My Beautiful Career Events
During the Michaelmas term, we invite successful and inspiring people from a wide variety of creative and professional backgrounds into the College. During these events, they meet with small groups of interested students and we have a chat over a glass of wine and crisps.
It represents a risk-free way for students to learn more about the many different opportunities that are available to people with humanities or social science degrees and provides a convenient first step in networking, which is so vital in securing work in many sectors.
Equally importantly, this offering allows our students to build their social capital, learning how to deal with perhaps seemingly intimidating people without appearing too shy or too arrogant.
Throughout the Hilary term, the College hosts a number of Employer Evenings. These events consist of panel discussions followed by drinks and canapés. We invite executives from organisations that have expressed an interest in NCH or in hiring our graduates. Our guests tend to be senior people from professional service organisations, the creative industries or those with experience of policy development, government and the third sector.
The evenings allow our guests to identify students who they might want to consider for internships or permanent roles. Students can learn more about what companies do in a relaxed and informal context without the pressure that can go with feeling a need to “sell” yourself.
The College’s advisory board serves as an informal source of advice and comment. Meeting on an ad hoc basis, according to need, its association with New College of the Humanities is by invitation. Members have an interest in how Higher Education can contribute to outstanding professional and creative careers.
- Kemi Akindele, U+I
- Matthew Batstone, Chair of the Advisory Board
- Lara Boro, Informa
- Frankie Bryon, Lambert Smith Hampton
- Hugh Cameron, PhD media
- Simon Duffy, Bulldog
- John Gordon, Founder of IQ2, Intelligence Squared
- James Lambert, Founder of the charity INTO University
- Danielle Lestrade, OC&C
- Lord Lucas, Owner/Publisher of the Good University Guide
- Barbara Schwepcke, Founder and CEO of Haus Publishing
- John Singer, Formerly Chair of TESL
- Matt Symonds, formerly Bain partner