Events & Competitions

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 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.

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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

Monday 11 March: Women. Just do it! International Women's Day event

10.30 - 12.30, MO.14

A workshop for female students exploring issues in the workplace.

UCA Farnham events

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

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.

Creative Access

UCA Careers & Employability are excited about our collaboration with Creative Access. Creative Access is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to recruiting BAME talent and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in the creative industries.

Monday 18 March: CV/Interview clinic for UCA students/graduates

ITV, 14.00 - 16.00

Attend the CA Offices at ITV, central London and seek specialist advice on how to improve your resume. 15 spaces only, first come first served basis.

To register your place, email your CV to Kasia: careers@uca.ac.uk by Sunday 10 March.

Monday 18 March: Creative industry showcase/masterclass

Rambert, 18.00 - 20.00

Interested in theatre, dance, movement and performance, but not sure where to start? Join us for a free evening of networking, advice and inspiration from top creative professionals at none other than Rambert, Britain's oldest dance company, where we will be joined by a diverse panel of industry professionals. This evening will include advice, Q&A and the opportunity to network with some fantastic creatives.

Sign up by Sunday 10 March.

Creative Charge 2019 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