Sophie Student VFair 2020

Recorded workshops


Why not grab a coffee and listen to some of these fantastic sessions to help you on your career journey!

Next Steps Workshops

Our Next Steps series are primarily targeted at finalists and recent graduates, but are useful for anyone.

Employer Presentations

  • Think Ahead Presentation - The Think Ahead Programme offers a new route into social work for graduates and career-changers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems. 
  • Women in Tech: Get into Coding Workshop - Interested in learning to code but don’t know where to start? Watch this session with mthree to get an insight into different programming languages, where they are used and the current job market for the different languages out there.
  • Nucleargraduates Presentation - Hear from nucleargraduates, who are looking to recruit the next generation of talented engineers, scientists and business graduates to join one of the most misunderstood but most talked about industries in the UK. Find out about their award-winning graduate programme and hear all their opportunities.
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Presentation - Lisa from Bloomsbury talked about the wide range of roles available in publishing and her top tips for securing your first graduate role. 

Skills for the Workplace

  • Skills for the Workplace: Life at Accenture as a new Graduate - During this session, we heard from analysts at Accenture who shared their experiences of their first year of work. The session covered how to manage your work-life balance, networking, plus how to manage the transition from university life to working a full-time job and the responsibilities that come with it. There were some great top tips and advice from the panellists!
  • Skills for the Workplace with FDM: Excel Part 1 - Hands-on training including: referencing, tables, data cleaning, data validation and filtering. Ideal if you're new to using the different features of Excel, or if you already have a basic understanding and are looking to refresh your skills! [Remember to dowload the cheatsheet and Excel workbook for this session too.]
  • Skills for the Workplace with FDM: Excel Part 2  -  Hands-on training including: aggregation functions, logic functions and VLOOKUP functions, as well as exploring the basics of pivot tables. Ideal if you're new to using the different features of Excel, or if you already have a basic understanding and are looking to refresh your skills! [Remember to download the cheatsheet and Excel workbook for this session too.]

Alumni Panels and Presentations

  • A Conversation with Scientists - Focusing on the career path of a Bioscientist, in particular working in the NHS and the Scientist Training Programme (STP), our panel shared their career stories, insider insights, top tips and advice. Panel members:
    • Amani Elhouderi, Biomedical Scientist for the NHS
    • Guy Brown, trainee Clinical Scientist (Medical Physics) on the STP at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Physician Associate Panel and Q & A - Our panel of Physician Associates told us more about this interesting career option in the Healthcare profession. Panel members:
    • Bilal Chaudhry MSc PA-R Physician Associate in Haematology Northampton General Hospital
    • Naju Ibrahim Physician Associate in Surgery University Hospitals Birmingham Trust
  • Alex Wilkerson, Catastrophe Analyst at Willis Re - Economics graduate Alex gives an overview of the reinsurance industry and the opportunities available at Willis Re
  • Holly Nardi, Investment Consultant at Reddington - Business and Management graduate Holly talks about her role as an Investment Consultant, the wider opportunities at Reddington and the benefits of working for a smaller organisation


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