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    Please register for our Careers workshops and employer events online on our Careers Portal/app.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at  careers@brookes.ac.uk and we will do our best to help you.


    Finding a job you'll love

    Monday, 6th September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Flourishing in the workplace and being your best possible workplace self takes time, reflection and careers curiousness and experimentation. Today we'll discuss how to get to know yourself better and take stock in order to make good choices for your career, and how to work towards the big and important project of finding a fulfilling career.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Volunteering - how to stand out from the crowd

    Tuesday, 7th September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Volunteering as work experience: find out the what, why and how of volunteering. Microvolunteering: gaining valuable experience from home. Boost your applications! Gain some practical tips on reflective writing and articulating your volunteering experiences to employers.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Thursday, 9th September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. Fortunately it's pretty straightforward and easy to use and today we'll show you how to get a really great profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to succeed and get what you want from your career.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Working Part-time during your studies

    Tuesday, 14th September, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Online

    Here is the opportunity to learn about how to find part time work, the type of work available, and how to manage your time alongside working.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    International Students – How to Make Yourself Employable in the UK and Find a Job after Graduation

    Tuesday, 21st September, 12pm-1pm, Online

    New to the UK and UK recruitment practices? Today we will look at what will make you successful in the UK job market, including recruitment schedules and practices and some suggestions for things you should be doing from your first year onwards to make you more employable with a UK employer.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Welcome to Careers! An introduction to our services

    Tuesday, 21st September, 1:30pm-2pm, Online

    An informal session to help you get the most out of Careers. We will show you where to find useful resources, explore your options and access further support.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Graduate Route Visa - All You Need to Know

    Wednesday, 22nd September, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Today Elly will explain the requirements for applying for the Graduate Route Visa, what you can and can't do on this visa and comparing it to other possible work visa options after you graduate. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Explore Your Careers Toolkit - an introduction to the Careers Resources Portal

    Wednesday, 22nd September, 1pm-1:30pm, Online

    A brief introduction to our Resouces portal, packed full with interactive tools, tips and information.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Finding a job you'll love

    Thursday, 23rd September, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Flourishing in the workplace and being your best possible workplace self takes time, reflection and careers curiousness and experimentation. Today we'll discuss how to get to know yourself better and take stock in order to make good choices for your career, and how to work towards the big and important project of finding a fulfilling career.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    My Clinical Psychology Journey (Becca Underwood, Trainee Clinical Psychologist)

    Thursday, 23rd September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Becca started her Clinical Psychology doctorate last September having graduated from Brookes with a 1st class psychology degree in 2016. Since 2016 she has completed a psychology and neuroscience masters, worked as a Recovery Worker for Restore and finally secured an Assistant Psychologist post for the NHS. At university she relentlessly volunteered, was student rep for the BPS, and worked as a Student Research Assistant at Brookes. This is your opportunity to hear her journey and be inspired!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    What do I do if I haven't got much work experience

    Tuesday, 28th September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    We know that employers often look at our work experience for evidence of our skills and abilities, but how do you apply for jobs if you don’t have much or any experience? This workshop will help you identify where you have developed skills in other areas and how you can make the most of the experiences you have had when writing applications or speaking to employers.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    An Introduction to Oxford Brookes Careers Portal– Jobteaser!

    Wednesday, 29th September, 1:30pm-2pm, Online

    We’ll guide you through how to make the most of the portal supporting you in your professional career journey!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and cover letters

    Thursday, 30th September, 11am-12pm, Online

    Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair 2021

    Thursday, 30th September, 11am-2pm, JHBB Forum

    The Oxford Brookes Part Time Jobs and Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers and discover part-time jobs and temporary work and volunteering opportunities that can fit around your studies. This event is multi-sector and open to all subject disciplines and year groups. The fair is an ideal way to network with employers, ask all of your questions and discover employment opportunities to earn some cash and boost your CV.

    Volunteering is a great way to give back to the local community and develop crucial skills and work experience. Here you can hear from Volunteers and find out how to get involved. Talk with charities to find out more about how volunteering works and what you can get from it. Explore current opportunities and network with local charities in need of volunteers. See how volunteering can boost your CV while making a huge difference to local organisations.

    Want advice on how to prepare for the fair? Email careers@brookes.ac.uk to get expert tips.

    CV Master Class for HLS Students (Emma Robinson Careers Consultant)

    Thursday, 30th September, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Whatever stage you are at whether you are looking for part-time work at university, or a graduate job for when you leave, you’ll need to learn how to craft a great CV. Today we’ll look at some of the transferable skills from your HLS degree and how to use these to tailor your application to your target job, and make your application really shine. We’ll also outline the ongoing advice & support from Careers to help you after the session work towards that excellent CV.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    The Power of Networking: what is it and how to do it

    Tuesday, 5th October, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Networking has always been an important way to building and nurturing professional relationships and seeking out new opportunities. Networking confidently is a great way to stand out when meeting employers at careers fairs and assessment centres, helping you shine throughout the recruitment process. In the ‘Power of Networking’ workshop we want to help you overcome any networking nerves and give you a safe and supportive space to explore your own approach.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Planning my future during uncertainty

    Wednesday, 6th October, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Current challenges and opportunities in the graduate labour market, positive actions and steps you can take to start or progress your planning now.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Thursday, 7th October, 12pm-1pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. Fortunately it's pretty straightforward and easy to use and today we'll show you how to get a really great profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to succeed and get what you want from your career.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Volunteering – How to Stand Out From the Crowd (Maya Patel Volunteer Coordinator)

    Thursday, 7th October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    For some careers such as chartered psychology, environment/ecology and medicine, to name but a few, you need lots of experience to stand out from the crowd. Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV & will help you learn more about your chosen career. Find out the what, why & how of volunteering & have a sneak peek at some of the volunteering opportunities for psychologists & life sciences students. Maya will also tell you about the Volunteer Centre in Careers and how to get an appointment.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Built Environment Fair 2021

    Monday, 11th October, 11am-2pm, Brookes Sports Hall

    The Oxford Brookes Built Environment Fair is your chance to meet employers in the Real Estate, Planning and Construction Industries and discover top graduate opportunities, work placements and internships in the Built Environment sectors. Network with employers and ask all of your burning questions about careers in the field. A must attend event for anyone looking to enter the Built Environment profession.

    Want advice on how to prepare for the fair? Email careers@brookes.ac.uk to get expert tips.

    Writing Applications that work

    Tuesday, 12th October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Learning how to market yourself in writing is an essential step towards gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself. Many employers, particularly large organisations, now ask candidates to complete an online application form.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    A Career in Sports Nutrition (Dr Alaaddine El-Chab, Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Sports Nutrition)

    Tuesday, 12th October, 2pm-3pm, Online

    Alaaddine worked as a Sports Physiologist and Nutritionist for over 6 years for Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club. He is now Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Sports Nutrition at Brookes. Today he will talk about his career journey and what it’s really like in the world of sports nutrition and physiology, as well as the route he personally took to get there, and his top tips for anyone starting out.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Sharing your disability with employers

    Thursday, 14th October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Sharing Your Disability with Employers This workshop will cover some of the key factors to consider when deciding whether you want to share your disability with an employer. We will help you think about what you could share with them, when in the recruitment and selection process and also give you some examples of how you can do this. There will be time for questions and we'll introduce you to further useful services and resources that are available for you.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game (Emma Robinson Careers Consultant)

    Thursday, 14th October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    92% of employers are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you will need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. Today we’ll show you how to get a really great profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to succeed and get what you want from your career.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Video interviews unwrapped

    Tuesday, 19th October, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Unsure about what to expect from an interview? This session will help you to consider video interview practicalities (whether these are live or recorded interviews). We'll look at how to anticipate likely interview questions and give effective responses. We will consider ways you can show your motivation, some solutions for handling those interview nerves and what you can do to get yourself well prepared. There will be some time for your own questions and we will provide details of further 1:1 help and resources which are available to you.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    South East Virtual Careers Fair

    Wednesday, 20th October, 10am-3pm

    Oxford Brookes are delighted to be participating in the South East Virtual Careers Fair along with eight other South East Universities, for students to meet employers throughout the UK. We currently have 73 organisations registered to attend including Gymshark, PepsiCo, HM Treasury, PwC and MI5 to name a few. Register your place at the Fair now.

    Preparing for your face to face or virtual assessment centres

    Thursday, 21st October, 12pm-1pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in an Assessment Centre in the coming months, either virtually or in-person. Join our online workshop to understand the different activities you might face and the best resources to use for your preparation. Our top tips will help you feel confident facing an Assessment Centre, remotely and in-person, yet still knowing exactly how to stand out from the crowd.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Welcome to Careers! An introduction to our services

    Tuesday, 26th October, 1:30pm-2pm, Online

    An informal session to help you get the most out of Careers. We will show you where to find useful resources, explore your options and access further support.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Success at Psychometric Tests

    Wednesday, 27th October, 12pm-1:30pm, Online

    Perhaps you are feeling somewhat anxious about handling psychometric assessment tests? Don’t worry, this session aims to boost your confidence by giving you the chance to practice samples of several common types of psychometric tests used by recruiters. This will give you a real feel for what’s involved and, during the session, you will be able to look at your results to help you to understand how solutions are arrived at. You will come away appreciating what the main types of psychometric tests are, how best to approach them and what sort of resources you can use to practice for them (yes, practice does make perfect!).

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Placement Fair 2021

    Thursday, 28th October, 11am-2pm, JHBB Forum

    Placements are a great way of gaining relevant work experience that will make your graduate jobs applications stand out. This event will have employers promoting placement opportunities currently available for students, with a range of business, marketing and some technology roles on offer. Find out from employers how placements work in their company, ask your questions and do some professional networking.

    Want advice on how to prepare for the fair? Email careers@brookes.ac.uk to get expert tips.

    Practice Assessment Centre

    Thursday, 28th October, 12pm-1:30pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in an Assessment Centre by employers in the coming months. This session offers a great opportunity for you to take part in a simulation to experience several exercises you may face, including psychometric tests and a group case study. The session will be realistic and interactive so come along ready to pitch in and develop your understanding and skills. Once the practical exercises are completed constructive feedback will be given, along with top tips and advice on the best resources to use for further preparation and confidence building. If you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the Practice Assessment Centre, please let us know by emailing careers@brookes.ac.uk, so we can explore alternative arrangements.

    Thinking about Postgrad Study?

    Tuesday, 2nd November, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Would you like to get better informed about postgraduate study? This workshop will help you explore different types of PG study, what to consider when making choices and how to make effective applications. It will also provide you with an overview of the different types of funding there may be available.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Life Beyond Graduation: The BMS Survival Guide (Dr Ross Sadler Senior Lecturer)

    Wednesday, 3rd November, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Essential careers information on what life has to offer Biomedical Science graduates. Covering topics such as the IBMS Registration Portfolio, career progression beyond Registration and de-mystifying the Dept. of Health Modernising Scientific Careers structure. There will also be some helpful hints on the job application process. A must for aspiring Biomedical Scientists!

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and cover letters

    Tuesday, 9th November, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Online

    Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Video Interviews Unwrapped

    Wednesday, 10th November, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Unsure about what to expect from an interview? This session will help you to consider video interview practicalities (whether these are live or recorded interviews). We'll look at how to anticipate likely interview questions and give effective responses. We will consider ways you can show your motivation, some solutions for handling those interview nerves and what you can do to get yourself well prepared. There will be some time for your own questions and we will provide details of further 1:1 help and resources which are available to you.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Thursday, 11th November, 12pm-1pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. Fortunately it's pretty straightforward and easy to use and today we'll show you how to get a really great profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to succeed and get what you want from your career.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Volunteering: How to stand out from the crowd

    Monday, 15th November, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Volunteering as work experience: find out the what, why and how of volunteering. Microvolunteering: gaining valuable experience from home. Boost your applications! Gain some practical tips on reflective writing and articulating your volunteering experiences to employers.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.