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.

UCA Canterbury events

Wednesday 19 September: Focus your career!

13.30 - 14.00, Library quiet study room

A new term and a new start. Meet the Canterbury Careers Team. This bite-size session is crammed with tips to focus your career this year and how to make the most of the Careers and Employability Service.

Thursday 18 October: Developing professional skills - getting the most out of your degree

13.00 - 14.00, Library quiet study room

What skills are employers looking for? What skills will you need for your professional life and how are you developing them right now? This session looks at how you can maximise your time at university and put the foundations in place for your creative career.

Tuesday 6 November: A unique and effective CV

16.00 - 17.00, Library quiet study room

Your CV is as unique as you are. Whether you are looking to update a CV or start one, come along for advice, hints and tips on how to create a CV that stands out and shows off the best of your abilities and experiences to employers.

Thursday 8 November: Teaching as a career

12.00 - 13.00, Library quiet study room

Want to teach? This session guides you through the different routes available and how to prepare and make an application.

Thursday 22 November: Foyer drop-in for your careers queries

11.30 - 13.30, Foyer

Do you have questions about different career options, gaining experience and skills or would you like a CV check-up? Pop along to the foyer with all your Careers and Employability queries. 

UCA Epsom events

Wednesday 19 September: What do Careers & Employability have to offer?

12.00 - 13.30, UCA Epsom cafe

Meet Neville Kemp, your friendly Careers & Employability Adviser. Find out about services and resources to get your creative arts career moving.

Wednesday 26 September: Skills on target

13.00 - 14.00, Room 120 (first floor, main building)

Get to know the skills and attributes you possess and how to match them to what employers look for in applicants to internships and graduate jobs.

Wednesday 3 October: Perfect pitch

13.00 - 13.30, Room 120

Get the essentials for introducing yourself and making an impact at a networking event, on the phone or at the start of an interview with a pre-planned ‘elevator-pitch’.

Wednesday 10 October: World Mental Health Day - How to deal with presentation or interview nerves

13.00 - 13.45, Room 120

A series of quick practical fixes to boost your confidence and relieve anxiety.

Wednesday 17 October: Black History Month - Refelections on BAME recruitmetn and career development

13.00 - 14.00, Room 125 (first floor, main building)

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Wednesday 24 October: Writing a personal profile

13.00 - 14.00, Room 125

Do you need a brief but persuasive written profile about yourself for your CV, website or other purpose? Look no further!

Wednesday 31 October: CV basics

13.00 - 13.30, Room 125

Do’s and don’ts of what to include or omit, where to find the best resources and how Careers & Employability can help.

Wednesday 7 November: Cover letters and applications

13.00 - 13.30, online (please use Chrome or Firefox)

A quick ‘how to’ session to help you with this ticklish task!

Wednesday 14 November: Graduate Entrepreneurship Week - How to get started as self-employed

13.00 - 14.00, Room 125

Did you know that 47% of workers in the creative industries are freelance? How could you get started?

Tuesday 20 November: Teaching as a career

13.00 - 14.00, Room 120

Claire Brown from Teach South East talks about the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme.

Wednesday 28 November: How to get the most out of LinkedIn

12.30 - 13.00, online (please use Chrome or Firefox)

Building your profile, making contacts, finding potential employers and more.

UCA Farnham events

Wednesday 26 September: Focus your career

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

A new term and a new start. Meet the Farnham Careers Team. This bite-size session is crammed with tips to focus your career this year and how to make the most of the Careers and Employability Service.

Wednesday 10 October: A winning CV

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

This bite-size session gives the essentials for putting together a CV that looks good and promotes yourself effectively.

Wednesday 17 October: Convincing cover letters

12.30 - 13.00, Library ground floor

A bite-size lecture to explain how to write a persuasive cover letter to best promote you for jobs and work experience.

Wednesday 24 October: Teaching as a career

14.00 - 15.00, Library seminar room

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

Wednesday 31 October: Choose the right career path for you

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

How ambitious are you? Where do your talents lie? What career best suits your personality? This interactive session explores these questions and more through a series of thought provoking exercises.

Wednesday 14 November: Beginners guide to freelancing

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

According to the creative industries federation, 47% of workers are freelance. This session explains how you can get started!

Wednesday 21 November 2018: Glam up your CV

12.30 - 15.30, Library ground floor

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

UCA Rochester & Maidstone Studios Events

Wednesday 19 September: Focus on your future

12.00 - 14.00, Foyer

A chance to meet the Careers & Employability Adviser and get some individual advice and tips to help you succeed in getting work placements, internships or jobs.

Wednesday 26 September: Developing professional skills - getting the most out of your degree

12.30 - 13.30, Xchange

This session looks at how you can maximise your time at university and put the foundations in place for your creative career.

Wednesday 3 October: Black History Month

12.30 - 13.30, Seminar Room 507

Celebrating success. Find out about people in the creative sector who have broken down barriers and how you can too.

Wednesday 10 October: World Mental Health Day

12.00 - 14.00, Foyer

Find out how to deal with interview or presentation nerves and practical fixes to boost your confidence.

Wednesday 7 November: Teaching as a career

12.30 - 13.30, Seminar Room 507

This session will guide you through the essentials including routes into teaching, useful resources, how to prepare and make an application.

Wednesday 14 November: Globlal Entrepreneurship Week

12.30 - 13.30, Seminar Room 507

Did you know that 47% of workers in the creative industries are freelance? Find out about UCA alumni who have set up their own businesses. Get ideas on how you can get started.

Wednesday 5 December: A unique and effective CV

14.00 - 15.00, Lecture Theatre 1

Your CV is as unique as you are. Do you want to update your CV or start one? Come along for advice, hints and tips on how to create a CV that stands out and shows off the best of your abilities and experiences to employers.

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 Adviser

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