Interviews and audition tips, work experience in a virtual world and maximising your
employability with Solent University, the University of Bradford and York St John University.
30 June 2020 at 12:00
An introduction to university interviews, auditions and portfolios
Angie Randall, Senior Recruitment Officer at Southampton Solent University
Supporting your university application with work experience in a virtual world
Caroline Priestley, Senior UK/EU Recruitment Officer at the University of Bradford
Top tips for maximising your employability
Louise Carr, Widening Participation Officer at York St. John University
Jon Cheek, Founder and Director, UniTasterDays.com
How to find work experience in a virtual world
We know that things have been hard over the last few months for people to gain work experience, so we wanted to offer some top tips and suggestions about how you can gain work experience in a virtual world.
The presentations suggests some of the ways that you can still gain experience both from home and look for opportunities that are paid and voluntary.
The key things that we are looking for is that you have done your research about your future careers/courses and that means attending Open Days, Taster Days and online session. Chat to people who do the role and find out more about what they do and what is happening in their profession and what has/is changing in their profession. We are also looking for people to demonstrate their transferrable skills and suggest that you think about what you have done and any gaps and how you can plug these gaps.
There are some great opportunities for volunteering and chance for people to work as well in paid roles and of course don’t underestimate the support that you have given to your local community, family and friends.
Finally we recommend engaging in social media and make sure that you keep up to date with what UCAS are offering as they are doing subject talks and follow the professional body for your chosen area/s of interest. So for example the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Details of other events to be added shortlyThere were 108 registrations for the live event from students, teachers and school groups.
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The live event is for post 16-students. Those aged 15 or under will have access to the event recordings which will be provided on this page as well, after the event.
Of course teachers, careers colleagues and support staff are very welcome to attend as well - for their own CPD purposes.