2nd 'Lessons from...' Careers Event

The Society held its second event in the 'Lessons from..' series, in March 2018. The event focused around Lessons from Successful Alumni, and we welcomed 7 former UoM PPE students from many different fields, including government, accountancy, finance, law, teaching and entrepreneurship, which demonstrates just how transferable and useful PPE is as a degree. The talks were followed by a networking session where the students were able to delve more into the careers of the speakers, gain advice and secure those vital contacts. 

The speakers were: 

Elizabeth Mitchell (Principal Policy Officer at Manchester City Council)
Michael Omoniyi (CEO at TCS Network) 
Roberta Akpan (Assistant Manager, Restructuring at KPMG)
Tom Danaher (Investment Manager at Smith and Williamson)
Ben Farren (Teach First Leadership Development Programme)
George Irving (Future Trainee at Mishcon de Reya)                                                                                                        Matt Robins (Creative Developer at Notch Communications) 

Special mention goes to our President, Vice President and Engagement Officer for organising the event. We look forward to hosting the third in the 'Lessons from...' series: watch this space!


Inaugural 'Lessons from...' Careers Event

The Society held its first event in the 'Lessons from..' series in March 2017. The event focused around Lessons from Successful Women,' where we had a number of female speakers talk about their personal experiences in a number of industries as well as providing our students with advice. The talks were followed by a networking session where the students were able to delve more into the careers of the speakers, gain more advice and get to know the speakers a little bit better.

The speakers were as follows: 

JULIE PIA AMBERDEIN - Executive Producer and Head of Digital at Manchester United FC. (Manchester University Alumni)
MICHELLE MADDEN - Allianz Regional Underwriting Manager. 
ALICE CHOI - Global Head of Complete Medical Communications & Governor for The Christie. (Manchester University Alumni)
JANET TREWIN - First female Top Gear TV presenter and first female presenter of Newsbeat on Radio One. Influential media personality and has led journalistic investigations for Newsnight. 
DR JACKIE CARTER - Leader and professor at the University. Currently leads the Q-Step program and has a background in computer science. SoSS lead for employability.
JANE KENYON - Entrepreneur and founder of GIRLS OUT LOUD

We would like to thank all of our speakers and everyone who came to the event. It was a great success and we look forward to hosting our next one. 

Our Aim

We plan to host several careers events exclusively for PPE students throughout the year. In particular we will be running interactive information events with our sponsors Allen and Overy for students interested in learning more about graduate and internship opportunities on offer.

As PPE students, there are many careers paths open and available to you. We recommend making an appointment with the University of Manchester careers service as this will act as a good starting point for your careers research.

Futureboard Consulting is a specialist graduate recruitment firm which we will be running some events with over the course of the year. Check out their website for more information on graduate job vacancies.