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Event: National Careers Week 2021

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National Careers Week 2021

1 - 6 March 2021

Join Essex for an exciting programme of virtual sessions to support students in exploring Higher Education, employability and career opportunities, during the 2021 National Careers Week.


Register your interest

At Essex we know that employability is an important factor for students in deciding their future, and their Higher Education choices. Our National Careers Week aims to give students more information about the courses, support, and resource available at university, and how this could benefit their future.

We’re pleased to provide employability-focussed sessions spanning across all our academic departments, where students will be able to find out more about the department, the courses they offer and the employability options available to them. The programme also explores placement and study abroad opportunities, the Essex careers services and the opportunities to hear from our alumni.

To access the resources please register your interest and explore the programme below.

Schools and colleges are encouraged to request bespoke live sessions by emailing schools-link@essex.ac.uk.

Event programme

STEM and Health

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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CSEE structures, activities, and opportunities - Find out about our School, the courses and support we offer, and the career opportunities that will be available to you.
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CSEE Alumni - Read about why Ecaterina Gamanji enjoyed studying BSc Computer Science at Essex, the opportunities she was able to take advantage of and where she is in her career today. Read Ecaterina's story

Find out more about our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Health and Social Care

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Is a Career in Health and Social Care right for you? - Find out about our School, the courses we have on offer and the range of career opportunities that could be open to you.  Watch this talk

Find out more about our School of Health and Social Care.

Mathematical Sciences

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Data Science, Big Data and Data Analytics: What’s the difference? - Find out the difference between these areas of study and the opportunities they create. Watch this talk

Find out more about our Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Psychology

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Psychology at Essex: Your place in the world - Hear about the topics you can study, how you will be taught and assessed and the careers opportunities available to you upon graduation.
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Find out more about our Department of Psychology.

Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

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An introduction to SRES (Part 1) - The presentation will provide an overview of the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES) at the University of Essex. Specifically, we will cover the undergraduate courses of Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Performance and Coaching, Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy, alongside entry requirements and indicative modules for each programme. Watch this talk
Employability in SRES (Part 2) - The presentation will provide an overview of employability lead initiatives and modules across the school and university more widely. It will also discuss the Placement Year and Year Abroad opportunities, alongside examples of current and previous students who have undertaken these. Finally, it will cover typical SRES careers that our students have gone into upon graduation.
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The Human Performance Unit (HPU) in SRES (Part 3) - The HPU is an integral part of SRES, allowing students to gain invaluable applied experience in teaching and research. The presentation will discuss key employability skills gained from working within the HPU, as well as further Placement Year and Frontrunner opportunities (which will be introduced in the Employability in SRES presentation). Lastly, the talk will provide an overview of the Sports Science services the HPU offers for the public, our Performance Sports programmes, and professional/elite level athletes/teams. Watch this talk

Find out more about our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science.

Humanities

Edge Hotel School

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Focusing on your career - Hospitality and events are one of the world’s most global and dynamic industries – learn more about it and how the Edge Hotel School is preparing the next generation of hospitality leaders.
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Edge Hotel School alumni - Charlie shares his experience of Edge Hotel School, and how he felt more confident starting his career with the experience he had with Edge. Watch this talk
Edge Hotel School alumni - Edge Hotel School graduate Lauren, as well as her colleagues, share their thoughts on Edge Hotel School's unique links with industry and combination of practical and academic experience.
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Edge Hotel School alumni - Former Edge Hotel School students Oliver and Hamish share their experiences of Edge's fantastic relationship with the hospitality sector, and how Edge goes above and beyond in preparing our students to succeed in our industry.
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Edge Hotel School alumni - Edge Hotel School alumna Eleanor lets us know how Edge helped her start her career, and how our balance of relevant academic learning and practical experience ensures our students are well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.
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Edge Hotel School alumni - Join Edge Hotel School alumni George Hiley-Jones as he shares his career experience as Assistant Front Officer Manager at the stunning 5* Browns Hotel in London. Watch this talk

 

Find out more about our Edge Hotel School, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Interdisciplinary Studies Centre

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An introduction to the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (Part 1) - Learn about our courses and the transferable skills you can learn. Watch this talk
Is the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre the right fit for you? (Part 2) - Learn about the career prospects open to you on complete of a degree from our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. Watch this talk

Find out more about our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Law

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Where could a degree from our School of Law take you? - A general introduction to the School of Law, including courses, skills and career prospects.  Watch this talk
What is the Essex Law Clinic? - Hear an introduction to our Essex Law Clinic and Human Rights Centre Clinic, how it benefits the local economy and how students can get involved. Watch this talk
Essex Law Alumni: Catherine Duggan - Read about why Catherine chose Essex, and what her future holds after graduating from LLB Law in 2020. Read Catherine's story

Literature, Film and Theatre Studies

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Where could a degree in Literature, Film and Theatre Studies take you? - Find out more about our School of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, the courses on offer, and the opportunities this could create for you.
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Find out more about our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Philosophy and Art History

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Where could a philosophy degree take you? - Find out about the courses on offer, the skills you could learn, and the career opportunities open to you.  Watch this talk
Is Art History the right choice for you? - Find out about the courses on offer, the skills you could learn, and the career opportunities open to you.
Watch this talk
Philosophy Alumni: Jack Coombes - Read about where a BA Philosophy degree has taken Jack since graduating in 2017.
Read Jack's story

Find out more about our School of Philosophy and Art History, including more details on the careers prospects.


Social Sciences

Economics

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Where could an Economics degree take you? - This session will introduce to the department and the courses on offer. You will find out about the skills you will learn, the employability support on offer and the career opportunities you could go into.
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Find out more about our Department of Economics, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Essex Business School

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Studying business: what’s in it for me? - This is a session which focusses on defining and explaining each of the main subjects within the Essex Business School and giving suggestions on possible career routes that may follow from each one.
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Find out more about our Essex Business School, including more details on the careers prospects available to you.

Language and Linguistics

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Discovering Linguistics - This session will introduce our department and will introduce the subject area of linguistics through an interactive quiz. Teachers and students will be able to work through the quiz at their own pace and explore some of the questions that linguistics seeks to answer. Watch this talk

Find out more about our Department of Languages and Linguistics including more details on their languages for all programme available.

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Study Abroad and Placement Opportunities

Essex Abroad

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Go global with your Essex degree - Essex Abroad opportunities are for all students who study at Essex. Include an international experience as part of your degree and have a life-changing experience whilst preparing for life as a global citizen.
This link will be available from 1 March

Find out more about study abroad and the benefits to you.

Placements

Is a placement year right for you? Find out what a placement is and how it could benefit your future. Alternatively, you could take a look at our Student Placements Handbook to learn more.

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Essex Business School Placements - Undergraduates at Essex Business School talk about their work placement years as part of their business degrees. In this video, you can hear what the students got up to on their placements, how a work placement has helped them to secure graduate jobs and find out about the support we offer students when sourcing, applying for and undertaking a year in industry.
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School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Placements - Ecaterina is a University of Essex CSEE student who has recently completed a Placement Year with Microsoft at their offices in Central London. In this video we hear from Ecaterina and her supervisors about the experience and find out what effects it’s had on her future study and career aspirations.
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Essex Careers Services

It’s never too early to start thinking of your career beyond graduation. So, get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our friendly, professional careers support. Whether it’s coming along to our events, to getting one-to-one careers advice, we can help to enhance your employability and point you to ways to develop your skills and improve your CV. Find out more about our careers services.

Read our career services blog or listen to their podcast.

Generation Essex

Our careers support is available to graduates for life, and the Generation Essex careers support package is something we offer to the most recent graduates to help them in their next career steps immediately after graduating. Find out more about Generation Essex.

Essex Alumni

Find out more about Essex Alumni, the community you can be a part of forever.

Meet our alumni

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After Essex: Jovanna Yiouselli - Jovanna Yiouselli studied BA International Relations at the University of Essex. Find out why Essex was the right fit, and the opportunities she was able to take advantage of to help her future. Watch Jovanna's story
After Essex: John Bercow - John is a proud member of the Essex community; he was awarded an Honorary Degree in 2010 and in 2017 appointed Chancellor of the University. In the years in his role as Chancellor, he has always had an interesting story to tell or an anecdote to share, both from his time at Essex and his career in politics. John shares memories from studying in our Department of Government in the 1980s, his time as a Member of Parliament, and, of course, his ten years as Speaker of the House of Commons. Watch John's story
After Essex: Amma Frimpong - Amma graduated from the School of Health and Social Care with a postgraduate degree in Adult Nursing. Here Amma talks about her studies, her time at Essex and her career so far. Watch Amma's story

Watch more stories from our Essex Alumni

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Understanding University: The Ultimate Uni Podcast

Listen to current University of Essex students and staff give their experience of university life to help bust the common myths that surround higher education, whilst providing some handy tips too.

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