Allied Health Professions Careers and Employability Fayre

DATE: Tuesday 06 December 2022

TIME: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION: Heart of the Campus (HC 0.06) / Online

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

Calling all Allied Health Professions students!

Whether you've secured a job, are looking for jobs, want to improve your CV with CPD, or just want some careers inspiration, the AHP Careers and Employability Fayre is designed to support you on your journey.

Guest speakers will share their career path since graduating from their health and social care degrees, and you'll have the opportunity to take part in two workshops which will help you to think about your future career, develop your CPD portfolio, and support you with applying for jobs.

There will even be free hot drinks and cake!

If you cannot make it onto campus, we have the option for you to join the inspirational talks remotely and join some separate online workshops.

Please note, this event is open to students on the following courses: Physiotherapy | Occupational Therapy | Operating Department Practice | Paramedic Practice | Diagnostic Radiography and Ultrasound | Radiotherapy and Oncology | Dietetics | Art Therapy

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  • Chris Richmond - Head of Delivery, Health Education England
  • Kirsten Whitehead - Associate Lecturer - Dietetics
  • Petty Officer Natalie Shaw - Royal Navy Emergency Nurse Specialist, Specialist Medical Recruiter
  • Vignesh Murali - Directorate General Manager Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Sophie Taylor - Senior Case Manager, Leafield JD Ltd Brain Injury & Complex Care Case Management

Workshops (in-person)

  • Insights and preferences: How we can all learn to work together (Based on neuro linguistic programming) - Gemma Hayden (SY ISDN Clinical and Workforce Lead)
  • Job Applications and Networking - Mary Macfarlane (Employability Consultant, SHU) and Luke Jenkinson
  • How to set up on your own and run a business (Graeme Tidd, Enterprise Adviser for SHU’s Enterprise Team)
  • Leadership in early AHP careers - Ursula Macfarlane (AHP Workforce Supply Strategy Project Lead for South Yorkshire ICS) and Fiona Leahy
  • Careers in research - Rachel Young and Louise Patterson
  • Interview preparation and techniques - Dr Mark Collins (Principal Lecturer, SHU) and Vignesh Murali
  • Graduate Panel

View full schedule and workshop details (in-person)

Workshops (online)

  • Graduate Panel
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and the 4 pillars of practice - Kirsten Whitehead (Associate Lecturer - Dietetics)
  • No health without justice; no justice without health - Nichola Cadet (Senior Lecturer, Department of Law and Criminology, SHU)
  • Resilience-overcoming challenges, managing change, and thriving in difficult scenarios - Lizzie Freeman (Lecturer in Psychology, SHU)
  • Using technology within Rehabilitation - Amy Bean (Clinical Specialist, Saebo UK)

View full schedule and workshop details (online)

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Registration closes Wednesday 30 November at 12pm (noon).