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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


    Welcome to Careers

    Tuesday, 22nd September, 12pm-1pm, 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 by Sahand and Rachel from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Planning My Future During Uncertainty

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

    We understand that you may be feeling anxious about where to start with your career plans at the moment; you are not alone. This workshop is a great opportunity to identify the things you do have control over, to learn techniques to cope with anxiety and build resilience, and explore practical steps you can take to make a start on your journey.

    This session will be run by Emma from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Monday, 28th September, 1pm-2pm, 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 by Pete from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Part Time Fair

    Tuesday, 29th September, 10am-4pm, Online

    The Part-Time Jobs Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers virtually and discover part-time jobs and temporary work 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.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    Finding a Job You'll Love

    Thursday, 1st October, 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 by Iona from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Volunteer Fair

    Tuesday, 6th October, 10am-4pm, Online

    Volunteering is a great way to give back to the local community and develop crucial skills and work experience. The Virtual Volunteer Fair is your chance to 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.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    Write Applications that Work

    Tuesday, 6th October, 12pm-1pm, 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 session will be run by Iona from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair

    Thursday, 8th October, 10am-4pm, Online

    Meet employers and discover graduate roles at the Virtual Graduate Jobs Fair. Employers from a range of industries will be here to promote a variety graduate opportunities to students. Network with professionals, ask questions and find out more about what graduate careers are really like. Come and visit Careers for advice on how to best prepare for the fair.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Thursday, 8th October, 1pm-2pm, 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 by Jo from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Built Environment Fair

    Tuesday, 13th October, 10am-4pm, Online

    The Oxford Brookes Virtual 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.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    How to Ace a Video Interview

    Tuesday, 13th 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 session will be run by Marija from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    International Students – how to make yourself employable in the UK

    Wednesday, 14th October, 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 by Emma from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    What Do I Do if I Haven't Got Much Work Experience?

    Thursday, 15th October, 12pm-1pm, 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 by Jo from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Placement Fair

    Tuesday, 20th October, 10am-4pm, Online

    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. Find out from employers how placements work in their company, ask your questions and do some professional networking.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    Welcome to Careers

    Tuesday, 20th October, 12pm-1pm, 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 by Tatiana and Rachel from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Making the Most of LinkedIn

    Wednesday, 21st October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so LinkedIn 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 by John from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Preparing for Virtual Assessment Centres

    Tuesday, 27th October, 1pm-2pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in a Virtual Assessment Centre in the coming months. 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 yet still knowing exactly how to stand out from the crowd.

    This session will be run by Jo from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Wednesday, 28th October, 12pm-1pm, 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 by Marija from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Oxford Brookes Virtual Technology and Engineering Fair

    Thursday, 29th October, 10am-4pm, Online

    The Virtual Technology and Engineering Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers virtually and discover work opportunities in the Technology and Engineering industries. The fair is an ideal way to network with employers and ask all of your questions about what it's like to work in Engineering and Technology, and how to apply for roles. Discover employment opportunities and build your professional network.

    This Careers Fair will be run Online via the Careers Portal. Please register to attend to receive the URL and to see who is attending.

    Write Applications that Work

    Monday, 2nd November, 12pm-1pm, 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 session will be run by Iona from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Working in the UK – Immigration

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

    Today Sally will discuss working part-time during your studies in the UK on your Tier 4 visa and outline the possible visa options for working in the UK after graduation.

    This session will be run by Sally from International Student Advice Team via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    How to Ace a Video Interview

    Tuesday, 3rd November, 1pm-2pm, 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 by Sue from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Thinking about Postgraduate Study?

    Monday, 9th November, 12pm-1pm, 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 session will be run by Marija from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Looking Forward and Being Confident: Using Positive Psychology tools

    Tuesday, 10th November, 1pm-2pm, Online

    This session will review Positive Psychology principles that can help us as we seek to develop our careers and deal with recruitment processes. We will explore how we can use these to build habits and strategies that help us to deal with setbacks, grow in confidence and have a greater impact on others.

    This session will be run by Pete and Emma from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Making the Most of LinkedIn

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

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so LinkedIn 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 by John from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Preparing for Virtual Assessment Centres

    Wednesday, 11th November, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in a Virtual Assessment Centre in the coming months. 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 yet still knowing exactly how to stand out from the crowd.

    This session will be run by Iona from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Bouncing forward and being resilient through turbulent times

    Thursday, 12th November, 1pm-2pm, Online

    By cultivating a Growth Mindset we can change the way we look at challenges and setbacks and see them as an opportunity to learn and grow and ultimately flourish in the workplace and in our careers.

    This session will be run by Pete and Emma from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Write Applications that Work

    Thursday, 19th November, 12pm-1pm, 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 session will be run by Jo from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Welcome to Careers

    Thursday, 26th November, 1pm-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 by Julie and Sahand from Oxford Brookes Careers via Google Meet. Please register to attend to receive the URL.