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This Week at Loughborough | 9 November

9 November 2020

7 mins

Siemens 1:1 Sessions

9 November, 10 – 4pm, Online

This is an exclusive opportunity to have a one to one conversation with a member of staff at Siemens about their Test Engineer 13 month placement. If you are interested in applying for this role at Siemens and want to gain a further insight or have already applied for this role and are seeking some further advice/guidance on their process, then this is your chance.

Book onto the event on the careers page.

Aqua Park Rutland Presentation

9 November, 1 – 2pm, Online

The Aqua Park Rutland is a giant obstacle course on water, where you can climb, slip, smile and splash your way around with friends, family or colleagues. They are looking for Brand Ambassadors, to write blogs, create social media content, and images for their digital platforms. They are also looking for Graduate Leisure Managers, to take operational responsibility for the customer service and Lifeguard teams. If you love the outdoors and want to start your career in a business that makes people smile all day long, come to their presentation and find out more.

Booking information can be found on the event page.

Women’s Engineering Society Careers Fair

10 November, 12 – 4pm, Online

Women’s Engineering Society is hosting a virtual careers event! Hear from engineering companies and learn more about placement, graduate and postgraduate opportunities!

This year companies such as Caterpillar, Dyson, Rolls Royce and many more. Join the event to see presentations, participate in Q&A session and potentially have a chance for 1 to 1 meetings with each of the companies.

Booking information is available on the event page.

Women in Tech Webinar – Life on the Virgin Media Graduate Scheme

10 November, 12 – 1pm, Online

Virgin Media are building connections that really matter. They’re building a place where everyone belongs. Join their Women in Tech Webinar to hear more about how they’re building a diverse workforce, creating a safe working environment where voices are heard and valued and creating belonging across their people, products and society through their Graduate and Internship Schemes. Come and chat to their team to hear more about their diversity initiatives and insight into life as a Virgin Media Graduate and Intern!

Booking information is available on the Careers Network website.

Mock Assessment Centre

10 November, 6 – 7.45pm, Online

Delivered by the Careers Network and staff from a range of top companies, you’ll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Join online and gain as much practice as you can before your first real assessment centre.

  • Practise group exercises element of an assessment centre with the Careers Network and real recruiters
  • Hear some top tips
  • Gain feedback from employers

This workshop is for students from all years in all Departments and booking information can be found on the Careers Network page.

Get into Teaching Virtual Pop-Up

11 November, 2 – 2.45pm, Online

Do you want to know more about teaching? And get a £5 Uber Eats voucher? This online event, ran on behalf of the Department for Education, is for anyone considering a career in teaching. Over the 30 minute session we will explore the rewards of teaching, how to choose the right teacher training course for you, what you need to apply, and how to get help and support with your application. As a thank you for attending we will give you a £5 voucher to spend on Uber Eats.

Find out more information and sign up on the event page.

Civil Disobedience Against Authoritarian Populism

11 November, 4 – 5pm, Online

In this presentation Guy Aitchison will examine the potential of civil disobedience and other more militant forms of political law-breaking as a response to authoritarian populism, addressing the distinct ethical questions involved in resisting this threat.

This presentation asks: What forms of political action are justified by way of response to the authoritarian populist threat? Is there still a role for disobedience as a means to promote deliberation under these conditions? Are traditional notions of ‘civility’ in civil disobedience relevant or should they be jettisoned as too restrictive? Is there a justification for constrained political violence or should nonviolence be strictly observed? The presentation will offer an original justification for disobedience as a form of anticipatory self-defence for the democratic process, reflecting on appropriate norms of engagement with populist partisans.

For booking information and further information visit the Populism Research group website.

LU Arts – Fill Your House with Colour, Make a Stained Glass Window

11 November, 7.30 – 8.30pm, Online

The first of LU Arts Diwali workshops. In this workshop with Grace Stones, you will look at the traditions of Diwali, discussing and exploring different design ideas. You will create an imaginative, Diwali inspired paper stain-glass window.

This event is in support of Light Up Loughborough – a joint Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union campaign to celebrate Diwali. Staff, students and the local community are being encouraged to join in by decorating front windows and offices with lights and decorations to help spread positivity and the message of Diwali.

Register to take part and find out what materials are required on the event page.

Communicating the ‘Rules’ of the Acute Hospital Ward to People Living with Dementia

13 November, 1 – 2pm, Online

A talk delivered by Dr Katie Featherstone as part of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) seminar series.

This paper examines everyday cultures of care in hospital wards and its consequences for people living with dementia and ward staff. It explores ward strategies and staff approaches to the care of this significant patient group at the bedside.

This is drawn from the forthcoming monograph Wandering the Wards. It will explore interactional patterns of talk and work at the bedside to provide ways of uncovering aspects of the social standing and understandings of people living with dementia, and the recognition and attribution of this diagnostic category during an acute admission.

For futher information visit the event page.

LU Arts – Make a Colourful Sun Catcher for Your Window

13 November, 2 – 3pm, Online

Inspired by Diwali, the festival of light, this workshop will allow you to create colourful window decorations to brighten up your windows during these upcoming wintery months.

Using simple paper crafting skills you will aim to leave the workshop with several suncatchers in varying designs. Just like snowflakes each suncatcher will be entirely unique.

This event is in support of Light Up Loughborough – a joint Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union campaign to celebrate Diwali. Staff, students and the local community are being encouraged to join in by decorating front windows and offices with lights and decorations to help spread positivity and the message of Diwali.

Find out more information on the material required and register to participate on the event page.

Wikithon: ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Loughborough

14 November, 12 – 3pm, Online

Part of the Being Human Festival this Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will help local people to connect with their past, through a well-structured activity that necessitates only basic digital skills.

In the first hour you will hear all about the Open Access movement and learn all about how to edit a Wikipedia entry. In hours two and three you will have the chance to create or edit a page about a figure associated with Loughborough.

We’d like to focus in particular on neglected women in Loughborough’s history. You’ll leave with new skills you can use on subjects, figures, and events of your choosing in the future.

Booking information is available on the event page.

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