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The Alternative Stage

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The Alternative stage brings to life a whole host of career opportunities for students focusing on wider sectors including the Charitable and Not-for-profit sector, Health and Social Care, Education, Sustainability, Environment, Government and the Public Sector.

The stage will host a variety of virtual events in the Spring term and will be packed full of resources and Careers stories that will enable students to learn about opportunities available and whats on offer in these wider sectors.

Virtual Skills workshops, employer presentations and webinars as well as employer drop in sessions will all be available to employers wishing to contribute, raise their profile and present opportunities to students seeking to explore career options within these areas.

There is no charge to access the Alternative Stage.

Careers in Recruitment and HR

Tuesday 9th February 2021

This virtual speaker event considers the broad range of career options in Recruitment and HR. Such careers might comprise hands-on roles or more generalist positions covering any of the following areas;

  • employee engagement
  • employee relations
  • employment law
  • health and safety
  • industrial relations
  • learning and development (L&D)
  • payroll and pensions
  • performance and reward
  • recruitment and talent management
  • strategy and organisation development
  • training.

We welcome interest from employers and alumni working with these areas who are keen to support and connect with our students

Please email to register your interest.

Careers in the Not-for-profit sector

Thursday 4th February 2021

Our Careers in the Not-for-profit virtual event aims to attract a diverse range of students who are looking to understand more about a career within the sector.

We welcome interest from a broad range of speakers including those working in international development, social research and the third/charity sector. Although you do not have to have immediate vacancies or work opportunities, this may help when engaging with students.

There is no charge to attend the event which is open to employers within the field on both a local, national and international stage, professional bodies and individuals wishing to impart knowledge and expertise.

We also welcome back alumni of the University working within the sector who wish to share their knowledge and insight of working within the Not-for-profit sector to help our current students as they begin their career journey.

To register your interest please email