Events and Training
Events and training
Events and training
The Future of Work spring programme has been designed to bring together a whole range of programmes, workshops, experiential learning oppportunities and training sessions to help you to better undertand and prepare for entering the world of work. It is entirely your decision as to which areas of provision you choose to engage with. though there may be some occassions where there are recommendations for you to engage in some specific activity or reading e.g. for the purpose of preparing for the Global Hackathon week or as a requirement of any discrete programme where a time and learning commitment is required and you have agreed to undertake.
Examples of activity include:
- Expert and thematic sessions: these will be relatively short webinars (usually around 1hr duration) relating to a specific aspect and providing an insight into 'world of work' of work sub-themes and often be delivered by industry leaders and thematic experts including:
- Future of Work opening 'Industry Leaders Forum' (11.02.21 - recording available here) and Industry Experts Forum (18.02.21 recording available here)
- Digital & Coding Employer Panel (also relevant to non-programmers / non-STEM students) https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/761130
- Training sessions e.g. building and getting the most from your personal networks, effective working in teams, creative problem solving, creating presentations and business cases. Note: these are delivered in the context of the Global Hackathon and do not replace similar sessions delivered regularly through the Career Zone.
- Pathway programmes: these are experiential programmes with a niche focus on specific career pathways and many may require you to engage in a competitive application process due to limited numbers of availability or require previous knowledge. Examples of pathways currently in-traininclude:
- Build back better in Bucharest - Online Global Leaders https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studyabroad/outbound/studying/gle/onlineglepetrus/
- ChangeMakers - pathways in social enterprises https://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/research/enterpriseentrepreneurship/changemakers/
- Digital Assessment Centre - Mock digital assessment centre with feedback - register 'here'; see also introduction video 'here'
- Immersive Trails (Kolkata) - Online Global Leaders https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studyabroad/outbound/studying/gle/kolkata/
- United Nations - Online Global Leaders https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studyabroad/outbound/studying/gle/gleunitar/
Note: these activities are in addition to the vast array of careers, employability and global experience support available through https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/ and 'Handshake' e.g. job vacancies, careers advice, employer and alumni presentations, video interviewing software, careers fairs, skills and career learning programmes and much more so do keep checking your accounts for daily updates and new events.
To mark the formal launch of the Future of Work Spring Programme and Global Hackathon, we are delighted to announce the date of our Industry Leaders Forum. Our exciting line-up will provide expert insight into various aspects of work, helping you to understand:
- how COVID-19 is changing the working environment
- the skills that employers are seeking for the digital working landscape
- the challenges and barriers facing various sectors so that you can develop the knowledge to help your future employer
- ...and much more!
Introducing our guest speakers:
Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers
Chief Executive at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) (BA Politics, 1987)
Chief Digital Officer and General Manager Sales, IBM Asia Pacific (BSc Geography, 1985)
Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs (BA Community & International Development, 1999)
Paul Blackmore (Chair)
Divisional Head, Student Employability & Academic Success (SEAS), University of Exeter.
When: 10:30am-11:30am, 11th February 2021
Date: 18th February 2021
Time: 09:00-10:00 UK/GMT & 17:00-18:00 SST
As part of the University of Exeter’s ‘Future of Work’ spring programme and Global Hackathon, this exciting line-up of expert speakers participating directly from the Asia Pacific region, provides unique insights into the various aspects of the world of work.
Themes discussed will include:
- the skills and behaviours that employers are seeking for the digital working landscape
- emerging themes associated with the modern working environment e.g. sustainability and circular economy agendas; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; mental health and wellbeing.
- how the various forms of work opportunities for graduates are changing including self-employment, portfolio careers and remote working
Exec. Dir., SEAAGE (South East Asian Association of Graduate Employers) and Manager Director, Kwantum Leap Group
HR Specialist, People and Change Group (PCG), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Founder and Managing Director of RENERGii and supporter of various venture start-ups across Asia
Paul Blackmore (Chair)
Divisional Head, Student Employability & Academic Success (SEAS), University of Exeter
When: 09:00am-10:00am, 19th February 2021