Widen Your Options 2013

Week 1 events, 25 February - 1 March

From Exeter University to Ernst & Young: A Managing Partner's Story 
Cornwall Campus, 25 February, 10am
Martin Cook worked for the Civil Service for 12 years, where as a Senior Civil Servant he delivered reform of Sunday trading laws and helped with different projects aimed at transforming Government services. He's had a varied career, which has culminated in his current position as UK&I Managing Partner (Commercial) at Ernst & Young. This event will be video linked to the Streatham Campus.
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Q&A Drop-in Appointment Details
Streatham Campus, 25 February, 2pm
Drop in to find out what graduate employers expect when they ask for enterprise skills or an entrepreneurial attitude. You can also find out about enterprise and entrepreneurship events and skills sessions available at the University. In addition, if you are running your own business or are thinking of starting one up, drop in for help with any questions you may have.
Ernst & Young Partners Answer YOUR Questions followed by drinks reception
Streatham Campus, 25 February, 4pm
Ernst & Young are pleased to invite students to apply to attend an evening with three senior partners involving a drop-in session, question and answer panel and drinks reception.
How to Find A Paid Internship (Access to Internships)
Streatham Campus. 25 February, 3pm
Looking for an internship? Why not attend an Access to Internship training session where you will learn how to find and get that vital work experience in an SME (small and medium-sized enterprise). Find out about where to find the latest vacancies and subsidies available.
Careers Panel Discussion: Chartered Institute Of Marketing (CIM)
Streatham Campus. 25 February, 6.30pm
We have invited 4 speakers to talk about their experiences in marketing and the benefits of being in the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Postgraduate Open Office Hours
25 February - 8 March
Considering an MA, MPhil or MSc? Wondering about PGCEs? Pondering about going into Law? This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the postgraduate study available at the University of Exeter. The Colleges are throwing open their office doors so that you can ask any questions you might have about further study.
Don't Play Games With Your Career (Access to Internships)
Streatham Campus, 26 February, 11am
The Access to Internships team will be in the Street to answer any questions you have regarding finding those vital placements. The team manages a number of internship schemes which can help you find your footing on the career ladder. By providing advice, subsidies and even placements, the team are your one-stop-internship-shop.
P&G Career and Internship Opportunities Presentation
Streatham Campus, 26 February, 12pm
Find out about the career and internship opportunities available with Procter and Gamble. 
A Career in Archives
Cornwall Campus, 26 February, 12pm
This session will cover the various routes into the profession, likely pay scales, and discuss the sorts of skills needed to be an Archivist. It will also provide an overview of the different sectors in which you can expect to find work, and the tasks you are likely to be involved in. 
Working in the non-profit sector with Charityworks
Streatham Campus, 26 February, 1pm
Charityworks is a 12 month, paid graduate scheme run by a partnership of charities. It is carefully designed to find and grow the future leaders of charitable organisations, and offers a unique opportunity for graduates to gain experience and build networks across the non-profit sector. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
Project Planning
Streatham Campus, 27 February, 10am
This workshop will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the planning stage of a project. Project planning is an important precursor to the project management stage.
The power of teaching with Teach First
Streatham Campus, 27 February 1pm
Dominic Baker, part of the Graduate Recruitment team at Teach First will be providing an insight into teaching which will cover the benefits, skills required, entry routes and the Teach First programme.
Project Management
Streatham Campus, 27 February, 2pm
This workshop will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of how to manage projects.
Marketing: Working in the Sector & Using Social Media to Market Yourself
Streatham Campus, 27 February, 2pm
Exeter alumni Alastair Banks and Ian Watson, Marketing Manager for the College of Humanities will be talking about how to get into marketing and how to use social media to enhance your employability.
Working in the Environment and Sustainability Sector
Streatham Campus, 27 February, 6pm
Three speakers will be coming and discussing working in the environment and sustainability sector. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
Working in Journalism (Radio and TV) with Simon Hall, BBC Spotlight
Streatham Campus, 28 February, 1.30pm
Simon will be sharing his experiences, talking about careers in radio and TV news, how to get in to them and what to expect if you do. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
Applying for your PGCE
Streatham Campus, 28 February, 3pm
The session will include a general introduction to teaching, an outline of the entry requirements for the PGCE and information about completing a successful application form and personal statement.
Geography Employability Panel Event
Streatham Campus, 28 February, 4pm
Speakers will be talking about their current careers and offering tips and advice on graduate employability. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions to the panel and an informal networking session. The Speakers will be discussing their careers in: Charity, Sustainability, Internships through Exeter University, Studying a PhD and the application process.

Week 2 events, 4 - 8 March

Strategic Marketing for a New Business
Streatham Campus. 4 March, 10am
This workshop offers students the opportunity to understand the features that make up the marketing strategy of a new business through small group discussions and presentations.
Working in HR
Streatham Campus. 4 March, 12pm
Exeter Biology alumnus, Jessica Ritchie, is a national award-winning HR manager at Rolls-Royce. With experience as a graduate applicant, recruiter and HR professional, Jessica has a unique insight into what it takes to succeed as a graduate in today’s job market and how to effectively market yourself to prospective employers. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
Registering a limited company with Companies House
Streatham Campus. 4 March, 2pm
Why not learn about a possible structure for a business from the experts? Neil Butler and Philip Horrell from Companies House will be giving you the basics on starting and running a limited company.
Working in Publishing and Writing
Streatham Campus. 4 March, 1pm
Three alumni, Sarah Mason, Jill Grange and Nick Chapman, return to Exeter to share their experiences of the world of publishing and writing.
How to Find A Paid Internship (Access to Internships)
Streatham Campus. 4 March, 3pm
Looking for an internship? Why not attend an Access to Internship training session where you will learn how to find and get that vital work experience in an SME (small and medium-sized enterprise). Find out about where to find the latest vacancies and subsidies available.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
4 March
Our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will be held on Monday 4th March and will include live online chat sessions on topics such as the postgraduate student experience and how to apply. You will also find a range of useful films, virtual tours and web links which will be accessible at any point during Widen Your Options.
An introduction to self-employment, tax and national insurance
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 10am
This workshop is delivered by the HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs) and seeks to answer your questions on income tax, national insurance, business records and expenses. This is particularly relevant for students thinking of starting up a business either now or at some point in the future.
Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 12pm
This workshop provides an introduction to the different types of Intellectual Property (patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright), and explains why protecting your intellectual property is important when you have an idea that you are looking to commercialise.
Sports Journalism Workshop with News Associates
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 1pm
This popular workshop is run by the full-time sports reporters at Sportsbeat, the UK's leading sports news agency providing over 20,000 stories per year to 200 newspapers and 300 websites. The course covers all of the basics of sports journalism - match reporting, meeting tight deadlines, knowing how different publications cover different stories and much more.
Postgraduate Study in the USA
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 1pm
Interested in postgraduate study in the US in 2014-15 or beyond? Join the Fulbright advising team for an information session on “Postgraduate Study in the USA” on your campus. This talk will cover why study in the US, the application process and funding options. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
The Business Plan
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 2pm
This workshop offers students the opportunity to build a professional business plan in just 10 easy steps and will demonstrate why business planning is important for running a successful business. The workshop is fully interactive, with guidance provided during each of the business planning stages.
SMEs, Britain's Biggest Employer by graduate-jobs.com - EVENT CANCELLED
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 2pm
We are very sorry but the speaker has had to cancel this event due to ill health.
Abercrombie and Fitch Retail Management Program
Streatham Campus, 5 March, 6pm
The Manager in Training program is a blended learning program focused on immersing the trainee in all aspects of managing a multi-million dollar business for Abercrombie & Fitch. Training takes place in any of our domestic or international store locations. Each week of the program focuses on a different aspect of running the business. Every week the trainee will learn about different principles of management, including store operations, recruiting, diversity, creating the best store experience, human resources, stockroom systems and visual merchandising.
Cool Earth: Environmental Social Enterprise
Cornwall Campus, 5 March, 6pm
Launched in 2007 with the backing of Sir David Attenborough and Sir Nicholas Stern Cool Earth is now protecting over 330,000 acres of forest that would have otherwise been destroyed. Based at the Tremough Campus, Cool Earth's unique community partnerships are saving rainforest in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
How to design your own website
Streatham Campus, 6 March, 9am
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a website? This workshop aims to give you just that - an overview of web design software. You can also learn a few marketing techniques for growing a business online. It is delivered by entrepreneur Dan Wiseman, alumni of the University, who has been running his own web design company for a few years now.
Enterprise Challenge: Play Xing
Streatham Campus, 6 March, 12pm
Xing is an enterprise challenge which gives you the opportunity to think creatively and entrepreneurially, and is an excellent way to develop key employability skills. You can enhance your commercial awareness, communication, teamworking, networking, working under pressure and presentation skills.
NEW! Microsoft: Helping You Stand Out & Get Recruited
Streatham Campus, 6 March, 12pm
Microsoft will be providing a session designed to optimise your recruitment potential! Learn how best to use LinkedIn and Twitter and how to build BRAND YOU!
Careers in Surveying with Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Streatham Campus, 6 March, 1pm
An introduction and overview of Surveying and Construction - the benefits of a career in Surveying, the different career paths available, the Role of the RICS, the Purpose of the Assessment of Professional Competence, the benefits of being a Chartered Surveyor and the Purpose of the RICS Matrics.
This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus
My Kinda Crowd Careers & Employability Workshop - Event postponed until further notice
MyKindaCrowd are proud to be involved with Exeter University to run a 'live' company challenge. Plus you'll get expert insight on 'how to get a mentor'. As well as a real life business challenge, this session will include personal branding, and techniques on the best way of approaching a potential mentor, the first meeting, how many mentors is too many mentors and how should you pay and repay a mentor.
NEW! Microsoft: Helping Your Stand Out & Get Recruited
Streatham Campus, 6 March, 3.30pm
Microsoft will be providing a session designed to optimise your recruitment potential! Learn how best to use LinkedIn and Twitter and how to build BRAND YOU!
Careers in Journalism and Politics Q/A with Natalie Bennett.
Cornwall Campus, 6 March, 4pm
Natalie has been leader of the Green Party since September 2012, having previously stood in a number of elections representing the Green Party. Before taking her position as Party Leader, Natalie was the editor of the Guardian Weekly between 2007 and 2012, and has been a contributor to the Guardian 'Comment is Free' section since 2006. She also has experience working for the Bangkok Post and in her home country of Australia.
New - now being Video linked to the Streatham Campus
The challenges and opportunities posed by sustainability with Tom Woollard, ERM
Cornwall Campus, 7 March, 11am
Tom will provide some context and background on the sustainability agenda and how multinational corporations have responded to it over the last 20 years. He will then move on to show the substantive costs and liabilities that can be incurred if sustainability risks are not identified and managed correctly. Tom will present case studies of sustainability risks and liabilities and examples of where companies have taken advantage of the commercial opportunities and competitive advantage that can be gained by putting sustainability thinking into action.
Working in television broadcasting with Rob Walker
Streatham Campus, 7 March, 12pm
Want to work in TV? Then this is the event for you. Rob Walker has been a network broadcaster for more than a decade. He has worked as a BBC reporter and commentator on the last two football world cups and the last 4 editions of the summer and winter Olympics. This event will be video linked to the Cornwall Campus.
Barclays Get Ready for Business Seminar
Streatham Campus, 7 March, 12pm
This seminar will give you the tools you need to take your idea from the drawing board to the real world. You'll get expert advice, help and encouragement.
PGCE Open Day
St Luke's Campus, 7 March, 1.30pm
Becoming a teacher will lead to an exciting and rewarding career. Quality teachers are highly sought after and choosing a PGCE programme is an important step in ensuring a successful career. For those of you interested in training to become a teacher, we regularly host Open Days where you can visit our campus, meet our tutors and learn more about these particular PGCE courses.
Working in PR
Streatham Campus, 7 March, 2pm
Three speakers with a huge range of experience in providing PR for a wide variety of organisations from MTV to the Open University will be talking about their experiences in these industries.
BACKSTAGE 2013 - the Events Management Networking Evening
Streatham Campus, 7 March, 6pm
With professionals representing areas of expertise including: project management, venue management, production, logistics, law, H&S, marketing, hospitality, sponsorship, programming and promotions, BACKSTAGE is your opportunity to hear what the industry is really like and network with the speakers. There will be a bus provided from the Cornwall Campus, leaving at 3.30pm
Social Entrepreneurship
Streatham Campus, 8 March, 10am
This workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about the use of entrepreneurial behaviour for social rather than profit objectives.
This session will also run at 2pm.
Commercial Awareness
Streatham Campus, 8 March, 2pm
This workshop offers students the opportunity to consider what commercial awareness stands for and how to illustrate their understanding of what is going on in the business world. This is an important consideration particularly during the recruitment and selection process, where you need to demonstrate your understanding of the commercial realities of the organisation and industry you are about to enter. The workshop will offer participants an insight into how to develop and express their commercial awareness through interactive exercises, small group discussions and presentations.
Getting started in the Civil Service
Streatham Campus, 8 March, 4pm-6pm followed by a drinks reception.
Ever wondered where a career in the Civil Service may take you or considered applying for the Fast Stream programme?If you have a burning question about working for the Civil Service, come to this panel discussion and drinks reception.
A coach is programmed to be coming from Tremough Campus for this event. Click here for more information.