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Education employability day

Students from our Education BA(Hons) and Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) recently attended the school’s annual employability day, which provides a range of enlightening sessions to help prepare them for their upcoming placements as well as a career in the education sector.

Dan Keeley presentation 'The Power of putting yourself first'.

This year, the event was opened with guest speaker, Dan Keeley – an award-winning TEDX & keynote speaker, ultra-runner and mental health campaigner with his talk entitled ‘The Power of putting yourself first’.

One student who attended said:

“The well-being talk was a great way to start the day and got you thinking about yourself. I enjoyed the tangible advice given in this session such as the five green lights and the five read lights activity. I definitely felt like I had a lot to take away from the session. I also liked that the Q&A at the end was more of a discussion and questions could go both ways between the audience and guest speaker”.

The day also included sessions where students were given advice on CV writing, identifying their skills, investigating roles within the education sector and tips on writing a job application.

In the afternoon, students attended a Q&A panel with professionals in the field, which included

  • Laura Greenwood-Pearsons – Brighton Student Union Chief Executive
  • Darren Abrahams – The Human Hive
  • Adam Muirhead – Director of Youth Work, The Trust for Developing Communities
  • Nina Mellon – Engage Employment (BA Ed Alumni)
  • Dan Keeley – Mental health activist, thought leader and keynote speaker

Another student said “The talks from the professionals were great! I felt fully engaged and inspired by the stories shared”.

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Christina Camm • February 17, 2023

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