Events & Competitions

 

 

The Careers & Employability SPECTRA programme is a series of events including talks and workshops designed to help you progress in your career.  Keep checking this page and our social media channels to discover the spectrum of events happening at your campus.

Webinars

You can access our webinars no matter which campus you're based at - join us online!

Using Linkedin (Skype Webinar)

Tues 16 Jan, 1.00-2.00pm

An online, interactive guide to creating a persuasive Linkedin profile, building a network of contacts and making the most of the free version of this important social media platform

To join the session, open your personal Skype account, then go to this link in your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y9moau35

 

UCA Canterbury events

SPECTRA Programme 2018

SPRING TERM

Getting a Part Time Job in Canterbury: Friday 19 January 2018 (Quiet study room, Library. 13.00 - 14.00)

For students wanting to get a part time job. We will cover job searching, applying and creating a CV.

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Interview Confidence: Thursday 8 February 2018 (Quiet study room, Library. 14.00 - 15.00)

Whether it’s a job, a work experience,  or an interview for a postgraduate course; we will explore interview types, preparation, what to do on the day and interview questions.

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Planning Ahead for Success (Overcoming obstacles and building your support network): Thursday 22 March 2018 (Quiet study room, Library. 14.00 - 15.30)

In this session we will explore how to respond when things go well or do not go to plan; look at career decisions and think about building and maintaining your network of professional support

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CV Surgery Drop In: Thursday 12 April 2018 ( Foyer. 12.00 - 13.30)

Bring your CV to this drop in session for advice, hints and tips.

Don’t have a CV? Come and get some advice to get you started.

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Postgraduate Study: Tuesday 24 April 2018 ((Quiet study room, Library. 13.00 - 14.00)  

Thinking about postgraduate study options? This session will explore options, funding and planning ahead.

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Outduction Help and Advice: Thursday 3 May 2018 (Foyer. 12.00 - 14.00)

Are you leaving this year? Pop along to the foyer for advice about action planning your next steps

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Email careers@uca.ac.uk for further information about any of these events.

UCA Epsom events

SPECTRA Programme 2018

SPRING TERM

UCA Careers Roadshow and Teach South East: Thursday 11 Jan (Café (in front of SU office) 11.00am – 12.30)

Showcase of Careers & Employability services to students/Reps from Teach South East Training Group.

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Teaching as a Career (Presented by Teach South East): Thursday  11 Jan ( R.125 11 Jan 13.00-14.00) 

  • Why teach?
  • Different routes and pathways into the profession
  • Teach South East as a training providerNext steps to a teaching career 

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Pitch Perfect: Thursday 8 Feb : (R.120 12.30 -13.30)

Learn how to introduce yourself and make an impact at a networking event, on the phone or at the start of an interview, etc.

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Skills on Target: Tuesday 20 March ( R.125 )

Get to know the transferable skills and qualities you possess and how to match them to what employers look for in new graduate recruits.

 

Email careers@uca.ac.uk for further information about any of these events.

UCA Farnham events

SPECTRA Programme 2018

SPRING TERM

Create a professional profile: Wednesday 17 January  (Library Seminar Room 13.30 - 14.30)

A step by step guide to create an effective linked-in profile to showcase your skills and creativity

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A Beginners guide to freelancing: Wednesday 24 January ( G160A 12:30 – 13:30)

The essentials of working for yourself - from promotion and finding work; to pricing, funding and reporting

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Postgraduate Study: Wednesday 31 January ( G152 13.30 – 14.30)

Are you considering further study? This session will give information on the range of professional and academic courses available, up to and including PhDs, and also offer advice on funding options.

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Glam up your CV (Drop in event): Wednesday  7 February ( Library Ground Floor 13.30-16.15)

Bring your CV (or covering letter). We’ll give feedback and tips to show you how to better promote yourself 

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A creative guide to intellectual property: Wednesday 14 February (G152 13.30-14.30)

As a creator of work it is essential to gain an understanding of IPR.  We discuss steps to protect your own copyright and things to consider when using other people’s work

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A foot in the door - Work Experience: Wednesday 21 February (G153 13.30-14.30)

Often the first step to a successful career.  We offer hints and tips on securing a good placement and making an impression

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Digital Marketing – a growth sector: Wednesday 28 February (G03 13.30-14.30)

Creating on line content is an exciting field combining the creative and analytic. We look at the opportunities available

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Careers advice in the Canteen: Wednesday 7 March (Canteen 13.30-14.30)

Got a quick question? Fancy saying hello? Meet UCA careers staff in the canteen. bring your CV for feedback no question too daft

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Kick Start your career! (Drop in event): Wednesday 14 March (G152 13.30-16.15)

Come in and talk to your friendly careers advisers. Your careers questions answered today. No question too daft.

 

 

Email careers@uca.ac.uk for further information on any of these events.

UCA Rochester & Maidstone Studios Events

SPECTRA Programme 2018

SPRING TERM

Spring Clean your CV: Wednesday 17 January (Lecture Theatre 1. 13.00 - 14.00) 

Is your CV a bit dusty and in need of some polish? If so, come to this session for advice about how to make it sparkle. 

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LinkedIn: Promote yourself via your LinkedIn profile: Wednesday 31 January (Seminar room 2  (upper 1st corridor by library) 13.00 - 14.00)

Covering the essentials of building a strong online profile, making contacts and using the network to enhance your career progression.

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Postgraduate Study:  Wednesday 7 February (Lecture Theatre 1. 13.00 -14.00)

A practical session for those considering Postgraduate study with an   emphasis on options suitable for creative graduates at home and abroad.   

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Global Opportunities  - ( UCA Global Opportunities Week ): Wednesday 14 February (Lecture Theatre 1. 13.00 -14.00) 

Widen your horizons and find out about the opportunities available to you abroad, including volunteering, employment and teaching English

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Careers Employability Event  - details tbc: Tuesday 6 March (Xchange Foyer Area 11.00-3.00)

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Lunchtime sessions - bring your lunch with you.

Future Rising 2017 at UCA Epsom

Future Rising 2017 at UCA Canterbury

Fashion First 2017: UCA Epsom Fashion Careers Fair

Competitions

Competitions are a great way to get work seen and you don’t even have to win to benefit. Many non-winners get their break through having work seen by a wider audience.

Contact Us

Click on the tab for your campus to access Careers and Employability support.

Careers & Employability Advisers

Charlotte Kupper

Nikki Martin

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 817 314
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Adviser

Neville Kemp 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1372 202 461
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Advisers

Fiona Brooking Thomas

Steven Gordon 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 892 709 
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk 

 

Careers & Employability Adviser

Jan Rowan 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888 734
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk 

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