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!

Cover letters and applications: 21 November 2017 (13.00 - 14.00)

Access the webinar at this link.

Does the idea of writing these fill you with dread? Get feedback and tips.

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Presenting your work effectively: 22 November 2017 (14.00 - 15.00)

Access the webinar at this link.

Whether showing your work on-line, in a physical portfolio or discussing at a job interview, this session introduces a variety of ways to select, present and narrate your work effectively.

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Kickstart your professional journey: 5 December 2017 (13.00 - 14.00)

Access the webinar at this link.

Get practical tools and tips to help you focus and navigate through your careers maze.

UCA Canterbury events

SPECTRA Programme 2017/18

AUTUMN TERM

Get a part-time job: 26 September 2017 POSTPONED (Quiet study room, Library. 13.00 - 14.00)

For all students who want to find a part-time job. We will cover the essentials including job searching and the application process.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week: 3 October 2017 (Quiet study room, Library. 13.00 - 14.00)

Come along and find out about the latest research into dyslexia and the workplace. We will share ideas and discuss strategies that could make life easier at work.

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Getting into teaching: 19 October 2017 (Quiet study room, Library. 14.00 - 15.00)

Considering a career in teaching? This session will guide you through the essentials including routes in, the application process, skills tests and getting relevant experience.

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Create a 'Master CV' in easy steps: 26 October 2017 (Quiet study room, Library. 14.00 - 15.00)

This workshop is aimed at students who need to create a CV from scratch or update an old one.

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Global Enterprise Week: 14 November 2017

  • Creative & Enterprise pop-up stand (Foyer. 11.00 - 12.00) 

Come and say hello and find out more about entrepreneurship, freelancing and self-employment.

  • What makes an entrepreneur? (Quiet study room, Library. 14.00 - 15.30) 

Find out more by coming along to this session, which includes entrepreneurial stories and discussion. 

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Kickstart your career: 30 November 2017 (Foyer. 11.30 - 13.00)

Drop in event. Your career questions answered today.

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

UCA Epsom events

SPECTRA Programme 2017/18

AUTUMN TERM

Get a part-time job: 19 September 2017 (UCA Cafe. 13.00 - 14.00)

For all students who want to find a part-time job. We will cover the essentials including job searching and the application process.

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Teaching as a career: 3 October 2017 (UCA Cafe. 13.00 - 14.00)

Considering a career in teaching? This session will guide you through the essentials including routes in, the application process, skills tests and getting relevant experience.

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Postgrad options: 17 October 2017 (R.120 13.00 - 14.00)

Why do postgrad study? This session covers choosing a course, funding sources and the application process.

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CV surgery: 7 November 2017 (UCA Cafe. 13.00 - 14.00)

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

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Studying Abroad: 14 November 2017 (Lecture Theatre, 12.30 - 13.30)

Find out about opportunities to study outside the UK during or after completion of your course from Liz Lynch, UCA Study Abroad Coordinator.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: 16 November 2017 (UCA Cafe. 12.45 - 14.15)

Hear UCA Epsom alumni now working in Fashion, Music and Graphic Design tell their self-employment stories.

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

UCA Farnham events

SPECTRA Programme 2017/18

AUTUMN TERM

Get a part-time job: 27 September 2017 (Room W06C. 14.00 - 15.00)

For all students who want to find a part-time job. We will cover all the essentials including advice for international students, job search and applications.

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Making a winning job application: 4 October 2017 (Room W06C. 14.00 - 15.00)

This session explains, step-by-step, how to make effective job applications for both the graduate job market and the creative industries by focusing on what employers are looking for.

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Using social media for job search and making industry contacts: 11 October 2017  (Room G152. 14.00 - 15.00)

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Kickstart your career: 18 October 2017 (Library ground floor. 12.30 - 16.30)

Drop in and talk to your friendly Careers & Employability Advisers. Your careers questions answered today. No question too daft!

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Teaching as a career: 25 October 2017 (Room G160a. 14.00 - 15.00)

Want to teach? This session will guide you through the essentials including applications, skills tests and options from teaching abroad to schools, colleges and universities.

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Working in teams: 1 November 2017 (Room W108. 14.00 - 15.00)

Want to improve your effectiveness in teams? This session looks at techniques to get the best out of yourself and others in team settings.

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Fine tune your CV: 8 November 2017 (Library ground floor. 12.30 - 16.30)

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

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Broaden your horizons with international opportunities: 15 November 2017 (Room W108. 14.00 - 15.00)

Want to study or work abroad? Liz Lynch offers insights into opportunities available to UCA students in many countries & Steve Gordon talks about teaching English as a foreign language.

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

UCA Rochester & Maidstone Studios Events

SPECTRA Programme 2017/18

AUTUMN TERM

Getting into Teaching: 31 October 2017 (Xchange. 16.00-17.00)

Another opportunity to find out about a career in teaching.  Covering the essentials – routes into teaching, applying via UCAS, funding & bursaries available etc.

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Fine Tune Your CV: 1 November 2017 (Leacture Theatre 1. 13.00-14.00)

Does your CV have impact? Are you promoting yourself to employers effectively? Come along to this session for some tips & advice re. how to improve your CV content, layout and style.

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Get a part-time job: 14 November 2017 (Xchange. 13.00-14.00)

For all students who want to find a part-time job. Covering all essentials including advice for international students, job search and applications.

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Getting into Teaching: 14 November 2017 (Xchange. 14.00-15.00)

Another opportunity to find out about a career in teaching.  Covering the essentials – routes into teaching, applying via UCAS, funding & bursaries available etc.

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Creative Enterprise & Careers Pop-up stand: 15 November 2017 (Foyer 11.00-12.00)

Come and say hello and find out more about entrepreneurship, freelancing and self-employment.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur: 15 November 2017 (Lecture Theatre 1. 12.30-14.00)

Find out more by coming along to this session, which will include entrepreneurial stories and discussion.

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Kick Start your career: (Drop-in event) 27 November 2017 (Foyer. 12.00-14.00)

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

 

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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