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Changing Futures Week

Every year, our three Faculties and The Changemaker Team host Changing Futures Week, which showcases industry careers and opportunities available to University of Northampton students through a packed agenda of masterclasses, key note speakers, demonstrations and workshops with leading industry speakers.

In February 2021, we held our event entirely online for the first time, offering a total of 138 masterclasses, talks and workshops to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These ranged from subject specific to postgraduate study opportunities, and from developing employability skills to social impact opportunities.

Sessions organised by Changemaker included an introduction to assessment centres and psychometric testing, talks and workshops about careers in HR, cyber security, logistics, PR and marketing, healthtech, teaching, law, and digital creative industries, how to think like an entrepreneur, schemes which are changing lives of children and families in India, funding your start-up business, how to success at interview, Employability Plus Q&A, a day in the life of a postgraduate, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology offered a variety of artist talks from fine artists, designers, photographers and musicians, as well as a panel of actors, alumni talking about establishing their careers and the transition from university to work, insights into trend analysis in the fashion industry, talks about careers in publishing, journalism and footwear design, becoming a games producer, building a career in the arts and developing own creative practice, setting up as a freelancer, being a brand ambassador for Canon, starting your own fashion label or indie computer games company, and working as a sports presenter.

Sessions organised by the Faculty of Business and Law included talks by Machin Solicitors and the Operations director of Leicester City football club, as well as sessions on mentoring and networking, placement success, personal sustainability, starting and establishing your own business, branding a destination through a global pandemic, and creating a Covid-safe event experience.

The Faculty of Health, Education and Society ran a childhood and youth careers panel, featuring input from local charity workers and lecturers and other course specific opportunities.

To get a flavour of the variety of opportunities on offer throughout Changing Futures Week, please take a look at the Changing Futures Week 2021 Blog. Please note, all workshops have now taken place but Changing Futures Week will return in 2022.

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