Graduate Summer School 2013
The Careers Service has once again teamed up with Beepurple, Counselling and Wellbeing and the Alumni Association to offer University of Brighton graduates the opportunity to take part in a series of events to help improve their employability skills and the chances of securing that graduate job.
You can sign up to as many events as you like but be aware that spaces are very limited so book your places as soon as possible! Some events require you to pay a fee in advance to confirm your booking.
Click on the links to view and book on our graduate summer school events:
‘UltraViolet’, the Intensive Business Start-Up Course
10 - 14 June, 10am - 4pm
The Creativity Centre, Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb
UltraViolet is beepurple’s Intensive Business Start-Up Course aimed at final years and graduates. Over the course of five days delegates will develop their entrepreneurial skills and also learn how to become self-employed and more enterprising – something which they may not have covered during their degree.
By the end of the course, attendees will have developed the following skills of:
- Business ideas generation and creative thinking
- Opportunity seeking and analysis
- Negotiation and selling
- Communication and networking
- Financial planning
- Business planning.
Attendees will learn about the legalities of starting up a business and how to protect their intellectual property as well as getting the chance to put their new entrepreneurial skills to the test, by taking part in a Charity Challenge to fundraise for a local charity, and have the chance to enter an elevator pitch competition to win £250!
This course is designed for final years and graduates who would like to develop their own business ideas and gain some essential enterprise skills relevant for self-employment or employment.
Previous delegate feedback has included:
“This course was so inspirational and uplifting for me.”
“Brilliant atmosphere, very informative and motivating. Meeting new people and successful entrepreneurs was a great help to us all.”
Bookings and contact details
The number of places is strictly limited and cost £30.00 per person, which includes food and refreshments. Due to funding changes imposed by the government it is likely this training will cost around £150.00 per person for the week from next year. Private suppliers of this type of course are likely to charge at least £150.00 per day.
To secure your place, we require the full fee of £30.00 upfront. To book your place and pay online, please visit the university's online shop. Should you wish to pay by cheque or cash, please contact the beepurple team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 643224. Cheques can be sent to the Careers Service in Moulsecoomb and made payable to The University of Brighton.
'Transform Your Life' Employability Workshop
12 -14 June, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Room A500, The Checkland Building, Falmer
Are you a graduate and finding it hard to gain employment? …if so, then we have the course for you!
Aimed at helping you develop positive techniques to present and promote yourself confidently whilst seeking employment, ‘Transform Your Life’ will guide you on:
1. The essential strategies to develop your personal and professional goals
2. How to avoid the 7 sins of graduate unemployment
3. How to tap into the job market and make your job hunt more successful
4. How to fine tune your written and spoken communication skills for use in applications
5. How to build rapport and be at your best at interviews.
Feedback from previous ‘Transform Your Life’ courses has included:
“I think that the course is extremely practical, fun, and challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was impressed by the work gone in to it, the humour and clarity. I feel that going through this course was a very useful exercise and reality check. I'll be recommending it to everyone!”
“Mentally, it’s getting me ready to start my professional career. I lack confidence and after having several knock-backs from graduate jobs I just lost all hope of finding a job. The course helped me gain confidence in what I can achieve and I am now motivated to get on with it. I really enjoyed the CV and cover letter part of the course, made me realise I was doing it completely wrong!”
Places are restricted to University of Brighton graduates (including graduates of 2012/13) and those that can commit to attending all three days.
To book please register or sign in with the Vacancy and Events Service and type 'Transform Your Life' into the keyword section of the 'Search events' tab, then click on the 'Book' button at the bottom of the page.
A course like this run outside the university could cost £250 to attend but we are offering it free of charge.
Is this the right course for you? If you would like further details, then please contact the facilitator, Sue Burnett, via e-mail to: S.C.Burnett@brighton.ac.uk
‘Transform Your Life’ is run by Student Services in partnership with the Alumni Association.
Careers Service skills workshops: 17 - 21 June
All skills workshops are free to attend and will be held in the Careers Information Room, The Manor House, Moulsecoomb Campus. To book on the session please sign in or register with our Vacancy and Events Service, searching for the title of the event you want to book on. Bookings open now.
17 June, 10 - 11:30am
Do you get nervous doing presentations? Want to become more compelling and confident? This workshop will show you how to present a fabulous talk, pitch or presentation, without the use of notes! This session will provide tools to help you feel more natural in front of an audience, and learn a simple structure for effective presenting.
19 June, 10 - 11:30am or 3:30 - 5pm
Learn techniques to help you to prepare effectively for a job interview and to make that preparation count on the big day. This workshop will tackle a wide range of question types, plus common anxieties like “What if I’m nervous?” and “What if I don’t know what to say?”
20 June, 3:30 - 5pm, or
21 June, 10 - 11:30am
Learn how to make your CV stand out and how to use it effectively in your job search.