Futures Festival 2019

Brampton Road Campus: 29 – 31 January 2019

The Futures Festival is a three-day event offering Institute of the Arts students and alumni the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, get involved in networking and meet potential employers.

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Discovering career opportunities. Learning direct from industry experts. Connecting with potential future employers.

Industry speaker session information coming soon!

Details of the 2019 Programme will be updated below.

Event Programme
Click on the links below to book your place.

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Futures Festival Events and Activities
10am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3pm – Conference Zone
10am to 4pm – Business Clinic Drop-In
10am to 4pm – Creative Arts Careers Drop-In

Succeeding as a Creative Professional Sessions
10.30am to 11.15amStand out in the Creative Crowd
11.30am to 12.30pm – Kick Start Your Professional Network

Visiting Speakers
1pm to 2:30pm – Michael Tierney, Motion Designer
1pm to 2:30pm- Thomas Dukes, Curator

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Futures Festival Events and Activities
10am to 4pm – Creative Arts Careers Drop-In
11am to 1pmUCSU Volunteering Fair

Succeeding as a Creative Professional Sessions
11.30am to 12.15pmCreative Confidence

Visiting Speakers
1pm to 2:30pm- Dave Wharton, Graphic Designer
3pm to 4:30pm- Sara Ogilvie, Illustrator
3pm to 4:30pm- Matilda Strang, Artist and Curator

Performances
5pm to 7pm – Habeas Corpus (Theatre Performance)
8pm to 9.30pm – Paradise Hotel (Theatre Performance)


Thursday 31 January 2019

Futures Festival Events and Activities

10am to 4pm – Creative Arts Careers Drop-In
10.30am to 10.50am – Funding your Creative Work Experience
11am to 12pm – Graduate Internships Talk and Q&A
11am to 2pm – Creative Arts Graduate Careers Fair 2019
1.30pm to 2.30pm – The Benefits of Joining a Trade Union
4.30pm to 7pmCreative Industries Social

Succeeding as a Creative Professional Sessions
12.15pm to 1pm – Do you have ‘bouncebackability’?

Visiting Speakers
1pm to 2:30pm Arpita Shah, Visual Artist
1pm to 2:30pm Yvette Earl, Illustrator
3pm to 4:30pm Alexander Hetherington, Fine Artist and Curator
3pm to 4:30pm Bryan Talbot, Writer and Artist of comics, graphic novels and illustrations

Performances
5pm to 7pmHabeas Corpus (Theatre Performance)
8pm to 9.30pm – Paradise Hotel (Theatre Performance)

Upcoming Arts Events

The University of Cumbria hosts a number of arts events across the year.
Here are some of our upcoming events that you may be interested in. Click on the links below to find out more.

An Evening with John Myers in conversation with Fiona Armstrong – 7 February 2019
Hosted by award winning broadcaster and writer, Fiona Armstrong, this event looks back at John Myers’ extensive career in the media.

Women on Fire (Visiting Theatre Performance) – 8 February 2019
An explosive one-woman show, celebrating the centenary of women first winning the right to vote. Followed by an optional Q&A with writer/director and performer.

Find out about upcoming theatre performances.

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Graduate Success Guide: Class of 2019 – Available from 21st January 2019

The Graduate Success Guide: Class of 2019 Launching 21st January 2019!

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So, what is it and why do you need it?

The #GSG is an online publication designed provide a stepping stone that will help you get ready for the transition from university to life as a graduate.

Whether you decide to head straight into a career, travel, or head down the road of further study, this guide has everything you need to know from what support is available to how to prepare for your first day in a new job. The guide is filled with practical information as well as lots of mini articles and features from a range of industry professionals. If you’re eager to know what graduates of UoC have gone on to achieve, the #GSG features real-life stories and testimonials from our own alumni.

We want you to put your best foot forward as you embark on your new journey after leaving university and the #GSG is all about helping you stay informed and inspired as you begin to explore what the working world has to offer.

 

Look out for the #GSG, launching January 21st 2019 – watch this space!

http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/graduates

Come and work with us! Graduate Intern in the Careers and Employability Service

Graduate Intern (Careers and Employability Service, 163252) Full Time, Fixed Term
Carlisle or Lancaster

Closes 6 January 2019

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

Having recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile and place alongside national and international employers as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a student-focused service and to support students and graduates develop their employability skills and gain positive graduate outcomes.

Working as part of the Careers and Employability Service team, you will play a key role in supporting research into the development of the university’s employability award. This will include engaging students, preparing materials and resources and assisting with focus groups. You will also be involved in the promotion and delivery of the full range of events/activities the team delivers, including promoting our new career hub, My Career Enriched.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, creative and who has a good understanding of the varying needs of our diverse students. We expect strong communication and customer service skills.

The role will be an excellent starting point for a career in events management, marketing, careers advice work or “helping” roles within student services.

The post is full-time for three months (13 weeks). The location with be either Lancaster or Carlisle (Fusehill Street).

Informal enquiries: Joanne Watson, Careers Team Manager, 01228 616323

Starting Salary: £16,380

Closing date: Sunday 6th January 2019 at midnight

Interview date: Thursday 17th January, at Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle

Reference: 163252

For the full Job Description, please click here.

To apply, visit https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/jobs/

 

Have a happy Careers-mas!

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The careers and employability service will be closing on Friday 21 December at 5pm, and will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 9am.

You can find loads of resources on My.Cumbria here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/Student-Life/careers/ including information about CVs, applications, interviews, career planning and more.
 
You can search for jobs, view events and book appointments on My Career Enriched here: https://mycareerenriched.cumbria.ac.uk
 
We hope you enjoy the Christmas break, enjoy your time off, and we will see you in 2019!

TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards

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The TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year awards now has a record breaking 14 categories!

Since the launch of the awards back in September they have added the Future Lawyer of the Year Award partnered by Allen & Overy and the Future Business Leader of the Year Award partnered by P&G to the mix!

Will you be an Undergraduate of the Year 2019?

You could win an internship, a yearlong placement or trip abroad with big name companies such as L’Oréal, E.ON and Visa!

Plus the opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition once you graduate.

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!

As well as giving you the opportunity to network with employers and gain experience of the graduate recruitment process, the prizes on offer include summer placements, trips overseas and the latest gadgets. Plus, the ten finalists for each award will be invited to the awards ceremony in Canary Wharf.

You have until 30 January 2019 to submit your application and complete the online tests.

You have nothing to lose and so much to gain, apply now!

The GSG, Class of 2019 – Everything you need to know!

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In January 2019, your Careers and Employability Service are launching a brand new issue of the Graduate Success Guide (GSG).

So, what is it and why do you need it?

The #GSG is an online publication designed to be stepping stone that will help you get ready for the transition from university to life as a graduate. Whether you decide to head straight into a career, travel, or head down the road of further study, this guide has everything you need to know from what support is available to how to prepare for your first day in a new job. The guide is filled with practical information as well as lots of mini articles and features from a range of industry professionals. If you’re eager to know what graduates of UoC have gone on to achieve, the #GSG features real-life stories and testimonials from our own alumni.

We want you to put your best foot forward as you embark on your new journey after leaving university and the #GSG is all about helping you stay informed and inspired as you begin to explore what the working world has to offer.

 

Look out for the #GSG, launching January 2019 – watch this space!

http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/graduates

Apply now for Graduate Schemes starting in September 2019

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Graduate Schemes give you the opportunity to access paid on-the-job training and development with an organisation. Employers across a range of sectors offer schemes, enabling recent graduates to gain practical experience. Graduate schemes vary in length but are typically between 1-3 years. Some employers want graduates from specific subjects while others will accept graduates from any degree course. Find out more about Graduate Schemes.

The application deadline for many Graduate Schemes starting in September 2019 will be in December 2018. Final year students, the time to apply is now!

If you would like to access support with searching, applying and interviewing for Graduate Schemes send us a query or book an appointment on My Career Enriched.

Log in to My Career Enriched to search for Graduate Schemes.

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