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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Work Experience Forum

**Just confirmed: date for next event will be Wednesday 27th November 2019**

Location: CLC406, Calman Learning Centre

Time: 12.15pm - 2.15pm

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.

To sign up visit Work Experience Forum event sign up.

Check back in October for further details.

Please see below for the details of the 2018 event.

Work Experience Forum: Wednesday 28th November 2018

Agenda for the Forum

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.

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!