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Succeed with Social Sciences – what's been happening?

A round up of the Succeed with Social Sciences events that have taken place over the last few months and what we can expect from next year's events.

We've been extremely busy with our careers events this year. We've had workshops on:

  • improving your CV
  • applications and interview techniques.

We've also arranged a series of ‘Careers in…' events helping students who want to progress a career in a specific sector including law, politics, housing, working with young people and support and guidance.

One of our most recent events looked at Careers in Politics. This event was ideal for those students who wanted to find out more about careers in politics. Students had the opportunity to listen to, and ask questions of, key people with extensive experience of working in politics at a local and national level.

The event was attended by Lilian Greenwood MP (Labour Nottingham South) and Councillor Jon Collins (Leader of Nottingham City Council and Chair of Nottinghamshire Police Authority), who presented a discussion regarding their experiences of Careers in Politics.

Dean Penford, Employability Consultant for the School said: "Our Careers in… series of events has been extremely popular this year and a range of events we want to develop and improve upon in forthcoming years. The Careers in Politics event was important in showing that these events are not only for students who already know they are interested in specific careers, but are also most useful for those students exploring a range of career ideas. The speakers provided a great personal insight into their experiences within local and central politics, as well as identifying other career options within their area of work."

There was also the annual Psychology Careers Week. There were talks that directly related to a career in psychology such as clinical psychology, assistant psychologist work, forensic psychology and sports psychology and talks from programme leaders of masters courses at NTU. There were also talks on:

  • teaching
  • crime analysis
  • entrepreneurialism
  • business start-up.

Some talks had the added value of being conducted by alumni of the psychology division and so encouraged and inspired current students.

Additionally, there was a presentation from Nottingham Community and Volunteering Service, as well as Year Three students talking to Year Two students about what to expect from their final year.

Succeed with Social Sciences – what's been happening?

Published on 6 May 2014
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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