Future You: LIVE!

Thursday 26 November 9:00am to Thursday 31 December 11:59am

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Ready to focus on your career? Thinking of further study? Want to find out more about the next steps you can take?

‚ÄčExplore Future You: LIVE! – ON DEMAND

Watch recorded sessions from the live event that took place on Thursday 26 November 2020, to discover the wide variety of opportunities available to you.

View presentations and discussion panels with employers, students, graduates, postgraduate course providers and career advisers. These on-demand resources provide insight on the current job market, types of employment available, how to gain virtual work experience, the benefits of further study (and how to fund it!) plus sessions on wellbeing and careers advice.

Programme for the day

  • Keynote from Mils Banji, CEO of TapIn
  • Arcadis Skills Session - Assessment Centres
  • Funding postgraduate study - what are your options?
  • Keep calm and carry on - how to look after your mental health
  • Networking Knowho - Harness the Power of Networking
  • Exploring virtual work experience - discover how a digital internship could work for you
  • Future You Panel. Employer and university representatives talk about their recruitment policies, how they ensure recruitment is representative and the value of a degree through this interrupted learning time
  • Live Student Panel from the University of Bristol
  • Getting the skills employers want - how to make yourself work-ready
  • Student panel. Recent graduates talk about their experiences and offer advice about how they have coped and succeeded
  • Managing Uncertainty - Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
  • How to ace virtual interviews
  • Early Careers with Sellafield Ltd
  • Finding and making friends at uni in 2020 - Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
  • Your future world - what the graduate job market will look like for the class of 2021
  • Closing comments from Mils Banji, CEO of TapIn

Browse employers and universities

Alongside the sessions you can also visit the "Exhibitor Hall" to find information on recruiters, universities or other providers you'd like to know more about.

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Suzie Sharpe

Keep calm and carry on - Suzie Sharpe, Careers Coach

Have you ever considered there may be a difference between anxiety and stress? When you are understanding anxiety and how best to deal with it can colour your entire world differently. Learning how to move from a reactive and pressurised state to a state of relative calm and wellbeing is the topic under discussion in this workshop. How to keep calm and carry on.

Suzie Sharpe

Suzie Sharpe has built a solid reputation in the field of personal and career coaching over the past 22 years. She has steered individuals from every walk of life through career transition, business set up and career progression. She firmly believes that the coaching process extracts the best out of every individual. It is designed to equip you with all the tools and opportunities you need to be creative, productive and as individually effective as you can possibly become.

Andrew Stainton

Exploring virtual work experience - Andrew Stainton, Careers Consultant, University of Sheffield

The covid pandemic has impacted on the number of placements, internships and term time jobs and virtual work experience may be one way to fill this gap. This workshop will explain the different types of virtual work experience and show how many employers have embraced this new way to engage students. By attending this session you'll get to know what makes a good virtual experience, how to impress whilst doing one and where to find these opportunities. Don't assume virtual placements are not of real value, this session will help you see how you could fill the covid shaped gap in your CV without leaving home.

Andrew Stainton

I've been working in the university careers sector for over twelve years and am a qualified careers adviser as well as holding a CIPD HR qualification. I have extensive experience working with employers of all sizes in the UK and internationally. Prior to working in the university sector I worked as a manager in the recruitment industry.

Acing virtual interviews - Emma Evans, Hannah Johns and Jess Loomba, Career Consultants, Swansea University

We will be focussing on what virtual interviews are, what preparation you can do and how to build rapport and use body language in a virtual interview setting to create a brilliant first impression and finally how to follow up your interview and ideas for a plan B if the tech doesn’t work.

Emma Evans, Hannah Johns, Jess Loomba, Employability Consultants at School of Management, Swansea University

Experienced career consultants with over 19 years combined experience. They are here to help motivate and advise you around virtual interviews.

Stephen Isherwood

Getting the skills employers want - Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of ISE

Covid-19 has caused significant disruption to the graduate jobs market but many employers are still recruiting. And there is still a lot you can do to build a strong CV. Using the latest analysis from the ISE, Stephen will explain how employers are recruiting during the pandemic and the skills they are looking for.

Stephen Isherwood

Stephen Isherwood was appointed Chief Executive of the ISE in June 2013 following seven years as Head of Graduate Recruitment UK & Ireland at Ernst & Young, one of the largest recruiters of graduates in the UK. Stephen has extensive experience in the recruitment and development of students, both graduates and school leavers. He has worked closely with Higher Education throughout his career and is focused on the career development and employment of students.

Laura Greaves

Your future world - Laura Greaves, Information Analyst, Prospects

This session will be examining the current state of the UK labour market, which occupations are in demand right now and which are struggling during the pandemic. Prospects Labour Market Expert, Dr Charlie Ball will also be on hand to answer your questions throughout the session.

Laura Greaves

Laura is an information analyst at Prospects, part of Jisc providing insight into graduate behavioural patterns by analysing various datasets, producing the results as articles and reports on Luminate.

Dr Charlie Ball

Charlie is the labour market specialist at Prospects, part of Jisc, responsible for support and research for university careers services across the UK, and one of the country’s most experienced labour market researchers.

Chris Rea

Funding postgraduate study - Chris Rea, Head of Commercial Services, Prospects

There has never been a better time to do postgraduate study and this session will explain how you can fund your Masters or Doctorate programme. After addressing your motivations for wanting to do PG study and looking at some of the benefits of doing so, we will examine all the different types of funding available to PG students. The introduction of postgraduate loans a few years ago made a big difference to funding availability but they are not the only game in town. We will explore other sources such as charity and university funding and discuss how it is possible to combine study and work.

Chris Rea

Chris Rea has been writing and talking about postgraduate funding for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping students uncover some of the less obvious and common sources of funding

Mils Banji

Keynote Speaker - Mils Banji

Milimo (Mils) Banji is the 24-year old CEO of TapIn, a media company that's on a mission to prepare 100 million young people for the world of work. From dropping out of university two years ago, Mils has now gone on to build one of the country’s fastest-growing and exciting media companies. TapIn has built an active social community of over 100,000 Gen Z’s and influencers who engage with their social content every day. The oldest in his team, Mils is leading a team of 10 Gen Z's who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing recruitment marketing space.

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Thursday 26 November 9:00am to Thursday 31 December 11:59am

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