost CVs by gaining qualifications and improving personal development; international travel, cultural awareness, team work, liaise with professionals, report writing, field research skills, to name a few. There are various paid roles, internships and placements both abroad and at the London Headquarters are also an option and are listed on the website.
Conservation 10
12:00-13:00 Keynes Seminar Room 16 Competency and strength based interviews

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Learn the difference between competency and strength based interviews and get tips on how to ace them - including telephone and video interviews.
All students 10
13:00-14:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 Community Scholarships: How to complete the application form

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If you are interested in applying for a Community Scholarships this workshop will provide you with detailed information on pre-project research and how to write a successful application form. It is recommended that students read the material online before attending: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studentservices/studentlife.html
All 5
13:00-14:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 6 Crown Prosecution Service Careers

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Find out what it is like to work for Crown Prosecution Service, career paths and the range of opportunities available for graduates.
all 10
13:00-14:00 Cornwallis South Room 101 School of Computing: Group Skills Workshop

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An opportunity to practice the general group exercises used as part of employer assessment centres. Including plenary sessions with feedback for individuals. Designed to enlighten and increase confidence.
All Computing Students 10
14:00-15:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 6 Unlocked Graduates - Leading Change on the Inside

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All 10
14:00-16:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 3 School of Politics and International Relations Alumni Careers Panel

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Diverse panel of 3-4 alumni speakers talking about their careers to date and employability for Politics students.
all POLIR students 15
14:30-15:30 Sibson Lecture Theatre 2 From paint to pixels – the career path of a creative.

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Graham Bell from MPC Film, one the world leading visual effects companies has worked in variety of senior, lead and management roles for over 20 years within the creative industries, ranging from print and advertising to video games and film visual effects. He discusses his own career path starting as a freelance illustrator to working on Hollywood blockbusters, providing insights on how to manage your own career; the choices you can face; growing your skills; handling success and failure; and help and advice on looking for opportunities and networking.
All 15
16:00-17:00 Sibson Lecture Theatre 2 Inside the production of The Lion King

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Not long after the success of Disney's The Jungle Book, MPC Film began work on the retelling of another Disney classic: The Lion King. Hear how from believable characters, to realistic environments and documentary-style cinematography, MPC Film had to solve a number of technological challenges to bring this classic tale back onto the big screen, in a new, highly photo-realistic look.
All 10
16:00-17:00 Cornwallis Central Lecture Theatre 1 Teach First employer presentation

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Find out how you can become a qualified teacher and impactful leader with the UK's largest graduate recruiter — voted top 10 in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers List for the past 8 years running.
All subject areas - Finalists (but open to all) 10
16:00-18:00 Keynes Seminar Room 6 Vocal Flow, Mindfulness and Presentation Skills

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This session involves a practical workshop on the value of mindfulness and techniques that can enhance confidence and improve presentation skills (Lorraine Millard, UKCP).The session will also discuss the role of voice, how flow and form can be achieved in presentations using concepts and techniques from drama and psychology (Dr Dan Petrovici).
all subjects, all stages 10
17:30-18:30 Sibson Lecture Theatre 2 The Art and Computer Science of Visual effects

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Graham Bell from MPC will be talking about visual effects in the movies, their evolution, the creative and technical challenges when creating visual effects on a global scale, while highlighting the types of career options available for anyone interested in this exciting industry. Graham will also showcasing some of the techniques involved in visual effects and take you behind the scenes on some of the biggest movies in recent years, including MPC's Oscar winning work for The Jungle Book, replicating Rachael for Blade Runner 2049 and being Dumbo back to the big screen. In addition, Graham will delve into the R&D department of MPC, how they work, the role of a developer and what people do in dealing with the immense artistic and technical challenges of working on a global scale.
All especially Computing 10
17:30-18:30 TBC Solicitor Series

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Considering a career as a Solicitor?Come along and find an easier to way to research for those vacation schemes and training contracts.When deciding where to apply for a vacation scheme or training contract, reading firm profiles can be puzzling. Often researching and tackling application questions can be a challenge, especially when firms ask candidates during the recruitment process…
All 10

 

Thursday 17 October

Time Venue Event Open to EP CHANGES
10:00-11:00 Keynes Seminar Room 12 You can be a charity trustee

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Trustees oversee everything a charity does, from setting its strategy to being responsible for its work and finances. They are volunteers with big responsibilities but being a trustee is a rewarding way to make a difference. As a trustee you will develop new skills and experience while contributing your ideas and knowledge to an organisation. During this informal and interactive workshop Sarwah will introduce you to how you can use your skills to support local organisations and gain valuable experience and access to networks at the same time.
All 10
10:00-10:00 Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1 Private Equity: Impact investing and creating value

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The Sustainable Development Goals, born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, are a bold commitment to finish what was started in 2002 with the Millenium Development Goals and tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. The SDGs will only be achieved by the target of 2030 if the power of business and investment is harnessed to drive better solutions. This talk will look at how Bridges Fund Management, a specialist private markets investor, is investing private capital to build a better future for people and the planet and by doing so, unlocking lasting economic value. Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1
Anyone interested in a career in business 10
11:00-12:00 Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 8 A career in the voluntary sector - my journey from beneficiary to manager

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Join us for this fascinating talk about a career in the voluntary sector. Given by someone who journeyed from needing charity support to obtaining a management position. This session will give insight into the supporting role of the voluntary sector as well as how one individual used a range of opportunities to realise their potential.
All 10
11:00-12:00 Keynes Seminar Room 1 Speed Interviewing

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Come and practice your interview skills in this fast paced and highly interactive session!
All Students 10
12:00-13:00 Cornwallis South East Lecture Theatre 3 Running a charity - it's complicated

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A vital presentation for anyone who is interested in finding out exactly how a charity 'runs'. CEO of Kent Enterprise Trust will take us through all that is entailed in the day-to-day business of operating a successful charity. From delivering services, managing finances, generating income and fundraising to engaging with stakeholders - the range of activity is vast and the skills needed are endless.
All 10
12:00-13:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 Careers in Fintech, or start your own

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Airwallex is one of the worlds fastest growing Fintechs, going from seed funding to Unicorn in 3 years. This session will look at Fintech careers and the possibilities out there.
Finance 10
13:00-14:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 5 Being a Creative Freelancer (and why you should declare yourself self-employed)

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Working freelance is a normal part of building a career in the cultural and creative industries. Come and find out about the freedoms and responsibilities of being self-employed and having a portfolio career, and make sure you are ready to go when you graduate.Will Wollen is Senior Lecturer in Drama and has worked freelance in the creative sector for over 20 years. He is currently on the Careers and Education Working Group in the Creative Industries Federation.
Arts and anyone interested in a creative career 10 Previously booked for Mon 7 OCT 1pm in KS6
13:00-14:00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 6 How To Find Part-Time Work

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Find out what helps a student stand out from the crowd with Jobshop's top tips on how to find part-time work!
All 10
13:00-15:00 Cornwallis Central Lecture Theatre 1 Working in Heritage

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There is a variety of roles within the heritage sector, including conservation, curating, education, marketing, fundraising, management and research. Our panel of experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges of working in heritage, and the range of possibilities available.
History, Classics & Archaeology 10
14:00-16:00 Keynes Seminar Room 4 Forensics in Anthropology

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Forensics in anthropology will examine the different careers within the field of forensics with an anthropological slant. Chaired by Dr Chris Deter, the panel will feature talks from Gareth Dineen CSI Trainer for Kent Police, Dr Devin Finaughty, Lecturer in Biological Anthropology and Crime Scene Manager Sally Wood of Kent Police.

Topics will include:

  • The College of Policing national training model for Crime Scene Investigators and how this is delivered by Kent Police College
  • Training for graduates looking to progress in employment as a CSI and the different levels of CSI progression offered
  • National Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training programme and the different disaster victim identification responses
  • Understanding body decomposition at a crime scene
  • Using forensic evidence to link crime scenes and the relevance and interpretation of evidence within criminal cases

Available for all students with an interest in policing, forensics and crime scene investigation. But particularly, students with Anthropology, Law, Physical Sciences and Archaeology 10
15:00-16:00 Cornwallis Octagon PC Room 1 How good is your LinkedIn profile?

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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 will be on hand to help you create and develop an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections! You must read the online resources on setting up a LinkedIn profile before attending this event
All students 10

 

Friday 18 October

Time Venue Event Open to EP CHANGES
09:00-14:30 Off campus event CANTERBURY: Coach trip to GRADJOBS LIVE! Olympia, London

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Join us on this coach trip to GradJobs Live! London. https://www.gradjobs.co.uk/autumn-london-2019
More than just a job fair, this event will feature a range of employer talks including graduate panel Q & As, workshops, advice lounges, mock assessment centres, CV clinics, psychometric tests, competitions and more. There will also be immediate vacancies and postgraduate opportunities with over 60 top UK companies looking to recruit including Civil Service Fast Stream, Girls in Tech, KraftHeinz, Mitie, PwC, Royal Airforce, The Telegraph, TK Maxx, The London Institute of Banking and Finance and more.
This is a free event for all University of Kent students.
Coach travel included. Pick up at 09.00 PROMPT from Canterbury Campus Shuttle stop outside the Keynes building.
Food is available to buy at the venue but you can bring a packed lunch if you prefer.
Depart Olympia at 14.30

All students 10
11:00-12:00 Studio 3 Gallery - Jarman Building Working in Art Galleries and Curating

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Arts 10
11:30-12:30 KS16 Government Legal Profession: Litigation Workshop

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Government Legal Profession will deliver a workshop which will provide you with an insight into the litigation work conducted by government lawyers. During this interactive session, you’ll assume the role of lawyers defending a legal challenge brought against the government.
All 10 Room change to KS16 from Chipperfield Seminar Room 4
12:00-13:00 Keynes Seminar Room 15 Talking about your disability to employers

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Deciding whether to discuss your disability with an employer is a personal choice. This session will help you to be prepared to share what’s relevant, in a positive way, and focus on your strengths, as well as about any adjustments you might need an employer to make.
Students with disabilities 10
13:00-14:00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 Social Research opportunities in the Civil Service

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Former SSPSSR student, Andrew Zacharia will take you through the sorts of roles and career paths available in the Civil Service Social Research Fast Stream. He will give you an insight into how as a Fast Stream Research Officer you can contribute to the reporting of social trends, the development of government policy and the evaluation of how policy can make a difference to public services. If you are interested in a career that involves designing surveys, analysis of data, producing statistics for a range of audiences and managing a diverse portfolio of projects, this presentation is for you.
UG Stage 3 and PGT 10
14:00-15:00 Keynes Seminar Room 16 Developing resilience in the recruitment process

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What is resilence in relation to the recruitment process and steps to develop this vital skill
All students 10

 

 

*NB whilst these events are predominantly for University of Kent students, those marked with an asterisk (*) can also be attended by students from the other universities at Medway (University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University). Please keep checking this webpage for any changes to event times and locations.

 

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