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Spotlight On

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At this exclusive series of events, you will hear about careers and sectors from professionals working in them. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get an insider's perspective so don't miss out. 

You will get tips on looking for job opportunities and how to achieve success in the recruitment process and have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

These events are very popular, so please book your place early. You can register on My Career two weeks in advance.

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Spotlight On... events this term


Building Services
Monday 20 November 2017

Time: 5.30pm - 8pm

Location: A09/Atrium, ESLC

My Career ID: 7254

Building services engineers design the lighting, heating and other essential functions of a building and have a key role in environmental sustainability. 

With roles available for students from a range of subjects including mechanical, electrical and architectural environmental engineering, come along to this session to meet engineering professionals to get an insight into their work and opportunities in the sector.



Software Development
Tuesday 21 November 2017

Time: 6 - 8pm

Location: A32 Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus

My Career ID: 6913

Software developers are in demand with many companies creating their own in house/custom software (or using software houses to create this for them).

This event will feature speakers from four different software development companies to tell you how they got their role, what a day in their life is like and they will also showcase some of their projects.

You will also get the chance to hear their top hints and tips on how to secure a job in the industry. The presentations will be followed by pizza and the opportunity to chat with the speakers. 








Translating and Interpreting
Thursday 23 November 2017

Time: 6 - 8pm

Location: A48, Sir Clive Granger Building

My Career ID: 6938

When considering future careers, many students with well-developed language skills are keen to use these in a specialist setting and the translation and interpreting professions offer this opportunity.

At this informal session, you’ll hear from a professional working in either area and have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. 


  • Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan, International Conference Interpreter, Senior Lecturer in Conference Interpreting and Course Leader, MA Interpreting, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Interpreter speaker - to be confirmed


Careers in Scientific Research and Development - with and without a PhD
Monday 27 November 2017

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Location:  A09, ELSC

My Career ID: 6823

The question of whether to do a PhD and the potential career paths this could lead to is a big question if you’re wanting to stay in the field of science based research and development.

The impact and outcome this has on the different STEM subjects is vast. For some sectors realistically you will need a PhD for entry level research, while for other areas you may not need a PhD to get your foot through the door, but industry experience could be essential.

Whatever the requirements and the routes for progression, there will be commonalities and differences between industries and even between individual companies, so doing research now is key.


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