Futures Festival - 4th-8th March 2019

Futures Festival is the perfect opportunity for students to discover what life after Warwick may hold. If the prospect of a grad scheme terrifies you, the idea of corporate finance bores you, or if you haven’t a clue what you want to do with your degree, come and join us! Across five days, we’re filling Copper Rooms 2 with jobs you didn’t think existed, workshops on how to make the most of the skills you already have, and opportunities to connect with fellow students (past and present) who can help you on your way to creating your future.

Please note that the programme is developing and expanding, so is therefore subject to change.

Day 1: The Creative Industries - Monday 4th March

‘You’re more creative than you think’

‘You’re more creative than you think’ ‘Turn away from banking and consultancy towards the ever-expanding range of creative industries. Theatre, arts and entertainment are of course featured, but we’re thinking outside the box too! Come and see how your degree is actually more creative than you think, and hear from past and present students about the steps you can take towards fulfilling a career in the arts, technology and more…’

Programme of events

15:00-15:30 – Opening, free networking time

15:30-16:15 – ‘Your degree is more creative than you think: here’s how to sell it on applications’ - “Unsure what types of opportunities are creative? Unsure how your maths degree means you can work in marketing? Come to our session giving you the tools you need to sell your ‘non-creative’ degree (or so you think) on job applications.”

16:15-16:45 – Free networking time

16:45-17:30 – ‘Students turned Employees: Alumni Panel’ - “Not a clue what to do after Warwick? Come and hear our alumni on their careers after Warwick, and how their time here helped them on their way.”

17:30-18:00 – Free networking time

Day 2: Beyond Money: Charities, Membership Organisations and Non-Profits - Tuesday 5th March

‘Making the world a better place’

‘If you’re less concerned about climbing the corporate ladder, and more into making the world a better place, then working for a charity may be right for you. Big and small charities, membership organisations, and value-based companies are all represented, so come and see all the benefits of working for non-profit organisations!’

Programme of events

15:00-15:30 – Opening, free networking time

15:30-16:15 – ‘Beyond Money: Why you should work for a non-profit organisation’ Panel Discussion

16:15-16:45 – Free networking time

16:45-17:30 – Getting into Volunteering: All you need to know’ –

17:30-18:00 – Free networking time

18:00-18:45 – ‘Breaking through the Career Fear: Finding Where to Start’

18:45-19:00 – Wrap up and close

Day 3: Be Your Own Boss - Thursday 7th March

‘Don’t find a job, create your own’

‘Instead of finding a job, why not create your own? Start up your own business doing something you love – come and learn how to transform your hobby into a career – from the Warwick students who have done it themselves!’

Programme of Events

15:00-15:30 – Opening, free networking time

15:30-16:15 – Taking your passion and turning it into a career: Graduate Start-up Stories’

16:15-16:45 – Signing Event: Celebrating the QO-UnInn Enterprise Fund supporting Graduate Accelerator businesses

16:45-17:30 – ‘Starting a Business: Graduate Accelerator Information Session’

17:30-18:00 – Free networking time

18:00-18:45 – ‘Students who have done it: The Enterprising Woman panel discussion’ –

18:45-19:00 – Wrap up and close

Day 4: What’s Next? Everything You Need for your Future - Friday 8th March

‘Still lost? Don’t fear – we’re here to help’

‘Still have no clue where you’re headed? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! If you’re still lost, we’re here to help. Find out where you can go next – from postgrad study, to breaking into a new industry which has nothing to do with your degree, to hearing about the skills that employers want (and those they don’t!)’

Programme of Events

13:00-13:15 – Free networking time

13:15-14:00 – ‘Fit for the Future: Setting Realistic Career Goals’

14:00-14:15 – Free networking time

14:15-15:00 – ‘Knowing your rights: Disclosing and fulfilling your identity in the workplace’

15:00-15:45 – ‘Inclusive Employers, Inclusive Employees: Navigating the Workplace’

15:45-16:00 – Free networking time

16:00-16:30 – ‘Managing Expectations: What employers want from you’

16:30-16:45 – Free networking time

16:45-17:30 – ‘A Student’s Guide to Leveraging LinkedIn’

17:30-18:15 – ‘Academic Careers: Applying for jobs as a Postgraduate’

18:15-18:30 – Free networking and close