Direct your Career - What's on 29th Feb - 4th March

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Application Forms
A presentation to explain the key parts of an application form, how to demonstrate your skills and abilities effectively and how to ensure your application makes it to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Monday 29 February, 12.00pm, BRI.2.08 Bridgeman Building

Assessment Centres Practicespecifically for Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students

Delivered by the Careers Network and staff from a range of top companies who recruit from Engineering, Science, Technology and Maths, you'll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Come along and gain as much practise as you can before your first real assessment centre.
  • Practise some elements of an assessment centre with the Careers Network and real engineering and science recruiters
  • Get tips on technical interviews
  • Have a go at the types of interview questions you may encounter
  • Experience a group activity
This workshop is for students from all years in all Engineering and Science Departments

The event on this date is supported by GE, Glaxo Smith Kline and the Manufacturing Tech Centre(Please note, employers may be subject to change)

Monday 29 February, 6.00pm, CC021 James France Building

Social Media for Self-Branding
Whether you’re looking for a job, interested in being a freelancer or running your own business,a good self-brand can make all the difference and you can use social media to impress.

In this informal session, Will Davies, Careers Consultant for the Design School and theSchool or Arts, English and Drama will look at the following:
  • Self-branding – Who you are and what you want
  • Industry/Networks & Employers/Customer
  • Creating the brand – LinkedIn as example
  • Campaigns – the before/during and after

By the end of the session you should feel confident in knowing how to use Twitter/FB orLinkedIn, in a professional context to further your career ambitions.

Tuesday 1 March, 12.00pm, BRI.2.08 Bridgeman Building


How to deliver powerful presentations with influence and persuasion, for use at interviews and assessment centres.

Tuesday 1 March, 4.00pm, CC029a James France Building

Careers in Acting – Spotlight
Professional actors advertise their services on Spotlight (, a database that’s been at the heart of the film, TV and theatre industry since 1927.

But it’s more than just a way of advertising your headshot and CV. It’s a means to find work yourself, network with casting directors and agents and learn from writers, directors, producers and fellow actors. This informal talk will be hosted by The Membership and PR manager, who will answer all your queries about how to join and make the best use of this industry standard service.

If you’re considering a career as an actor or as a writer/director/producer this session is a must.

Thursday 3 March, 2.00pm, Leonard Dixon Studio, Martin Hall

Careers in Acting – Equity
Equity ( is the trade union for actors, stage managers and models in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1930 by a group of West End performers and, in 1967, it incorporated the Variety Artistes' Federation.

It’s a must for most professional actors in the UK as it provides advice on employers, gaining employment, contracts, chasing up payment and insurance issues – all hugely important for actors at all levels.

This informal talk will be hosted by Recruitment and Retention, who will answer all your queries about how to join and make the best use of this industry standard service.

If you’re considering a career as an actor, model or stage manager this session is a must.

Thursday 3 March, 3, Leonard Dixon Studio, Martin Hall

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