Events & Competitions

Creative Charge 2019: Graduate Jobs and Internships Recruitment Fair

UCA Epsom (but students from all campuses welcome)

Tuesday 29 January 2019

14.00 - 17.00

We're inviting businesses, recruiters and other agencies from Advertising, Branding, Design, Fashion, Marketing, Media, Music and more to meet our soon-to-graduate, technically-skilled and talented UK-based and international BA and MA students.

Register your place here and follow the hashtag #creativecharge2019 for more information.

Business card competition

Design your own business/calling card and win High Street shopping vouchers!

Submit an electronic copy of your business card artwork (in pdf format) to ngkemp@uca.ac.uk by Friday 18 January 2019 and it will be entered into a competition to be displayed and judged by visiting recruiters at the Creative CHARGE Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 29 January. Open to all UCA students and graduates.

(Please note that your submission will be confirmation that you give your permission to UCA Careers & Employability to reproduce and share your design for educational purposes only).

Careers & Employability SPECTRA programme

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 6 February: Introduction to freelancing

13.00 - 14.30, Board room

Are you considering being self-employed or freelancing? This workshop will take you through the pros, cons and things you need to know before you get started.

Tuesday 12 February: Global Opportunities Week

11.30 - 13.30, Foyer drop-in

Are you thinking of working or studying abroad? Meet your Careers & Employability Adviser in the foyer for information, tips and advice.

Tuesday 5 March: National Careers Week

11.30 - 13.30, Foyer drop-in

Come to the foyer to share your career ideas and get some tips to make those dreams a reality.

Wednesday 20 March: Winning interview skills

13.00 - 14.30, Board room

Nervous about interviews? Wondering what will happen? What you might be asked or what to wear? This workshop will help you to prepare to maximise your chances of success.

Tuesday 2 April: Career confidence and resilience

13.00 - 14.30, Library quiet study room

Ideas for building confidence and planning so you can be resilient in your career.

UCA Epsom events

Wednesday 9 January: Careers pop up

12.30 - 13.30, Cafe

Find out more about what we have to offer this spring.

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Wednesday 16 January: How to get the most out of Linkedin

12.30 - 13.00, MO.14 or online

Building your profile, making contacts, finding potential employers and more. Join the webinar online here.

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Wednesday 23 January: Perfect pitch

12.30 - 13.00, MO.14

How to introduce yourself and make an impact at Creative CHARGE (see below), on the phone or at a job interview, with a pre-planned 'elevator pitch'.

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Tuesday 29 January: Creative CHARGE Careers & Recruitment Fair

14.00 - 17.00, Project Space, Business School

See #creativecharge2019 or posters on campus.

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Wednesday 6 February: Job Teaser

12.30 - 13.00, Cafe

Why you should sign up to our new online careers platform.

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Wednesday 13 February: Global Opportunities Week

12.30 - 13.30, MO.14

Learn about the UCA Study Abroad scheme and global working (including volunteering, internships, Teaching English as a Foreign Language and seasonal work).

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Wednesday 20 February: Commercial know-how

12.30 - 13.15, MO.14

Why company recruiters look for it and how to get it.

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Wednesday 27 February: CV refresher

13.00 - 13.30, MO.14

Dos and don'ts, what to include or omit, where to find the best resources and how UCA Careers & Employability can help you target and refine your CV draft.

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Wednesday 6 March: Cover letters and applications

13.00 - 13.30, MO.14

Quick 'how to' session to help you with what can be a daunting task.

UCA Farnham events

Wednesday 16 January: New year. New career

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

Have you made a resolution to be more career focused this year? Kick off the new term with a group discussion with resident advisers Kasia and Steve about the job market for graduates and how you can prepare yourself.

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Wednesday 23 January: A creative guide to intellectual property

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

As a creator it is essential to get an understanding of IPR. Lisa Moore discusses how you can protect your own copyright and things to consider when using other peoples' work.

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Wednesday 30 January: School centred teaching opportunities

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

Want to teach as a career? Mark Sharman and Krissy Taylor from the i2i Teaching Partnership will talk about local trainee teaching opportunities in Surrey and Hampshire for this September and beyond.

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Wednesday 6 February: All about postgraduate study

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

This bite size session will cover all aspects from the type of qualifications, to what to study and where. Followed by a talk with UCA alumni Loucia Manapoulou about her career and why she chose the PhD path.

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Wednesday 13 February: A quick guide to teaching English abroad (bite size)

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

We talk through how to start, where are the jobs and answer your questions.

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Wednesday 13 February: Understanding global markets

15.00 - 15.30, Room TBC

Join us for a one-off conversation with the famous jewellers Tiffany's Human Resources representative and lead designer who are based in New York. They will be sharing top industry tips, advice on in house opportunities and what they look for.

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Wednesday 20 February: Create a winning CV (bite size)

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

This quick guide gives the essentials to creating a CV to effectively sell your skills in the graduate jobs market.

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Wednesday 6 March: A guide to getting work experience

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

This bite size guide takes you through researching opportunities, approaching employers and landing the right experience for you.

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Wednesday 6 March: Tier 4 Visa with Colin Beard

14.00 - 16.00, Library seminar room

Workshop for international students. Details to follow.

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Wednesday 6 March: Shine and polish your CV

Time TBC, Library ground floor

Turn up to the ground floor of the Library with your CV for essential feedback and tips.

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Wednesday 13 March: Discover your hidden talent

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

An interactive workshop to learn about your skills and what you can offer as a creative professional.

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Wednesday 20 March: A beginners guide to freelancing

12.30 - 13.30, Library seminar room

This guide will give the lowdown on starting up, finding customers, promoting yourself and the paperwork and obligations.

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Wednesday 27 March: Meet the graduates

12.30 - 14.00, Room TBC

Three successful alumni will share inspirational stories about their career journeys with you, answer questions and generally give a leg-up for your professional futures.

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Wednesday 3 April: Create a professional profile on Linkedin

12.30 - 13.00, Library seminar room

Linkedin is the largest professional network on the planet. It claims half a billion users. This bite size session will help put together an effective profile and guide you through key features to make the most of this.

UCA Rochester & Maidstone Studios Events

Wednesday 16 January: Arranging a work placement and Tier 4 Visa requirements

14.00 - 15.30, Lecture Theatre 1

Aimed at International Tier 4 students and will cover visa issues and practical placement hunting advice.

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Wednesday 6 February: Introduction to freelancing

14.00 - 15.30, Lecture Theatre 1

Practical tips and advice about getting started as a freelancer.

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Tuesday 12 February: Global opportunities

12.00 - 13.30, Foyer

Drop by the Careers & Employability stand to find out more about jobs/internships abroad, Teaching English as a Foreign Language and the UCA Study Abroad scheme.

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Tuesday 19 February: CV masterclass

12.30 - 14.00, Lecture Theatre 1

Discover how to 'fine-tune' your profile and to promote yourself on a one page CV.

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Tuesday 5 March: What's new in Careers & Employability?

12.00 - 13.30, Foyer

Come and find out about Job Teaser, NACUE and Creative Access opportunities - plus an opportunty to talk about your plans for the future.

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Wednesday 6 March: How to make it as a creative

14.00 - 15.00, Xchange

Guest speaker Julia Scanlon from creative consultancy Yemoh. Julia has worked with big brands including, photography, animation and film production and will be sharing her knowledge and offering CV & interview tips.

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Wednesday 27 March: Getting the most out of Linkedin

14.00 - 15.00, Lecture Theatre 1

How to improve your Linkedin profile and use Linkedin effectively.

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Tuesday 2 April: Teaching as a career

13.00 - 14.00, Lecture Theatre 1

Looking at the routes into teacher training and how to apply.

Fashion First 2018 at UCA Epsom

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

Steven Gordon

Kasia Majewska 

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