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EMPFest 2018 – 15th 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 – 11:30 – Transport for London (TfL) Software Development and Engineering graduate schemes workshop female students

Venue: Peter Brown Room, Darwin, Missing Link

Open to: Female STEM students EP Point Value: 10

TfL (Travel for London) are keen to encourage more female students to apply to their graduate schemes in software development and engineering. This session is designed to cater for female* students studying computing and engineering who are willing to learn more about the offered roles and also their recruitment process.

These graduate schemes are ‘two years in duration and having a starting salary of £26,000 plus free London travel and 75% discount on Network Rail.’ For more information follow this link:

Places are limited so book as soon as possible if you do not want to be disappointed.

*female also includes those who identify as female as well as non-binary students

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11:00 – 12:00 – Being Self-Employed in the Arts

Venue: GS2 Open to: Arts – all stages EP Point Value: 10

Primarily for arts students, this talk will cover all the dimension of being a ‘freelance practitioner’ in the arts. This talk will consider all the practical roles within the career; ‘how you do contracting, how you keep records, time management’ and the copyright business.

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12:00 – 14:00 – EDA Careers Fair

Venue: EDA Social Area Open to: Engineering and EP Point Value: 5 Digital Media

Come and meet industry employers who are offering ‘graduate and undergraduate opportunities.’ This event will offer you the opportunity to network with business professionals, discovering what they have to offer to those who want to pursue Engineering and Digital Media Careers. This event is free and is primarily targeted at students studying Engineering and Digital Media programmes.

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12:00 – 13:00 – Writing for the Media

Venue: GLT3 Open to: English, Language, Linguistics, EP Point Value: 10 and Humanities

Want to work in the media? You are going to need the correct writing skills. In the fast paced world of modern media, writing correctly and to the correct quality standard is crucial. This talk will cover how to write and how to construct your portfolio for employers and editors. For anyone interested in journalism, freelance writing or publishing, you will need to attend this session.

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13:00 – 15:15 – Media: Give It A Go Session

Venue: Student Media Centre Open to: Media Degrees EP Point Value:10

This session will give you the chance to have practical experience with media creation and content. It will offer you the opportunity to discover the benefits of both the media world and student media, showing the techniques required to create modern media content. If you are interested in learning more then come along and consider joining student media.

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13:30 – 15:30 – Arts Employability Surgery

Venue: Jarman 2.25 Open to: Arts students EP Point Value: 10

This session will give the opportunity to have a 1-2-1 with Will Wollen, the Academic Lead of Employability for the School of Arts. There you’ll be given the chance to talk first hand with the employability services at the University, discovering the intricate details and requirements of working within the arts.

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14:00 – 15:00 – Ark Teacher Training – Teaching As A Profession

Venue: KS13 Open to: All EP Point Value: 10

Ark Teacher Training is a two-year programme that works mainly in areas of low income with a history of academic underachievement, training graduates and career changers to become teachers. Come to hear about how teaching changes lives, and how the Ark programme prepares the next generation of teachers.

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15:00 – 16:00 – What is the Employability Points Scheme?

Venue: KS1 Open to: All EP Point Value: 5

This small interactive session will offer students the chance to find out more information about the University of Kent’s ‘unique Employability Points Scheme.’ The talk will include information on ‘how to get involved with co-curricular activities, gain Employability Points and get rewarded for you extra-curricular work.

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16:30 – 18:30 – Taking Action to Become More Employable – Volunteering

Venue: KS4 Open to: All EP Point Value: 10

If you want to improve your employability, then come to this session and discover Volunteering. In this session, they will focus on skills development, volunteering and the projects for Student Volunteering Week in November. ‘Go beyond your committee role or university experience and get involved in volunteering!’

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