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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 MyCareer two weeks in advance.

Missed the event? Find copies of the speakers' presentations on Moodle


Interested in media and journalism? Attend the media conference

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The Media Conference 2019

Hear from industry leaders including a director of Sky Sports and a BBC journalist.

Date: Saturday 16 November 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Teaching and Learning Building, University Park

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Spotlight On events for the autumn term

  • Spotlight On: Data Science and Machine Learning
    Starts: 18 Nov 2019 6:00 PM
    Finishes: 18 Nov 2019 8:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A25
    Remaining places: 28
    Are you looking to explore opportunities in emerging sectors? This Spotlight On will focus on two rapidly developing careers, data science and machine learning. Hear from professionals in the industry and start thinking about your future.
  • Spotlight On: Translation & Interpreting
    Starts: 19 Nov 2019 2:15 PM
    Finishes: 19 Nov 2019 4:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Law & Social Sciences Building, B01
    Remaining places: 29
    Insight into the tranlation and interpreting sectors.
  • Spotlight On: PR
    Starts: 19 Nov 2019 6:00 PM
    Finishes: 19 Nov 2019 7:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Sir Clive Granger Building, A40
    Remaining places: 35
    A panel of public relations professionals will share their own experience and talk about how to land a job in the field and get work experience. The aim of the event will be to provide a broad knowledge of the sector and how to start a career in public relations.
  • Spotlight On: Crime Management and Prevention
    Starts: 21 Nov 2019 6:30 PM
    Finishes: 21 Nov 2019 8:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Highfield House, A01
    Remaining places: 48
    This event is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the wide range of roles involved in preventing, solving and fighting crime.
  • Careers in the Lab
    Starts: 25 Nov 2019 5:30 PM
    Finishes: 25 Nov 2019 7:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B02
    Remaining places: 24
    Are you interested in working in a laboratory? This is the event for you. A panel of speakers will share their own experience and advice to provide an invaluable insight on the industry
  • The Future of Energy - an audience with Steve Holliday
    Starts: 26 Nov 2019 5:30 PM
    Finishes: 26 Nov 2019 7:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Pope Building, C15
    Remaining places: 152
    Come and hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector from this senior industry expert plus have the chance to question him about his career and all things energy related.
  • Spotlight On Careers With A Philosophy Degree
    Starts: 26 Nov 2019 6:00 PM
    Finishes: 26 Nov 2019 8:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Humanities Building, A01
    Remaining places: 11
    A panel of Philosophy graduates will be talking about what they have been doing since graduating and demonstrating the rich diversity of career directions in which a Philosophy degree can take you. Their careers range from politics, law, education, digital to private equity
  • Spotlight On: Law with a Social Purpose
    Starts: 27 Nov 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Nov 2019 5:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Law & Social Sciences Building, B01
    Remaining places: 57
    This event focuses on roles within legal aid, human rights and family law. The event is suitable for law and non-law students who are interested in finding out more about ways to use law in a non-commercial setting.
  • Spotlight On: Science Communication
    Starts: 3 Dec 2019 6:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Dec 2019 8:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), The Atrium
    Remaining places: 59
    If you're studying in the faculties of science, engineering, or medicine and health sciences, and you're interested in communicating science-related topics to non-experts, come to this event to find out more. There will be a panel which includes those working in science/medical writing and more.
  • Spotlight On: Careers in the Creative Sector - Second Session
    Starts: 4 Dec 2019 5:00 PM
    Finishes: 4 Dec 2019 8:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Djanogly Theatre & Pavilion Café, Lakeside Arts
    Remaining places: 96
    Join University of Nottingham staff and representatives from across the creative sector for this Spotlight on Careers in the Creative Sector.

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