October 11, 2013, by Jemma Utley
Students Discuss the Faculty of Arts Futures Festival
By Laurence Britton (BA History) and Radhika Chond (BA American and Canadian Studies)
Did you make it to the Faculty of Arts Futures Festival on Thursday 26 September? We had a great time tweeting from the event with both students and industry representatives manning stalls. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with a whole range of students attending. The event took place in Highfield House and a marquee outside the New Theatre.
Soon after the Faculty of Arts Futures Festival started, both venues were teeming with activity. Stalls ranged from students giving advice to their peers on university life, to recent graduates offering their insight on where an arts degree has taken them since leaving university. In addition to this, representatives from a wide range of careers offered advice to students on how to make the most of their time at university. We both found that the advice that was being given was aimed directly at students and for this reason was extremely helpful.
Throughout the day we caught a few students and asked for their opinions on the event, to which they replied that it was ‘very useful’ with a ‘buzzing atmosphere.’ Amy, who spoke to students from the Literacy Volunteering Project described the event as ‘valuable and rewarding.’ When we spoke to representatives from the different companies attending the event, we were very glad to hear that they were impressed with the students who came along and noted the intelligent questions that had been posed to them.
The two of us enjoyed our time working at the event, speaking to everyone who was involved – from those who helped organise it to those who were offering and receiving advice at various stations. It was fabulous to get such great feedback from everyone we spoke to, demonstrating just how much of a success the day was!
Watch out for more events that the Careers and Employability Service are putting on – if this event is anything to go by then they’ll be certainly be worth attending! Follow them on Twitter @UoNCareers to keep up to date and have a look at the full list of events on their website.
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