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Changing Futures Week

Monday 8 February – Friday 12 February 2021

The aim of Changing Futures Week is to showcase industry careers and opportunities available to University of Northampton students through a packed agenda of masterclasses, talks, demonstrations and workshops with leading industry speakers.

 

  • To find out more and join the sessions, see our Changemaker Hub blog (student log-in required).

    Monday 8 February

    Careers Related to Childhood and Youth Panel
    • 10.45am – 12pm

    Are you interested in careers related to Childhood and Youth? This panel consists of workers working with young people and their families in different contexts and may be of interest to those studying related subjects such as Childhood and Youth, Education, and Health and Social Care. The panel consisting of a Youth Participation Worker, Operational Manager for Family Support charity and a college Lecturer in Health & Social Care will talk about their area of work and share their career story, as well as provide their advice and tips for getting into their field.

    Assessment Centres and Psychometric Testing
    • 12.30 – 1.30pm

    An introduction to Assessment Centres and Psychometric tests. Gain an understanding of what to expect when attending an assessment centre and increase your confidence in completing online tests.

    Inspiring Future Researchers
    • 2.15 – 3pm

    Come along and meet with one of our postgraduate researchers (PGRs), Bethany McTrustery, who has completed all her higher education at Northampton and is currently working towards her PhD. As alumni of University of Northampton, Bethany will be able to share with you her experiences of studying at UoN and her pathway to a research degree.

    Real Career Pathways – H&S and Degrees
    • 2.15 – 3.15pm

    Hear from H&S Manager, Rich McNab, about his career progression and experiences of degree apprenticeship with his employer. Rich joined the RAF aged 16 and trained as an aircraft electrical engineer. After 6 years, he left and took a variety of roles before joining HORIBA and developed his career. Now, he is undertaking a degree with the University via his company.

    Society, Innovation and You
    • 3 – 5pm

    Get started on your Changemaker Certificate Bronze. Through this session, you will be introduced to social problems and explore social innovation as a tool to address them. You will consider the social problems that align to your personal values and the role you can play in addressing societal challenges.

    Careers in: HR
    • 3.15 – 4pm

    In this session, hear from Becky, a former HR Professional with Avon, who has experience working across many different disciplines of HR and has partnered with multiple functions and geographies. Becky will talk about her career, starting her own business and give you her top tips for starting your own career. Becky is an HR professional, spending the majority of her career with Avon. She has had the opportunity to work across different disciplines of HR, partnering with multiple functions and geographies. Her key achievements include partnering with the business to implement organisational change and leading the implementation of a global performance and talent management approach, with supporting technology for over 50 markets. Having taken the decision to leave Avon, Becky is in the process of setting up a career coaching company, that focuses on supporting students to choose a path that is right for them.

    Tuesday 9 February

    Gradcracker
    • 10.15 – 11.15am

    What are the graduate opportunities for those graduating with a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree? Find out how you can maximise this website to find a top job when you’re a graduate.

    Portal Power
    • 12 – 12.30pm

    The Changemaker Hub Careers and Employability platform is an online platform full of fantastic articles, videos and features to help you develop essential employability skills with a knowledge centre to help you achieve your graduate career objectives. In this session, we will explore some key aspects of the portal and how it can help you.

    Careers in: Cyber Security
    • 11.30am – 12.30pm

    Join this session to find out more about the different careers and opportunities available in the world of Cyber Security with guest speakers talking about the wide range of roles available – and you don’t need a cyber security degree. Guest speakers include Budgie Dhanda from 3BDA.

    WPR Agency Talk
    • 12 – 1pm

    Join Rebecca Williams, Director at WPR – one of the most award-winning communications agencies in the UK – to find out what a career in PR encompasses. From product placement, to stunts and “going viral”, hear about WPR’s most famous campaigns, as well as the opportunities for work experience, internships and graduate placements.

    A Day in the Life of a Postgraduate
    • 1.15 – 2pm

    Our Research Student Officer, Anthony Stepniak, will give you a flavour of the different initiatives and activities he undertakes as a Postgraduate, including his research and teaching work, as well as his responsibilities as a student representative.

    Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • 2.15 – 3.15pm

    How to think like an Entrepreneur? Adam Lawton (Business Adviser) will look at the key characteristics of an Entrepreneurial mindset and how they can help you to start a business or improve how you work.

    The Employability Plus Award – Why Should I Do It?
    • 3 – 4pm

    Do the Employability Plus Award not just for your C.V. but for yourself! Explore the reasons why doing the Employability Plus Award will give you the edge when looking to create your profile and branding.

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
    • 3.15 – 4pm

    Join Charlotte Patrick – Lead on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at the University, and Mateusz Gizicki – KTP Associate R&D Engineer with EES in Northampton, to find out about how taking part in Knowledge Transfer Partnership as an Associate can kickstart your career.

    Wednesday 10 February

    Changing Lives of Children in India
    • 9.30 – 10.30am

    Meet Divya Shanthi, a development organisation working in Bangalore, to find out about the work they do to transform the lives of children and families in India. The vision of Divya Shanthi is to create communities where justice, freedom, economic inclusion and human dignity, religious harmony and sustainable environments flourish and combine to contribute to the growth of their nation.

    Engaging with the Community
    • 10.30 – 11.30am

    Explore the importance of engaging with the community through volunteering and the positive impact it can have on your C.V.

    Cyber Choices – Eastern Region Police Special Operations Unit
    • 12 – 1pm

    Are you interested in finding out more about cyber-crime? This workshop looks at cyber-crime, the motivations behind committing this type of crime, the resources available to those interested in cyber related careers, as well as tips and opportunities available in the cyber security or related industries.

    Careers in: Logistics
    • 1 – 2pm

    Join this session to find out more about the Logistics Sector. Don’t discount the logistics sector – many opportunities and roles to grow your career. Guest Speakers include Deborah James from Clipper Logistics talking about the wide range of roles, careers and vacancies they have.

    Myth Busting Research
    • 1.15 – 2pm

    Professor Matthew McCormack and Dr Linda Maguire will host a quiz, to see how much you really know about doctoral study! The session will be fun and informative, to give you an insight into PhD research.

    How to be a Successful Job Hunter on Gradcracker: Science Careers
    • 2 – 2.30pm

    What are the graduate opportunities for those graduating with a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree? Find out how you can maximise this website to find a top job when your graduate.

    International Student Panel
    • 2 – 4pm

    Attend this event to hear from international students who have experience of looking for a placement. This is a great opportunity to gain tips and advice for your placement search and the UK recruitment.

    Careers in: PR and Marketing
    • 3 – 4pm

    Join this session to find out more about Labour Market Information within PR and Marketing as well as finding out about the different careers and pathways in the field. Guest speakers include Abigail MacKenzie – Abigail is the Creative Director and Founder of luxury digital marketing team, You & Me. Abigail and her team work on launching ‘digital dreams’ via Social Media, building bespoke websites and brand design. Their projects allow them to work across the globe! Karen Clarke is the lead on communications at SEMLEP with a varied career working in PR and comms in roles from economic development through to consultancy and more.

    Law Workshop: Machins Solicitors
    • 2 – 4pm

    Why is commercial awareness so important for a career in law? When providing legal services to corporate clients, it is important to bear in mind that a lawyer’s role should be to facilitate our client’s instructions and not block them. For commercial clients, we must remember that their objectives are ultimately to operate a business; they want practical solutions that help them do business within the law. As lawyers, it is our responsibility to understand our client’s needs and therefore a strong awareness of the commercial drivers relevant to our clients is as important as accurate legal advice. During this presentation, we will look at what is important to a corporate client and the practicalities of providing advice to corporate clients. We will also look at how you can help build a strong commercial awareness so that you can better serve your clients.

    Thursday 11 February

    Careers in: Healthtech
    • 11 – 11.45am

    This session will look into careers in the Healthtech sector, as well as sector specific Labour Market Information. Our Guest Speaker Dan Cole from Accrux will talk about his career in this sector.

    Get into Teaching
    • 11.30am – 12.30pm

    The workshop will inform you about how to be a good applicant for Initial Teacher Training and your training options.

    BUNAC – Overseas Programme
    • 12.15 – 1.15pm

    Work and travel experiences aren’t easy to do alone. BUNAC assist with visas, jobs, internship placements, travel planning, work abroad travel insurance, accommodation, arrival support, 24/7 emergency assistance and more. We make the overwhelming simple.

    Developing Future Careers
    • 1.15 – 2pm

    Professor Ian Livingstone and Dr Linda Maguire will provide some ideas of where a research degree could lead you. There will also be a Q&A session to see whether doctoral study could be for you.

    Careers in: Digital Creative Industries
    • 2 – 3pm

    The session takes a spotlight look into careers in Digital Creative Industries as well as sector specific Labour Market Information. Guest Speakers include Neil Webb and Jimmy Bricknell from Small Giant Media. Neil is Director of Balance – a creative agency who design & brand Application 3D & Virtual Reality Educational Research & Content Creation for organisations. Neil is also a High Growth Business Advisor for SEMLEP. Jimmy has a video production business, experience of film production including motion graphics, drone operation and production management and studied at UoN.

    How to be a Successful Job Hunter on Gradcracker: Engineering Careers
    • 2 – 2.30pm

    What are the graduate opportunities for those graduating with an engineering degree? Find out how you can maximise this website to find a top job when your graduate.

    Successful Interviews
    • 2.15 – 3.15pm

    This workshop explores how to succeed at interview and looks at the preparation required and the types of questions that might arise in job selection interview.

    Being Your Own Boss
    • 2.15pm

    Experienced Business Adviser, Paul Smith, will talk you through the things which you’ll need to consider if you’re thinking about starting your own business.

    Special Educational Needs Alumni Event
    • 4 – 6pm

    This is your opportunity to talk with former students of the BA and MA SEN & Inclusion Degree who have gone on to a varied and interesting range of occupations since they graduated, applying their understanding of inclusion, special educational needs, disability and diversity in different employment contexts. To find out more working in the inclusive field, please do join us for our online event when you will be offered the chance to meet our alumni, find out what fields they have been employed in since graduation and ask them related questions. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

    Friday 12 February

    Marriott International Mock Assessment Centre – Fully Booked
    • 9am

    Join this session set up as a mock assessment centre for Travel and Tourism and International Business students.

    Gradcracker
    • 10.15 – 11.15am

    What are the graduate opportunities for those graduating with a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree? Find out how you can maximise this website to find a top job when your graduate.

    Funding your Start-up Business
    • 11am – 12pm

    Experienced adviser Paul Smith talks you through how to source funding for starting your own business.

    UK Applications Process Explained Workshop
    • 11.30am – 1pm

    This workshop explains the UK recruitment process and the different steps involved. It will be useful for any international students who may be going through the process of applying for a placement or work experience opportunity in the UK.

    Real Career Pathways: Childhood and Youth to Probation Officer
    • 1 – 2pm

    Hear from our speaker, Sarah Whittam, about her career development including working with Young People with learning difficulties with a specialism of Autism, Children’s Service and as a Probation Officer. This event may interest those studying Childhood & Youth, and related subjects such as Education, SENI and Criminology degrees.

    Real Career Pathways: UoN Alumni to Professional Photographer
    • 1.15 – 2.15pm

    Dan Thomas graduated from UON in 2012 and quickly went on to establish his own photography business. Dan and his team pride themselves on the relationships they build with clients and have developed a focus on beauty, fashion and portraiture.

    Employability Plus Q&A
    • 2 – 3pm

    Undergraduates: Book onto this session for any questions you have about completing your Employability Plus Award for Bronze, Silver or Gold answered.

  • Monday 8 February

    Working as a copywriter and in the Sustainability Sector
    • 10am

    Presenter: Laela Purvis Greenway

    For students on English and Creative Writing courses, and open to others

    Artist Talk
    • 10am

    Presenter: Haley Morris-Cafiero

    For students on Photography courses, and open to all

    Staff Journeys
    • 10am

    Presenter: Foundation team

    Open to Foundation students

    Artist Profile and Work
    • 11am

    Presenter: Anita Taylor

    Open to students on Fine Art, and Painting and Drawing students

    Observing and Drawing in Residence
    • 11am

    Presenter: Christy Burdock (Artist and Illustrator)

    Open to Illustration and Fine Art students

    Transition from University to work
    • 11am

    Presenter: Tom Craddock (Junior Artist, Sumo Digital)

    Open to Games students only

    Materials Research
    • 12.30pm

    Presenter: Sanne Visser (Materials Researcher)

    For Fashion students, and open to all

    Postgraduate study
    • 1pm

    Presenters: Rod Rosenquist and Mark Rothery

    For students on English and Creative Writing courses, and open to others

    Artist’s work and Diversity issues
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Aneesa Dawoojee (Professional Photographer)

    For students on Photography courses, and open to all

    Introducing the Footwear Museum
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Rebecca Shawcross

    For students on Fashion courses, and open to all

    Games industry from the perspective of a veteran
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Peter Molyneux (Creative Director 22Cans)

    Open to Games students only

    Tuesday 9 February

    Preparing to go into teaching – what you need to know
    • 10am

    Presenter: Declan Mee

    For students on English and Creative Writing courses, and open to others

    Commercial Producer
    • 10am

    Presenter: Emma Alexander (Motherbran)

    For students on Photography courses, and open to all

    Being a Lead Game Designer
    • 10am

    Presenter: Poornima Seetharaman (Lead Game Designer Zynga Games)

    Open to Games students only

    Artist Talk
    • 10am

    Presenter: Michael W. Bell (CEO and Founder of Aurora Eclipse Productions Ltd.)

    For Music students, and open to others

    Future Forecasting Workshop
    • 10.30am

    Presenter: Hannah Borg (WGSN)

    For students on Fashion courses, and open to others

    New Design Studio Culture
    • 11am

    Presenter: Adrian Shaughnessy (world renowned Designer)

    Open to students on Graphic Communication, and Illustration courses

    Getting those with disabilities into the games industry/ Indie game development
    • 1pm

    Presenter: Chris Goodyear (Creative Director, Many cats)

    Open to Games students only

    Artist Talk
    • 1pm

    Presenter: Zuzu (Musician)

    For Music students, and open to all

    Textile and Design placement opportunities in Sri Lanka with Travelteer
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Fraser Crawford

    For Fashion students, and open to all

    Footwear Design
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Emily Linndell (Senior Designer, Startrite Shoes)

    For Fashion students, and open to all

    Themes and trends driving great creative work
    • 2pm

    Presenter: D&AD

    Open to students on Graphic Communication, and Illustration courses

    Shooting from a home studio – Tethering your camera to the computer
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Eugenio Franchi

    For Photography students, and open to all

    Artist Profile and Work
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Alexis Harding

    Open to Fine Art, and Painting and Drawing students

    Topic: Q and A session
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Aboutsound Owner and Entrepreneur

    For Media students

    Careers in Publishing
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Stephanie Carr

    For students on English and Creative Writing courses, and open to all

    Games and Game Trends
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Dominika Szot (Games Business Operations Manager, Huawei)

    Open to Games students only

    Career Path and working for Ubisoft
    • 5pm

    Presenter: Stehanie Dowling (Outsourcing Project Manager Ubisoft (San Francisco))

    Open to Games students only

    Q and A session with Panel of Actors
    • 8pm

    Presenters: Krissi Bohn, Michael Begley, Josh Harvey and Sharni Tapako-Brown

    Open to students on Performance courses, and others

    Wednesday 10 February

    Charity Changemaker School in Bangalore, India
    • 9.30am

    Presenter: TBC

    Open to Foundation students

    Product Development
    • 9.45am

    Presenter: Laura Pickering (Fitflop)

    For Fashion students, and open to all

    Artist Talk
    • 10am

    Presenter: Bing Ye

    For students on Photography courses, and open to all

    QA Testing and BAME in Games
    • 10am

    Presenter: CJ Ransom (QA Lead, Sports Interactive)

    Open to Games students only

    Artist Talk
    • 10am

    Presenter: Arlene McNaught (Musical Director, Composer, Arranger, Pianist)

    For music students, and open to others

    Starting up your own brand and DTC model
    • 11am

    Presenter: Diego Vanassibara (Footwear Designer)

    For students on Fashion courses, and open to others

    Malcolm Garrett – Designer talking about his practice and career
    • 11am

    Open to students on Graphic Communication, and Illustration courses

    Health Care Industry and Marketing
    • 11am

    Presenter: Libby Connelly, Podiatry Clinic Co-ordinator

    For students on English and Creative Writing courses, and open to others

    Artist Profile and Work
    • 11am

    Presenter: Luci Eldridge

    Open to Fine Art, and Painting and Drawing students

    Working as a sports reporter
    • 12pm

    Presenter: Kelly Somers (Premier League Football reporter for the BBC)

    For Journalism students, and open to others

    Alumni talking about the transition from uni to work
    • 1pm

    Open to students on Graphic Communication, and Illustration courses

    Artist Talk
    • 1pm

    Presenter: Patrick O’Connor (Founder of Efferent Audio)

    For Music students and open to others

    Art and Engineering portfolios for graduates
    • 1.30pm

    Presenters: Louise Andrew (Art Manager, D3t Ltd) and Phil Owen (Engineering Manager, D3t Ltd)

    Open to Games students only

    Shooting from a home studio – Homebuild studios with available lights
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Eugenio Franchi

    Open to Photography students, and to all

    Narrative Design and Implementation
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Tim Partlett (Narrative Designer, Splash Damage)

    Open to Games students only

    Where are they now? Our graduates return
    • 4pm

    Presenters: Alumni

    For English and Creative Writing students, and open to others

    Cultural Diversity in Art and Design – What’s the point?
    • 4pm

    Presenter: FACE Panel Discussion

    For Fashion students and open to others

    Thursday 11 February

    Artist Talk
    • 10am

    Presenter: Tyrone Williams

    For Photography students, and open to all

    Getting Graduates into the Games Industry
    • 10am

    Presenter: Andy Driver (Operations Manager, Grads in Games and Head of Graduate Recruitment, Aardvark Swift)

    Open to Games students only

    Industry Insight
    • 10am

    Presenter: Ivana Stefanova

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Colour and Trend prediction workshop
    • 10.30am

    Presenters: Lucy Hailey and Josie Hunter, PECLERS Paris

    For students on Fashion courses, and open to others

    Topic: Industry Insight
    • 10.30am (TBC)

    Presenter: Thomas Saunders

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Topic: Industry Insight
    • 11am

    Presenter: Dora Anastasiou

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Industry and Work practices
    • 11am

    Presenter: STB Creative Agency

    Open to students on Graphic Communication, and Illustration courses

    How to get a managerial role straight after graduating
    • 11am

    Presenter: Megan Wollhouse (Brand Onboarding manager Stephenson Online Ltd)

    For English and Creative Writing students, and open to all

    Artist Profile and Work
    • 11am

    Presenter: Bronwyn Sleigh

    Open to Fine Art, and Painting and Drawing students

    Being an Indie Worker
    • 11am

    Presenter: Kerry Provenzano ( Former UoN Journalism and English Graduate)

    For Journalism students, and open to others

    Technical Demonstration
    • 11am

    Presenters: Technician Demonstrator Team

    For Media students

    Working as a sports reporter
    • 12pm

    Presenter: Kelly Somers (Premier League Football reporter for the BBC)

    For Journalism students, and open to others

    Portfolio Review YEAR 3 Graphic Communication students only
    • PM

    Presenter: STB Creative Agency

    Open to students on Graphic Communication courses

    Hiring and Developing Talent in Games
    • 1pm

    Presenter: Alison Clark (Senior HR Advisor, Outplay Entertainment LTD)

    Open to Games students only

    Career Profile and Setting up as a Freelancer
    • 1pm

    Presenter: Jem Collins (Journalist and Founder of Journo Resources)

    For Journalism students, and open to others

    Accessories and Sustainability
    • 1.30pm

    Presenter: Aoife Ni Chofiagh

    For Fashion students, and open to others

    Building a career in the Arts and Developing your own creative practice
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Carole Hayman (Writer, Actor and Broadcaster)

    For English and Creative Writing students, and open to all

    Topic: Industry Insight
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Louisa Michael

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Topic: Industry Insight
    • 2.30pm

    Presenter: Youshra Bibi

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Topic: Industry Insight
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Rula Al-jawad

    For Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students

    Fashion and the Reality – How to start your own fashion label
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Yemi Kosibah

    For Fashion students, and open to all

    Career Path and Being a Producer
    • 5pm

    Presenter: Adam Sarasohn (Lead Producer, Ubisoft (San Francisco))

    Open to Games students only

    Friday 12 January

    Leather UK Design Competition
    • 9.30am

    Presenter: Kerry Senior

    For Fashion students, and open to others

    Serious games
    • 10am

    Presenter: Rosemary Lokhorst (Founder and CEO, Storybyte Studio)

    Open to Games students only

    Canon Ambassador
    • 10am

    Presenter: TBC

    For Photography students, and open for all

    Artist Profile and Work
    • 11am

    Presenter: Heather Morison

    Open to Fine Art, and Painting and Drawing students

    Trend Analysis Fashion Industry insight
    • 12pm

    Presenter: Chan Baram (MINTEL)

    For Fashion students, and open to others

    Topic: Personal Branding and Filming in Covid
    • 12.30pm

    Presenters: Kevin and Christina Robinson

    For Media students

    Career path and Brand Development
    • 1.30pm

    Presenter: Matthew Taylor (Auxillary – Sneaker Designer)

    For Fashion students, and open to others

    Starting your own indie games company
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Tom Beardsmore (CEO, Coatsink Software)

    Open to Games students only

    Panasonic Ambassador
    • 2pm

    Presenter: Nick Driftwood (Videographer)

    For Photography students, and open to all

    Route into industry and company insight
    • 3pm

    Presenter: Jade Warren (Wacoal Europe)

    For Fashion students, and open to others

    Character Art pipeline
    • 3.30pm

    Presenter: Jonathan McDonald (Senior Character Artist, Glowmade)

    Open to Games students only

  • Monday 8 February

    BBC, Spurs and London 2012

    Tony Kavanagh—Operations Director, Leicester City Football Club

    • 11am

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Tuesday 9 February

    Start-Up Success

    Alicja Mierzejewska – MD, NewWave Events (and a UON graduate)

    • 11am

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Mentoring & Networking

    James Lemon – MD, Otolo

    • 2pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Placement Success

    UON Placements and ETH Academic Team

    • 3pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Event Sales & Marketing

    Jo Ferreday – MD, Sheer Edge Events

    • 4.30pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Wednesday 10 February

    Personal Sustainability

    Claire Eason-Bassett – Co-Director, 80% Awesome Enterprises

    • 11am

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    A Brave New World – Version 2.0

    Learning Bridges – Claire EB & Ivna Reic

    • 2pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Learning Bridges – Discussion Forum with other Universities & industry practitioners
    • 3pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Law Talk: Machins Solicitors
    • 4 – 5pm

    We are really pleased to let you know that David Rushmere, a Partner in the Employment Law team at Machins Solicitors in Luton, has offered to deliver a talk to our Law students on commercial awareness and advising commercial clients. This will be of interest to anyone who will be working with or in a commercial setting in a range of capacities.

    When providing legal services to corporate clients, it is important to bear in mind that a lawyer’s role should be to facilitate our client’s instructions and not block them.  For commercial clients, we must remember that their objectives are ultimately to operate a business; they want practical solutions that help them do business within the law. As lawyers, it is our responsibility to understand our client’s needs and therefore a strong awareness of the commercial drivers relevant to our clients is as important as accurate legal advice. During this presentation, we will look at what is important to a corporate client and the practicalities of providing advice to corporate clients.  We will also look at how you can help build a strong commercial awareness so that you can better serve your clients.

    Starting and Establishing your own business

    Datsa Gaile

    • 4.30pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Thursday 11 February

    Branding a Destination through a global pandemic

    Darija Reic – Croatia Tourist Board (London)

    • 11am

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Virtual & Hybrid Events – Lessons Learned

    Stephen Morton-Prior – MD, ClearWater Events

    • 2pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Creating a Covid-Safe Event Experience

    Something Borrowed Event Hire

    • 3pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Canal & River Trust
    • 4.30pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Friday 12 February

    Marriott International Mock Assessment Centre – Fully Booked
    • 9am

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students.

    Virtual Events & Tourism Health & Safety

    Claire Eason-Bassett

    • 2pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

    Getting Started

    Priya Narain & Caitlin Kobrak – Directors, Event First Steps

    • 3pm

    This is available only to Events, Tourism and Hospitality students and is accessible via the Blackboard link on the Programme NILE site

  • Monday 8 February

    Childhood and Youth Careers Panel
    • 10.45am – 12pm

    The panel will comprise the following:

    • Laura Wood – Youth Participation Worker, Aquarius – a charity with services across the Midlands, supporting people affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling. Aquarius has over 40 years’ experience providing evidence-based, high quality services to help change behaviour and change lives.
    • Rachel Bott  – Operational Manager for Family Support Link, a charity that works with families impacted by another person’s substance misuse throughout Northamptonshire.
    • Ivelina Bashliyska – Lecturer – Health & Social Care, Tresham College (part of The Bedford College Group).

    Friday 12 February

    Childhood and Youth Careers Panel
    • 1 – 2.30pm

    For further details, please see the ‘Childhood and Youth Careers Panel’ information on Monday 8 February.

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