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19 January 201813:30

Journalism Workshop: Getting a story on air with Simon Vigar (5 News)

Join Exeter alum Simon Vigar (Royal Correspondent for 5 News) for a workshop focusing on delivering a news story, analysing different scenarios and practical ways of dealing with them. There will also be time for a Q&A with Simon about careers in broadcast journalism. Full details
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19 January 201810:30

Understanding Psychometric testing

This session will help you prepare for the types of psychometric tests you are likely to experience both on-line and at assessment centres as part of the graduate recruitment process. Full details
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7 December 201712:30

Applying to Law Firms - Planning your strategy

Alison Peyton from Aspiring Solicitors will be giving this workshop on how to plan your strategy for applying to law firms, and will focus on: how to develop your commercial awareness; how to confidently navigate the application process, and; hints and tips to help you succeed. Alison is the Universities and Student Liaison Manager at Aspiring Solicitors. Before that, she worked in the graduate recruitment team at Hogan Lovells for over eight years, during which time she screened many applications and interviewed many candidates! Alison will go through what law firms are looking for, and how you can best present yourself throughout the application process. Aspiring Solicitors is an organisation which provides careers assistance and access to the legal profession for students from underrepresented groups. We do this through a variety of different programmes and opportunities, including mentoring and employability schemes, summer skills workshops, open days with law firms, careers advice and mock interview sessions, and a commercial awareness competition. Since the organisation was set up in 2013, our members have secured over 1100 vacation schemes and training contracts. For more information, please visit www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk.. Full details
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6 December 201712:30

How to write a winning application form with Womble Bond Dickenson

Join Head of Recruitment Sam Lee, and Trainee Solicitor and Exeter alumna Rae Ahmed from Womble Bond Dickinson for a workshop focusing on how to write a winning law application. Hear what a transatlantic law firm looks for in their applicants and gain hints and tips to make your application standout from the crowd. Full details
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5 December 201712:00

Teacher Recruitment Fair 2017

The Teacher Recruitment Fair is open to all PCGE and Education students, and is your chance to meet over 20 graduate recruiters who offer NQT vacancies locally, nationally, and internationally. No need to book, just turn up!. Full details
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29 November 201713:30

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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29 November 201710:00

Employer Visit to Trowers and Hamlins in Exeter

Come and join us for a coffee on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 10.00 to 12.00 to learn more about what you can expect from a training contract at Trowers & Hamlins in Exeter. Find out about who we are; hear first-hand from our trainees about our graduate recruitment and trainee development programmes; meet our trainees, solicitors and partners; and get a flavour of what it’s like to work at an international law firm in Exeter. Full details
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23 November 201713:30

Teaching at The British School in Kuwait

Mr Paul Shropshire, the Principal of the British School of Kuwait (BSK), will be giving a presentation on the theme of opportunities for newly-qualifying teachers and those considering teaching as a career at British-system school overseas. Topics will include: An outline of the international schools following the Natonal Curriculum in whole or in part. The positive effect on the British economy of such schools. Global distribution and growth in the sector. Accreditation of schools overseas. BSO status and its importance to newly-qualifying teachers. Advice on the composition of a CV and the application process. Advice on internview technique. Package expectations For more infomration about the school visit www.bsk.edu.kw. Full details
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22 November 201713:30

How to apply to Law Grad School

Please note we will be discussing LLM studies including international opportunities and how to get funding. Full details
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16 November 201717:30

Is teaching for me?

Thinking about a career in Education? Don’t miss our 'Is teaching for me?' panel discussion. Our panel of PGCE alumni will discuss their teaching careers, what it's like to be a teacher, and give you their tips on how you can follow a similar path. The panel will be followed by a drinks reception where you will have the opportunity to speak with our panellists further. Currently our list of panellists are: Maria Freestone (Deputy Team Leader English Team – ISCA) Adam Atkins (Current MA Politics and IR student, former Assistant Head Teacher - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School) The PGCE team will also be there to answer your questions about applying for a PGCE in Exeter. Full details
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14 November 201711:30

What else can I do with my Law degree?

Did you know that 5 years after graduation, law is ranked second in the Russell Group for numbers of students in further study and/or sustained employment? A law degree opens up many career opportunities beyond traditional routes in to the legal profession. Join our careers consultants to have a careers conversation about what other opportunities you can explore. Full details
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9 November 201718:00

Speed Networking for Careers with Politics and IR Alumni

This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Politics and IR Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics or IR degree into a successful career. You will have the chance to speak with 3 of the Alumni in 20 minute sessions. However, there will be a food and drinks reception afterwards, where you will have chance to speak with all the Alumni. Full details
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9 November 201710:30

Applying for pupillage workshop

The workshop will focus on advice on applying for pupillage, as well as the BPTC and mini-pupillage and will cover what to do/what not to do in terms of writing your application. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask Tom any general questions on the process of becoming a barrister and his own career aspirations in his chosen field. Full details
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8 November 201712:30

How to prepare for the Law Careers Fair

The Law Fair is your opportunity to meet and speak to graduate recruiters and find out whether they are the right law firm for you. It's really important to do some research in advance of the fair, so you have a plan of the stands you wish to visit, and think of questions to ask. Once you have struck up your conversation, it's your chance to impress. Look smart and be yourself! If recruiters / trainees take your name or give you their card, follow up with an email and keep the conversation going. If you decide to apply to the firm, make sure you include information about who you met and the impressions you got from them which have influenced your application and be really positive about why that firm made a good impression on you. Find out more about preparing for the Law Fair by attending this workshop. Full details
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26 October 201714:00

Perspectives on Work in the Aid and Development industry

Join our speaker, Yasamin Alttahir, for an informal discussion on the challenges and opportunities of working in the aid and development sector. You will gain an insight of the practicalities of working across a broad range of jobs that make up the Development industry. Yasamin Alttahir is project manager of a counter ISIS communications project based in Baghdad and has a decade of experience working in the government, NGO and private sectors within the MENA region and beyond.. Full details
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26 October 201711:30

Careers talk by Alaco

Alaco is a leading business intelligence firm. Adrian Stones, Director of Operations, is visiting to speak primarily to students in the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies about opportunities for Arabic language students at Alaco. Full details
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25 October 201714:00

Perspectives on Work in the Aid and Development industry

Join our speaker, Yasamin Alttahir, for an informal discussion on the challenges and opportunities of working in the aid and development sector. You will gain an insight of the practicalities of working across a broad range of jobs that make up the Development industry. Yasamin Alttahir is project manager of a counter ISIS communications project based in Baghdad and has a decade of experience working in the government, NGO and private sectors within the MENA region and beyond.. Full details
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25 October 201712:30

Getting Started with your Career Planning (Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Criminology)

Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a careers in the SPA subjects. Full details
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19 October 201718:00

Alumni talk: specialise your career as an in-house lawyer

Our panel of Law alumni have reached the top of their professions as in-house lawyers, but how did they get there? Were there any defining moments that guided them on their career paths and what indicators can be identified from their time at university that helped them make career decisions? The careers discussion will explore all these questions as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions about the different specialism our panellists have gone in to. We have two Media specialists so if you are interested in hearing more about this area of law, come along to find out. We also have a finance lawyer. Panel discussion 6pm - 7pm Drinks and networking 7pm - 7:45pm. Full details
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19 October 201713:30

How to become a barrister

The barrister's profession can seem a little mysterious so this session is designed to clearly lay out the path to becoming a barrister from understanding Inns of Courts to applying for Pupillage. Full details
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18 October 201712:30

Getting started with your career planning for Politics and IR students

Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a careers in politics. Full details
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16 October 201710:30

Introduction to Career Planning for Mature students

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SIGN UP. OUR CAREERS CONSULTANT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE ROOM AT THIS TIME FOR ONE TO ONE APPOINTMENTS. PLEASE EMAIL KATE FOSTER K.L.FOSTER@EXETER.AC.UK. Full details
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12 October 201712:30

How to become a solicitor

In this workshop, you will learn about the step by step process to becoming a solicitor, from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Full details
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11 October 201710:30

Civil Service Diversity Internships Talk

In this session, Exeter Alumnus and Civil Service Fast Streamer Jonathan Webb will discuss the Civil Service's Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) and Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP). These internships are available to undergraduates and graduates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who have a disability. They aim to give people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like, and put talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. The Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) is for first-year undergraduates only. For more information please click here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/early-diversity-internship-programme/ The Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) is for both undergraduates and graduates. For more information please click here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/summer-diversity-internship-programme/ *This event is for students from BAME backgrounds, socially or economically disadvantaged, or who have a disability.. Full details
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3 October 201717:30

Frontline: The skills you need to succeed in the third sector

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting life social sciences students. Full details
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28 September 201718:30

Speed Networking for Careers with Politics and IR Alumni

This Speed Networking evening will be a fantastic opportunity to speak with a number of prestigious Politics Alumni, and get their tips on how you can use your Politics or IR degree to have a successful career. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Full details
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22 March 201715:30

Careers in International Justice and Human Rights

On behalf of the International Law Forum at Exeter Law School and Department of Politics, we are pleased to invite you to an expert panel on careers in International Justice and Human Rights, with drinks reception. Event open to students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Full details
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3 March 201711:30

A Barrister's perspective on working with tribal communities

Gordon Bennett is a human rights lawyer who works closely with Survival International. He recently published an article in the Guardian on the rights of tribal people to hunt. In this talk, Gordon will reflect on his work as a barrister and how his role interacts with other agencies involved in supporting the human rights of indigenous people. This event is designed to give you a flavour of some of the roles and activities involved in working in human rights with indiginous communities. Students from all disciplines are welcome to come and hear Gordon speak and discuss issues of tribal human rights. Full details
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3 March 2017

Food and Circular Economy South West: All Partners Workshop

Do you run a bakery or dairy business? Attend our free event examining food and the circular economy in the South West. Full details
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17 February 201715:00

The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World, UNHCR External Relations

Andrej Mahecic is UNHCR spokesman based in London. Formerly a radio and TV journalist, he joined the UNHCR in 1997 and has been working for the UN refugee agency throughout South East Europe, at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva and in numerous emergency deployments to refugee crises in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Andrej will give a formal module presentation on the Refugee Crisis in the modern world, covering forced displacement. Andrej will also speak about his own personal career journey and the field of external relations. The talk will also cover the broader work of the UNHCR and give tips on career opportunities for graduates.. Full details
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13 - 17 February 201710:30

SSIS Careers Week 13th - 17th February 2017

If you are in Politics, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Philosophy or Arabic & Islamic Studies, you will find the SSIS Careers Week events and drop-ins designed to help at all stages of your career planning. Full details
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10 February 2017

Food and Circular Economy South West: All Partners Workshop

Do you run a bakery or dairy business? Attend our free event examining food and the circular economy in the South West. Full details
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9 February 201718:30

The British School in Kuwait on teaching opportunities in the Middle East

Mr Paul Shropshire, the Principal of the British School of Kuwait (BSK), will be giving a presentation on the theme of opportunities for newly-qualifying teachers and those considering teaching as a career at British-system school overseas, particularly in the Middle East. Full details
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8 February 201713:30

The University of Law: Step into Law - How To Convert Your Degree

The University of Law offer the Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Exeter.. Full details
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2 February 20176:30

Applying for Pupillage workshop

Exeter alumni Alex Cisneros (LL.B., 2012) and Maya Chopra (LL.B. 2012) will be visiting campus to run a workshop on making pupillage applications. Alex is currently completing a Public law and human rights pupillage and Maya is a criminal barrister. The workshop will focus on advice on applying for pupillage, as well as the BPTC and mini-pupillage and will cover what to do/what not to do in terms of writing your application. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask Alex and Maya any general questions on the process of becoming a barrister and their own career aspirations in their chosen fields. Full details
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24 January 20171:30

Getting into the PR and Media sector

This is a great opportunity to find out more about a career working in the PR, marketing and media sector. Local PR and marketing agency, Astley Media, will be running a workshop designed to help you understand how to develop a career in this competitive industry. You will be able to find out what a typical day involves, the types of skills needed and career prospects, while also having the opportunity to work on developing valuable skills that will help you get noticed and secure a job! Spaces are limited, so book on now! Find out more about Astley Media: http://www.astleymedia.co.uk/. Full details
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19 January 20174:30

Is Teaching for Me? - Alumni panel discussion

Interested in a career in teaching? Come along to this event to hear from a panel of alumni who have completed the PGCE course at Exeter as they discuss their professional teaching career so far. You will also have the opportunity to ask our speakers any questions at the end! The PGCE team will be there to answer your questions about applying for a PGCE in Exeter. Full details
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17 January 20173:30

Is Teaching for Me? - Alumni panel discussion

Interested in a career in teaching? Come along to this event to hear from a panel of alumni who have completed the PGCE course at Exeter as they discuss their professional teaching career so far. You will also have the opportunity to ask our speakers any questions at the end! The PGCE team will be there to answer your questions about applying for a PGCE in Exeter. Full details
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13 January 20171:30

Journalism workshop: A practical approach to dealing with a story

Simon Vigar, Politics alumnus and Royal correspondent for 5 News, will be running a journalism workshop focused on delivering a news story. Through analysing different scenarios, you will have the opportunity to look at practical ways of dealing with them. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session. Full details
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6 December 201612:00

Teacher Recruitment Fair 2016

Are you a PGCE student? Don't miss our upcoming Teacher Recruitment fair for the opportunity to speak with a number of teacher recruitment agencies and local education authorities. Come along and find out about the NQT vacancies they have available locally, nationally and internationally. There is no need to book in advance. Full details
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21 November 201612:00

What I did with my Politics and International Relations degree

Come along to hear from two alumni from the Politics Department about the variety of things you can do with your degree. This informal event is open to all Politics students. 12.00– 2.00pm Discussion and Q&A with tips on applications, internships, career decision making and more. Networking lunch: time to speak individually to our panel and have some lunch. Due to catering for lunch, booking is essential. Full details
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17 November 201613:30

Law firm application form workshop with David Higgins, Freshfields

David Higgins, and Exeter Law alumnus, works in London for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His workshop with contain: Timelines for the various options available at Freshfields Training contract. Vacation scheme (for students in their penultimate year at university). Workshops (for students who haven’t yet made up their mind about their career. Workshops last one or two days – they provide a great opportunity to get an inside view of Freshfields). Application forms What the firm looks for in applicants. Highlighting positive ways to ensure an application form get noticed. Giving examples of common mistakes made on application forms. Q&As David would very much like this to be an interactive session. He is very happy to answer any questions not just on Freshfields but also on other law firms and any other aspects of the legal profession. It would therefore be good if the students that attend come prepared with questions they would like to ask him.. Full details
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16 November 201612:30

Barrister Q&A: Ask me Anything!

Sophie and Ben are both Exeter alumni and both worked for the CPS prior to joining 9 Kings Bench Walk. The Chamber specialises in high level and general crime, offences of serious violence, child abuse, rape cases and fraud, immigration, particularly those cases linked with criminal charges, traffic and regulatory work. As well as finding out about getting pupillage and tenancy, you can also find out about the Chamber’s mini-pupillage and internship opportunities. About our speakers: Sophie Quinton-Carter graduated in 2012 with an LLB (Maitrise) and attended Kaplan Law School to complete her BPTC. Prior to joining the CPS, Sophie worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service. She joined Chambers in January 2016. Sophie specializes in Crime and Regulatory work. Ben Edwards graduated in 2006 with an LLB, and was called to the Bar in 2007. Ben specializes in Crime and Regulatory work. Ben is currently on a 6-month secondment to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. His previous work for the CPS involved working alongside Treasury Counsel and regularly meeting with the Attorney General and Solicitor General. Full details
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9 November 201613:30

How to Prepare for the Law Fair

This session will provide a basic introduction to the purpose of the Exeter Law Fair and offer some useful information and advice on making the most of the law fair and interacting with the law firms and other exhibitors attending. Please sign up to attend on My Career Zone. Full details
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8 November 201613:30

Graduate Careers in Local Government

The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) is a two-year graduate management development programme for individuals who want to make a difference. We train high-calibre managers who can influence and implement the huge change programme facing local government. Full details
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2 November 201613:30

How to apply to a top city law firm - with Herbert Smith Freehills

In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm. In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm; how to plan and prepare applications and balance prioritising with academic work, be resilient and adaptable when dealing with setbacks and give advice on how to present yourself in applications. Please come prepared to discuss questions about your own applications. Full details
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27 October 201613:30

Careers with the Civil Service

Come along to this event to hear from a team of second year "Fast Streamers" as they answer your questions on the Fast Stream and speak about their experiences so far. There are a wide range of roles and opportunities within the Civil Service including working in services such as Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Science & Technology, so there is something for everyone! Our speakers, who include Exeter alumni, will also talk about the Early Diversity Internship Programme, and the summer Diversity Internship Programme; two schemes that give undergraduates the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in a government department.. Full details
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25 October 201612:30

Careers in Germany for PGCE students with Phorms

Susanne Ramírez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susanne’s talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/. Full details
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20 October 201616:00

Data Analysis in Practice: Examples from the Fire Service

Data Analysis in Practice is a series of talks designed to showcase how a range of organisations and industries use data analysis to inform best practice and improve performance. Full details
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20 October 201612:30

Law firm application form workshop with Lara Moore, Ashfords

Lara Moore works in Exeter for Ashfords. You can read more about Lara here http://www.ashfords.co.uk/lara-moore/ Ashfords is a regional law firm with offices in London and across the South West. In this workshop, you will be given the chance to work on your own style of writing, gain an understanding of the do's and don'ts of application form writing, and have the opportunity to ask questions about what it's like working for a large regional law firm. Full details
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18 October 201617:30

Alternative Careers for Law Students

Our panellists have all followed an alternative career with their law degree. Come along to hear how they have used their degree in their career path and any advice for getting into their sector. The talk will include a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity to start exploring your options. The panel discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details
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18 October 201615:30

Working in the Middle East: FULLY BOOKED

We are delighted to be welcoming back two alumni, Andrew Turner and Daniel Jeffery, who will be discussing working in the Middle East. Both have extensive experience of the Arab world and have followed interesting career paths working in a range of sectors including government, defence and security. Their roles have seen them working in several different countries across the MENA region. If you are interested in developing your own career working in the Middle East, then come along to hear from our speakers and ask any questions during the Q&A session. Our speakers: Andrew Turner (LL.B. European, 1986) Andrew joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a graduate entrant on graduation from Exeter. He studied Arabic with the FCO in London and Cairo, before working as a Political officer in Oman and Syria. On return to London he headed up the teams in maritime issues including Law of the Sea (1994-96) and North Africa (1996-98). He worked in Cape Town 1998-2001 as Head of the Political Section at the British High Commission in South Africa, covering events including South Africa’s second democratic national elections and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Back in London he headed up the FCO’s work on international export controls and Small Arms control 2001-4 and then worked on international counter-terrorism co-operation. He went to Riyadh as Deputy to the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2006-9. Back again in London he was worked in senior roles on strategic finance, IT and promoting the UK’s prosperity. He has just started a new Middle-East focussed role with the Ministry of Defence. Daniel Jeffery (LL.B., 2007 and MA International Relations of the Middle East, 2008) Dan attended Exeter Uni between 2004 and 2008 where he achieved a 2:1 in Law (LLB) and an MA in International Relations of the Middle East and received the Ayubi Memorial Prize for Most Outstanding Dissertation in Middle East Politics. Since graduating Dan interned at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and worked his way up to acting Head of the Middle East & North Africa desk before moving to BAE Systems to work in their Competitive Intelligence Team. Dan then moved to Detica (a specialist cyber security and intelligence company now called BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) where he helped them break into the Middle East after moving to Abu Dhabi. Specifically he headed up a national Government account and was Head of the Commercial Client Group across the Middle East. After a two successful years in this role Dan was made Director of Operational Analysis for the Middle East & North Africa for BAE Systems’ Head Office. In this role Dan devised and executed growth strategies in key markets; project managed key opportunities in the region; and was responsible for governance and financial reporting to the Board of Directors. In 2016 Dan moved to Accenture in the UK where he helped found their UK Cyber Security Strategy practice. In this role Dan has designed, built and delivered a Cyber Academy; worked on a number of projects covering a wide variety of subject matter from Threat Intelligence, through to Governance and Leadership; and Cyber Resilience to name a few.. Full details
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13 October 201617:30

What I did with my Politics and International Relations degree

Our panellists will reflect on their own experiences and share any tips + advice on how you can also get into their career sector. The talk will also include a Q&A session.Please sign up to this event on My Career Zone. The discussion will last an hour, followed by drinks and networking. Full details
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12 October 201613:30

How to apply to Law Grad School

In this sessions we will be looking at the range of exciting LLMs available worldwide, many of which have seen successful Exeter graduates get on to. We will look at how to get organised and tackle applications as well as the decision making process about what to do and where. Please note: this is not about the LPC or BPTC but LLM programmes. Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details
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5 October 201613:30

How to become a barrister

We shall cover all the basic steps from joining an Inn of Court to applying for pupillage. Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details
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29 September 201616:30

The Law on Data - exploring a career in this specialist area of law

Travers Smith provides data protection advice to clients in a diverse range of sectors, covering retail, financial services, online start- ups, pension funds and insurance. This regularly involves giving advice in relation to data protection audit and policy work, online privacy policies, data collection and exploitation, information security breaches and international data transfers. Recent work includes advising: Office in relation to a data security incident; Shazam on obtaining and using geo-tracking data; and A number of financial institutions and private equity houses on their international transfers of data. Our speakers will provide insights in to this complex area of work and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about law and data.. Full details
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28 September 201613:30

How to become a solicitor

We shall cover all the basic steps from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details
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10 March 201618:00

Exeter Student Law Review Employability Skills Evening

This is an excellent insight opportunity for those intending to find out more about a firm's professional expectations from trainees and vacation scheme students. Full details
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9 March 201613:30

The University of Law Mock Assessment Centre

​A session dedicated to preparing Exeter University students for the demands of an assessment centre whilst further enhancing their readiness for the workplace. Queens Building LT7.2. Full details
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4 March 201610:30

Alumni Presentation: Working in the Communications sector

Andrew Honnor is the founder and Managing Partner of financial communications firm, Greenbrook. In this talk, Andrew will discuss his career path working in the communications sector and highlight both the opportunities and challenges within this industry. The event will include a Q&A session. Full details
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4 March 201610:30

Alumni Presentation: Working in the Communications sector

Andrew Honnor (History and Politics, 1992) is the founder and Managing Partner of financial communications firm, Greenbrook. In this talk, Andrew will discuss his career path working in the communications sector and highlight both the opportunities and challenges within this industry. The event will include a Q&A session. Full details
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2 March 201613:30

Applying for the BPTC with the University of Law

Speaker:- Charlotte Baker – BPTC Consultant, University of Law. Objective:- Information for students interested in applying for the bar – specifically gaining pupillage. Method:- The session utilises real pupillage application forms and interviews conducted between barristers and soon-to-be pupils to give students a realistic insight into the process (further details are contained in the information document attached).. Full details
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17 February 201617:30

Alternative Careers for Law Students

Come along to this event to hear from a panel of speakers who have followed a less typical career path with their law degree and gain an insight into different areas you too could go into after graduation. Join us for drinks and networking from 6:30pm for the chance to speak with our panellists. Full details
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16 February 201612:30

PwC Graduate Opportunities in the Middle East careers workshop

PwC in the Middle East are keen to employ Exeter graduates. This workshop will be a skype meeting with Charlotte Edwards, Graduate Recruitment Assistant Manager for PwC in Dubai. She will run through everything you need to know about the Grad programmes in the Middle East. PwC have a number of graduate position in the Middle East: http://pwcmegraduatecareers.ae/pwc/vacancysearch.a... If you would like to learn more about what the graduate scheme is like, and what it's like to live and work in Dubai come along to this small, interactive session. Charlotte will present slides and talk through all aspects of graduate work in the Middle East. This is a skype meeting as Charlotte is based in Dubai.. Full details
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10 February 201614:45

Careers in the Humanitarian Sector

Careers in the Humantarian Sector is an event which brings together a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds. Our panellists will talk about their own experiences of how their careers developed, be it through a linguistic, research or legal training route. As well as three panellists in the room, if the technology allows us, we will skype in to a fourth panellist - Mike Sanderson - currently deployed with the UNHCR in Lesbos where he is overseeing the processing of Syrian refugees. Our panellists: Liz Harris: HR Marketing Officer International Committee of the Red Cross Liz joined the ICRC as an Urdu interpreter in 2002, after graduating from SOAS with a BA in Hindi and South Asian History. She spent three years working in Indian Administered Kashmir, after which she studied Pashto and worked in Afghanistan. She is now based in London and specialises in recruiting linguists for the ICRC. Dr Kelsey Shanks: Research Fellow - ESRC Iraq Disputed Territories, University of Exeter In 2013 I held the position of Research Fellow at the University of York’s Postwar Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), and I am currently a Research Associate at Ulster University’s UNESCO Centre. To compliment my academic interests I have also worked as an Education Advisor to the United Nations, leading research projects for UNAMI Political Affairs and serving as Peace-building Education advisor to UNICEF Iraq. I have completed both the IOM and Control Risks Security Awareness Training (SAIT) for working in fragile and conflict-affected areas and have fieldwork experience in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, and South Central Somalia. Abigail Grace: Project Development Worker, Refugee Support Devon Abigail is an FCH graduate (International Relations and Anthropology) from 2014. She is currently working to support refugees and asylum seekers in the role of Project Development Worker for Refugee Support Devon. Mike Sanderson: Lecturer in Law Prior to joining the School of Law, Mike served as a legal officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in duty stations across Africa and in the former Yugoslavia. Most recently, Mike served as a legal adviser to UNHCR in Sudan and Somalia during the introduction of new citizenship regimes in these states. His scholarly work has appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, the European Human Rights Law Review, and the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Mike is currently on secondment with the UNHCR in Lesbos, Greece and will Skype in to the discussion.. Full details
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10 February 201613:30

ICRC Linguist Careers presentation

The International Committee of the Red Cross regularly recruits Arabic and Farsi speakers for its field operations as interpreters and delegates. Their job is to put the organisation's mandate into action; carrying out humanitarian visits to detainees, monitoring the conduct of hostilities, re-uniting families separated by conflict and organising emergency relief aid are all part of a day's work. Liz Harris will give a presentation outlining the work of the ICRC and what we are looking for in recruits, followed by a question and answer session. Liz joined the ICRC as an Urdu interpreter in 2002, after graduating from SOAS with a BA in Hindi and South Asian History. She spent three years working in Indian Administered Kashmir, after which she studied Pashto and worked in Afghanistan. She is now based in London and specialises in recruiting linguists for the ICRC.. Full details
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3 February 201612:30

Careers in the EU - Employer Presentation

Paul Kaye, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU!. Full details
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26 November 201517:00

Careers with regional law firms: find out more with Stephens Scown

Are you interested in becoming a solicitor? Do you want to find out what it is like training with and working for one of the largest firms in the South West? Join trainees and the graduate recruitment team at the Exeter office of Stephens Scown. Full details
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24 November 201517:15

Careers That Make Society Work Panel

5.15-6.15pm – Arrival drinks and nibbles and networking 6.15 – 7.30pm - Panel discussion 7.30 – 8pm - Further networking time following panel discussion Discussion with panelists from charity, NGO and Public sectors. They will talk about the nature of their roles as well as offer insight into what life in their field is really like; including the opportunities, rewards, but also the challenges. Along with handy hints and tips as well as possible roles that are available within their companies. Between them they work across the spectrum of society to help individuals and communities to work better. Before the panel there will be an opportunity to speak with panelists and career’s consultants during the networking reception. As well as the discussion will be preceded by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually after the event.. Full details
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18 November 201512:30

How to become a Barrister

Alex was called to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in the law of international organisations (e.g., the UN, the World Bank and the IMF). He studied at Exeter University (2002-2005) on the double-diplôme (LLB European (French)) and spent a year in Rennes (2005-2006) for his Master 1. Alex will talk through the first steps to becoming a barrister and discuss his own career specialism in Public International law. Full details
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12 November 201517:30

Women in the law, discussion and networking

Hear from 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 7pm. Full details
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11 November 201514:00

Alumni presentation: Working in the Middle East

Chris is a graduate from the University of Exeter (BA Politics, 1975). He has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Jerusalem and Turkey. He currently holds the position of Director of the Saudi British Joint Business Council (SBJBC). In his talk he will give a brief overview of the range of government and business roles he has had in Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He will take questions and discuss opportunities for working in the Middle East, as well as internships with the SBJBC. Joining Chris is Becky Kilsby, Postgraduate Careers Consultant in the Business School. Becky has 20 years experience of working in the Middle East in the Education sector. Becky will contribute to the discussion with her own perspectives on building a career in Dubai. Full details
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9 November 201513:30

BT Legal Commercial Awareness workshop and in-house careers presentation

Our talk is aimed at students who want to understand more about commercial awareness and who are curious about embarking on a legal career in-house. This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor. You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss: •their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house •the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life •the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation.. Full details
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4 November 201512:30

Careers with the Government Legal Services

Lawyers in the Government Legal Service (GLS) have one client: the British Government. It’s a terrific responsibility. As a legal trainee in the GLS, it’s a responsibility you could share. Full details
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4 November 201512:30

Careers with the Government Legal Services

Lawyers in the Government Legal Service (GLS) have one client: the British Government. It’s a terrific responsibility. As a legal trainee in the GLS, it’s a responsibility you could share. Full details
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2 November 201516:00

An International Law Career - Andrew Stott, Olswang, Singapore: with interactive law & data session

An International Law Career with interactive workshop. Andrew Stott (Law Alumnus) will give students an insight into tackling 21st century legal problems involving data, or as he calls it “Chasing the Unicorn – creating the next billion dollar start-up: a case study of the legal and commercial issues involved in launching a disruptor app” Andrew will also discuss how he developed an international law career working in the US and Asia. Andrew Stott, University of Exeter LLB., 2000, Dip. Legal Practice,2002. Andrew has been with Olswang since 2002 and advises companies, financial institutions and individuals on international public and private M&A, investment deals and strategic joint ventures. Andrew has particular experience in working on multi-jurisdiction transactions across Europe, North America and Asia and spent part of his career based in New York. Full details
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28 October 201513:00

Ask a Law Trainee Anything

Hear from a panel of trainee solicitors working in a range of teams from Education to Property Litigation and gain an insight from those recently new in the industry. This is the chance to reflect on your first few weeks at University and ask any career related questions you want answering!. Full details
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27 October 201513:00

Careers working in German Schools

Susanne Ramírez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susanne’s talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/. Full details
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21 October 201513:30

Careers that make society work - panel discussion

Our panellists will talk about their roles in social work and the social work post-graduation qualifications available and give you an insight in to what it is really like to work in their field, the opportunities and rewards, but also the challenges. Between them they work across the spectrum of society to help individuals and communities to work better. The discussion will be followed by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually. Full details
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20 October 201517:30

Social work for languages students - with Frontline

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting languages students / foreign language speakers, particuarly Arabic. Full details
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1 October 201513:30

Travers Smith: Ask me anything about M&A and working for a commercial law firm

Ask me anything about M&A and working for a commercial law firm! Interested in these areas of law but want to find out more? Here's your opportunity to grill two individuals from Travers Smith about what the work is like and involves. Full details
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14 March 20159:00

How to Lead and Work Effectively as a Team

The Inspirational Development Group has worked with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to create ‘Leadership in Practice’, an initiative intended to develop the leadership and teamwork skills of university students. This event will help you develop your teamwork, leadership, communication, problem solving and planning skills: key skills in demand by most graduate recruiters. This event is being run by Exeter University Officer Training Corps, and will be excellent preparation for those of you going on to Assessment Centre days for recruitment into a wide range of commercial, public or third sector employers. The day will also give you the opportunity to try a Planning Exercise, where you are given a complicated real-world problem which will help you to improve your planning and organisational abilities. Lunch and drinks will be provided. The day will consist of a range of indoor and outdoor sessions. Please bring clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Should the weather prevent the outdoor activities to take place, alternative arrangements have been made to move them indoors. AccessAbility The trainers will adjust the outdoor activities to ensure all participants can take part. If you have AccessAbility requirements that the trainers would need to make adjustments for, please advise at time of booking via business-school-careers@exeter.ac.uk Cost This event is free, but on late cancellation (less than 72 hours before event) or non-attendance without mitigation you will be charged £50.. Full details
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2 March 201513:00

How to solve a company / commercial legal problem workshop

Understanding how commercial lawyers operate is one of the qualities that will “set you apart” from other candidates when writing law firm applications and at interview. If you would like to gain greater insight in to how to answer a typical application form “killer” question: “What attracts you to a career in commercial law and why do you feel your skills suit this career?”* Or “What key skills do you believe are necessary to become a successful commercial solicitor?”*, then this is the session for you. By gaining first-hand experience of looking at and working on a typical commercial legal problem, you will be able to identify the skills required to pursue a successful career in commercial law. The session will be led by Henry Maples, Associate Solicitor at the commercial law firm Murrell Associates. You will be presented with background materials in advance of the workshop and during the workshop have time to analyse the issues and discuss solutions. Please register for the event on My Career Zone. Advance registration is required in order for us to supply you with the materials by email in advance. Both law and non-law students are welcome to join in the session which will be both informative and fun – only a passion for commercial law is required, no previous knowledge! *real questions from real application forms.. Full details
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23 February 201513:00

Government Legal Careers - a panel discussion and networking

Hear from representatives from the Government Legal Services (GLS), a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) pupil barrister and a researcher for the Ministry of Justice about pursuing a law-related career in the Government. From 2.30 - 3.30pm there is a networking cream tea. Full details
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18 February 201514:00

There's more to Law

There's More to Law features alumni who studied law but chose to pursue careers outside the legal sector. It will demonstrate how the skills from a law degree can be transferred in to other sectors. Full details
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11 February 201513:00

Careers and Further Study with an IAIS degree

This panel discussion is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Careers Days. 11:00-12:00: Drop in session with Susannah Day, Global Employability Consultant in IAIS common room. 12:00-1:00pm: What can I do with my IAIS degree? with Careers Consultant Mark Armitage in IAIS Seminar Room 2 1:00-2:30pm: Panel Discussion: Careers and further study with an IAIS degree in IAIS LT1 (please sign up for the panel discussion through http://ex.ac.uk/DT) The panel will be followed by an opportunity to network with our guest speakers. 2:30-3:30pm: Networking tea and cake – a chance to have a chat with the panelists over tea and cake on the IAIS street.. Full details
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28 January 201512:00

Careers in the EU

Come along to find out about the types of roles available in EU institutions, what a career in the EU is like, who is eligible to apply and the application process. The presentation will be delivered by a representative from the London Office of the European Commission. This event is being video-conferenced from the Streatham campus to the Penryn Campus to Peter Lanyon, Seminar Room 4. Sign up on My Career Zone.. Full details
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27 January 201513:00

Careers and Cake drop in: The Charity Sector

Come and have a chat over tea and cake with two recent (2012) alumni about working in the charity sector. The alumni: 1) Grace Brownfield, BA Politics 2012 Public Affairs Assistant, NSPCC https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/grace-brownfield/59/67... 2) Tom Reynolds I graduated with a BA in Politics in 2012. While at Exeter I was the RAG Chair and Politics Society Treasurer. I also worked at the RAM and the Lemmy. After graduation I went to work with the PSU - a legal rights charity representing people attending Family and Civil Courts without legal representation - to establish the charity's base in Birmingham. Following on from that I moved to the children's charity Barnardos, tasked with conducting an inquiry into how the charity across the country could work effectively with newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners. After leaving Barnardos, I took up the role of Parliamentary Researcher and Assistant to Andrew Griffiths MP in Westminster. In September last year I moved to the Medical Protection Society as Policy and Public Affairs Officer - an organisation representing, lobbying and defending almost 300,000 medical professionals around the world.. Full details
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23 January 201513:00

Barristers Workshop with Essex Court Chambers

Jess will be joined by two of their newest recruits, Helen Morton and Stuart Cribb. The session will open with a talk covering the life of a junior commercial barrister and the applications process both for Essex Court Chambers. A moot will be demonstrated, based on a contractual problem. We will of course be happy to answer any questions, either formally or informally during the course of the session. Full details
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19 January 201517:00

Is teaching for me?

Our panellists will make a short introduction about themselves and talk about options such as the PGCE and Schools Direct. There will be time for you to ask questions about teaching careers in our Q&A. Information about the panelists will follow soon.. Full details
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9 December 201410:00

Preparing for Interview

Lisa Powell, Graduate Recruitment Adviser for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Careers Consultant Mark Armitage will jointly deliver an interactive session on preparing for interview. If you are making applications now for training contracts and vacation schemes, and need to know more about the interview process, come along. 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 - why a mock interview is a good practice activity? How the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details
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13 November 201413:00

BT Legal Commercial Awareness workshop and in-house careers presentation

This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor. You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss: •their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house •the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life •the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation. Sign up on My Career Zone http://ex.ac.uk/Ah. Full details
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10 November 201416:00

Careers that make Society Work

The discussion will be followed by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually. To sign up to this event, please visit: http://ex.ac.uk/A9.. Full details
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6 November 201417:00

How I got on to the Civil Service Fast Stream, and how you can too

This event with Politics alumna Charlotte Thomas will explore how to be successful with your application to the Civil Service. Charlotte will speak and take questions from the audience. Charlotte currently works for the Department of Health and is seconded on a project relating to NHS cost-recovery. Prior to this post, she was in DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and her first posting was on the Fraud Error and Debt Programme in the Strategy Team in the Department of Work and Pensions. Having recently graduated in 2013, we are welcoming Charlotte back to tell us about her roles and how she got on to the Fast Stream programme. In particular we will discuss and take questions on: - the application process - tips for applying and how to prepare - what are the qualities required to be successful in the fast stream - what is the work like and how is the programme structured - what is rewarding and interesting about the work - what current students should do now to bolster their application. Full details
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29 October 201411:00

Law Panel Event - Ask a trainee with Michelmores

Find out about why our panellists choose a regional firm, about the work they do, how the found the application process and much more. Our panellists: Kieran Van Bussel - Kieran is a trainee, and joined Michelmores in September 2013. Kieran graduated from the University of the West of England with a 1st class degree in Criminology and Psychology, before taking his GDL. Holly Dobbins - Holly worked in retail management before returning to university to study a condensed two-year LLB at Cardiff, achieving her second first class degree in 2011. She is now an active member of Michelmores' Energy & Renewables team. Lola Becker - Lola is a solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team. Lola acts for clients on a number of varied claims as well as assisting Clinical Negligence partner Bernadette McGhie on particularly complex, high value claims.. Full details
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28 October 201413:00

Job opportunities for PGCE students in German schools

Susanne Ramrez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susannes talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/ Even though there is no need to book in to this event, it would be very helpful for us to know the number of attendees, so if you would like to attend, please let us know by signing up through My Career Zone: http://ex.ac.uk/7c. Full details
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15 October 201416:15

Specialisms in Law - a discussion panel

This panel will explore the decision-making processes that are essential in building a career in the legal profession. How and when do you decide what to do? What sorts of opportunities present themselves along the way? If you are thinking about a career in Law and want to find out more about the different paths, come along to this event, meet and network with our distinguished panel at a drinks reception which will follow the discussion.Alumni guests:Emma Price (Politics 2004) - Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers. Claire Tollefson (Law 2006) Family Solicitor, Cripps Harries Hall, Carl Steele, Partner and Registered trademark attorney, Ashfords, Nathan Willmott, Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution Group. This event will be followed by drinks and networking. Full details
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6 October 201413:00

Setting your expectations and planning your law firm applications

Writing an application for a law firm can be a stressful procedure which takes time and effort. Caroline Lindner, the Trainee Recruitment Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright, is leading this session which will help you with your initial preparation, and to understand what to expect before you start writing your applications.Sign up on My Career Zone for this event to count towards the Exeter Award. http://ex.ac.uk/7d. Full details
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10 March 201417:30

Becoming a Barrister

Simon is a Criminal Law barrister. He will talk about what life is like at the Criminal bar. The discussion will also centre on what it takes to become a barrister, looking at what qualities and attributes are in demand for the barristers of the future. Simon will answer your questions on the practical issues which may be on applying to Inns of Courts or about planning for achieving Pupillage.This will be an informal session and we encourage you to bring along questions and discussion points. Full details
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3 February 201416:00

How to use your Social Sciences degree where it counts

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies Employability team in conjunction with SOCANTSOC welcome Jamie Piriou to hold an interactive session for Social Sciences students, especially Sociology and Anthropology, to discuss how you can translate the skills and knowledge you gain from your degree into an area of work. This will be an informal talk and discussion. Jamie's Biography: Jamie Piriou, Senior Service Manager, Humanitarian Action and Youth, British Red Cross. Jamie's work history includes, European Commission, Civic Education Project Manager, Zambia; OSCE, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights;organising International Election Observation Missions in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Belarus Kyrgyzstan United Nations Volunteer - Development Programme Human Rights Observer and Press Officer. Full details
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30 January 201417:15

The Political Culture in Cornwall a discussion panel

Our distinguished panel of guests gather to discuss the themes of the political landscape in Cornwall, including the question of Cornish devolution. Students are encouraged to come with questions to put to the panel.The panel will also talk about how to get involved in local politics and what students can do to enhance their career prospects.Panel Members:Chair: Lord Teverson, LibDem Spokesman for Energy and Climate Change in the House of Lords. Prior to being made a life peer in 2006, Lord Teverson served as an MEP for the Liberal Democrats, between 1994 and 1999 for the constituency of Cornwall and West Plymouth. Lord Teverson is also an Exeter alumnus who graduated in Economics in 1973.Cllr. Dick Cole, Leader of Mebyon Kernow. Cllr. Cole has been leader of Mebyon Kernow since 1997. He was first elected to Restormel Borough Council in 1999. Cllr. Cole currently represents the Parish of St Enoder on Cornwall County Council. He is also MKs spokesman on housing and planning matters. Dr Joanie Willett, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. Dr Willett has experience in local politics, and has stood for Mebyon Kernow in local elections in the past.Dr Garry Tregidga, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter. Dr Treggidga has carried out extensive research on the political history of Cornwall, including publishing work on the history of the liberal party in the South West region.Cllr. Rob Nolan, LibDem representative for Truro Redannick. Cllr. Nolan is also Chair of Cornwall Council Strategic Planning Committee. Cllr. Hanna Toms (tbc), Labour representative for Falmouth Penwerris. Cllr. Toms has recently been selected to stand as the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth. Full details
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22 January 201413:00

Careers in the EU

John Evans, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what it involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU!. Full details
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3 December 201312:00

Teacher recruitment fair for PGCE students

See the poster attached for details of the recruiters who are coming. Full details
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27 November 201311:00

Joe Twyman, the Director or Political and Social Research and Founding Director of YouGov getting that first graduate job

Joe Twyman, the Director or Political and Social Research and Founding Director of YouGov, will be giving a talk on how to get a job once you graduate. YouGov is one of the most respected pollsters in the UK and Joes talk will be really interesting and humorous, plus hes going to be talking about the internship opportunities YouGov will be offering in the run up to the next general election.To sign up and read more about our speaker go to My Career Zone or view details here http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/events/employer/. Full details
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15 November 201312:00

Preparing for Interview with Michelmores

This is one of our most requested events. If you are making applications now for training contracts and vacation schemes, and need to know more about the interview process, come along. 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 - why a mock interview is a good practice activity? How the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details
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6 November 201312:30

The legal practice course and paths to qualification as a solicitor: your questions answered

Your pathways to qualification are likely to increase, following on from the LETR (Legal Education Training Review). If you are considering doing the LPC upon graduation but want to know about how you might qualify as a solicitor authorised to practise in England and Wales then do attend this session.Our speaker is Maggie Hemsworth who is an Associate Professor at Plymouth University, the LPC Programme Manager/Director of the LPC with 20 years experience in delivery of the LPC. Maggie was formally a litigation solicitor and has worked in London and in the South West. She also acts as an SRA- appointed external examiner and so has an extensive knowledge of the LPC. Full details
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30 October 201315:00

Teaching and Beyond: Where an Education qualification can take you

We have brought together a panel of experienced education professionals to discuss education careers in teaching and beyond. If you are interested in a career as a teacher and would like to hear from those in the profession this is the event for you! There will also be an opportunity to find out more about Exeter's PGCE programme and the event will be followed by a drinks reception so you can discuss the career options more informally with our guests.Alumni Panellists:1) Ghee Bowman (PGCE English Secondary 1998) Devon Development Education Leader, Exeter's Global CentreBioGhee is a trained teacher of English and Drama, with twenty years experience in teaching & training adults and young people. He has worked overseas in many countries, including Turkey and Egypt. He also worked for ICA:UK, doing group facilitation & training. Ghee is now the Project co-ordinator of the Telling our Stories project in Devon Development Education.2) Kate Hurley (PGCE Early Years 2003)Reception Class TeacherBioAs well as teaching in the US, a British/American Nursery in Italy and local authority schools in the UK, Kate has been a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and has worked in SEN (Special Educational Needs). She has now moved into the Independent Sector where she currently works as a Reception Class Teacher. 3) Christopher Howarth (1982 Music; PGCE at Bretton Hall Leeds in Music and Mathematics, 1983)Self-employed education consultant. Bio Previously National Coordinator for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust 4) Ian MacDonald (PGCE Geography Secondary, 1999) Teacher, St Lukes Sports and Science College in ExeterBioIan graduated in 1999 and his career has involved being a subject tutor to and/or mentoring over twenty PGCE students (Geography, History & RE). Ian taught in Tottenham and Devon, and visited schools in places as diverse as Japan, Easter Island and The Falklands. 5) Greg Hancock (English and Fine Art 1983) Freelance Language Coach and TrainerBioSpecialist in general English tuition at all levels and teacher development - especially in the area of adapting curriculum and approaches for Arabic learners in a mixed environment. Greg has many years experience of working in the Gulf region with both male and female students, and has also lived and worked in Spain and in the UK. Full details
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24 October 201313:00

Developing Commercial Awareness for Lawyers Hosted by the College of Law

If you are interested in a career in law and want the opportunity to practice your skills and enhance your employability, attend this Commercial Awareness workshop, which will be delivered by Kerry James, Head of The College of Law in Bristol. This stimulating workshop focuses on a lawyers role within a business deal to give you an understanding of what commercial awareness means how law firms manage clients and what's important to clients! Its interactive and fun and it will help you to answer those difficult questions on application forms for training contracts. Full details
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16 October 201312:00

Careers with the Government Legal Service

Whether the Government is creating new legislation, procuring goods and services, employing people or defending its decisions in court, it needs significant levels of legal advice. To carry out this work, the Government needs its own lawyers who understand its business. The GLS comprises 2000 lawyers working in the legal teams of 30 Departments of State and other Government organizations. GLS lawyers advise Ministers and officials on their powers and responsibilities litigate on their behalf and ensure that official decisions comply with the law.Its a terrific responsibility.As a legal trainee in the GLS, its a responsibility you could share.Steven Richards (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) will provide an insight into the work of the GLS, its lawyers and the recruitment process for its legal trainee scheme. Steven is an alumnus of the University of Exeter and joined the GLS as a legal trainee. Since qualifying as a solicitor, Steven has worked in a number of legal roles within BIS and currently advises on legal matters relating to higher and vocational education.. Full details
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10 October 201312:00

Consultancy workshop for Sociologist

Consultancy is a career choice that is well suited to social scientists, focusing on project based roles with some of the highest profile national and international clients. Deloitte is one of the big four professional services firms. They offer fantastic opportunities for bright graduates on their graduate training programmes. To get an idea of what consultancy is like, Ben Steward (BSc Psychology 2006) will be leading a workshop and Q&A session so you can experience the role of a consultant with Deloitte. There will also be information about applying for the graduate programme intake for September 2014. Applications need to be in soon, so before you get weighed down with work, take a step towards securing your career now!. Full details
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4 October 201311:00

Working for HM Government: a career in research and policy analysis in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

If you are thinking long term about taking a Masters and PhD in international relations, then this talk may give you an idea of where it could lead.The talk will be given by Dr. Stuart Horsman, who is a principle research analyst working on Iran at the Foreign Office. If you are at all interested in working in foreign policy analysis and research, or working for the Foreign Office, or just think it sounds like an interesting topic, then do come along.. Full details
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31 May 201312:00

Working in Westminster Workshop

Students are welcome to come along to hear about the experiences of two Exeter Alumni who are currently working as parliamentary assistants. David Hoy graduated in 2012 and completed a Westminster internship in 2011 with the Parliamentary Resources Unit. Murray McKirdle is also a recent graduate who nows works as the Parliamentary Assistant for Ben Bradshaw MP. If you would like to attend the event, please email to register: B.Hill@exeter.ac.uk so that we can ascertain numbers for lunch, which is provided. Full details
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26 March 201314:00

Childreach International: Complexities of International Development

A representative from Childreach International is coming to talk about their work with communities in the developing world to help improve children's access to health, education, child rights and protection. They will explain what students need to do to make a career in international development.The talk will cover how Childreach International manages the complexities of international development and community partnership during economic struggles. They also want to promote their internship, which many students from Exeter have done in the past. Come to this talk and perhaps that next internship could be yours!To register to attend this event, which counts towards the Exeter award, please sign up on My Career Zone: https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/ViewEvent.chpx?id=185550. Full details
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20 March 201318:30

Barrister's Evening with Lincoln's Inn

This year our barristers evening is being hosted by Lincolns Inn. The evening will comprise of a short talk by the Deputy Under Treasurer on the role of the Inns of Court, and some brief speeches from barristers about their own experiences and career paths.There will be wine and nibbles for networking with some local barristers from Lincolns Inn. This event is open to anyone interested in a career at the Bar. Full details
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15 March 201314:15

LLM Discussion Panel

The professional networking group of Exeter alumni (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/business-alumni/alumni/llmexeterclub/) will be holding their annual conference in Exeter and taking part in a panel discussion which will offer you insight into their current careers, their journeys since graduating from Exeter and a chance to gain valuable career tips from those in the know. The discussion is followed by a networking opportunity. Full details
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12 March 2013

The Wainwright Walk

The second annual Wainwright Walk will take place on 12th March 2013, starting at the University of Exeter campus.. Full details
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8 March 201316:00

Getting started in the Civil Service

We are pleased to be hosting a panel discussion focusing on various careers within the Civil Service including HMRC and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and experiences of the Fast Stream programme (perfectly timed for applications to the Analytical Fast Stream which re-opens on the 4th March https://candidate.faststream.gov.uk/faststream2013). The panel will be made up of Exeter alumni and current fast streamers from the Analytical Fast stream and European Fast stream.This panel discussion is followed by a drinks reception. Full details
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30 January 201314:00

Employer presentation: EU careers talk for social scientists

John Evans, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what it involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU!. Full details
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17 January 201317:00

An evening with Deloitte with drinks reception for Sociology and Philosophy students

Format of the event:Hot topics session on Deloitte's involvement in large capital projects such as the Olympic Games / Q&A session with a manager in this area by a Senior PresenterPresentation on how Sociology/Exeter helped Claire get a career in Consulting An overview of Deloitte's application process and top tipsThis lecture will be followed by drinks / canapes to allow students to speak to recent social sciences graduates about their experiences at Deloitte and ask questions.Please note: the drinks reception will be held in the Mezannine area of the business school. We have been asked to inform you that drinks are not to be placed on the ledge of this are due to potential injury to those below. Full details
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6 December 201213:00

How to get an Internship

This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies.. Full details
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29 November 201218:00

Making a difference locally: Careers in Local government and government agencies

Panel Discussion topics here is a taster of the questions which will be discussed although there is room for flexibility with questions and answers. So far we have confirmed in attendance:Gemma Stephenson, Enterprise Data Manager at Cornwall Council Martin Williams, Zone Employment Engagement Manager, Department for Work and Pensions Sue Patton, Sustainability and Low Carbon Adviser, Cornwall Development Agency Discussion topics:The pros and cons of building a career outside of LondonRoutes available into local government and government agencies and tips for new graduatesWhat qualities do you need to succeed?What can graduates do to make themselves more employable?. Full details
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21 November 201213:00

Understanding Business for Social Scientists

We show how social sciences students can demonstrate business acumen to employers. Business awareness applies to a variety of careers- even teachers need commercial awareness! This session will provide the tools to enable you to discuss your understanding of business more confidently at interview. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details
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21 November 201213:00

Postgraduate Study Fair

Come and have a chat with us about the range of taught Masters and research degree options available at the University of Exeter. The Fair is open to anyone interested in postgraduate study at Exeter. Staff from the college will be available to discuss options with you and there will be information on how to apply and potential funding sources, including the University of Exeter Progression Scholarship. Full details
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15 November 201212:00

How to make a good impression with your application form to a law firm

Anup Vithlani, Graduate Recruitment Manager for Trowers and Hamlins will run through his "do's" and "don'ts" with application form writing.Trowers and Hamlins is an international law firm with offices in the UK, Middle East and South East Asia. See http://www.trowers.com/careers/students/ for information about their graduate recruitment schemes.Trowers and Hamlins are keen to meet Exeter students at this event to discuss recruitment to the firm. Following on from this talk, Anup will be available for around 45 minutes in the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies to discuss their graduate training schemes. You may be interested to know that the training contracts available in their Manchester and Exeter offices both involve working in the Middle East. Full details
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8 November 201212:00

How to get the internship you want

This talk is packed full with useful hints and tips about how to indentify the internship you want, the research and preparation you need to put in for some internships and how to stand out from the other applicants when applying. In this presentation we look at: the different kinds of internships that are available; examples of internship adverts and what they really mean; how to plan and apply, things to consider if going overseas, and where to get more information. Full details
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7 November 20129:30

Meet HSBC - mock interviews, practice assessment centre exercises or discuss graduate opportunities

Do you want to practice your interview technique?Would you like to experience sitting an assessment centre exercise?Or are you interested in a career working for HSBC?(OPTION A) A mock interview(OPTION B) A practice assessment centre exercise(OPTION C) Advice on careers in banking and about the graduate schemes offered by HSBCThese appointments will run from 9am-5pm in rooms 1.3 and 2.2 in Peter Chalk. Simply email Soffi James (sj251@exeter.ac.uk) with your name, appointment type and whether you would prefer a morning or an afternoon appointment. You will then receive a confirmation of this booking which will include the room you will need to go to and time of your meeting. Full details
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31 October 201214:00

Careers in Translating - a panel discussion

The panel members are:Chair: Nesrin Amin http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/staff/amin/Panel member: Paul Bickham from Sure Languages http://www.sure-languages.com/Panel member: Liz Harris, International Committee of the Red Cross sourcing delegate www.icrc.orgPanel member: Leslie McLoughlin http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/staff/mcloughlin/Example questions: Q1. Why you went in to your career and how you got in the position you are currently in?Q2. What practical advice would you give to anyone interested in a career in translation?Q3. What postgraduate qualifications, if any, are needed to be a professional translator?Q4. How do you become a freelance translator?. Full details
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31 October 201213:00

Commercial Awareness for Lawyers

Julies presentation covers everything a budding lawyer needs to know about how to talk about commercial awareness at interview with confidence. This is the third year Julie has delivered this presentation exclusively for us and she is one of our most popular speakers.. Full details
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24 October 201218:30

Speed Networking with the Gilbert Stephens Young Professionals Network

Networking skills are some of the hardest to learn - you have to practice and develop your own style. That is why the College Employability Officer is presenting SSIS students with the opportunity to network with a group of local professionals in a safe and relaxed environment.. Full details
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24 October 201212:00

What job would suit me?

Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will talk through how you can find out what your strengths and weaknesses are, what skills and attributes you possess and how you can match them to potential careers. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies.. Full details
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16 October 201213:00

What Career can I do with a Social Sciences Degree?

Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will run through some of the ways you can research careers, find out what may suit you. This talk is aimed at penultimate and final year social sciences students - especially if you have no idea what you want to do! Materials will also be available. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies.. Full details
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12 October 201212:00

Law Alumni Guest lecture and practical case study on working with Private Clients

A presentation on working with private clients in law. Full details
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11 October 201212:00

Employability Guest Lecture - Joe Twyman, Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov

Joes talk is a light-hearted look at Joes own story from a Sheffield University undergraduate to founding director of YouGov. Joe will also explain the things everyone should remember when applying for jobs, attending interviews and dealing with prospective employers. Details about the YouGov internship scheme will also be given. Full details
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11 June 201214:00

How to make the most of your vacation scheme

Law student Charli Thorp (vacation placements at SJ Berwin and BLP) explains what it is like on a placement and will run a Q&A discussion to answer your questions, and give tips on applying for vacation schemes next year. Full details
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11 June 201212:00

What is it like working in Westminster?

This session is for students either accepted on to the Politics Internship Programme or who may have got an internship working with an MP independently. If you are simply interested in finding out more this could be the session for you. The talk is being run by Frances Parrott, Exeter Politics alumna (2009) and a researcher in Westminster. Full details
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11 June 201211:30

Health and Safety training for your internship

This half hour session is aimed at students on the Politics Internship Programme and will cover the basic health and safety issues to be aware of and regulations to observe. If you are attending a placement you have organised yourself and would also like some clarification on what health and safety issues may affect you, please come along. Full details
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11 June 201210:30

Getting the Internship you want

This presentation will be an overview of ideas and tips for finding internships, and advice on how to apply. Should their be enough demand, this presentation will also include information about internships only available to Masters level students. Full details
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30 May 201214:00

Investigative Journalism Career Workshop

Investigative Journalism Career Workshop with investigative journalist, freelance writer, and Exeter alumnus Chris Ames. Chris writes about politics, freedom of information, secrecy, and the media and publishes in The Guardian, the New Statesman, and elsewhere. He has written extensively about the Iraq War and maintains the website iraqdossier.com and the blog Spin and Spinners.Attend this interactive workshop to learn more about...Careers in journalism; Sources for investigative journalism, especially Freedom of Information; outlets for publishing investigative journalism; journalism versus churnalism and the need to cut through spin; how to construct a story from evidence and what the possibilities are for careers in investigative journalism. Full details
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15 March 201214:00

The Leadership Journey

David Wood is Strategic Director, Criminality and Detention Group, UK Border Agency. He will talk about his rise through the police and how the qualifications he gained along the way helped him to get from police constable to Deputy Assistant Commissioner.. Full details
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14 March 201214:00

Go Global! International Legal Opportunities

The programme includes hearing from Herbert Smith LLP on opportunities abroad, how to make yourself more internationally appealing, a panel Q&A and networking afternoon tea. Also find out more about study abroad and summer schools. Full details
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8 March 201214:00

Careers Options within the University

Tess Nixon is a sociology graduate from 2003. She became heavily involved in student life including sitting on Guild Council, volunteering with Community Action and societies and representing Sociology students. After three years employed by the Students' Guild as Community Action Coordinator she joined the DARO team in September 2007. Her current role is to develop and strengthen relationships with our Alumni and supporters and secure major gifts.Tess will talk about working in charities and the third sector as well as talk about opportunities within the University. Full details
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6 March 201212:30

Recent Politics Alumni Careers Panel

This will be an opportunity for students to hear at first hand from a group of Politics graduates who have taken different career routes with their Politics degrees. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics degree into a career. There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions of the guests.Panel Members are: Kate Taylor (2007) Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alexandra Crook (2006) Transport for London Alexander Hurley (2011) TV Buyer for John Ayling & Associates Owen Thomas (2009) PhD Student, University of Exeter Daniel Hooper. Full details
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2 March 201215:00

Alternative Careers for Law Students

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20 February 201212:00

What to do with a degree in Philosophy?

Ruth Porter, Communications Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs will talk from her own experience about the interaction of think tanks and trade associations with the government and talk about communication and media roles.This event is for students in the Philosophy department. If you would like to attend this event, please email Julia Paci. Full details
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7 February 201217:00

Law Alumni Careers Panel

The evening will begin with a short presentation by each panel member of what influenced his or her personal decision as to the career path to follow and what he or she perceives as the relative advantages of the selected career. There will then be an interactive discussion between panel members (moderated by Steve Edge) and an opportunity for members of the audience to pose questions and participate in the discussion. Full details
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6 February 20129:00

Careers Session: What to do with your Masters degree

The session is for students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies; law, politics and international relations, sociology philosophy, anthropology and Arab and Islamic studies. We will be discussing the options available to you after completion of your Masters: work; internships or further study. There will also be a representative from the International Office to give advice to International students on working in the UK on completion of your Masters. Full details
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