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Futures Festival – Programme

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‘This is what success looks like’

The Futures Festival is a three-day event offering our final year Institute of the Arts students the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, meet potential employers and attend employability and enterprise workshops.

Event Programme (for more information please scroll down)

The Careers and Employability Service will be in the reception area at Brampton Road every day of the Futures Festival, from 10am – 4pm. Drop in to see us if you have any questions!

Tuesday 14th February:

12.00pm – 2.00pm – Careers Fair and Networking Event (open to all Institute of the Arts students) – Vallum Galley. 

2.00pm – 5.00pm – Employability and Enterprise workshops with visiting industry speakers.

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Mini Film Festival with a red carpet film screening of four award winning student productions with popcorn and refreshments – Lecture Theatre 3.

6.30pm – 10.00pm – Celebration Evening with live music and performances from students & alumni, featuring Hardwicke Circus and Holiday Band – Vallum Gallery.

Wednesday 15th February:

10.00am – 1.00pm – Employability and Enterprise workshops with visiting industry speakers.

2.00pm – 5.00pm – Media Arts Industry Expert Lectures – Lecture Theatre 3.

2.00pm – 4.00pm – Live stream replay of Complicite’s ‘Beware of Pity’ at the Barbican in London – Lecture Theatre 1.

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Undergraduate to Postgraduate Seminar – Lecture Theatre 3.

6.30pm – 8.00pm – Undergraduate to Postgraduate Social Event – Vallum Gallery.

Thursday 16th February:

10.00am – 1.00pm – Performing Arts Industry Expert Lectures – Lecture Theatre 3.

2.00pm – 5.00pm – Art & Design Industry Expert Lectures – Lecture Theatre 3.

5.30pm – 10.00pm – Closing Party with live music and performances from students & alumni featuring WeAreQuasars – Vallum Gallery.

 

Careers Fair and Networking Event

Tuesday 14 February 2017 – 12pm to 2pm – Vallum Gallery

There are a range of employers exhibiting at the Careers Fair offering graduate jobs, summer opportunities, creative competitions and other opportunities across a range of sectors.

Exhibiting Employers:

  • American Summers
  • Camp Cumbria
  • Choose Cumbria
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Equity
  • Fika Apps
  • Inspira
  • Link Recruitment
  • NXT Recruitment
  • Old Fire Station
  • Stephen Rowell Photography
  • System People
  • Theatre by the Lake
  • UoC Student Enterprise Service
  • UoC Postgraduate Recruitment Team

Employability and Enterprise Workshops – Tuesday 14 February 2017

2pm to 3pm:

  • Graduate Schemes with ‘Target Job Employer of the Year’ 2016 Enterprise Rent a Car – Lecture Theatre 1
  • So you Want a Digital Job in Cumbria? – Lecture Theatre 3
  • Looking Ahead: Taking Your Skills Forward – HO15
  • Considering Self Employment, Rules and Regulations – HO02

3pm to 4pm:

  • Applying for Teacher Training – Lecture Theatre 1
  • Careers with Your Degree – HO15
  • Constructing Worlds Collectively – Lecture Theatre 3

4pm to 5pm:

  • Working at the BBC and the Importance of Networking – Lecture Theatre 2
  • Personal Branding – HO15
  • Considering Self Employment, Rules and Regulations – HO02
  • Ace your Applications – Lecture Theatre 1
Workshop content can be seen in the full programme below.
To pre-book places on these workshops please e-mail kathryn.jones@cumbria.ac.ukPlaces can also be booked on the day at the Careers and Employability Service desk in the Brampton Road Campus Main Reception.

Employability and Enterprise Workshops – Wednesday 15 February 2017 (full programme):

10am to 11am:

  • Careers with Your Degree – MB3029
  • Crowdfunding – MB1033

11am to 12pm:

  • Portfolio Working – MB3029
  • Team Dynamics – MB1033

12pm to 1pm:

  • Personal Branding – MB3029
  • Crowdfunding – MB1033
Workshop content can be seen in the full programme below.
To pre-book places on these workshops please e-mail kathryn.jones@cumbria.ac.ukPlaces can also be booked on the day at the Careers and Employability Service desk in the Brampton Road Campus Main Reception.

Media Arts Industry Expert Lectures – Wednesday 15 February 2017

2pm to 5pm – Lecture Theatre 3

Ed Barratt – Producer

Ed was chosen as a BAFTA breakthrough Brit in 2013 and has a number of production credits to his name. Find out more about Ed here and here.

Lewis Abbott – Film Camera Assistant

Lewis has worked on shows such as Top Gear, Journey to Le Mans and Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week. Find out more about Lewis here.

 

Performing Arts Industry Expert Lectures – Thursday 16 February 2017

10am to 1pm – Lecture Theatre 3

Samantha Seivwright – Freelance Performer
Session Title: Networking and Contacts

The importance of networking and of maintaining contacts in order to progress work.

Sam graduated from UoC in 2010, she completed a MA in Musical Theatre from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  Sam currently works as a freelance actor and riding double.  See her credits here.

Barry Evans – Freelance Actor/Director and Equity Official
Session title: You and Equity

This session will focus on the work that equity does in supporting performers and the need for performers to have union representation.

See Barry’s credits here.

Professor Graeme Danby

Graeme Danby is a visiting professor at the Institute of the Arts and has performed at several of the world’s leading opera houses, notably the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the English National Opera.

 

Art & Design Industry Expert Lectures

2.00pm – 5.00pm – Lecture Theatre 3

Vicky Simpson

Vicky has run her own graphic design consultancy in London for 15 years.

Dawn Bothwell

Curator and coordinator of Circa Projects in Newcastle.

 

Employability and Enterprise Workshops – Full Programme

Tuesday 14 February 2017 – 2pm to 3pm

Graduate Scheme with ‘Target Jobs Employer of the Year’ 2016 Enterprise Rent a Car – Lecture Theatre 1

Beth Jackson – Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise Rent-a-Car

What is a Graduate Scheme, why are they a good option and how do you apply?

Enterprise Rent-a-Car offer one of the many Graduate Schemes available in the UK across a variety of sectors. Schemes like their Management Training Programmes provide graduates the opportunity to develop employability skills in areas such as management, marketing, sales, customer service and logistics. Graduates are supported to take on increased responsibility over a year or two, rising quickly through the ranks. Experience and skills gained in graduate schemes can be successfully transferred to support many different future career paths.

Find out more about the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Graduate Schemes here

So you Want a Digital Job in Cumbria? – Lecture Theatre 3

Helen Statham – Digital Media Executive at Fika Apps

A brief guide to working in the digital sector in Cumbria. And yes, it really does exist.

Helen studied Event Management at the University of Cumbria and is passionate about digital media, tech podcasts and cats. Currently working at Fika Apps, the Carlisle-based company develops apps and other digital products for a variety of clients. Helen is project managing the Pitch Fika app competition as well as working on creative approaches to SEO, content marketing, PPC and social media.

Find out about the Pitch Fika competition here.

 

Looking Ahead: Taking Your Skills Forward – HO15 

Claire Stewart and Emma Holgate – Library and Academic Advisers

This workshop will help you identify the key transferable skills you have gained by using academic and information skills throughout your course at the University of Cumbria.  What are these key skills? How can you demonstrate them in further study or your future career?

Claire Stewart and Emma Holgate are Library and Academic Advisers based in the University of Cumbria libraries at Brampton Road and Lancaster.  They look after the library resources and academic skills sessions for Arts and Humanities students at each campus.  

Find out more about Skills@Cumbria here.

 

Considering Self Employment, Rules and Regulations – HO02

UoC Student Enterprise Team

Have you got plans to set yourself up as self-employed? Find out about the steps you will need to take.

The Student Enterprise Service offers a wide range of services for all types of issues, whether you want to enhance your career by gaining new qualifications, are looking for a placement to gain experience in your chosen field, or want support as you launch your own business.

Find out more about the Student Enterprise Team here.

To access support contact studententerprise@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Tuesday 14 February 2017 – 3pm to 4pm

Applying for Teacher Training – Lecture Theatre 1

Anna Robinson – Careers and Employability Service

Eamonn Pugh – Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Michelle Thorpe – NQT Coordinator

Interested in finding out about teacher training? This session will give you information on routes into teacher training, the teaching application system and course entry requirements. We will also let you know about the teacher training options available to you at the University of Cumbria.

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Careers with Your Degree – HO15

Joanne Watson – Careers and Employability Service

Did you know that your degree gives you access to lots of different career paths and work possibilities? Find out more about the options you will have after graduation at this session.

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Constructing Worlds Collectively – Lecture Theatre 3

Frida Yngström – PHD Student at the University of Cumbria

In art we are used to seeing dreams as images, however in Frida’s PhD research project, ‘Pushing the rational – Using dreamwork as a method for art and resistance’, dreams are investigated as a catalyst for sharing stories of the unconscious mind.  Taking a starting point in the idea of Constructing worlds collectively to introduce Dream safari exhibition projects as well as her line of research. The enquiry into dreamwork as a method of for art and resistance has been developed through a series of participatory art projects involving DIY-strategies and exploration of collective artistic process through a variety of dream groups.

 

Tuesday 14 February 2017 – 4pm to 5pm

Working at the BBC and the Importance of Networking – Lecture Theatre 2

Tom Burrows – Broadcast Journalist, Assistant and Producer at BBC Radio Cumbria

An overview of the graduate schemes available at the BBC, information on Tom’s career journey and how networking can help your career.

Tom graduated in 2011 from the University of Cumbria with a degree in Journalism. Since then he has worked as a Media Support Assistant, Copywriter, videographer, freelance journalist and currently as Midmorning Producer at BBC Radio Cumbria.

 

Personal Branding – HO15

Joanne Watson – Careers and Employability Service

“Your Brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room” – Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon). In this session find out how you can develop your personal brand, allowing you to clearly communicate what you can offer to future clients and employers.  

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Considering Self Employment, Rules and Regulations – HO02

UoC Student Enterprise Team

Have you got plans to set yourself up as self-employed? Find out about the steps you will need to take.

The Student Enterprise Service offers a wide range of services for all types of issues, whether you want to enhance your career by gaining new qualifications, are looking for a placement to gain experience in your chosen field, or want support as you launch your own business.

Find out more about the Student Enterprise Team here.

To access support contact studententerprise@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Ace your Applications – Lecture Theatre 1

Anna Robinson – Careers and Employability Service

Access some top tips to improve your chances of application success. This session will give you key tools that can be applied to different types of applications in any sector. 

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 15 February 2017 – 10am to 11am

Careers with Your Degree – MB3029

Carolyn Benson – Careers and Employability Service

Did you know that your degree gives you access to lots of different career paths and work possibilities? Find out more about the options you will have after graduation at this session.

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Crowdfunding – MB1033

Sarah Burrough – Marketer and Professional Crowdfunder

The Crowdfunding overview will address: What is Crowdfunding, how to put together a project and running a campaign.

Crowdfunding: the ‘what is?’ and ‘how to’ raise funding for your project. Laden with tangible examples and advice from someone who has raised nearly £2 million for other projects. This interactive talk will address how to use crowdfunding to help realise your project but to use it as a networking tool and extension of a CV.

 

Wednesday 15 February 2017 – 11am to 12pm

Stand Out In The Crowd – MB3029

Simon Austin – Actor/Director/Producer/Singer

This session will help you gain a clear understanding on how your professional portfolio can make you “Stand out in the crowd.”

Simon Austin is a former student of the University of Cumbria. He graduated in 2011 with a BA hons in Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre. After graduating Simon completed a course at the prestigious London School of Musical Theatre. Simon has been a professional performer since graduating and in 2013 opened his own business, NuImage Showreels, providing outstanding promotional material and marketing resources to help you “Stand out in the crowd”

 

Team Dynamics – MB1033

UoC Student Enterprise Team

Thinking about building your own team or developing your team? Come along to this taster session to learn the characteristics of a high performing team in this interactive workshop.

 

Wednesday 15 February 2017 – 12pm to 1pm

Personal Branding – MB3029

Anna Robinson – Careers and Employability Service

“Your Brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room” – Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon). In this session find out how you can develop your personal brand, allowing you to clearly communicate what you can offer to future clients and employers.  

Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. We offer support with: finding a graduate job, CV and application feedback, interview preparation, information about employability events and current vacancies.

Find out more about your Careers and Employability Service here.

To access support contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk

 

Crowdfunding – MB1033

Sarah Burrough – Marketer and Professional Crowdfunder

The Crowdfunding overview will address: What is Crowdfunding, how to put together a project and running a campaign.

Crowdfunding: the ‘what is?’ and ‘how to’ raise funding for your project. Laden with tangible examples and advice from someone who has raised nearly £2 million for other projects. This interactive talk will address how to use crowdfunding to help realise your project but to use it as a networking tool and extension of a CV.

 

Stanwix Theatre Events – Thursday 16 February:

5.00pm    Much Ado About Nothing

7.00pm    The Comedy of Errors

8.00pm    As You Like It

 

Vallum Gallery Exhibition – ‘End of the Season’ by Stephen Clarke 

Our current exhibition at The Vallum Gallery, ‘End of the Season’, is open from 30 January 2017 to 26 February 2017 and celebrates the art form of photography, with a show of the work of professional photographer Stephen Clarke. Stephen’s work is on a national tour, coming to us from various venues in the North West. 

 

Employers and Industry Professionals

Interested in exhibiting at the careers fair, attending the networking event or advertising vacancies? Want to share your industry knowledge and experience with our students? Contact Kathryn Jones – kathryn.jones@cumbria.ac.uk

Free Event: Social Enterprise Workshop

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Want to have a positive social impact? Ever had an idea but not known where to start?

If the answer is yes, perhaps you should be thinking about starting your own social enterprise venture…

Unlike a business or corporation, social enterprise ventures are not profit driven; profits are usually reinvested into the organisation or community. The main goal of a social enterprise is to drive positive change; however this does not mean social enterprises are not financially successful. Social enterprises are businesses where society profits! There are many successful social enterprises in the UK and there’s more being brought to market every year.

If you have an interesting idea for a social enterprise and want to be an agent of change, we have the event for you!

On Tuesday 10th May at 2.00pm, we have a member of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School coming to the University of Cumbria to deliver a workshop about social entrepreneurship. The workshop will introduce students to social enterprise, motivate and inspire students to start their own ventures and will also act as a great networking platform (remember it’s all about who you know!). The event is two hours long, free to attend and will be held at the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle.

Don’t worry if you don’t currently have any enterprising ideas, if you are interested in social enterprise you should still pop along to the Social Enterprise workshop. You never know, you may leave the event with an idea that could change your life; or more importantly – the lives of others.

We hope you can make it! Let’s help make the world a better place and drive positive change!

If you are interested in attending this event please book tickets through the following link; http://store.cumbria.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=59&prodid=513

For more information please contact Ben Parker via email at ben.parker@cumbria.ac.uk

Nursing Employability Conference

Nurse in hospital environment

Tomorrow (8 May) the University of Cumbria are holding a Nursing Employability Conference at the Fusehill Street campus from 9.30 am.

If you are currently studying nursing you can come along for the opportunity to meet various organisations including the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Glenmore Trust, West House and Randstad among others. There will be various presentations in the morning with a chance to visit stands and network over lunch.

In the afternoon you will have a choice of four different employability workshops, such as interview skills, application forms and CVs, CPD and career development.

Registration starts at 9.30 am in the Learning Gateway, so please pop along and say hello tomorrow! See you there!

Student Volunteering Week 2014 – 24th February – 1 March (Friday’s Featured Vacancy)

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) is a nationwide celebration of student volunteering. SVW 2014 will combine local campus focused events and campaigns with a national media profile and high-level events. We will be celebrating the positive difference that students have made, and continue to make, on campus and in their communities – wherever they might be.

SVW

U Stand Out Conference in Lancaster – Friday 28 February

This is going to be a brilliant event where you can develop key skills and learn more about local volunteering and employment opportunities. There will be workshops around leadership, being more assertive, cv enhancing, and more and you’ll be able to sign up for any sessions that you like the sound of. Click HERE for more info.

Bag Pack with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers – Carlisle – Saturday 1st March

UCSU is joining up with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers to carry out a charity bag pack in Sainsbury’s in Carlisle. You can volunteer to help in the morning or the afternoon and along with raising money for Carlisle Carers it will also be a great way to meet other students and volunteers from the community and to meet lots of local people.

Register online: Bag Pack with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers in Carlisle

Fun Activity Day for children with disabilities and/or additional needs – Saturday 1st March

From 9am to 5pm at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster.  Would you like to join our team of hosts? Activities will include assisting families as they check in to the event, encouraging the children to take part in the activities which include; childrens’ bouncy castle, adult bouncy castle, inflatable jousting, graffiti wall, face painting, mini-beasts, soft play, sensory zone, disability bikes and more. Volunteers assist children accessing the activities and provide positive support to the families attending the event. You will also have the opportunity to network with local agencies supporting the families too. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the community alongside local agencies supporting families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs.  You can sign up for the dayHERE.

Banana Blitz in Ambleside – Saturday 1st March

Spot a banana and win Fair Trade goodies! Join us in the beautiful village in the heart of the Lake District and help us raise awareness about Fair Trade, try a banana suit on, or simply enjoy a nice day out with UCSU.  Meet us on Saturday 1st of March, between 10am and 2pm in Ambleside town centre, you won’t miss us – we’ll be wearing banana suitsIf you would like to spend a day out in the Lakes and help with the event let Kasia know by emailing katarzyna.litwa@cumbria.ac.uk

U Stand Out – UCSU Event this week!

U STAND OUT – UCSU OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE

The Careers team will be at the U Stand Out event this week, offering workshops on CVs and Applications, and Personal Branding. There is also the opportunity to meet local employers, and to find out what employers look for in graduates. You could chat to them about graduate opportunities and placements as well!

The current job market is extremely competitive, and having a good degree is not necessarily enough to secure employment. Our U Stand Out conference is all about bringing you opportunities to think ahead, and build an impressive portfolio that will make you stand out in front of potential employers. We’re offering a variety of workshops which will allow you to meet employers, build your leadership skills, start thinking about personal branding and much more.

CARLISLE – Wednesday 26th February, Learning Gateway, Fusehill Street, 10am – 4pm.

View the full event line up HERE.

LANCASTER – Friday 28th February, Alexandra Building, 10am – 4pm.

View the full event line up HERE.

Please pre-book your desired workshop sessions HERE. This will secure a place as although spaces may still be available on the day, this cannot be guaranteed as rooms have limited capacity.

There will also be a variety of exhibitors offering you exciting opportunities which will help enhance your CV and boost your employability.

 

(This article is from the UCSU page here: http://www.ucsu.me/ustandout)