February is one of the coldest, darkest and wettest months of the year. January exams are over, semester two has just begun and summer feels like a very long way off. But that magical time of the year without exams or assignment deadlines will come around sooner than you think, and it’s also the ideal time to do something a bit different and build your skills away from the University. Which is why we’re bringing you My Future Fest – a day packed with opportunities to help you plan for your summer and discover what you might like to do in the future.
Here are three reasons you should pop down to My Future Fest on Tuesday 7 Feb, regardless of where you are in your studies.
- Discover opportunities that may surprise you.
You might think you know what you’re going to do this summer, but our exhibitors will have opportunities that you hadn’t even considered. Become a coach with SPORT Manchester or have a real overseas experience with the British Council’s Study Work Create programme. Coming down to speak to exhibitors can spark something that you just can’t get by trawling through a website.
- Get ahead of the crowd.
Whether you’re in your second year planning for the summer, or a final year student looking for graduate jobs, My Future Fest provides not only exhibitors with current opportunities but also access to staff who can give you expert tips and advice on developing your interests and skills – and putting it into words to help you land the job that you want. We’ll be there providing info on our Student Experience Internships and Manchester Graduate Talent programmes, and there will also be plenty of support for those of you facing the dreaded employer selection tests.
- Competitions and freebies!
If that’s not enough to convince you, there will be freebies on the day (including ice cream and cake), not to mention a number of competitions that you can enter if you head down to Uni Place. Prizes include £300 of travel vouchers, £100 Amazon vouchers and a Level 1 Coaching qualification for a sport of your choice (worth £150). Really, it’s too much to miss out on…
So make sure to join the Facebook event for further updates, and head down to University Place between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 7 February to make the most of My Future Fest.
These students got involved last year and didn’t regret it…