What Can I Do With My Degree!?

Posted on: 15 March 2017
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What Can I Do With My Degree!?

English Literature and Language Alumni Panel

Struggling to know what you want to do/what you can do with a degree in English Literature/ Language? Or do you have an idea but but don’t know how to get started?

Join us on Tuesday 21 March at 13:00 for tea, cake and the chance to hear from three Westminster graduates who have been where you are now. Find out about their current careers, how they worked out what they wanted to do after graduation and ask for their employability advice and tips.

 Speakers

 Anna Beecher 

(English Literature with Creative Writing, 2012)

Poet, Writer and Performance Maker, FAT CONTENT Theatre Company

Anna Beecher is a writer, performance maker and multi award-winning poet. Her plays include Skin Of The Teeth (which premièred at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 before being performed at The Vaults festival), The Surplus, commissioned by Young Vic Taking Part and Living Things, created at Battersea Arts Centre. She performs regularly as a poet and storyteller with appearances including Latitude Festival, The Poetry Cafe and Glastonbury. As a facilitator, Anna has lead projects with young people, disabled children and adults, hospices, arts centres, museums and schools.

 Dilpreet Walia (English Literature with Creative Writing, 2012)

Writer and Puppeteer 

Dilpreet has recently completed a CBBC puppeteer internship, where she was working on Sesame Street and CBBC co-production called ‘The Furchester Hotel’. She is now writing for an upcoming showcase. She has a Masters in Screenwriting from The Met Film School, based at Ealing Studios and her animation-screenplay was chosen as a Quarter-finalist in the US with Screencraft’s ‘Family-friendly Script Contest’.

  Abhishake Gandhi (English Language and International Relations, 2012)

Senior Account Executive, Spreckley PR

PR and marketing professional experienced in B2B industries, with a keen interest in digital marketing and creativity. Further industry experience includes event management and advertising.

 Event Details

 Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017

Time: 13:00 – Late arrivals welcome

Venue: Room 352, Regent St Campus

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree-english-literature-and-language-alumni-panel-tickets-32473682659 or find the event on Engage

 Please feel free to bring along your lunch too, we realise for many of you this is the break in the day.

Become a Friend of Arriving New Students (FANS)

Posted on: 13 March 2017
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Become a Friend of Arriving New Students (FANS)

Help our new undergraduate students have a great start here in September 2017.

A great start at university is all about making friends, learning the tricks of the trade, as well as having fun. We’re looking for current students who can make this happen during induction week for the new undergraduates joining us this September.

What do FANS do?

Our FANS (Friends of Arriving New Students) provide a personal welcome to new students at the University, helping them settle in and acting as their first point of contact for the first couple of weeks.

FANS are a vital part of the Great Start project, this is a collaborative project between Student Affairs and the Students’ Union which brings together the Universities Faculties, the Students’ Union and Corporate Services to deliver the best possible induction for new students.

If you become one of our FANS, you’ll be:

  • looking after a group of new undergraduates during their first week of induction.
  • showing students the local area & parts of London
  • taking students on campus & library tours
  • showing students around Blackboard
  • helping them plan their social life for the first week
  • making sure they attend all the relevant faculty and academic sessions

What are the benefits of being a FAN?

There are many benefits to joining the project – previous FANS have described their experience of working with new students as one of the highlights of their time at university.

As FANS, you’ll get:

  • a cash reward on successful completion
  • 2 days training in key transferable skills
  • training taking place in lovely hotel setting complete with overnight stay
  • valuable volunteering experience
  • teamwork and leadership skills
  • Recognised for your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record)
  • networking opportunities and making friendships

You’ll also get to have a lot of fun!

Click on the following link to see a short clip to why you should apply for this position: http://tinyurl.com/fansexp               and check out the following YouTube video of FANS training: http://tinyurl.com/fanstraining

Sign up to become FANS

Note that to become a FAN, you’ll need to be studying at the University in September 2017 and be free for the whole of induction week. Also the role will require full dedication.

To register you interest in FANS please sign up through the following link by Monday 10th April 2017, www.tinyurl.com/fans2017

Want more information?

Have a look at the Students’ Union’s Smoke Media YouTube channel, which has various videos on the Great Start.

If you have any other questions, get in touch with Nima Takodra, Great Start Project Manager, at n.takodra@westminster.ac.uk

PASS WEEK 20 – 24 MARCH 2017

Posted on: 6 March 2017
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Pass Week 20 – 24 March 2017

A SERIES OF SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU WITH EXAM REVISION AND DISSERTATIONS

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

– MEMORY AND EXAM REVISION TECHNIQUES
– TACKLING ESSAY QUESTIONS IN EXAMS
– ORGANISING YOUR REVISION
– EXAM REVISION STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPLDS
(DYSLEXIA, DYSPRAXIA, DYSCALCULIA, AD(H)D)
– MANAGING EXAM STRESS
– MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FOR REVISION
– RESEARCH FOR YOUR DISSERTATION
– WRITING YOUR DISSERTATION
– FORMATTING YOUR DISSERTATION IN WORD
TO SEE A FULL LIST OF WORKSHOPS, DATES AND
VENUES, AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, VISIT:
WESTMINSTER.AC.UK/PASS