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Careers Week 2021: 1-5 March, Career Inspiration in Challenging Times

It has never been so important to manage your career to achieve your ambitions. St George's Careers Week (our second ever!) took place 1-5 March, coinciding with the same national themed week. 

Watch our Alumni Q&As

Open to students of all year groups and pathways, as well as recent graduates, our programme of events addressed themes like Resilience, Workplace Wellbeing and Planning your Career in a Pandemic. 

The programme  includes Q&A sessions in which alumni from a range of disciplines and courses shared their own careers and wellbeing insight, as well as advice on how to manage your own future and job hunt successfully in these unpredictable times. 

Watch our Q&As here

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Monday 1 March
11.00 – 11.30am: Resilience and Adjusting to Change – Nicoletta Fossati, PG Cert Healthcare and Biomedical Education

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12.00-12.30pm: Adapting to change and looking after your wellbeing  - Cathy Wield, MBBS Alumna

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1.00-1.30pm: Work-life balance and managing stress – Chris Redmond, Healthcare Science Alumnus

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2.30-3.30pm – Postgraduate Study – advice on taking your studies beyond your first degree 
Tuesday 2 March
1.00-1.30pm: Looking after your wellbeing in a pandemic – Nirja Joshi, MBBS Alumna

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2.00-2.30pm: Making a move into teaching, and taking a career break – Matthew Owen, Physiotherapy Alumnus

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Wednesday 3 March
12.00-12.30: Non-traditional career paths - Francesca Humfrey, Biomedical Science Alumna

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1.00-1.30pm: Changing career paths and moving into management – Jessica Brett, Healthcare Practice Alumna

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2.00-2.30pm: Non-traditional routes into healthcare   - Adrien Dansette, Paramedic Science Alumnus

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3.00-4.00pm: Random Chat

Random Chat aims to replicate online the chance encounters that happen on campus, providing a space for conversations between students across all programmes (and with staff) and for friendships to develop.  Chat sessions on Teams are structured to allow conversations to flow and for participants to get to know one another.

Thursday 4 March
11.00-11.30am: Changing direction in your career, and working towards your goals – Shirley Forson, Physiotherapy Alumna

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12.-12.30pm: Non-traditional career paths - Shriya Prabhakar

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1.00-1.30pm: Adapting to new ways of working and balancing work and family – Saira Alam, Therapeutic Radiography

3.00-4.00pm: Job hunting in a pandemic

Job Hunting in a Pandemic – how can you help yourself most to secure your future ambitions whether in or outside of a pandemic? What is the recruitment situation at present? What action can you take now to invest in your future? Join us for the live presentation giving you Top Tips on creating the future for you despite the limitations of recent times.


Friday 5 March

11.00am-11.30am: Tips for postgraduate study and study in the US - Rosie Dutt

12.00-1.00pm: Your part in the pandemic - what skills have you built? 

Supporting the COVID effort – what has changed on your CV? What skills have you built? From working in labs to retail, at testing centres and volunteering in the community, we reflect on how can you harness your experiences to show your attributes, skills and attitude. We will be looking at the revised George’s Skills and Recognition Award, and how it can support your career preparation and management.

2.30-3.00pm: Making a difference through research - tips for those considering a PhD -  Jacob Wildfire, PhD student

Alumni bios

Read the bios of the alumni taking part in these Q&As.  


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