Student Employer Events

Add these free short course to your CV/social media profile to demonstrate the additional skills you have for the workplace and that you have studied areas outside of your degree. These are short sessions that you can add to your CV and Linkedin profile to highlight your skills to employers and other institutions.

Making the most of Linkedin

When: Tuesday 21st January (room 208), Wednesday 22nd January (room 208) and Thursday 23rd January (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm -1.35pm

Details: Linkedin is a free online CV and professional profile and brand. 1 in 3 professionals are members of LinkedIn, with many recruiters using it to identify potential candidates. This short seminar will highlight how to make the most of Linkedin recruitment, identifying mentors, networking and job hunting.

Deliverer: University Centre Peterborough

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Being resilient, managing stress, emotional intelligence

When: Tuesday 28th January (room 208), Wednesday 29th January (room 208) and Thursday 30th January (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Know how to demonstrate emotional intelligence. This engaging session takes you on mini journey that unlocks the features of Emotional Intelligence.  You get to understand it’s benefits as well as receive a tool to transform negative emotions quickly, giving you peace of mind, clarity and confidence in difficult situations.  You will be able to explain to potential employers that you have high emotional intelligence (high EQ).  Emotional intelligence is about being aware of your emotions and managing them in an assertive way. Having self-awareness is the key to understanding others. This skill improves your ability to connect with others, impacting your life in a positive way.

Deliverer: Confidence Connoisseur Ltd

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Project Management, Change Management

When: Tuesday 4th February (room 208) and Thursday 6th February (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Know the key points of project management and change management. This session will provide you with an understanding of setting context/expectation, introduce lean principles and how to handle change. It will include 5s methodology and principles of project management in an interactive manner. 

Deliverer: Flagship

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Guest speaker: William Dry, Former Office Manager for Lisa Forbes MP

When? Wednesday 5th February, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Details: William will be hosting a discussion on Politics in Peterborough and London. Will was born and raised in Peterborough, studied at Peterborough Regional College. Graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 with a degree in genetics and, after a brief stint in Cambridge working in antibody research, he joined the Army where he served until 2013. In 2017, Will took a job with Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough's newly-elected Labour MP. It was shortly before this that he became actively involved in Peterborough Labour Party, eventually becoming its Secretary, a role he still holds today. Following the recall of Fiona early last year he worked on Lisa Forbes' by-election campaign and became her Office Manager shortly after her election. He was also her election agent during the 2019 General Election and was deeply involved in the running and oversight of her campaign.

Deliverer: William Dry, Former Office Manager for Lisa Forbes MP

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People Management/Managing Teams

When: Tuesday 11th February (room 208), Wednesday 12th February (room 208) and Thursday 13th February (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Know how to discuss people management.  This session will provide you with hints, tips and methods to use and improve your management career as managing people is very challenging. Journey through the key subject areas of; Communication, Standards and Expectations, Trust and Empower, Problems expect and anticipate them, Success and Celebration.

Deliverer: Training & Consulting for Business

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Guest speaker: Teach East

When? Tuesday 11th February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Details: Teach East are a training provider that offers people with degrees a route into teaching that prepares them for a career in education. Teach East provides inspirational and effective training to the outstanding teachers of tomorrow. Teach East is run by a team of dedicated senior leaders in Peterborough schools, all of whom still teach and lead in the city on a day-to-day basis. With the support of staff from a wide and diverse range of schools within the city, we have constructed a course that allows trainees to learn in high quality settings, watching and working with some of the best practitioners in Peterborough.

Deliverer: Teach East

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LinkedIn, CVs and National Careers Service

When? Wednesday 12th February, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Details: Open to UCP students, staff and alumni only. This short session will explore:

  • LinkedIn for networking to ensure that your profile maximises employment and progression opportunities and career progression
  • CV writing to ensure it has impact. If you have listed your duties under the employment section without showing impact, it's an out of date CV! This session will ensure your CV is current and appropriate for all job applications.
  • Access to the National Career Service for FREE 121 support (up to 2 years) regarding career guidance and progression.

Deliverer: University Centre Peterborough and National Careers Service

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Guest speaker: Trainee Educational Psychologist

When? Monday 17th February, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Details: Elizabeth Smalley after completing her degree went on to study her MA at Cambridge University in Education and Psychology. She is now completing professional training and Doctorate programme in Child, Community and Educational Psychology with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Deliverer: Elizabeth Smalley, UCP

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CV’s with impact

When? Tuesday 18th February (room 208), Wednesday 19th February (room 208) and Thursday 20th February (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Does your job/work experience section simply list your duties or responsibilities? If so, you are creating an out of date CV and this session is for you! It will provide you with information regarding how to improve your CV to ensure it has impact If an employer is going to invest in you as a candidate, they will expect you to make an impact in your role. So, when writing your CV, it’s important to show how your actions have benefited your previous employers. Rather than simply listing your responsibilities throughout your CV, you should always endeavour to link them to the goals of your employer and highlight the benefits of hiring you.

Deliverer: University Centre Peterborough

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Networking & identifying mentors

When: Tuesday 25th February (room 208), Wednesday 26th February (room 208) and Thursday 27th February (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Know how to build networks and contact mentors to support your career development.
This short course will provide you with advice and guidance to identify a potential mentor with a demonstration on who and how to make an initial approach.  This is a practical session where you will identify a potential mentor and start the outreach process.

Deliverer: Trusted Media/Liberty Mind

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Guest speaker: Counter Terrorism Policing

When? Monday 2nd March, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Details: Andy Craigie from Counter Terrorism Policing will be giving a presentation on ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness which includes:

  • Introduction to Counter Terrorism
  • Current Threat
  • Identifying and responding to suspicious activity
  • Identifying and dealing with suspicious items
  • Bomb Threats
  • Responding to firearms or weapons attack
  • Social Media

Deliverer: Andy Craigie, Counter Terrorism Policing

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Guest speaker: Hunt & Coombs

When? Monday 2nd March, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Details: Solicitor Wendy Davidson will be speaking on Commercial and Business Law. Wendy qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and joined Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in 2018. She has experience in the following areas of both employment law and also corporate commercial law.

Deliverer: Wendy Davidson, Hunt & Coombs

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Professionalism, business behaviours, intercultural awareness 

When: Tuesday 3rd March (room 208), Wednesday 4th March (room 208) and Thursday 5th March (room 210), 12.05pm - 12.35pm and 1.05pm - 1.35pm

Details: Know what employers are looking for in your behaviour and cultural awareness. This session includes a whistle-stop tour of useful things you don’t normally learn about the world of work that would be good to know from the outset

Deliverer: Blue Diamond

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Guest speaker: AB Agri

When? Wednesday 4th March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Details: AB Agri are a unique community of leading agricultural businesses operating across the entire food supply chain. They will be speaking on Formula 24 which takes into consideration people, planet and profit. Formula 24 is our ‘recipe’ for responsible agriculture. It is through this framework, based around three focus areas, that we can make the biggest positive difference to the agri-food industry.

Deliverer: AB Agri

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Guest speaker: Hau Forensics Ltd

When? Thursday 5th March, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Details: Dr Peter Hau has 30 years operational experience and is a specialised lecturer who is used to working alongside police officers, lawyers, barristers and other forensic scientists on high profile cases including The Suffolk Prostitute Murders, The Jigsaw Murder and The Law Hill murder. He has also received several commendation from Suffolk constabulary for contribution to the murders of the 5 prostitutes in Ipswich. He is also the director of Hau Forensics Provide comprehensive forensic services to our clients, namely solicitors, defendants, police, CJS, private individuals. We aim to achieve, through forensic science, "Justice For All" for everyone.

Deliverer: Dr Peter Hau, Hau Forensics Ltd

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Guest speaker: Forensic Psychologist

When: Friday 6th March (room 210), 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Details: Learn more about Forensic Psychology from Naomi Murphy, Clinical Director of Specialist Mental Health Service. This is a great opportunity for those that are interested in Forensic Psychology, or any work in prisons. It may also be useful to come if you are interested in Clinical Psychology and missed the last talk as Naomi is trained in both Forensic and Clinical Psych.

Naomi is currently exploring innovative applications of technology (bio-neurofeedback, film and VR/AR) to assessment, treatment and staff training in mental health settings; Expertise in: Transforming the culture of total institutions - creating cultures of compassion and emotional authenticity in traditionally austere and challenging environments; Making trauma focused therapy accessible to frightened or treatment-ambivalent clients with complex mental health needs in community, hospital and prison settings; Accredited sensorimotor psychotherapist; Trans-disciplinary team-working; Sharing psychological theory and principles to enable role enhancement of non-psychologists. 

Deliverer: Naomi Murphy (Forensic and Clinical Psychologist) - Clinical Director of Specialist Mental Health Service provided by CPFT NHS Trust working in Partnership with HMP Whitemoor

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Police Assessment Day

When? Wednesday 11th March, ALL DAY 

Details: Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be taking the practice police assessment day. They will be looking for the understanding and ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Public Service
  • Openness To Change
  • Service Delivery
  • Professionalism
  • Decision Making
  • Working With Others

This is a great opportunity for those who want to go into the public services such as policing and see what an assessment day is like and also how they can improve before experiencing the real one!

Deliverer: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Guest speaker: Heather Noble, BBC Producer

When? Monday 9th March, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Details: Heather started my broadcasting career with a week of work experience at my local station BBC Three Counties Radio. Fortunately my uni was in the same town so she was able to fit freelance shifts as a Broadcast Assistant around my studies. She started at the radio at 6am, pinged between uni and my other retail job and then finished my evening BBC shift at 10pm. Heather joined BBC Three Counties Radio full time on graduation. By early 2005 Heather had joined the BBC World Service in News and Current Affairs as a Broadcast Assistant particularly responsible for programmes running to rigid timings.

"The variety and creativity of local radio is something which really excites me and so when a Journalist role became available at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at the end of the year she jumped at it. In the 15 years here I’ve produced for both news and programming."

Heather currently a Senior Producer with a remit to work on engagement. As part of my current role she plans and delivers large events and outside broadcasts and work within communities to bring the BBC to them. She also manages a great team of people who produce our weekday evening output, which includes specialist music and community outreach.

Deliverer: Heather Noble, BBC

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Guest speaker: Sue Marchant, BBC Presenter

When? Tuesday 10th March, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Details: Sue Marchant swapped Stage for Studio in 1999 when she started full time at X-Cel FM (now Star Radio) as Lunchtime Presenter and head of Promotions working as part of a close knit team Sue forged a relationship with the local paper in sponsorship for their Roadshow trailer to be out and about in the county.

After applying to BBC Cambridgeshire for a Producers job, Sue was asked to send in a demo and ended up being offered a string of shows since 2002: Dawnbreaker show from 5am till 7am and to produce trails for other presenter; Regional presenter on a Sunday evenings.; BBC Local Radio’s first ever NightShift from 1am till 5am for 4 nights a week; BBC Northampton offered Sue Saturday and Sunday mornings and Sue coupled this with a daytime show on North Norfolk Radio.

Lots of smiles and miles two years later she became the Evening Regional Presenter 7pm till 10pm five nights a week with music guests and conversation covering a third of the country. Sue currently presents the Sunday evening Regional output from 7pm till 10pm and co-hosts the Folk Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Monday evenings.

Deliverer: Sue Marchant, BBC

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Guest speaker: Charley Genever, Poet Laureate

When? Wednesday 25th March, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Details: Charley Genever is a poet, writer, and creative producer. Living and working from Peterborough, she is a former Peterborough Poet Laureate, vice chair of the Syntax Poetry Festival committee, manager of the Peterborough Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate programmes, and produces her own quarterly spoken word night ‘Freak Speak’. She has worked with a variety of arts organisations across the country, She is a Metal resident artist, and has received multiple Project Grants from Arts Council England to deliver projects, such as Freak Speak, and her debut solo show, Groom. In 2019 she was long-listed for the category of ‘Best Spoken Word Film’ in the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry awards. 

Deliverer: Charley Genever, Poet Laureate

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Guest speaker: James Sutherland

When? Wednesday 1st April, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Details: James is a Superintendent with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and currently the Head of Demand- responsible for our 'Demand Hub'- managing their contact and interactions with the public. He is also responsible for rural crime, senior champion for the LGBT+ network, various specialist command functions and organising days of action. He is the senior professional lead for talent management with oversight of the various graduate and internal talent schemes. He is also the strategic lead for Crime Prevention. His professional interests include evidenced based policing, crime prevention and road safety.

Deliverer: James Sutherland, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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