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Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 23rd September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 23rd September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 24th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 24th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 27th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 27th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 28th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 28th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 29th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 29th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 30th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 30th September 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 1st October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 1st October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 4th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 4th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 5th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 5th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 6th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 6th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 7th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 7th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

11:00am - 11:30am 8th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Graduate+ Group Session

3:00pm - 3:30pm 8th October 2021
If you would like some more information about the award and the services Graduate+ offers, or if you have any questions, you can pop into this quick group session with one of our Project Officers.

Defeating Procrastination

10:00am - 11:00am 1st November 2021
Hints and tips to reduce your procrastination and increase your productivity so that you have more time to do the things you love.

Text level writing

10:00am - 11:00am 1st November 2021
This workshop will help to develop your approach to assignments by considering how to organise your writing at text level.

Spotlight On: Third Sector Careers

10:00am - 11:00am 1st November 2021
If you are interested in positively impacting on people and/or communities then a job in the UK charity and voluntary sector (sometimes referred to as the ‘third sector’ or the ‘not-for-profit sector’) might be for you! Join this session to find out more!

Good To Extraordinary. Reboot as a professional student and be a ‘Possibility Architect’

10:30am - 11:30am 1st November 2021
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.

Boost your employability through Volunteering & Mentoring

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
Volunteering:  Want to develop key skills, gain experience and stand out in a crowded labour market? The volunteering team at BCU has links to a variety of organisations and can help you to source a bespoke role relevant to your degree.

Academic Poster Design

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
The following workshop will show you how to create an academic poster for University assessment purposes or for conferences. It will demonstrate how to tailor your content around the space limitations of a poster and ways to make it more attractive and effective.

Fake News

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
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?

Eco Eats

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
Learn to eat nutritious, eco-friendly meals on a budget. Learn 3-in-1 Meals, Budget Friendly Eco Tips: Meal Planning, Shopping, Prepping and Avoiding Food Wastes, and Tips for Understanding the Climate Impact of Specific Foods.

Volunteering and Skills Development Opportunities at The Faith and Belief Forum

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
Come and join us to hear about how you can develop your skills and make a contribution to your community by volunteering with one of our programmes and link with a local MP.

Confidence & Resilience in changing times

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
Staying resilient is tough. This session explores how you can build confidence, stay resilient during and post COVID-19 Pandemic.

Academic writing style (formality)

11:00am - 12:00pm 1st November 2021
Do you struggle with writing in an academic style? This workshop gives tips on how to improve your writing style appropriate for academic writing.

Avoiding plagiarism, and using Turnitin

1:00pm - 2:00pm 1st November 2021
This workshop will help you use sources more effectively in your academic work, and understand how to use Turnitin software to check your work before you submit.

Goal Setting

1:00pm - 2:00pm 1st November 2021
Increase the probability of positive action and understand how to gain a public declaration of intent. Discover the only two choices available when setting goals and never set a vague goal again!

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

1:00pm - 2:00pm 1st November 2021
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.

Be a Volunteer: Education & Young People

1:00pm - 2:00pm 1st November 2021
Want to support young people to raise their educational aspirations, reach their goals or help them to make better decisions? Meet the charities making an impact, such as the Princes Trust & Into University, to find out how you can get involved. The Princes Trust work with 11 to 30 year olds to find the tools and confidence to start careers.

How to get a good graduate job with a disability or health concern

2:00pm - 2:45pm 1st November 2021
Join this session to find out how to secure a graduate job with a disability or mental health concern. This will cover: Strategies for job searching. job searching sites Building your professional network  The hidden jobs market Additional support and funding available and how to access it Q&A.

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

2:00pm - 3:00pm 1st November 2021
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.

Problem Solving and Reasoning

2:00pm - 3:00pm 1st November 2021
Interested in solving problems and the reasoning behind them? This session explores tips and tricks to help you become a better problem solver.

Volunteering with Action for Tutoring

10:00am - 11:00am 2nd November 2021
Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school. This enables them to progress in education, in their careers and in life. They partner volunteer tutors with school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on their confidence and study skills.

Graduate+ Silver & Gold Award: Understanding the STAR Technique

10:00am - 11:00am 2nd November 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award. A member of the team will give you an overview of how to correctly use the technique.

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

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
Please join 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 you will look at digital resilience, including the do’s and don’ts of virtual communication and video interviews.

How to get a good graduate job

11:00am - 11:45am 2nd November 2021
This session will help you to Job search effectively - Understand the hidden job market, learn the benefits of networking, make speculative enquiries, use social media for your career.

Preparing for the data-driven world with Qlik

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
Data Literacy is one of the most in-demand job skills for 2021. Come along to learn more about the free Qlik Academic Program and how you can upskill in analytics.

Presenting Research

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
Speak data and tell the story of your research. This is an opportunity for you to consider different methods in presenting your research.

Spotlight On: Getting into Teaching

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
Considering a career in teaching?  This workshop includes: What to expect  - when training and newly qualified, The range of routes into Teaching Finance/ funding options, How to apply.

Presentation Skills in a Nutshell

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
The following workshop will show you how to: Manage your Presentation content, Manage your Audience, Manage yourself.

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

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
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.

Real Career Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
Come and meet Denise from Evenfields careers.

Meet the Employer: GCHQ, MI5 and MI6

11:00am - 12:00pm 2nd November 2021
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ may have different remits, but we have one mission – to keep the people and interests of the UK safe, at home and overseas. At MI5 - we work to protect our people from terrorism and espionage by hostile stages at home.

The Process of Change: Social Innovators as Change Makers

12:00pm - 1:00pm 2nd November 2021
Understanding the elements of change, Identifying the changing needs, Empowering self and the community and Improving social relations.

Impress your future employer

12:00pm - 1:00pm 2nd November 2021
Need to find out more about your next employer? Let us show you how to research using the University intranet so that you can impress at your next interview.

Be a Volunteer: Health & wellbeing

1:00pm - 2:00pm 2nd November 2021
Health Services to Birmingham and Solihull Residents. Volunteer roles range from community outreach & befriending, clinical work, administrative support, digital marketing, event support and specialist advisory roles, among others.

The Placement Search Survival Guide – Student Panel Event

1:00pm - 2:00pm 2nd November 2021
Hear from our returning placement students who will provide practical tips and advice on how to secure a placement within the STEM industry. They will also share with you their placement experiences and how to use your year in industry to secure a graduate job!

Numeracy: Making Sense of Numbers

1:00pm - 2:00pm 2nd November 2021
This workshop focuses on numeracy, and general mathematics as a refresher to your University course.

How to Craft your Work Life Balance

1:30pm - 2:30pm 2nd November 2021
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.

Creative opportunities during and post pandemic

2:00pm - 3:00pm 2nd November 2021
Join this session to: Understand what sectors are recruiting during the pandemic and beyond What creative roles exist in the non-creative sector, How best to source jobs and opportunities.

Proofreading and Editing

2:00pm - 3:00pm 2nd November 2021
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!

EmployAbility supporting neurodiversity and disability inclusion in recruitment and the workplace

2:30pm - 3:30pm 2nd November 2021
Find out more about how EmployAbility can support you with job applications and to get the adjustments you need, so you can aim for the career you deserve.

Meet the Employer: Jaguar Land Rover

5:00pm - 6:00pm 2nd November 2021
Hear from one of the largest graduate recruiters in the Midlands, JLR, as they talk about their organisation, plans for their future and roles they are currently recruiting for. JLR will also provide some hints and tips for the recruitment process if you are interested in placements or graduate roles with them.

Eco gift giving

11:00am - 12:00pm 3rd November 2021
Learn about the negative environmental impacts of traditional gift-giving. Transition to learning about eco friendlygifts that cause significantly less harm. Learn how to sustainable wrap or present those gifts using plastic freepaper, furoshiki wrapping and other novel options.

Spotlight on: portfolio careers

11:00am - 12:00pm 3rd November 2021
Join this session to:• Understand more about portfolio careers• Consider how you might manage a combination of jobs• Decide is a portfolio career is for you

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

12:00pm - 1:00pm 3rd November 2021
This session explores how everyone can be extraordinary. You will learn the difference between impossibility andpossibility, understand about your personal brand and how you can best show up, and be given the permission to be boldand get things wrong. Your professional life is waiting for you so transform your attitude and performance today!

Nightline: volunteer opportunities

1:00pm - 2:00pm 3rd November 2021
Are you passionate about being a listening ear to students across Birmingham? Nightline is a unique volunteering opportunity; a listening service run by students, for students. Come along to this session to find out how you can get involved.

How to ace an Assessment Centre

1:00pm - 2:00pm 3rd November 2021
This session will cover key information, tips and advice for any student about assessment centres:• What are they?• Where/when will you be faced with an assessment centre?• What do they involve?• How to successfully pass assessment centre tasks

Be a volunteer: Design, Media and Communication

1:00pm - 2:00pm 3rd November 2021
Learn about flexible volunteering opportunities from home, such as video editing, social media, graphic design and copywriting with various organisations.

How to become a successful job hunter on Gradcracker

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3rd November 2021
Gradcracker is the UK’s careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students. With over 200 employers advertising their work placements and graduate opportunities on gradcracker.com. This Webinar will be full of hints and tips from the Gradcracker CareerCentre and a great opportunity to discover STEM employers and the different industry sectors you can work in.

Introduction to Enactus

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3rd November 2021
Learn about the Enactus Family and discover what Enactus can offer you. Teams of students from BCU have been working together to find innovative solutions to social issues within their local and international communities, working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Capgemini - How to ace a Virtual Assessment Centre

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3rd November 2021
Experts from Capgemini will help you to prepare for a virtual assessment centre,  what recruiters are looking for, the dos and don’ts and the way you can stand out from the crowd in a virtual setting.

You’re made for this: careers in policing

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3rd November 2021
The session is about careers in policing and the different routes in. It is also an opportunity for ethnic minority officers to be asked about their experiences in the Police.Join us on Microsoft Teams here.

Understanding the STAR Technique

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3rd November 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver andGold award. A member of the team will give you an overview of how to correctly use the technique, this will be beneficialfor both your award and future interviews you attend.

Could you run your own business?

2:30pm - 3:30pm 3rd November 2021
An insight into what it’s like to run your own business. We’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages and discover the support and opportunities that BCU can offer.

Nightline: what do we offer you, the student?

3:00pm - 4:00pm 3rd November 2021
University can be a really stressful and difficult time. Nightline is here to listen to whatever you want to talk about, every night of the term. Come and find out what support we can offer you, and how we go about doing that.  

Starting-up in commercial or social enterprise

3:00pm - 4:00pm 3rd November 2021
A session that highlights all the stages to design,develop, start-up, manage and scale/replicate commercial and social enterprise initiatives.

Paragraph level writing

10:00am - 11:00am 4th November 2021
This workshop will help to develop your approach to assignments by considering how to organise your writing at paragraph level.

What's the right business structure for me?

10:00am - 11:00am 4th November 2021
The session runs through the various legal structures  available for the start-up business, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also covers the basic  formalities required of the owners/ directors such as VAT and PAYE, along with some basic tax planning opportunities for founders and investors.

Critical reflection in a nutshell

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
The following workshop will explain to you how Reflection works and show you how not only how to use it for your assignments but your own personal and professional development.

Building resilience

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
Andy Woodall from One degree differences discusses what resilience is, how to identify your levels of resilience and what to do to keep resilient.

Join the 250,000: Schools’ Governors are people like you

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
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.

What are the graduate options open to me?

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
This session will help you to• Consider your skills and strengths• Explore graduate employment

Real career advice you didn’t know you needed

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
Come and meet Denise from Evenfields Careers who will provide the practical advice and tools needed to successfullytranslate three years of study into the career of your dreams.

Overcoming personal challenges

11:00am - 12:00pm 4th November 2021
• The unexpected challenges of life• Overcoming personal and businesschallenges in entrepreneurship• Overcoming negativity• believing in yourself, your vision and your passion• Building inner strength and resilience

Business report writing

12:00pm - 1:00pm 4th November 2021
Report writing might sound complicated but with some basic hints and tips you can simplify the process and be confident in writing your next report.

Motivation and accomplishing goals

12:00pm - 1:00pm 4th November 2021
Tips on how to develop a positive attitude to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Impress your future employer

12:00pm - 1:00pm 4th November 2021
Need to find out more about your next employer? Let us show you how to research using the University intranetso that you can impress at your next interview.

Enterprise are hiring!

1:00pm - 2:00pm 4th November 2021
Want a graduate career or 12-month placement with an award-winning graduate employer? If the answer isyes you are in the right place! Enterprise have graduate opportunities and placements open for applications now. Start networking and discover more about your potential.Join us on Microsoft Teams here.

Be a volunteer: crisis and poverty

1:00pm - 2:00pm 4th November 2021
Do you want to support vulnerable communities in Birmingham? Hear from charities such as Network four, Care4Calais andFoodcycle. /Birmingham Pastors is a project by NetworkFour which involves a volunteer street care team based in andaround the city centre offering pastoral care to those in need.

Time management

1:00pm - 2:00pm 4th November 2021
Time management tips to help you to focus and get things done.

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

1:00pm - 2:00pm 4th November 2021
Attend our Graduate+ get your bronze award workshop where a member of the team will take you through thelevel, show you how to submit an activity, along with introducing you to the online resources we offer.Join us on Microsoft Teams here.

How to get a job during and post pandemic

2:00pm - 3:00pm 4th November 2021
Recent BCU graduates, now Graduate+ Project Officers, share their advice of getting a job during the Covid-19pandemic and how to stand out in the Graduate job market.

Referencing and plagiarism

2:00pm - 3:00pm 4th November 2021
This workshop will help you avoid the common mistakes students can make when referencing and using sources in their work.  

Making the most of leveraging your network: friends, Facebook and LinkedIn

2:00pm - 3:00pm 4th November 2021
Understand how to make the most of your physical and social media network by utilising the six degrees of separation theory. Know why your LinkedIn bio might be reducing your chances of getting connected. Learn about the consequences of your social media footprint.Join us on Microsoft Teams here.

Capgemini – What is it really like once you join Capgemini as a graduate?

2:00pm - 3:00pm 4th November 2021
Have you ever wondered what it may be like to join a global IT powerhouse as a graduate?  Find out what responsibilities you may have as a graduate from our graduates who attended Birmingham City University themselves. They will be telling you their stories and answering any questions you may have ahead of gaining your first graduate position.

Food waste

11:00am - 12:00pm 5th November 2021
Understand how and where our various foods originate, are produced and how they impact climate. Learn how to understand thecarbon cost of specific food. Learn how to evaluate and make choices that will reduce food waste and the carbon footprint of your diet.

LinkedIn for networking

11:00am - 12:00pm 5th November 2021
Join this session to find out how to useLinkedIn to network. This will cover:- Creating a professional profile- Adding your skills, experience and qualifications to your profile- Building your professional network- Using LinkedIn to connect with employers and peers

Finding information after graduation

11:00am - 12:00pm 5th November 2021
Access to subscription databases will often cease once you have graduated. This workshop shows you how you can still obtainacademic publications when you are not on the University network.

Communication skills

11:00am - 12:00pm 5th November 2021
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!