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Describing data and trends in academic writing

10:00am - 11:00am 8th March 2021
We use data all the time but can you describe your findings and identify trends in academic assessments? Find out all the hints and tips in this session.

Confidence & Resilience in changing times

11:00am - 12:00pm 8th March 2021
Staying resilient is tough. This session explores how you can build confidence, stay resilient during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Enactus BCU - Join the team!

11:00am - 12:00pm 8th March 2021
Are you interested in making a positive impact on the world and kick starting your graduate career? If the answer is yes, Find out more about the benefits and opportunities if getting involved in the Enactus programme.

Volunteering and Skills Development Opportunities at The Faith and Belief Forum

11:00am - 12:00pm 8th March 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.

Photography using a mobile phone: Top tips and discover how to take a professional LinkedIn profile picture

12:00pm - 1:00pm 8th March 2021
Recent Media and Communications graduate Nikhara Korpal, shares her top tips on how to take photos using a mobile phone including simple composition techniques that you can use. Nikhara will also give advice on how to take a professional LinkedIn profile picture and go through the Do’s and Don’ts for selecting the right image.

Impress your future employer

12:00pm - 1:00pm 8th March 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.

Spotlight On: Portfolio Careers

1:00pm - 2:00pm 8th March 2021
Join this session to; Understand more about portfolio careers; Consider how you might manage a combination of jobs and; Decide is a portfolio career is for you.

Gaining work experience: the options

1:00pm - 2:00pm 8th March 2021
From placements, internships, volunteering, extracurricular activities, or part time work, we'll cover how you can develop your employability to get ahead in the job market. 

What's the right business structure for me?

2:00pm - 3:00pm 8th March 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.

Capgemini - Meet the Graduate Recruiter

2:00pm - 3:00pm 8th March 2021
Find out about Capgemini and what opportunities they have for YOU! Start networking and discover more about your potential.

The Process of Change: Social Innovators as Change Makers

2:00pm - 3:00pm 8th March 2021
Understanding the elements of change, Identifying the changing needs , Empowering self and the community, Improving social relations and Benefiting communities

Vision Board

3:00pm - 4:00pm 8th March 2021
Learn the power of manifesting your goals and dreams through this vision board workshop. This session will highlight visualisation and manifestation tools to affirm your personal goals and aspirations. You’ll get the chance to create your own digital board during the session, so feel free to download any quotes or images that you would like to use ahead of time!

Nightline - Volunteer Opportunities

3:00pm - 4:00pm 8th March 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.

Problem Solving and Reasoning

3:00pm - 4:00pm 8th March 2021
Interested in solving problems and the reasoning behind them? This session explores tips and tricks to help you become a better problem solver.

Finding your funny bone

4:00pm - 5:00pm 8th March 2021
We’ve all got funny bones! This session will give you the opportunity to unlock your potential and be much more confident at speaking in front of audiences.

Studying for careers in Management

4:00pm - 5:00pm 8th March 2021
Looking to develop a career within Management? Whether you have a degree in the subject or not, there’s a route open for you.

Remote International Internships

10:00am - 11:00am 9th March 2021
Intern Abroad HQ specialises in helping career-focused students gain meaningful international work experience. We offer over 180 affordable international internships programs with both remote and abroad options. Please note that opportunities with this organisations do require self-funding. 

Impress your future employer

10:00am - 11:00am 9th March 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.

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

11:00am - 12:00pm 9th March 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.

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

11:00am - 12:00pm 9th March 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. 

Critical Reflection in a Nutshell

11:00am - 12:00pm 9th March 2021
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.

How to get a job during the pandemic

12:00pm - 1:00pm 9th March 2021
Recent BCU graduates Amelia Rose and Nikhara Korpal, share their advice of getting a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to stand out to employers.

Mirror Mirror on the wall, Am I self-aware at all?

12:00pm - 1:00pm 9th March 2021
We all have values, skills, traits and goals but do you recognise yours? This session is all about finding ways to become more self-aware in all that you do.

Business Report Writing

12:00pm - 1:00pm 9th March 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.

Presentation Skills in a Nutshell

12:00pm - 1:00pm 9th March 2021
The workshop will show you how to: manage your presentation content; manage your audience and manage yourself

Referencing and Plagiarism

1:00pm - 2:00pm 9th March 2021
This workshop will help you avoid the common mistakes students can make when referencing and using sources in their work.

Volunteering with....Young People

1:00pm - 2:00pm 9th March 2021
Hear about flexible leadership, tutoring & social work opportunities with young people from organisations such as Scouts, West Midlands Police and Caudwell Children.

Capgemini - How to ace a Digital Interview

2:00pm - 3:00pm 9th March 2021
A mix of answering questions, doing tasks and testing your ability to adapt. Experts from Capgemini will help you to prepare for video interview, what recruiters are looking for, the dos and don’ts and the way you can stand out from the crowd.

Spotlight on: Psychometric Tests

2:00pm - 3:00pm 9th March 2021
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.

Nightline - What do we offer you?

3:00pm - 4:00pm 9th March 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.

Could you run your own business?

3:00pm - 4:00pm 9th March 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.

Graduate+ Silver & Gold Award: Understanding the STAR Technique

4:00pm - 5:00pm 9th March 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Presenting Research

4:00pm - 5:00pm 9th March 2021
Speak data and tell the story of your research. This is an opportunity for you to consider different methods in presenting your research.

Transform your degree into a digital career

5:00pm - 6:00pm 9th March 2021
Are you interested in gaining digital skills that are in high demand by employers? Our PG conversion courses in MSc Artificial Intelligence (AI) and MSc User Experience Design (UXD) are open to anyone with an undergraduate degree. You will learn the basics of each subject area and develop an excellent understanding, as well as the skills needed to secure a career in the digital world.

Studying for careers in Law

5:00pm - 6:00pm 9th March 2021
Looking to develop a career within Law? Whether you have a degree in the subject or not, there’s a route open for you. 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.

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

5:00pm - 6:00pm 9th March 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.

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

10:00am - 11:00am 10th March 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.

Routes to a Career in Law

10:00am - 11:00am 10th March 2021
Gain an insight into the world of Law and the various routes to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister including an update on the new SQE route. Find out how and when to apply for vacation schemes, training contracts, and required postgraduate study.

Spotlight On: Third Sector Careers

10:00am - 11:00am 10th March 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!

Wellbeing for a Successful Career

11:00am - 12:00pm 10th March 2021
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

How to get a good graduate job

11:00am - 11:40am 10th March 2021
Join this session to find out how to secure a graduate job

Reviewing for exams and completing assignments

12:00pm - 1:00pm 10th March 2021
This session focuses on helping you reach the end point of your assignments and preparing for submission or undertaking an exam.

Defeating Procrastination

12:00pm - 1:00pm 10th March 2021
Hints and tips to reduce your procrastination and increase your productivity so that you have more time to do the things you love.

Avoiding plagiarism, and using Turnitin

1:00pm - 2:00pm 10th March 2021
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!

Creative opportunities during and post pandemic

1:00pm - 2:00pm 10th March 2021
Join this session to understand creative opportunities during and post pandemic and how best to source jobs and opportunities

Volunteering roles in.... Media & Communications

1:00pm - 2:00pm 10th March 2021
Learn about flexible volunteering opportunities from home, such as video editing, social media, graphic design, copy writing etc with various organisations. 

Critical Analysis 

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2021
This session 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.

A Recruiters Guide to Assessment Centres and Graduate level Interviews – A guide on “How to Ace your next Assessment Centre or Graduate Level Interview”

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2021
Join Jamie from Enterprise to get the inside view of graduate level Assessment Centers and Interviews. This session will give you a unique insight into graduate level assessment centers and Interviews from a recruiters perspective.

Improve concentration and be more productive

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2021
Tips to train your mind to develop your attention and be present in everything you do.

Overcoming Personal Challenges

2:00pm - 3:00pm 10th March 2021
This session will explore how you can overcome the unexpected challenges of life and build inner strength and resilience

Commercial Awareness: How to secure Vacation Schemes/Training Contracts as a commercially aware candidate

3:00pm - 4:00pm 10th March 2021
Aspiring Solicitors is the UK's leading diversity platform in the legal profession. Since 2014, we have helped our members secure over 4,000 vacation schemes/Training Contracts at the leading law firms in the country. 

Goal Setting

3:00pm - 4:00pm 10th March 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!

Me, Myself & I

4:00pm - 5:00pm 10th March 2021
Presentation skills through individual authenticity. This will help you to identify who you are and how to present yourself with ease.

Studying for careers in Teaching

5:00pm - 6:00pm 10th March 2021
This session will give you an opportunity to hear from academic staff about our postgraduate teacher training courses. 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, staff will be able to answer any queries you may have.

Studying for careers in Psychology and Counselling

5:00pm - 6:00pm 10th March 2021
Are you interested in a rewarding career working with people in a psychological context? This session will cover MSc programmes in Health Psychology, Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Counselling (Children and Young People).  

Start a postgraduate in Planning, Real Estate or Surveying

5:00pm - 6:00pm 10th March 2021
The session will cover MSc programmes in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Management, and MA Planning Built Environments.

The Power of Professional networks

6:00pm - 7:00pm 10th March 2021
During the pandemic and times of change; competition for professional roles suited for newly graduated students within their preferred market is getting harder. How can you make your mark using your developing network and personal brand to open the right door?

Graduate+ Silver & Gold Award: Understanding the STAR Technique

10:00am - 11:00am 11th March 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Preparing for the data-driven world with Qlik

10:00am - 11:00am 11th March 2021
Data Literacy is one of the most in-demand job skills for 2020. Come along to learn more about the free Qlik Academic Program and how you can upskill in analytics.

Next Steps: What are the graduate options open to me?

10:00am - 11:00am 11th March 2021
This session will help you to: consider your skills and strengths, explore graduate employment and consider postgraduate Study options.

How to Craft your Work Life Balance

11:00am - 12:00pm 11th March 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.

Fake News

12:00pm - 1:00pm 11th March 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?

Academic Writing

12:00pm - 1:00pm 11th March 2021
An overview of what you need for academic writing and advice to help with the problems students usually experience.

Building Resilience

12:00pm - 1:00pm 11th March 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.

Proofreading and Editing

1:00pm - 2:00pm 11th March 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!

Get ahead of the game: Applying for graduate jobs

1:00pm - 2:00pm 11th March 2021
Are you in your second/penultimate year of study?  Would you like to learn more about the graduate recruitment process and how you can prepare in advance?

Spotlight On.... Women's Aid

1:00pm - 2:00pm 11th March 2021
Interested in supporting those affected by domestic abuse? Join our Q&A session to hear from charities such as Black Country Womens Aid and The Haven about getting into the sector and the volunteering opportunities available. 

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 11th March 2021
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.

LinkedIn for Networking

2:00pm - 2:40pm 11th March 2021
This will cover: Creating a professional profile; Adding your skills, experience and qualifications to your profile; Building your professional network; and Using LinkedIn to connect with employers and peers.

You're made for this - Careers in Policing

3:00pm - 4:00pm 11th March 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.

Communication Skills

3:00pm - 4:00pm 11th March 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!

How changing your mindset can help you to succeed

4:00pm - 5:30pm 11th March 2021
Join this session to learn about how developing resilience, grit & a growth mindset can better benefit your wellbeing, enable you to bounce back from challenging times, & even stand out to employers.

Curiosity and YOU!

4:00pm - 4:30pm 11th March 2021
A short session to provide you with an opportunity to explore the benefits of being curious in a world that is constantly changing. Tips, ideas and resources to help you on your journey of curiosity!  See you there and let’s get curious together.

Studying for Careers in Criminology and Policing

5:00pm - 6:00pm 11th March 2021
Looking to develop a career within the Criminal Justice System or the Police? Whether you have a degree in the subject or not, there’s a route open for you.

Studying for careers in Health and Social Work

5:00pm - 6:00pm 11th March 2021
Are you interested in a rewarding career working with people in a health or social care context? A Master’s degree can provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in your chosen profession.

Building longer sentences

10:00am - 11:00am 12th March 2021
Are you currently working through a complicated piece of academic writing? This session provides you with guidance and tips on building longer academic sentences.

Fake News

10:00am - 11:00am 12th March 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?

A Leap of Faith – making the change! The ACF Journey

10:00am - 11:00am 12th March 2021
ACF financial initiative; the systems approach to making the change happen. Developing Ideas into Reality Accessing ‘interest free-finance’. The ACF journey : transforming beneficiaries into benefactors.

Get Your Graduate+ Bronze Award

11:00am - 12:00pm 12th March 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.

Creative CVs

11:00am - 11:40am 12th March 2021
Join this session to find out about Creative CVs! Find out how to making the right impression through your CV, for the role you’re applying to, and about the do's and don'ts of applying for creative opportunities.

Reading Strategies & Tips

12:00pm - 1:00pm 12th March 2021
Do you have lots of reading to do before your next seminar or lecture? Here handy tips to support you in effective reading through these simple but effective strategies.

How to stay motivated when looking for year-long placements

12:00pm - 1:00pm 12th March 2021
Are you finding that you are not hearing back from employers? Or you are unsure of your next steps in your placement applications? During this session we will give you hints and tips as to how you can continue to improve your placement applications in these scenarios. 

Boost your employability through Volunteering and Mentoring

12:00pm - 1:00pm 12th March 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 or career path. Professional Mentoring: How would you like to be mentored by a professional in your chosen industry? From developing confidence, employability skills and networking, your mentor will be able to provide a unique opportunity to gain first hand insight into your chosen industry.

Spotlight On: Getting into Teaching

1:00pm - 2:00pm 12th March 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; and How to apply.

Starting-up in Commercial or Social Enterprise

2:00pm - 3:00pm 12th March 2021
A session that highlights all the stages to design, develop, start-up, manage and scale/replicate commercial and social enterprise initiatives.

Numeracy: Making Sense of Numbers

2:00pm - 3:00pm 12th March 2021
This workshop focuses on numeracy, and general mathematics as a refresher to your University course.

Get your Graduate+ Bronze Award

2:00pm - 3:00pm 15th March 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.

Understanding the STAR Technique

11:00am - 12:00pm 16th March 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Get your Graduate+ Bronze Award

3:00pm - 4:00pm 18th March 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.

Understanding the STAR Technique

1:00pm - 2:00pm 23rd March 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Get your Bronze Award

11:00am - 12:00pm 25th March 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.

Get your Bronze Award

12:00pm - 1:00pm 29th March 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.

Understanding the STAR Technique

3:00pm - 4:00pm 31st March 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Get your Bronze Award

1:00pm - 2:00pm 7th April 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.

Understanding the STAR Technique

11:00am - 12:00pm 9th April 2021
Attend our Graduate+ Understanding the STAR technique workshop to gain a deeper understanding of your Silver and Gold award.

Get your Bronze Award

11:00am - 12:00pm 12th April 2021

Understanding the STAR Technique

2:00pm - 3:00pm 13th April 2021

Get your Bronze Award

12:00pm - 1:00pm 16th April 2021