Library & Student Services Events

Canterbury

What's happening on the Canterbury campus?

Thursdays starting 20 September 2018: Relaxation classes

Every Thursday at 13.00 - 13.20 in the Library quiet room until the end of term.

Tuesdays starting 22 January 2019: Mood Boost

16.00 - 17.30

An opportunity to learn practical and helpful skills, tools and tips that can make you feel happier, uplifted and more relaxed. You must register for these sessions in advance. For more information, please contact the Gateway.

 

 

Tuesday 22 January: Make it a blue week!

12.00 - 14.00, Reception

Join us for our pop-up event and find out how blue can be your inspiration! Create sketches in blue for the UCA Canterbury 'Artist Book' project, undertake 'Blue Week' and discover new sources of inspiration and find out about Gateway resources and services to support your study.

Thursday 7 March: University Mental Health Day

12.00 - 14.00, Reception

More information coming soon.

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.

Epsom

What's happening on the Epsom campus?

Tuesdays starting 22 January 2019: Mood Boost

16.00 - 17.30

An opportunity to learn practical and helpful skills, tools and tips that can make you feel happier, uplifted and more relaxed. You must register for these sessions in advance. For more information, please contact the Gateway.

Tuesday 22 January 2019: Hygge relaxation event

12.30 - 14.30, drop in - back space of the cafe

Free mini massages from Spa Experience Epsom, mindfulness, colouring, knitting and DIY bracelets, games, hygge quiz, tea and biscuits and lots of lovely freebies.

Thursday 7 March: University Mental Health Day

More information coming soon.

Wednesday 9 January: Careers pop up

12.30 - 13.30, Cafe

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

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.

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'.

Tuesday 29 January: Creative CHARGE Careers & Recruitment Fair

14.00 - 17.00, Project Space, Business School

See #creativecharge2019 or posters on campus.

Wednesday 6 February: Job Teaser

12.30 - 13.00, Cafe

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

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).

Wednesday 20 February: Commercial know-how

12.30 - 13.15, MO.14

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

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.

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.

Farnham

What's happening on the Farnham campus?

Thursday 24 January: Get cozy with our hygge event

G03

Drinks and biscuits available, jigsaws, knitting, mindfulness colouring, board games and giveaways including sleep masks, mugs and DVDs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 6 March: Tier 4 Visa with Colin Beard

14.00 - 16.00, Library seminar room

Workshop for international students. Details to follow.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rochester

What's happening on the Rochester campus?

Tuesdays starting 25 September 2018: Relaxation classes

Every Tuesday in Room 5 at 13.00 - 13.30. Ask the Gateway for more information.

Tuesdays starting 26 February 2019: Mood Boost

16.00 - 17.30

An opportunity to learn practical and helpful skills, tools and tips that can make you feel happier, uplifted and more relaxed. You must register for these sessions in advance. For more information, please contact the Gateway.

Thursday 17 January: Find out more about Mood Boost and Listening Post

12.00 - 14.00, Reception area

Tuesday 22 January: Alcohol, drugs and you

12.00 - 14.00, Reception area

We have enlisted an elite team from UCA and external agencies to give you top tips for keeping safe, happy and well. We have games and freebies. Collect our TLC advice sheets for guidance and support. Enter our prize draw for a chance to win a DIY afternoon hamper.

Thursday 7 March: University Mental Health Day

12.00 - 14.00, Reception area

More information coming soon.

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.

Wednesday 6 February: Introduction to freelancing

14.00 - 15.30, Lecture Theatre 1

Practical tips and advice about getting started as a freelancer.

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.

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.

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.

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 and interview tips.

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.

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.

Contact Gateway

For information on our services, please contact the Gateway.

New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AN

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 817 314
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Canterbury:

 

 

 

Term Opening Times
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Holiday Opening Times
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE

Telephone: +44 (0)1372 202 461
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Epsom:

 

Term Opening Times
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Holiday Opening Times
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS 

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 892 709 
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Farnham:

 

Term Opening Times
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Holiday Opening Times
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

Fort Pitt
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1DZ 

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888 734 
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Rochester:

 

 

Term Opening Times
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Holiday Opening Times
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays.