Today marks the start of National Careers Week where we are celebrating the amazing opportunities our students can achieve with a degree that matters.
Running from the 2nd to 7th March, the event aims to empower all students and give them guidance about the variety of different roles in the working world. Here at Harper Adams, this is a service we offer all year round through our Careers Service team who support and aid students in finding work experience, placement, and graduate roles. Here’s just a flavour of what you can get involved in…
Great evening at the Harper Forum last night - Many thanks to Peter Nixon from the National Trust for speaking.— Harper Forum (@harperforum) February 28, 2020
A very interesting discussion about land management, conservation and climate change.
Next week: Miriam Parker, Independent Livestock Consultant ???? pic.twitter.com/rraVmUceGs
The Harper Forum is a weekly event run by the Student’s Union society. The students invite a variety of different speakers to share knowledge and experiences of working in their industry. From The National Trust to Warner’s Gin, there is a range of topics discussed where students are invited to ask questions about real world experience.
Great evening at the Harper Forum last night learning all about Warner's farm born gin business.— Harper Forum (@harperforum) January 31, 2020
The samples helped too!
Many thanks to Ross, Dan and Jo.
Next Week: Grow your Own Business -Annual Careers Department Event- pic.twitter.com/6dzsBtlMp8
The event also sees some alumni return to campus and share how they have shaped their future after graduation. One such alumna is Kaylie Bloxham, founder of Bloxham PR, who joined the event to speak about starting up her own PR business in Gloucestershire.
Another successful evening at the Harper Forum!— Harper Forum (@harperforum) February 7, 2020
Many thanks to Kaylie Bloxham (Bloxham PR) and Emma Buckley (Buckley's Bees) for speaking at the annual Grow your own Business event, coordinated by the Careers Department.
From the success of this forum, the Careers team have set up i-start, a business start-up workshop. This will help support the foundational stage of creating and setting up a business as well as give students key skills on how to help their ideas grow. Whether you are a business student looking for more experience or any other member of the student body looking to pick up skills for the first time, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of.
Along with this, we encourage past and present students to join the newly formed Harper Adams University Careers and Networking LinkedIn. The group will help students connect with employers while having a space to share thoughts, discuss ideas, and ask questions about anything related to careers.
For more information about how to get help and advice from the Careers Service, you can click here. You can also see their Facebook page for updates and messages. Further, you can email the team here to ask any questions or book an appointment.
If you are a prospective student and looking into a career between field and fork, join us on our open day, March 21, and meet the team who can advise about the opportunities that await you. You can register your interest below.