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Events for 05 October 2020 - 11 October 2020

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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.





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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




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Routes into law: Solicitor vs. Barrister

Date: 06 October 2020
Time: 18:00

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This is a panel event with presenters from law firms and barrister's chambers addressing current topics about entering their respective sides of the legal profession as well as what legal employers are looking for and how Covid-19 is affecting recruitment.  A full list of panel members and the topics they intend to cover can be found below.  

  •  Chris Daw QC at Millennium Chambers.
  •  Suzanne Rab, Barrister at Serle Court.
  •  Marisa Lloyd, Chancery.
  •  Donya Fredj, Head of Corporate at Clara Partners.
  •  Chris Lee, Associate at Osborne Clarke.
 
Questions/Topics:
- How did you each enter the profession? Why did you choose law?
- Dreams vs. Reality of the job? Aspiring solicitors often get the perception that the work is all big ticket and headline cases - is this the reality and what you thought it would be?
- Do you ever regret the practice area you chose or wish you pursued a different sector?
- How accessible do you think the profession has become? - barristers discuss their side and then solicitors the other.
- Many students, in particular non-law students, have the misconception that barristers are in court and solicitors are in offices. This is of course not the case, could you explain the similarities and differences between barristers and solicitors?
- What do you think law firms look for in applicants nowadays compared to when you were applying?
- What tips would you give to students who want to stand out and who are applying virtually because of COVID-19?

To access the webinar, please click here.




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Employability Fair - School of Food Science and Nutrition

Date: 07 October 2020
Time: 12:00

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Come along to hear from employers about the different roles available in industry and how to apply. This event will be held on Blackboard Collaborate 

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and hear from the students who completed a year in industry and a year abroad in 2019/2020. 

Room 1 - Year in Industry information
12 - 1pm - Ask questions from a panel of students who have done a year in industry
1- 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4pm - Presentations from previous study abroad students

Room 2 - Employers
1 - 2:30pm - Employers from the following companies will be presenting on careers within their organisations: MDS, Rowan Foods/Oscar Mayer, Co-op, Arla, M&S, Aldi, Greencore, Yakult.

Room 3 - Q&A 
1 - 4pm - Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board, Aaron Day will be available to answer your questions about anything to do with Employability and roles that are available in the industry. Employers will also join this room so you can ask them questions following the presentations in room 2






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Preparing for the Law Fair: How to Network Virtually

Date: 07 October 2020
Time: 12:00

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School of Law's Student Engagement Ambassador Gemma Shohet will be sharing some practical tips on how to network virtually. Gemma secured vacation schemes with three magic circle firms and one global law firm during the academic year 2019-20, before signing her training contract with Linklaters. In this webinar, Gemma will discuss how to prepare for virtual networking events, ask the right questions, make a good impression virtually, and how to follow up with professionals to build a network of contacts for the future. 

The event will be virtual and all signed-up students will receive instructions on how to join closer to the date. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please do let Marika know at lawmhi@leeds.ac.uk so that we can take these into account when running the session to make sure you can engage with the content comfortably.



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