22 March 2014: 'Careers & Employability' (Leeds Metropolitan University)

 Leeds Metropolitan University

This event concentrates on practical advice on maximising employability, within and beyond the academy. The event begins with an experiential talk by Professor Susan Bassnett, whose own academic career includes extensive experience as a PhD supervisor, creative writing, literary criticism on women’s writing and senior management experience as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. It will focus on the changing strategic priorities facing those who work in gender and women’s writing and connections that can be made beyond the academy through working partnerships. A practical workshop follows, led by Dr Rachel Carroll and Dr Helen Davies, on ‘Maximising your CV’ and effective and ethical self-promotion for careers, via online media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging.

The session will be practical in focus, participants being asked to submit their CVs in advance for guidance.  The afternoon sessions opens with a talk by Patrick Ingham, a specialist in interactive media and offers training in the use of digital technology and mobile platforms for employment purposes. The concluding session of the day will be facilitated by Hugo Smith, a documentary film maker, on Writing, Pitching and Accessing Media Commissioners.   


10.00 Registration and Refreshments
10.15 – 11.00 Dr Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University), "The Academic Online"
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop: Dr Rachel Carroll and Dr Helen Davies (University of Teeside): "Maximising Your CV and Successful Self-Promotion beyond the Academy"
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Workshop: Dr Claire Chambers (University of York), "Early-Career Researchers and Public Engagement"
14.45 – 15.00 Refreshment Break
15.15 – 16.00 Prof. Susan Bassnett (Emeritus, University of Warwick): ‘My Career in the Academy’
16.00 Close


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