As part of the activities for Wellbeing Week, Debbie Dubois, Production Executive for BBC Sport will be giving a presentation on how they manage the associated risks of hosting and filming of one of their biggest events, Sports Personality of the Year. It will look back at how the show has grown from its original roots in TVC, with a small audience, through to last years event at ExCeL Arena where there was an audience of 16,000, and some of the issues that needed consideration when you are trying to balance aspirations for high impact moments, and a large public audience. The presentation will take place on Wednesday 20th March, 15.00 – 16.00 and places can be booked via the following website :
Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.