Careers with a difference

January 27, 2012

Watch out for our semester 2 events – March is “Careers with a difference month”.

Semester 1 sees many of the big corporates recruiting and having events on campus, the “non – corporates” tend to recruit in less regular patturns so to give them a stronger presence each year we focus on them in semester 2.

Just a few of the events coming up:

  • Environmental careers
  • Development work
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Entrepreneurship and enterprise
  • Voluntary and not for profit sector

For further details and more events keep checking in Careerslink


Interested in starting your own business?

August 10, 2011

An exciting opportunity for students and graduates in Manchester in a couple of weeks time.

The Start-up Britain Summer Bus Tour will be visiting Manchester Science Park from 1-4pm on Wednesday 24th August.

For those interested in setting-up their own business or going freelance, this is an ideal opportunity to meet the experts, find a mentor and network with local successful entrepreneurs.

Register your interest at

On board the bus will be the following:

  • Business experts – giving advice on everything from opening bank accounts to trading online, sourcing insurance, managing money, tech set-up and sorting IP
  • Star local entrepreneurs – who will speed mentor small businesses
  •  Local award winners – from Barclays Take One Small Step, Shell Livewire and other small business competitions
  • Media – as we run a session called ‘Meet the Editor’, where small businesses get tips from local editors on how to get into the local press
  • Small business authors – from the local area
  • A travelling small business shop and library – with many great business resources
  • StartUp Local champions – meet those who are helping launch StartUp Britain in local areas
  • Prize give-aways – every day, with a chance to win a Dell laptop
  • Members of the StartUp Britain founding team – ask them questions from about the future of the campaign to how you might get involved

 Plus much more!

My Career in… freelance work

April 19, 2010

I currently work as an independent consultant and have been running my own business for over four years.  I have public and private sector clients from the worlds of creative, media and digital; skills and development; regeneration and sustainable communities; environment and innovation and knowledge transfer. 

The services I provide are just as diverse as my client list and include project development, project and programme management, marketing and communications work, strategy development and business planning, research and mapping, evaluation – and more!

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working on some new business ideas and bringing together an updated website which will showcase a renewed and more focussed consultancy offer with some of my other ideas and activities – including an art and photography blog (I am also a part time art student) plus a section on my love of veg growing!  

So how did you get to this point in your career? Read the rest of this entry »

But I don’t want to work for someone else…

February 19, 2010

We’re all different, that’s one of the joys of being us.  Our society works because we all want different things – it’d be no good if we all wanted to go and be accountants, or teachers, or doctors or even prime ministers.

Just as we all want different jobs, we want different ways to do them.  Some of us want to work for smaller employers, others want multinationals; some want private sector, others public.  But what if you don’t actually want to work for anyone but yourself – is that too scary to even contemplate?

Read the rest of this entry »

Are you enterprising?

November 11, 2009

Global Enterprise WeekThere might be some of you out there who are looking at all the different jobs available and are left thinking “I’d rather do something a bit different” or “I just can’t see myself working for someone else.” Or perhaps you’re just an innately enterprising kind of person and you want to find out how you can put your talents to best use.

If that sounds like you, next week from 16th to 22nd November is Global Enterprise Week and there are various different events and activities Read the rest of this entry »

Competition for creative and enterprising students

October 9, 2009

Venture Out is an ideas competition for students at The University of Manchester run by the Manchester Enterprise Centre. 

There are three categories, with prizes of up to £1,000 on offer. 

  1. CEEBL Green award – rewarding ideas to improve the environment
  2. Social Enterprise award – rewarding ideas to improve the lives of individuals and of communities
  3. Business Innovation award – rewarding ideas that have commercial potential through new products or services

At this stage you simply need to explain your ideas and how they will have a positive impact on the lives of others. 

Interested students are welcome to attend a workshop designed to help them get their creative ideas flowing. This workshop take place on Friday 9 October between 12pm and 12.45pm in Lecture Theatre A in University Place.

There is also a workshop planned for students specifically interested in the CEEBL Green award. This workshop is taking place on Thursday 15 October between 4pm and 6.30pm at CEEBL C24 in the Sackville Street building.

More information on applying and booking onto workshops

Enterprise Week for budding entrepreneurs

November 14, 2008

Next week (from Monday 17th November) is Enterprise Week across the UK, and it’s all about helping you become more enterprising, finding opportunities to help you develop your skills and widen your experiences. This is vital if you are considering starting your own business now or in the future – or just want to make yourself more employable and attractive to recruiters.

There are a lot of activities going on in Manchester, from an essential “How to Start Your Own Business” workshop in the Careers Service through to the Business North West fair and conference, where you can hear talks from professionals such as Max Clifford, the PR Guru and Stephen Haines, Facebook Sales Director.

Find out more about what is happening in Enterprise Week.

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