FutureFair² schedule of speakers and workshops

08 May 2012 09:00:00

Whatever year you’re in at Bath Spa University, this is an opportunity to hear directly from professionals, recent graduates and peers who are currently working in the creative, cultural and heritage industries and other unrelated roles that you might also be interested in.

Learn about what the work involves and pick up hints and tips about successfully finding jobs and work experience.

Find out how to effectively look for a graduate job, part-time job, placement, internship or volunteering opportunity (JustV).

Speak directly to a recruitment consultant from ‘RSG Solutions’ and ‘Bath Spa Careers’ at their stands in Newton Foyer.

Learn how to be an effective networker, how to write a great CV, or find out about the best post graduate course.

FutureFair² schedule

9-10am TEACHING - Room NE101
Learn how to get into teaching, what the training’s like, and the different ways you could use teaching skills and experience to promote education in the UK and abroad.
Chaired by Ian Rowe (P/T Lecturer – Employability) with Mike Maitland (MD, Experience Teaching Abroad), Janine Marriott (Learning Coordinator, Arnos Vale Cemetery) and Sue White (BSU Careers Consultant).

10-11am HISTORY & HERITAGE – Room NEG02
Listen to panellists at various stages in their careers talking about their journey to date and current roles, and giving advice & tips based on what has worked well for them.
Chaired by Kristin Doern (Senior Lecturer – History) with Adrian Tinniswood (author, broadcaster, lecturer & board member), Janine Marriott (Learning Coordinator, Arnos Vale Cemetery), Faunsia Tucker (Volunteers Manager, Holburne Museum), Abi Fisher (BSU student).

10-11am JOURNALISM – Room NE101
How do you break into the competitive world of journalism and make a living?
Chaired by Marc Leverton (freelance journalist and P/T lecturer in Employability) with Rin Simpson (freelance journalist) and Kate Morrison (post graduate student & P/T lecturer).

10-11am POST GRADUATE STUDIES – Room NE209
Get advice and guidance from Bath Spa Careers about the different types of post-graduate courses available and funding implications.
Presenter Sarah Nicholson, BSU Careers Consultant

11-12pm GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES – Room NE105
Learn where to look for graduate opportunities and how to utilise Twitter and recruitment companies to good effect.
Presenter – Tom Davidson, BSU Graduate Opportunities Officer

11-12pm VOLUNTEERING & CHARITY WORK – Room DYG10
Explore how volunteering can boost graduate skills and put something back into the community. Learn about securing opportunities through ‘JustV’, the University’s volunteering database.
Chaired by Ian Rowe (Former Regional Manager, British Red Cross & P/T lecturer), with Susan Hammond (BSU Student Development Coordinator) and Faunsia Tucker (Volunteers Manager, Holburne Museum).

12-1pm MARKETING, SALES & EVENTS MANAGEMENT - Room SNG01
A chance to hear about some of the jobs involved in managing the interface between organisations and their customers and stakeholders, including the increasingly popular role of events management.
Chaired by Ian Rowe (former marketing & account manager & P/T lecturer), Owen McNeir (Director of Development & Marketing, Bath Festivals), Lynne Locker (Events Advice & Support Officer, B&NES Council), Sarah Dabrowski (Media Planner, Response One).

1-2pm PUBLISHING – Room SNG01
Learn how the world of publishing is embracing digital information systems and the opportunities that this is creating.
Chaired by Marc Leverton (freelance journalist and P/T lecturer in Employability), Katharine Reeve (BSU senior lecturer in Publishing) and Laura Baker (Senior Editor, Paragon Books).

1-2pm CV WORKSHOP - Room SNG10
What are the ingredients of a powerful CV? Come and find out how to produce one of the key job hunting tools.
Bath Spa Careers

2-3pm WORKSHOP – HOW TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO FOR A CAREER – Room NEG13
If you haven’t got a clue what to do when you graduate, then come along and learn how you might decide where to aim.
Presenter Sue White (BSU Careers Consultant & Coach)

2-3pm TEFL TASTER SESSION – Room NE105
An interactive session to help you get a feel for what it’s like to teach English as a foreign language (except you’ll be learning Thai)
Presenter Mike Maitland (Managing Director, ‘Experience Teaching Abroad’)

2-3pm CV DROP-IN CLINIC – Room SNG10
Bring along your CV for a quick check and pick up invaluable guidance as to how to improve it.
Bath Spa Careers

3-4pm PLACEMENTS & INTERNSHIPS – Room NEG13
Learn how having a placement or internship under your belt would seriously enhance your chances of impressing a future employer – and talk to two current 2nd year students who have just made the most of their experience.
Chaired by Ian Rowe (P/T Lecturer in Employability) with Leah Snape (BSU Placements & Mentoring Coordinator), Jessica Streeter and Rebecca Callaghan (Open Placement Module students).

3-4pm HUMAN RESOURCES – CAREERS GUIDANCE & RECRUITMENT – Room NE105
A chance to explore what it’s like working in these roles, hear panellists talk about their journey to date and give advice & tips based on what has worked well for them (or not).
Chaired by Marc Leverton (P/T Lecturer in Employability) with Jane Wylie (BSU careers consultant), Eleanor Hartup (BSU HR Adviser) and a recruitment consultant from RSG Solutions.

4-5pm EFFECTIVE NETWORKING – Room NEG13
The traditional, and for some intimidating, image of networking is changing, and students now have at their fingertips the means to tap into huge social and professional networks that can easily create great opportunities - learn how it works.
Presenter Ian Rowe (P/T Lecturer in Employability & former sales manager)

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