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24 January 201812:30

Getting in to Marketing workshop

Join Exeter alumnus George Paige (Group Head of Merlin Annual Pass at Merlin Entertainments plc) for a workshop focusing on careers in Marketing. George will speak about his career and experiences since graduating, his tips for following a similar path, and give a taste of what to expect in a marketing role by looking at one of Merlin Entertainments’ recent campaigns. There will be time for a short Q&A with George at the end of the session. George Paige biography: After graduating in Law from the University of Exeter, George Paige joined Merlin Entertainments plc as part of their graduate scheme. On the brink of flotation, Merlin Entertainments was, and still is, Europe's largest visitor attraction company and the world's second (only to Disney!) The graduate scheme took George far and wide from theme parks such as Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND to Tokyo and Osaka - all in the name of fun! Now four years with the company, George's legal background has been put to good use and has recently been appointed as the entertainment giant's Group Head of Merlin Annual Pass - looking after the sales and management of this mass consumer product. Full details
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24 January 201814:30

'What else can I do with my Law degree?' with George Paige (Merlin Entertainments)

Are you in your second or third year of a law degree and want to explore career options other than solicitor or barrister? This is the session for you. Find out how your skills can make you a versatile and desirable graduate from alumni speaker George Paige, now working at Merlin Entertainment. Full details
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29 January 201810:30

Mock Assessment Centre- Group Work Simulation

This session is designed as a mock assessment centre to give you an opportunity to take part in some typical assessment centre activities to get a feel for what one might be like and receive feedback on your performance. This session will give you the opportunity to: Explore what employers are looking to assess at an assessment centre Discuss ways of presenting yourself in the best light for an assessment centre Have the opportunity to share your own experiences of assessment centres Identify what you may need to do as part of your preparation. Full details
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31 January 201814:00

International Development Speed Networking at Bristol University

Are you a student interested in a career in international development? If your answer is ‘yes’, or if you are just curious, then come along on Wednesday 31st January. Last year, over 150 people came to this event at the Wills Memorial Building at the University of Bristol. Join us! The event will be interactive with speed-networking opportunities among students, academics and development practitioners. We will also hold a roundtable discussing the key issues facing the sector today. The venue is a half hour walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station, and even less from Bristol Bus & Coach Station. Tickets are free, but limited, and must be registered through the EventBrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-development-speed-networking-at-bristol-university-tickets-39554659050. Full details
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1 February 201816:30

Women in International Law: discussion and networking

Our impressive panel are made up of a wide range of women who have made it to the top of their profession and gain an insight into the challenges they faced along the way but also the value of choosing such a career path. Networking drinks will follow this event from 5:30pm. Panellists: Lucy Martinez https://www.threecrownsllp.com/team/lucy-martinez/ Kate Parlett http://www.20essexst.com/member/kate-parlett Diana Ellis QC https://www.25bedfordrow.com/site/people/profile/diana.ellis. Full details
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2 February 201811:30

The Perils of Polling: so, what went wrong (and less wrong) with the polls in 2017?

After another poor election for many (but not all) in the polling community, Mike Wheeler- former pollster and current Civil Service Principal Research Officer- analyses what went on with the polls this time. The talk will look at: • What the polls got wrong (and less wrong) in last year’s race – and why. • Why different pollsters came up with such a wide-ranging spread of eve-of-election results. • The changes the polling industry have brought in since the Election. • The potential implications for wider research The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a chance to network with Mike in a more informal setting.. Full details
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2 February 201812:30

Interpreting for the British Red Cross

Dr. Orieb Masadeh-Tate is a Lecturer at the University of Salford, Manchester and works as a volunteer Interpreter (English to Arabic) for the British Red Cross. Dr. Orieb will be running a workshop focusing on everything you need to know about a career as an Interpreter, and will be able to answer questions about the University of Manchester's MA Translation and Interpreting Studies programme. Full details
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7 February 201813:30

Getting Started with your Career Planning (Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies)

This workshop with a careers consultant will help you get your job searching strategy on the right track. Full details
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7 February 201814:00

Using your social sciences degree for a career in Finance

Are you interested in a career in Finance but are unsure of how to get there with a social sciences degree? Exeter alumnus Hugo Chance (CEO of Chance Capital) will be returning to speak about his career since graduating with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy, the work of Chance Capital, and give his tips on how you can translate your social sciences degree into a successful career in finance. Read more about Hugo in this Q&A about his experiences and Chance Capital here: https://boostandco.com/news/meet-the-broker-a-shor... Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
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13 February 201810:30

How to write effective application forms for social sciences students

New and specifically designed for Sociolgy, Anthropology, Philosophy, Criminology, Politics and International Relations students, we take a look at how to write an effective application form using your experiences as a student of the social sciences. Full details
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22 February 201813:30

Law Commercial Awareness workshop with Tozers Solicitors LLP

Join Deborah Black and Gráinne Staunton (Partners at Tozers Solicitors LLP) for a workshop focusing on commercial awareness and its importance to Law firms. The session will look at what ‘commercial awareness’ means, why it is important to Law firms, what firms look for in graduates, and how to demonstrate commercial awareness in your applications. Tozers Solicitors LLP is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. With 23 partners and over 120 staff Tozers Solicitors LLP offer an extensive legal service to businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.. Full details
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24 February 201811:00

Teacher Training Open Day

Visit our St Luke's Campus; meet our tutors and some of our trainees/graduates; and learn more about our Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct programmes. Full details
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28 February 201814:30

Getting Started with your Career Planning: How to develop a strong CV for a career in Law

This workshop with a careers consultant will help you get your job searching strategy on the right track. Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a career using your law degree. Full details
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1 March 201817:30

Careers in lobbying and advocacy with Danny Kushlick (Transform Drug Policy Foundation)

Join Danny Kushlick (Founder and Head of External Affairs at Transform Drug Policy Foundation) for a workshop focusing on a career in lobbying and advocacy. Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Transform aims to educate and inspire policymakers to explore and implement the effective legal regulation of drug markets. Danny will speak about his diverse career and experiences, give an in-depth look into the work of organisations such as Transform, and give his tips on being successful in the industry. There will be a Q&A after the talk, and a drinks reception where you will have the chance to speak to Danny further. Danny Kushlick bio: Danny is the founder of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which he started in 1996, after working in a variety of jobs in the drugs field. It was his clients' experience that led him to the understanding that prohibition is a social policy catastrophe. He worked for Bristol Drugs Project, the Big Issue Foundation, Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service and the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). He is now an internationally recognised commentator on drug and drug policy issues, with a unique combination of personal experience and broad, global view. Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
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5 March 201814:30

SSIS Careers: Finding internships and jobs

This session will give you tips and advice on how to plan and apply for internships, work experience and jobs. If you are looking to find an internship during the summer, this is a great opportunity to get some top tips!. Full details
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12 March 201810:00

Interview Techniques

In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview; what are interviewers looking for; what are the dos and don’ts in an interview situation; how can you prepare for an interview and how the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details
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