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Events for 01 October 2020 - 31 October 2020

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National Inclusion Week: What you need to know about the Careers Service

Date: 01 October 2020
Time: 13:00

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Unsure what the Careers Service is? Not sure if the Careers Service is for you? 

Join the EPA Team during National Inclusion Week to hear about a range of exclusive opportunities available to you at the Careers Service 

Find out from Careers staff about what the Leeds Internship Programme is, employers we work with and how you can get involved. Also, learn about Study Abroad opportunities and the skills you can gain from various experiences 

What will you get out of this session? 

  • An understanding of the activities and services on offer to you 
  • Increased knowledge about how getting involved in activity can support future development 
  • Access to tailored inclusive employability resource packs

This event will be hosted on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra through Minerva. Book your place below and the joining link will be emailed to you the week of the event. The joining link will be posted here the day before. 

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the EPA Team. This session will be recorded, so if you are unable to make it don’t worry email and we can send you the link.  

Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.
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National Inclusion Week: Bringing Your Authentic Self to University

Date: 01 October 2020
Time: 14:00

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This event will explore how to bring your authentic self to the University of Leeds. It will focus on research and theory around authentic self and a sense of belonging.

We are pleased to invited Nicola Neath who works as a staff counsellor and Dr Bridgette Bewick, an associate professor in Psychological Health and Wellbeing, to present and answer questions on the topic of authenticity. Nicola will ground her presentation in research and theory, whilst Bridgette will develop our understanding of how we can apply this to the University, sharing examples of best practice. The audience will have an opportunity to participate via the chat, reflecting on their own experiences and practice and will be able to ask the speakers questions.


Nicola Neath (She/Her)

Nicola Neath is a University of Leeds Staff Counsellor. Nicola is an MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Past Chair of the BACP Workplace Executive; and is Chair of the Council for Work and Health Subgroup. She has spoken at various national and local conferences on Mental Health in the Workplace, Imposter Syndrome, Emotional Labour; and she has co-published a book on her organisational adaption of the McCluskey model of the Theory of Attachment Based Exploratory Interest Sharing; To be Met as a Person at Work. She is passionate about bringing psychological theories into workplaces to support people in organisations.


Bridgette Bewick (She/Her)

Dr Bridgette Bewick ‘is’ an Associate Professor of Psychological Health and Wellbeing. Many of you will know Bridgette as a Leeds Institute Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds Woman of Achievement, Fred Yates Researcher of the Year, and the School of Medicine Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion. Bridgette is passionate about contributing to developing our University as a place where staff and students can thrive. ‘I belong, you belong, we belong’ will explore what it means for staff and students to ‘be’ their ‘authentic self’. Drawing on Bridgette’s research and experience during this session we’ll consider the impact of our current ‘ways of being’ and how we might ‘do’ things differently to make visible the invisible.



2pm-2:05pm Introduction to the Event

2:05-2:45pm Nicola Neath

2:45-3:00pm Bridgette Bewick

3pm-3:15pm Question and Answer Session

This event will run via Microsoft TEAMS, so please make a note in your calendar of the date and time. We will send you a reminder email containing a link to the meeting prior to the event. You can also access the meeting by logging into your eventbrite account, clicking on the event and the online event details. There is a maximum number of 250 tickets, we will be prioritising students and staff from the University of Leeds - so please sign up with your University email address. We will be recording the event and sharing afterwards.


Following the theme of National Inclusion Week 2020 `each one reach one` we encourage all staff and students to bring someone `virtually` along to this event with the reason `because it is important to me`. This is important to raise awareness of the issues surrounding a sense of belonging and to share best practice.

Any questions please email the event organiser, Susan Preston, If you would like an outlook invite with a link to the event please email Susan.

After the event, join the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #AuthenticSelfAtLeeds


Interested in similar events? We are also running an event earlier in the week, with a panel on sense of belonging at the University of Leeds. Find out more here.


Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.
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Networking Preparation Workshop

Date: 02 October 2020
Time: 15:00

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Last year it was reported that 78% of jobs were filled in professional services firms by individuals who had an existing relationship with their future employer. In the same study it was found that 29% of jobs were never externally advertised at all.

Networking has never been more important in establishing yourself as the best candidate for a vacancy. As undergraduates, the marketplace for jobs is as competitive as ever and being able to utilise a contact book gained from successful networking can be the key to securing your future position.

This workshop covers themes such as:

  • Networking preparation and ensuring you feel comfortable at an event;
  • How to interact with individuals and groups during the event;
  • How to listen effectively;
  • The guide to an ‘elevator pitch’
  • How to follow up after an event
  • Networking in the current climate

 On completion of this workshop you will have the confidence and tools needed to make the most of the Autumn Careers Fair on the 5th October and future fairs at the University

 When: Friday 2nd October @ 15.00

 Once you have registered for this workshop you will be sent a link to join the session (Blackboard Collaborate)

Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.
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Virtual Autumn Careers Fair 2020 - Graduate Jobs, Placements and Internships

Date: 05 October 2020
Time: 11:00

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Virtual career fairs are online 'events' that allow employers and students to meet in virtual environments such as through video calls or video chat rooms, and offer a number of advantages to both students and employers. Students benefit by saving valuable time which can be used on employer research and practicing elevator pitches. Moreover, students have the opportunity to meet with a wider range of employers, some of whom may not typically attend an all day campus event. 

We will be working with Career Fair Plus to host our upcoming virtual career fair, to create an intuitive, user-friendly experience for students and employers. Please download the Career Fair Plus app (Select University of Leeds) in preparation for the virtual fair and check out this video demo to see how it works.

Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.
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Media Futures- From Leeds to Los Angeles: Nine-times Emmy Award winner Ben Winston on the secret to producing some of our most popular TV shows.

Date: 06 October 2020
Time: 17:00

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Join nine-times Emmy Award winner Ben Winston live from LA to learn the secret to producing some of our most popular TV shows, including The Late Late Show with James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, The X Factor and Gavin and Stacey

Ben Winston is an nine-time Emmy Award winner, and a 23-time nominee. In 2019, he was the most Emmy nominated individual, with four shows earning a total of 10 nominations. Ben will serve as the new executive producer of The Grammy Awards for January 2021 and is the executive producer and director of the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion show.

Winston is a multi-faceted producer, director and writer with award-winning credits that span television, movies, music videos and commercials. He is the executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. In addition, Winston is a co-creator and executive producer of the “Carpool Karaoke” series for Apple, and “Drop the Mic,” for TBS, and is currently overseeing a multitude of shows including “Game On!” and “The Thomas John Experience” for CBS. His executive producing credits include four “BRIT Awards” and two “Tony Awards,” the hit U.K. version of “The X Factor”; the recent Christmas special of the sitcom “Gavin and Stacey” for the BBC, which became the most watched scripted show since 2003.

He has also created and produced several music specials for artists such as Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Kacey Musgraves. In addition, he’s produced and directed record-breaking documentaries and movies for the mega-popular musical act One Direction, including “This Is Us” and “1D Day.”

He has won an MTV Video Music Award, three Brit Awards for directing, and four Critics’ Choice Awards. Last year Variety named him in their list of top 20 unscripted producers in the World.  

Please note this is an online session and will be hosted on Collaborate. You will be sent a reminder email before the event with the link to attend

Only available for University of Leeds students and recent graduates.
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