Meet your Student Ventures team

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Student Ventures is an inclusive and engaging environment, supporting our community to explore possibilities, build confidence and turn ideas into reality.

So, what do we do?

With an offer of physical space, business support and funding, we’re on hand to help you at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

How can we help?

We can help you develop entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and support you to start your own ventures through a variety of opportunities, including:

  • 1:1 coaching and mentoring
  • Workshops covering key business topics
  • Funding competitions
  • Networking events

And that’s not all! If you need a physical space to develop or trial your start up, we have desk space in our start-up incubator and pop-up shop space on campus to test trade.

Want to know more?

To find our more about what we do and how we can help you, go to our webpage or give us a follow on Instagram!

Meet your Placement Student Team

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As the name suggests, we’re placement students – which just means that we are working at UWE for a year developing our employability skills whilst learning about the industry.

There’s four of us who make up the team and we all come from different academic backgrounds including English Language and Linguistics, Business Management with Marketing, History, and Information Technology Management for Business. We all started in September and will be here until the end of June 2023.

You might recognise us as one of our main jobs is to run the front desk of Ezone (2D11) and the library, helping other students book their career appointments and answering any questions they have.

We also specialise in specific areas of the Library, Careers and Inclusivity service, which includes the employer engagement team, careers and enterprise, and the library.

Our other main jobs are to run social media channels, help support employer events and more. Some recent projects include a survey of student expectations of our service and helping students to engage with an employer event.

We help students to navigate the careers service, from promoting careers events to booking appointments. We’re currently working on a social media campaign to raise awareness of our online resources on the career toolkit to make sure you know where to go for the best careers support and advice.

If you want to come say hello or if you have any questions about careers, you can normally find at least one of us on the front desk of Ezone and the library and we’re happy to help!

And of course, you can find us online through the UWE Careers Instagram and Twitter and Library Instagram account.

What can the Global Opportunities Team do for you?

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University is all about exploring new things and gaining new skills, which for many, make it the perfect time to travel.

That’s where our Global Opportunities Team step in.

The team is made up of six people who are passionate about helping you explore different countries and cultures. And they know the life-changing benefits travel can add to your personal and professional development, as collectively, they’ve lived and worked in 22 countries and have over 60 years’ experience working in Higher Education.

What they do

UWE Bristol is committed to being an inspiring local and global gateway to the future. This means supporting you with opportunities to engage with global challenges, both here in Bristol and abroad.

The team can help you find opportunities to experience different customs and cultures, learn languages, make lifelong friends, and discover more about yourself.

What they can help with

These are just a few of the initiatives, programmes and opportunities they can help with, but if you have something else in mind, have a chat with the team and see what they can do:

  • Study exchange aka Study Abroad, both incoming and outgoing 
  • International placements 
  • International volunteering opportunities 
  • International internships 
  • Funding for international experiences 

What if you have no desire to go abroad or just aren’t ready for that step yet? No problem!

They can help you gain experience though supporting global communities and collaborating with international organisations, all from the comfort of your home, so there’s something for everyone!

To find out more about the team or to organise your next international adventure just get in touch with them!

Get to know your UWE Career Coaches

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The UWE Career Coaching team are the main face of the careers service and they’re available to all UWE students and graduates.

This hard working and friendly team are made up of coaches with a combined experience of over 70 years in the field of careers with global experience spanning 3 continents.

More importantly though, they’re passionate about supporting you to navigate a fulfilling future.

What they do?

They offer 30 minute career coaching appointments, workshops, drop-ins and CV reviews throughout the whole year (including outside of term time).

They aim to empower and support you with your career learning, development and decision making – this means they won’t tell you what to do or what’s best, but will work with you using their expertise and knowledge to form an action plan that helps you move forward in your career journey.

Behind the scenes they are also busy keeping up to date on trends in the world of work and creating useful resources and sessions based on the current needs of students.

How can they help you?

The coaching team can help you make career decisions, create a CV, prepare for interviews and find relevant experience and opportunities. By doing this they can help you work towards your graduate career choice and support you to make strong job and postgraduate course applications when you graduate. They also support you even after you’ve left the University!

Basically anything vaguely careers-related and they’re your go-to team 😉

How and where to find them

To make things as easy and convenient for you, they offer a hybrid service of online and face to face support. Take a look at all the career coaching services available and why not start your career journey now and book an appointment?

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