Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Work Experience Events & Initiatives

The Work Experience Forum - Wednesday 28th November 2018

This annual Careers & Enterprise event has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and discover more about the importance of work experience opportunities and how these can directly benefit and widen your career choices. The forum brings together a prestigious employer, with skills and expertise in graduate recruitment, and some of Durham’s most dynamic students to talk about the benefits and reasons for undertaking work experience. The purpose of the event is to inspire our student cohort to plan and undertake work experience, in order to progress their career planning.

Details of this year's event:

Date: Wednesday 28th November

Time: 12.15-2.15pm

Location: CLC046, Calman Learning Centre

Agenda for the Forum (subject to change)

12.15pm Introduction: Victoria Cawkwell & Helen Jackson (Work Experience Development Manager, Careers & Enterprise)

  • What is work experience?
  • Why do work experience
  • How do I get work experience?

12.30pm The Importance of Work Experience from an Employer’s Perspective: Ross Wilkinson (Senior Learning Officer, Culture Durham)

12.45pm Student Presentations:

Hear from a variety of students who have undertaken work experience recently. Hear about their experience, including how they got their opportunity, what they learned, and what they say their top tips are! There will be a range of experiences shared, from insight weeks, journalism, Parliament through to a year long placement (tbc).

There will be the opportunity for a Q&A session with all speakers also.

Book your place via the Student Services Portal https://careers.dur.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=16985&service=Careers+Centre

Summer of Experience 2018 Winners

1st Place

Natalia Falacinska - A Journalistic Eye-Opener

2nd Place

Natalie Howard – 12 Weeks of Project Management

3rd Place

Faheem Musa – My Summer of Experience

The judges also awarded two Highly Commended awards as follows:

Highly Commended

George Wilson – Research Assistant at NIAB EMR

Natasha Livingstone - Pave Internship: Telegraph India, video entry

Congratulations to all winners!

To find out more about some of the winners experiences, come along to the Work Experience Forum (28 Nov 2018)


Work Experience Forum

To sign up for the Work Experience Forum and guarantee your place go to the Student Services Portal. Sign up now as places are limited!