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EMPFEST 2018 – Timetable for 17th October 2018

EMPFest 2018 – 17th 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 – 11:00 – Becoming a novelist

Venue: KS1 Open to: all EP Points Value: 10

This talk presented by Andrea Bennett will cover her experiences traversing the world of publishing, agents and editors. As an experienced author, having started writing in 2015, Bennett has experienced a variety of different perspective of the literary world. She has published two novels and has written several articles within the national press, and has experienced many dimensions that are needed to become a writer.

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10:00 – 11:30 – How technology is changing recruitment – gamified assessment and artificial intelligence

Venue: KLT5 Open to: Business & IT EP Point Values: 10

This session will offer you chance to hear about how technology is changing the way businesses select their candidates, why this is important and what this means for your application to Tesco. For anyone interested in how to prepare for business applications and wants to improve their employability this is the talk for you.

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12:00 – 13:00 – Becoming an Actor

Venue: KS4 Open to: Acting – all EP Points Value: 10

This session will focus on what it takes to make an acting career, how actors find work and what the next steps for you might be after graduating. It will be led by Will Wollen, an actor and theatre director with 18 years of experience, as well as teaching in some of the UK’s leading drama schools. Max. number of participants for this talk is 40, so book ASAP. Open to any student wondering about becoming an actor.

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12:00 – 13:00 – How to Get into Teaching

Venue: KS16 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

This is a session designed to inform students about the many pathways they can take into teaching. It will outline paid work experience opportunities for Kent students in partner with secondary schools and also discuss the unique teacher-training opportunities that may be available to Kent students after graduation. Anyone interested in education in any area must consider this talk as it will offer unique ways to enter into this equally unique career path.

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13:00 – 14:30 – Preparing your teaching application

Venue: KLT6 Open to: All EP Points Value: 10

Are you thinking about a career in teaching? Staff from Canterbury Christ Church University will be discussing how best to approach writing your application for teacher training, and offering advice on how to improve your chances of being selected. This talk with provide you with the most direct skills needed to succeed in the modern teaching environment and is a definite for anyone interested in working within education.

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13:00 – 13:45, 14:00 – 14:45 & 15:00 – 15:45 – Employability at Kent

Venue: KS6 Open to: all EP Points Value: 5

Do you want to know about employability? At the University of Kent? If so, come along to hear from Employability Points, Kent Union and the Careers and Employability Service who will all help you understand how you can get involved in experience that will shape your future. They will discuss the opportunities they can offer and the chances you have to use their services to your benefit.

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13:00 – 14:00 – Inclusive Engineering and Technology

Venue: Jennison Lecture Theatre Open to: Engineering EP Points Value: 10

Inclusion in Engineering and Technology is a competence that allows engineers and technologists to ensure that their work is inclusive and accessible to everybody. The talk host, Dawn, will also talk about micro-inequalities and practical ways of dealing with manifestations of unconscious bias. If you are interested in intricacies and future skills within the Engineering profession then this talk is crucial.

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14:00 – 16:00 – School of Politics and International Relations Alumni Careers Panel

Venue: COLT3 Open to: All EP Point Value: 15

This event will feature a panel of Politics and IR alumni, who will share their experience in the working world. This talk will include opportunities to ask questions and directly communicate with those who have gone before. For those who are undertaking such degrees, or anything similar within humanities, should attend.

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15:00 – 16:00 – How to start a business

Venue: KLT6 Open to: Students/staff EP Point Value: 10

An interactive session that takes you through the process of starting your own business via touching on aspects of idea generation, basic business planning and access to funding. For anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking to start their own business or begin their new projects, this is a brilliant talk to attend. It will offer you all the incite required to successfully manifest your ideas.


16:00 – 17:00 – Meet our Bioscience MScs

Venue: Stacey Lecture Theatre 1 Open to: All EP Point Value: 5

Have you thought about studying a MSc in the School of Biosciences, here at the University of Kent? Here the university would like to give you the opportunity to find out more about their Programmes. With guides from their Academics, you will have the opportunity to meet with students who have completed their MSc. This is a great chance to find out formally what programmes the university offers and then informally over tea and coffee – what doing an MSc is really like – inside information, from those who have been there and done it.

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16:00 – 17:00 – Be Your own Boss

Venue: KLT6 Open to: Students/Staff EP Point Value: 10

An interactive session on naming your business, basics of branding and presentation skills for pitching to investors. If self-employability is the path in which you see yourself succeeding, then find out all the accurate information from this talk. This will offer you advice and tips of how to succeed in such an independent and free career path.

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