Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Writing 'Drop-in' Therapy Sessions

2-5pm [ISM room, C stairs, Hatfield College]

Looking for some extra feedback on your writing? Worried you're making the same mistakes or that your arguments read like a deflated balloon? Afflicted with a bad case of procrastinitis or Writer's Block Syndrome (WBS)? Concerned by the fact that English isn't your first language but you don't want that to hold you back?  

Then sign up for a 15-minute drop in 'writing therapy' session with one of our Junior Research Fellows and Durham post-doctoral researcher, Dr Ladan Cockshut, who also worked as an editor and writer for a decade before pursuing her academic career.  She'll look at your work, diagnose your problem, and prescribe some bespoke tips and feedback aimed at helping you improve your writing going forward.

To sign up, please email Ladan directly (t.l.cockshut@dur.ac.uk) and provide the following information: 

  • your current year of study
  • degree level
  • the name of your course
  • what 'problem' area of writing you'd like to focus on during the session.

Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis (up to eight slots available for this session). You will also be asked to bring along a sample of your writing on paper or a memory stick (1-2 pages is ideal).

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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Internship, Spring weeks and CVs

Get advice on how to get the best chance at getting the job experience you need.

This talk will be given by Hatfield’s Senior Man, Harry Dow, and SHAPED’s Careers’ and Lions’ Rep, Juliette Chinal. The talk will be about how to write a great cover letter and a fantastic CV, how to handle interviews and competency based questions, and should help you prepare if you are considering applying for internships. This talk will be especially good for any students considering careers in the banking, finance, or in consulting.

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Oct
23
6:45 PM18:45

Civil Service Presentation with Hatfield Alumni

This event will be an opportunity for free food, networking, and to hear a presentation about the Fast Stream - the Government's leadership development scheme for talented people.

The presentation will set out some of the core facts about the Fast Stream, including:

  • Key info about the scheme - salaries, scheme lengths, development opportunities
  • The 15 different schemes available for graduates - from the generalist scheme which puts you into varied and profile roles across Government, to the specific Diplomatic, Finance, Commercial and Digital options
  • Some of the high profile pieces of work Durham alumni in the outreach team have been involved in;
  • Info about the application process - this multi-stage process is already open, and closes on 26 October; in 2015 there were over 20,000 applications and nearly 1000 appointments. We'll talk through some tips to guide applicants through

One of the speakers will be Durham Graduate (2015), George Miller:

  • Has worked in communications and public policy research
  • After joining the Fast Stream, he's worked in high profile Government policy roles, both in HMRC's Anti Money Laundering Supervision team, and in the cross- Departmental Cities and Local Growth Unit
  • Has taken part in writing legislation, shaping Government's Industrial Strategy, and is currently on a secondment building affordable housing in London

Read more about the event on our website: http://hatfield-shaped.com/events/

Please secure your place at this event here: http://hatfield-shaped.com/civilservice/

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Dissertations

This is aimed at science students who want to gain more information and advice about their dissertation.

In this session, students are introduced to the general features of dissertations (both library-based and empirical) and are given tips and ideas about how to make their writing process as smooth and as efficient as it can be.

Teaching Fellow and EAP co-ordinator Michelle Joubert will be returning from last year to give the talk.

 

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Feb
13
to Feb 26

Lions Fortnight

  • Hatfield College DH13RQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lions Fortnight is a week crammed full of talks from alumni. They are always keen to share their experiences with current students and provide hints and tips on making it in their industry. Keep an eye out for more details later in the year!

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Bond Dickinson: Assessment Centre Workshop

Joanne Smallwood, Graduate Recruitment Specialist at Bond Dickinson LLP, will be leading a practical workshop around assessment centres. Assessment centres are now a standard fixture in the graduate recruitment process, so mastering them is vital to landing your dream job! Whether you are interested in a legal career or not, this session will give you an insight into how best to approach things if you reach assessment centre stage.

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Essay Writing: Biosciences

  • Birley Room, Hatfield College DH13RQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a great chance for bioscience students of all years to get some tips and advice on subject-specific essay writing. The session will be led by a tutor from the department, who will explore example essays to explain how to produce the highest quality work and get the most marks.

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Year Abroad/In Industry

Come and quiz our panel on their experiences on years abroad and in industry. Spending a year studying abroad or working in industry can be hugely beneficial, and will really help your CV. If you are considering either, come along to find out what they are really like and whether they are for you.

As always, you are welcome to submit questions in advance.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Blast Off 6: Tutorial Presentations and Summaries

  • Bar Annex, Hatfield College DH13RQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To round off the Blast Off series, we will be looking at tutorial presentations and summaries. You may have already given a tutorial presentation, but chances are it was formative. To ensure you are ready for when summative presentations come along, this session will cover the basics of what is needed, and how to structure a summary.

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Blast Off 4: How To Ace Essays

  • Bar Annex, Hatfield College DH13RQ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

University essays are a little different to those you have done before, as they require you to go and find the information yourself. This session will take you through effective techniques for note-taking and reading, to prevent you wasting time reading entire books - you will seldom need to read a book cover to cover! It will also take you through the importance of structuring your essays.

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