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    Dear Students and Graduates,

    Due to the current situation with Covid-19 from Tuesday 17 March Careers are now offering online delivery only, this means for at least the next five weeks no face to face delivery or careers events will take place on campus.

    We are still offering information, mock interviews and appointments either virtually or via telephone. There are further resources and support on our website and we will post any updated information there also.

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

    The University continues to update its coronavirus webpage with additional advice, so please keep checking this for the latest information. If you have further questions or concerns about Covid-19, please email: covid-19@brookes.ac.uk


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    CVs and Applications (Career Development Week)

    Monday, 13th January 2020, 12:30pm-1:30pm, JHBG02.

    Making your CV and applications 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 shares hints and tips on tailoring your applications, writing in an engaging and action-focused manner, and avoiding CV and application pitfalls!

    Make the Most of Your LinkedIn (Career Development Week)

    Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm, JHBG02.

    Online networking is now an essential way of gaining useful sector connections, finding and applying for roles and to research companies of interest, but how do you know if you are making LinkedIn work for you? This workshop will introduce you to the functions of LinkedIn, help you work out how you can tailor your profile to have maximum impact, as well as look at example profiles for inspiration.

    How to Shine at Interviews (Career Development Week)

    Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm, JHBG02.

    Whether you have a telephone, video or face-to-face interview on the horizon, or just want to brush up on what each type entail, you can count on this workshop to share hints and tips on how to shine at any interview. You will cover the pros and cons of the different styles of interview, get advice and guidance on what effective preparation looks like and have a safe space to practice some interview answers.

    Power Up Your Job Search (Career Development Week)

    Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, JHBG02.

    Knowing how and where to look for opportunities isn’t always easy and you may feel like you hit a dead-end when job searching. Remember, not every opportunity is advertised and sometimes you have to be creative, adaptive and proactive to find that ideal opportunity – and it may depend on the sector. This session will give you some practical and effective job search strategies to focus your approach, help you identify where to find opportunities or potential contacts, and support you with solutions to help you keep motivated.

    Ace your Assessment Centre (Career Development Week)

    Friday, 17th January 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm, JHB307.

    Many graduate recruiters include assessment centres or selection days in their recruitment process. This is a chance to participate in a two hour mock assessment centre which will give you a taste of the kind of activities and exercises employers use. You will also receive feedback on your performance to help you with your future preparation. Please bring your laptop along with you.

    A Career in Forensic Psychology

    Tuesday, 28th January, 1pm-2pm, SNC 401

    Sue and Kate work at a therapeutic community prison, Grendon Underwood and can provide a real insight into what Forensic Psychology is and isn’t. They will outline the training and qualification routes as well as sharing some case studies and a day in their lives with you. They are also here to answer all your questions and provide you with some top tips for moving into Forensic Psychology.

    Volunteer Wednesday: Springhill & Grendon Prisons Project

    Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Grendon Underwood is the only prison in Britain that operates entirely as a therapeutic community for men with a severe personality disorders. Springhill is an open prison, category D, for low risk prisoners at the end of their sentences preparing for release. Find out more about this volunteering opportunity at our Volunteer Wednesday stand.

    EF Part Time Pop Up

    Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Careers.

    Talk to Education First at their employer pop up stall at Careers about their summer job opportunities.

    CVs & Applications

    Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Forum Library Training Room.

    Making your CV and applications 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 shares hints and tips on tailoring your applications, writing in an engaging and action-focused manner, and avoiding CV and application pitfalls!

    International Students how to make yourself employable in the UK

    Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, JHB204.

    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.

    Volunteer Wednesday: Jacari

    Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Jacari provide free home tuition for those who have English as an additional language and are at risk of falling behind in school. Meet the team at Volunteer Wednesday and see how you can get involved.

    Disability-Confident: Talking Positively About Disability with Employers

    Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Forum Library Training Room, JHBB.

    Stories and advice about being confident about your disability and sharing your strengths and skills with potential employers. Hear from guests about how they have worked with their employer to make their workplace work for them.

    Hear from guests with dyslexia, physical disability, mental health conditions, long term health conditions, on the autistic spectrum and hidden disabilities about their experiences. Whether your disability is visible or hidden, find out ways you can secure reasonable adjustments from employers, what you should expect and whether you should disclose at work.

    Any questions – drop us an email careers@brookes.ac.uk

    Working in the UK – Immigration

    Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, JHB204.

    Confused by all the different visa options? Today Sally will guide you through working on the Tier 4 visa and outline the various options for you after graduation including Tier 2 (General) visa, Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Scheme, Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Schemes).

    Real Estate Internship Fair

    Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm, The Lab (Glass Tank) Abercrombie.

    Meet employers and discover Real Estate Internship opportunities at this mini fair. Employers will be there to promote their internship to students, as well as to network.

    Intro to Volunteering Workshop

    Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm, CLC G.07.

    Find out how to make the most of your Oxford Brookes Volunteers Centre and ask any questions you may have about volunteering.

    Volunteering Opportunities with Mind and Making the most of your Brookes Volunteer Centre

    Tuesday, 11th February, 1pm-2pm, SNC 401

    To find out more about some of the amazing volunteering opportunities for psychology students with MIND and from your Careers Volunteer Centre come along today. Oxfordshire MIND is a charity that supports people experiencing mental health problems as well as supporting carers, friends, families and professionals. Your new Volunteer Centre is opening this semester and Volunteer Coordinator, Rebecca Darling will tell you all about it.

    Interviews Unwrapped

    Tuesday, 11th February, 12pm-1pm, JHB404

    How do you make a great impression at interview? This session helps you to prepare for an interview and discusses the best way to articulate your skills and experience.

    Fast Track Medicine, Dr Ross Sadler, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, Oxford Brookes & Clinical Scientist for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Tuesday, 11th February, 4pm-5pm, JHB 408

    Considering a four year fast-track graduate course in medicine? Wondering how to apply, what to put on your Personal Statement and what to expect at interview and beyond? For answers to these concerns and more come along today.

    Volunteer Wednesday: KEEN

    Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    KEEN Oxford are an award-winning youth-led organisation who believe that everyone should be included. Talk to the team at Volunteer Wednesday to find out how you can volunteer with KEEN.

    CV Master Class for Scientists

    Tuesday, 18th February, 12-1pm, JHB 408

    Learn how to craft a good CV and how to tailor it to your target employer and sector. This is a practical and interactive workshop where you will need to think about the skills you have developed during your science degree, and how to express these to employers. We’ll also outline the ongoing advice and support from Careers to help you after the session work towards an excellent CV.

    Hospitality Fair

    Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 3:00am-6:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    The Hospitality Fair is an opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in the hospitality industry to meet with employers to network, find out what it's like to work in the field and to discover a range of roles currently available.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 19th February, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB

    Prepare for the Fair

    Thursday, 20th February, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Forum Library Training Room.

    Discover some useful tips from an experienced Careers Consultant on how to best navigate a Careers Fair and how to network professionally.

    USA Summer Camp Employer Pop Up

    Tuesday, 24th February, 11:30am-2:30pm, The Forum, JHBB

    Working at camp is life-changing. It’s the most fun and active job you could do over your summer. What other job lets you enjoy your favourite things in the sun, all day every day? We have a range of Summer Camp Jobs on offer, with 3 main types of camp job roles available. Talk to our team at our visit to Oxford Brookes University.

    CV Master Class for Psychologists

    Tuesday, 25th February, 1pm-2pm, SNC 401

    Learn how to craft a good CV and how to tailor it to your target employer and sector. This is a practical and interactive workshop where you will need to think about the skills you have developed during your psychology degree, and how to express these to employers. We’ll also outline the ongoing advice and support from Careers to help you after the session work towards an excellent CV.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Assessment Centres

    Thursday, 27th February 2020, 12:30pm-2:00pm, TBC.

    Many graduate recruiters include assessment centres or selection days in their recruitment process. This is a chance to participate in a two hour mini assessment session which will give you a taste of the kind of activities and exercises that employers use.

    If you’re interested in attending, please email us at careers@brookes.ac.uk

    How to find Lab Work & Make Effective Applications

    Tuesday, 3rd March, 12-1pm, JHB 408

    This session will look at how and where to look for lab work experience including working for the NHS, for large pharmaceuticals and for small biotech start-ups. We will look at how to target your application to employers to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

    Volunteer Wednesday TBC

    Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair

    Thursday, 5th March 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    Meet employers and discover graduate and placement roles at the Graduate & Placement Fair. Employers from a range of industries will be there to promote a variety of graduate opportunities to students, as well as to network. Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

    Summer Jobs and Internships Fair

    Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm, The Forum, JHBB.

    Meet employers and discover job opportunities over the summer. Employers from a range of industries will be there to promote a variety of short term opportunities to students, as well as to network. Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

    Life Beyond Graduation: The BMS Survival Guide (Dr Ross Sadler, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, Oxford Brookes & Clinical Scientist for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust)

    Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, JHB404, Snow.

    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!

    OBEFS & ICAEW Presents: Commercial Awareness Workshop

    Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm, JHB203

    Employers are looking for commercially savvy employees and this workshop will give YOU an opportunity to consider their current awareness and how to develop it. The session is designed to boost your ability to analyse situations from a business perspective and recognise what makes an organisation successful.

    This session is hosted with an ICAEW representative with real experience within the corporate world.

    This is an invaluable opportunity for you to takeaway knowledge to use in your interviews to secure the role you want.

    Volunteer Wednesday CANCELLED

    Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Spend a year in New York City with the Mountbatten Program

    Thursday, 12th March 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Forum Library Training Room, JHBB.

    Mountbatten Program provides graduates with the opportunity to gain 12 months experience at the world’s top employers in New York City. Our trainees spend the year living in one of the world’s most challenging corporate cultures, developing their skills, whilst living like a local. Mountbatten Program also provides a monthly living allowance, rent free accommodation and utilities for the entire year, health insurance and coordination of your J-1 Visa. There are also unrivalled opportunities to build your network, develop your international personal brand and immerse yourself in one of the greatest cities in the world. Learn how Mountbatten can jump-start your post graduation career in business.

    CANCELLED Volunteer Wednesday

    Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    CANCELLED Getting a Summer Job / Internship

    Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 12:30pm-1:00pm, Forum Library Training Room.

    Come to this session to find out all you need to know about searching and applying for temporary, summer jobs - as well as summer internship opportunities.

    CANCELLED Volunteer Wednesday: Headway

    Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Headway Oxfordshire is a local brain injury charity providing support in their Activitiy and Rehabilitation Centre and within the Oxfordshire community. Come and find out how you can get involved in Oxford's Charity Comedy Night and about other volunteer opportunities. Whether it be volunteering at events, in the Activity and Rehabilitation Centre or out and about in the community.

    You will gain invaluable work experience whilst giving back to your community and will look great on your CV.

    CANCELLED Volunteer Wednesday: Oxfordshire Mind

    Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    Oxfordshire Mind are coming to Careers for Volunteer Wednesday to discuss volunteering options.

    CANCELLED Volunteer Wednesday

    Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    CANCELLED Ace Your Assessment Centre

    Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm, TBC.

    Many graduate recruiters include assessment centres or selection days in their recruitment process. This is a chance to participate in a two hour mini assessment session which will give you a taste of the kind of activities and exercises that employers use.

    CANCELLED Volunteer Wednesday

    Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 11:30am-2:30pm, Oxford Brookes Careers, JHBB.

    CANCELLED LinkedIn & Your Professional Online Presence

    Thursday, 30th April 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Forum Library Training Room.

    What would potential employers think of your online profile? How do you utilise social media in your job search? Get top tips on managing your digital footprint to ensure that you use it as an effective tool in your job search.