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.


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

UCA Canterbury events

SPECTRA Programme 2018


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


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.


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.


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


Email for further information about any of these events.

UCA Epsom events

SPECTRA Programme 2018



Skills on Target: Tuesday 20 March (13.00 - 14.00pm, 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.



Tues 10th April

UCA Careers Roadshow

Bring your CV for review, see sources of job vacancies and find out about our continuing services to graduates.

Epsom Refectory –12.00-2.00


Tues 17th April

‘How to deal with Interview Nerves’

It's ok be nervous - but don't let it spoil your chances of success. The session will explore simple techniques for reducing the anxiety natural in an interview situation. No roleplay involved!

UCA Epsom R.120 - 12.30 - 2.00pm


Email for further information about any of these events.

UCA Farnham events

SPECTRA Programme 2018


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


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


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.


Glam up your CV (Drop in event): Wednesday 7 February (Library Ground Floor 12.30-16.15)

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


A creative guide to intellectual property: Wednesday 14 February (G152 14.00-15.00)

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


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


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


Careers advice in the Canteen: Wednesday 7 March (Canteen 12.30-14.30)

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


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: for further information on any of these events.

UCA Rochester & Maidstone Studios Events

SPECTRA Programme 2018


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. 


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.


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.   


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


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


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 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.

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