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LinkedIn for Beginners: How to build a personal brand and build your network

10:00am - 11:00am 7th March 2022
Having a solid LinkedIn presence is essential for anyone. LinkedIn is more than just a job hunting tool; it is the backbone on your career to showcase your skills, develop your commercial knowledge and create opportunities. Find out all the tips in this session.

Spotlight on: Psychometric Tests

10:00am - 11:00am 7th March 2022
An insight in to the types of psychometric tests that employers are using to select candidates. You may be asked to complete a psychometric test as part of an application for an internship, placement, or a graduate role. Come along to this virtual tour exploring the types of tests that you may encounter and gain tips on how to prepare.

Join the 250,000: School Governors are people like you

11:00am - 12:00pm 7th March 2022
250,000 people volunteer as school governors each year. Find out what they do, how to become one, how it boosts you CV and why diversity on boards is so important.

How to get a good graduate job?

12:00pm - 1:00pm 7th March 2022
Join this session to find out how to find your ideal graduate job, where to look, how to apply, how and where to network and even some top tips for graduate interviews.

Be a force of nature be like …. Lois

12:00pm - 1:00pm 7th March 2022
Lois has shown us all that if you want success? then own your own educational journey, keep an open mind, ask to be involved with everything possible and make it work for you… with a little self-efficacy, focus and bucket loads of positive, you shape what happens next, you find your voice and never stop using it, you build yourself into a professional, as you move through your education pathways.. Demonstrate autonomy in your decision making!  be like Lois

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

1:00pm - 2:00pm 7th March 2022
Attend our Graduate+ Get your bronze award workshop where a member of the team will take you through the level, show you how to submit an activity, along with introducing you to the online resources we offer.

Good To extraordinary reboot as a professional student and be a ‘Possibility Architect

2:00pm - 3:00pm 7th March 2022
This session explores how everyone can be extraordinary. You will learn the difference between impossibility and possibility, understand about your personal brand and how you can best show up, and be given the permission to be bold and get things wrong. Your professional life is waiting for you so transform your attitude and performance today!

Numeracy: Making Sense of Numbers

2:00pm - 3:00pm 7th March 2022
Has it been a while since you were in a maths classroom? Have you often found yourself scared of doing maths? Do you want to brush up on any of your numeracy skills before you end up needing them? This session will focus on numeracy, and general mathematics, to help you make sense of mathematical problems, boosting your skills and confidence.

Studying for careers in Management

5:00pm - 6:00pm 7th March 2022
Looking to develop a career in Management? Whether you have a degree in the subject or not, there’s a route open for you. Our postgraduate management degrees cover a range of different industries that will prepare you for your career with the skills and experience you need to succeed. During this session, our academics will outline the benefits of our management courses and explain how they can give you a solid foundation so you can navigate the next steps in your career. Any questions? The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, so you can get your questions answered by the academics themselves. The session will cover: MSc Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc Management and Finance, MSc Management and International Business, MSc Management and Marketing, MSc International Human Resource Management, International MBA, MSc Project Management, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MSc Global Business Operations, MSc International Sport Management, MA Public Relations, MA Events, Festivals and Exhibition Management, MA Arts and Project Management.

NHS Applications for health routes

10:00am - 11:00am 8th March 2022
Become familiar with the NHS jobs website, Develop understand of the application process, Personal statement preparation – learn how to impress.

Defeating Procrastination

10:00am - 11:00am 8th March 2022
Hints and tips to reduce your procrastination and increase your productivity so that you have more time to do the things you love.

How to create a professional employer-led CV/Cover Letter

11:00am - 12:00pm 8th March 2022
Find out how to create a stand out professional CV and cover letter. During this session we will go through how to present your experiences and achievements in the best way.

Be a force of Nature...Like Jenny

11:00am - 12:00pm 8th March 2022
Well university was not going to be for me .. being blind, deaf and in need of a kidney transplant, I could not see me achieving this, but I am here, on campus three days a week and about to tell you, if I can, you can. I am inviting you to learn a little sign language too, with me. So, get started on this basic introduction to BSL Signing (with a little more real sign talk) and boost your skill set, whilst demonstrating inclusion is for all.

How to get a graduate job at BCU

12:00pm - 1:00pm 8th March 2022
Provided as part of the BCU Grow Your Own Graduate programme, this session is designed to help recent graduates secure a role at BCU. This session will cover - What is the BCU Grow Your Own Graduate Programme?, Completing an effective BCU application, Interview tips and what interview tasks you can expect, What support is available when applying for jobs at BCU

How to Craft your Work Life Balance

1:00pm - 2:00pm 8th March 2022
No-one has a guidebook for working from home during these times, however, there are a few things you can do to help you feel calmer and set realistic expectations for yourself and your family. 1. How to understand your values; what work-life success looks like right now 2. The mental load: understanding how this shows up and your resources 3. How to build resilience: the powering of reframing and relationships

How to interview well online

2:00pm - 3:00pm 8th March 2022
Want to know how to ace your online interviews? Come along to this session to hear our top tips on how you can really stand out.

Critical Analysis 

2:00pm - 3:00pm 8th March 2022
“You’re not being critical” ... “needs more critical analysis” ... To avoid getting feedback like this you have to be critical when you do academic work - when you are reading, planning and writing your assignments. This class is an introduction to critical analysis, explaining how to use it in your work. You have to be critical to get marks over 70 per cent.

Studying for careers in Law

5:00pm - 6:00pm 8th March 2022
Looking to develop a career in Law? Whether you have a degree in the subject or not, there’s a route open for you. Our postgraduate degrees cover a breadth of specialisms that will prepare you for your career with the skills and experience you need to excel. We also offer courses which can help you train for the legal profession without any previous qualifications in the subject. During this session our academics will outline the benefits of our Law courses and explain how they can help you to build the career you’re looking for. The session will cover: LLM International Business Law, LLM International Human Rights, LLM International Law and LLM Legal Practice. Any questions? The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, so you can get your questions answered by the academics themselves.

Avoiding plagiarism, and using Turnitin (MS Teams)

10:00am - 11:00am 9th March 2022
Not sure if you’ve accidentally plagiarised some of your essay sentences? Learn ways to check your own paraphrasing with Turnitin software and get better grades!

Wellbeing for a Successful Career

12:00pm - 1:00pm 9th March 2022
Identify your core values and understand how these are ‘showing up’ at work and life. You will create a clear achievable action plan to help you achieve what you want.

Fake News

2:00pm - 3:00pm 9th March 2022
You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘that’s fake news’ but what does it mean? How can you identify it and what are the implications for your work?

STEM-4-ALL

3:00pm - 7:00pm 9th March 2022
Join this interactive session for all CEBE students to hear why careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths should be accessible to people from all backgrounds. It will include motivational keynote speakers, panel events made up of industry professionals and employers, and recent BCU graduates discussing a range of topics focusing on resilience and confidence, and their top tips for getting placements and graduate roles.

Studying for careers in Teaching

5:00pm - 6:00pm 9th March 2022
Interested in becoming a teacher after you graduate? This session will give you an opportunity to hear from academic staff about our postgraduate teacher training courses. BCU offers teacher training courses that prepare you to teach at a variety of levels, from Early Years all the way through to post-compulsory education. We also offer a wide range of subject specialisms. In fact, for PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training, you can have any undergraduate degree and we’ll match you to the most appropriate route so you can make an application. After a short presentation about the courses on offer, there will be a Q&A session. So whether it’s a career in primary, secondary or post-compulsory education that you’re interested in, our academics will be able to answer any queries you may have.

Studying for careers in Psychology and Counselling

5:00pm - 6:00pm 9th March 2022
Are you interested in a rewarding career working with people in a psychological context? A Master’s degree can provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in your chosen profession. We have courses for those without previous qualifications in the subject. This session will cover MSc programmes in Health Psychology, Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Applied Child Psychology and Counselling (Children and Young People). Course tutors will give you an insight into the courses and the related professions they lead on to and answer your questions.

NHS Interviews for health routes

10:00am - 11:00am 10th March 2022
Be able to prepare for NHS interviews and know the types of questions asked at NHS interviews.

Introduction to Early Years Career Progression Pathways (EYCPP)

11:00am - 12:00pm 10th March 2022
Interested in FREE tailored upskilling and training for the Early Years sector? Bringing together Birmingham City University, Newman University and West Smetwick Enterprise,EYCPP offers a range of workshops and webinars to help you start your career in Early Years. Join our information session to find out whats on offer and how to access support. 

Critical Reflection in a Nutshell (MS Teams)

11:00am - 12:00pm 10th March 2022
The following workshop will explain to you how Reflection Workshop and show you how not only how to use it for your assignments but your own personal and professional development.

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

12:00pm - 1:00pm 10th March 2022
Attend our Graduate+ Get your bronze award workshop where a member of the team will take you through the level, show you how to submit an activity, along with introducing you to the online resources we offer.

Resilience in the Job Hunt - A look at mindfulness and resilience in the job hunt with a particular focus on digital resilience

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2022
Please join Jamie Wharfe from Enterprise to take a look at mindfulness and resilience techniques in the job hunt, with a particular focus on our new virtual learning/workspace. In addition to this Jamie will look at digital resilience, including the do’s and don’ts of virtual communication and video interviews. Enterprise have won numerus awards for their graduate scheme, including the times Top 100 Graduate employer list for 2020 and The Times 50 best places for women to work. In addition to this Enterprise have opportunities across the UK.

Proofreading and Editing

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2022
Come to this workshop for proofreading tips! Including reviewing your work and editing your work to ensure you don’t miss anything from that brief!

STEAMhouse (we are open)

4:00pm - 5:00pm 10th March 2022
We are STEAMhouse - BCU centre for collaborative innovation. We are here to help you explore what’s possible by connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and the Arts. We are a supportive space to amplify, experiment, and develop knowledge. Where entrepreneurs, sole traders, students, small businesses and innovators can collaborate and develop ideas. Join our session to find out more about the STEAM principles and how STEAMhouse can help you in your studies and your professional development.

Effective organisation of ideas in academic writing

10:00am - 11:00am 11th March 2022
In assignment writing do you struggle to organise your ideas effectively? Sign up to this session to develop your skills.

Building Resilience

10:00am - 11:00am 11th March 2022
Andy Woodall from One degree differences discusses what resilience is, how to identify your levels of resilience and what to do to keep resilient.

Finding information after graduation

11:00am - 12:00pm 11th March 2022
Access to subscription databases will often cease once you have graduated. This workshop shows you how you can still obtain academic publications when you are not on the University network.

Spotlight on: Self-employment and freelancing

11:00am - 12:00pm 11th March 2022
A session for students/graduates who have little or no knowledge of self-employment but who are curious about what it involves. Join this session to:• Consider whether self-employment is for you• Recognise the benefits and what is involved in being self-employed • Understand how to begin self-employment and how to manage self-employment

Capgemini - Meet the Graduate Recruiter

4:00pm - 5:00pm 11th March 2022
Find out about Capgemini and what opportunities they have for YOU! Start networking and discover more about your potential.

Communication Skills

1:00pm - 2:00pm 11th April 2022
Want to become an excellent communicator in professional and personal settings? This session will help you explore simple techniques to make sure you stand out from the crowd!