Careers and Employability Service EMPFest 18 – 11th October 2018 Programme

If you’re interested in any of these events, please book as soon as possible, and check your emails and timetables for availability.

10:00 – 12:00 – Planning for Internship Applications in the Arts

Venue: SIBSR5 Open to: Arts – all stages EP Points Value: 10

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Arts world, then this is the workshop for you. Presented by Grant Pooke, a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Kent, this booking will look into ‘how to approach arts companies’ and any artist groups looking to secure internships. It will go into the experience that Pooke himself has experience and his expertise that will help you secure your future.


10:30 – 11:00 – Five ways to completely run an interview for a job in the media

Venue: KS11 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

Looking for a job in media? Don’t let yourself fall into these very common traps. Product Director at Immediate Media, Laura Jenner, will help you look into the Dos and Don’ts of secure a media job, explaining through her own experience the ‘key interview strategies’ that get you into the industry. The talk is meant to be a ‘lighthearted but focused’ exploration into your potential future.


11:00 – 12:00 – Start-Up Ideas Hack

Venue: KS14 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

‘Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration for starting a business?’ A question asked by many but answered by few. However, in this workshop you’ll finally get the long-awaited response you have been searching for. In this workshop Kent’s own programme ASPIRE (Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise), hope to get you around the hurdles of entrepreneurship, setting you on a path to understand ‘how business is built and around solving problems.’ If you are interested in business and thinking of starting your own, this session is a must.


11:00 – 13:00 – Today’s recruitment process

Venue: ILT Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

This session is vital to all University students. Unfortunately, ‘Turning up to all your lectures and getting your coursework in on time isn’t enough’ anymore and Enterprise help you confront that reality. In this session they will explores what happens after university, what you must do to expand your horizons and what must be done if you want to secure a place on a Graduate Scheme or any job. They will cover the application process, the first interview and all the practice opportunities you can adopt. This session will teach you how to ‘draw upon your education, work experience, sports and society membership’ and pull together all the relevant skills for your future.


12:00 – 14:30 – Oracle Mock Assessment Centre

Venue: KS17 Open to: All EP Points Value: 15


12:00 – 17:00 – Jobshop Part-Time, Temporary and Seasonal Recruitment Fair

Venue: Keynes Atrium Open to: All EP Points Value: 5

If you want to work alongside your studies, then the Recruitment Fair is the perfect place to discover such opportunities. This free-flow afternoon session will offer you chances to meet employers from a variety of fields and occupations. Hosted by Jobshop, this Fair will offer you jobs approved by the University itself, meaning safe and trustworthy opportunities for you to enhance your employability.


14:00 – 16:00 – Post Pals Volunteering Project

Venue: Student Media Centre above Venue

Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

This heart-warming session is an amazing opportunity to do something selfless and help someone in need. In this two-hour event you will be making cards for ‘sick children and their families’, helping those at a time when they need it most. All the resources to make these cards will be provided.


14:00 – 15:00 – What is the Employability Points Scheme

Venue: KS12 Open to: All EP Points Value: 5

Interested in generating points from extra-curricular activities and your working life that will benefit your employment? Find out how this session where the Employability team will show you how. The employability points scheme is unique to the University of Kent and allows students to directly show employers their potential and work. For anyone interested in giving their CV an extreme boost, come to this session.


15:00 – 16:00 – Teaching English Abroad and the JET Programme

Venue: KS15 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

Teaching abroad is a brilliant experience not only for yourself, but also for those you teach. In this session, Teachers from the Centre for English and World Languages will speak about their ‘Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme’ or ‘JET’, explaining how anyone can travel abroad and work in education. Come along if you’re interested in working in education or working aboard.


15:00 – 16:00 – Entrepreneurship: Setting up your own tech buisness

Venue: KS17 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

Computers are undoubtedly the future, our future is reliant upon them. It is a market begging to be monopolised upon, this is exactly what Computing and Business Administration Alumni Sam Darby did. In this session, he will disclose his experience and tips for anyone interested in ‘setting up their own tech business’ and successful entrepreneurship.


15:00 – 16:00 – Art Fundraising and Resourcefulness: Whitstable Biennale

Venue: KS16 Open to: Arts – any stage EP Points Value: 10

In this session the experienced Sue Jones, Director of Whitstable Biennale, will present a presentation on all the ‘different types of arts funding, including grants and approaches for individual artists and practitioners.’ She will also explore in-depth how projects actually work and the processes that are required for them succeed, both inside and outside the gallery sector. Her presentation will be followed by a short Q&A where anyone can ask more about her profession.


16:15 – 18:00 – How volunteering can get you a graduate job!

Venue: GLT and Grimond Foyer Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

Do you do a lot of volunteering work? If so, then you sitting on a goldmine of employable experience! In this session, a panel of professionals and volunteers will disclose their skills and experience and how it helped them get a graduate job. You will find out about the ‘value of volunteering, making the most of voluntary work and how to effectively demonstrate your experience in an application.’ This session will be followed by a Q&A session and networking event with drinks in the Grimond Foyer.


17:00 – 18:00 – Working in the UK for international students

Venue: SIBLT2 Open to: Students on Tier 4 Visa EP Points Value: 10

If you are an international student and you are quite confused about how to find work in the UK then this is the talk that will explain everything. For all students on a Tier 4 Study Visa, this talk provides up-to-date information about relevant types of work permit, sponsors and all the tips for UK job hunting.