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Postgraduate Futures 2011

Well folks it’s time to unveil details of our annual Careers Conference, Postgraduate Futures 2011, which takes place on 21st June. The conference is open to all our University of Salford Postgraduates (Research and Taught). This year we are focusing on how to better manage your research and career in the age of digital technologies and using social media. These changes have dramatically affected Society and the Economy and will affect us all in how we advance in our careers but also how we find and get a job. The savvy job seeker will get ahead with all of this and our event is designed to help.

We promise a packed programme firstly focusing on the emergence of social media, its ability to reach across local, national and global spheres and what opportunities it presents in terms of furthering your research/studies, your career or both!

The day will consist of strategies for career success in the digital age, including:

• Panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities
• How to broaden your (career) Horizons
• Using technologies to enhance your research and teaching
• What employers look for from postgraduates (including advice on how they use social media to recruit)
• Networking opportunities inc. Enterprise Café – meet some real entrepreneurs
• Creative Job Search tips including the use of social media
• A Pecha Kucha Competition © Devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture

We are also delighted to welcome headline speakers including Cameron Neylon(Biophysicist, Science and Technology Facilities Council) and Jasdev Dhaliwal (Head of Communities, AVG) as well as our very own award winning (ALT) Research Technologies Development Officer Cristina Costa, who has developed the Virtual Doctoral School. Details of the programme details so far are available here.

We also have numerous other speakers lined up including representatives from the NHS, Kelloggs, and the University of Manchester.

If you are a current Salford PhD then please register via the SPoRT programme and all other current postgraduate students can register via Careers & Employability website.

That’s not all! We also invite active participation from you! For the first time this year we will be running a Pecha Kucha competition. This is open to all Postgraduates (attending the conference) the topic is ‘How social media/digital technologies have benefitted you in or outside of your studies’. If you are interested in taking part, read our Study Skills Blog to find out what exactly Pecha Kucha is and then sign up for our preparatory workshop here.

Keep checking back with this blog for the latest updates :-)