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cJAM: Built Environment - Industry Guests

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Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory, ME414

University of Central Lancashire

Kirkham Street

Preston

PR1 1JN

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cJAM: Built Environment is an exciting showcase event which enables our talented students to meet face-to-face with senior industry professionals, to share ideas, make connections and pitch for opportunities.

This is a full-day event and we would be delighted if you would consider joining us - it presents a great opportunity for people in the industry to meet the talent of the future.

This free event includes:

• Networking breakfast
• Guest speakers
• Industry Q&A panel
• Networking lunch
• Speed pitching
• Awarding of placements

As an industry guest, you will play an integral role in the event. For the two-hour speed pitching session, where you will get to meet 1:1 with up to twelve students, we ask that you come with the offer of at least one work placement. For unpaid placements, the preferred length is one week and the maximum is four weeks. Alternatively you might want to offer a year-out paid placement or a one-day shadowing opportunity. Whatever you are able to offer will be gratefuly received. At the event, you get to judge the student pitches and award your placements to the students who impress you the most.

This is the first year for the cJAM: Built Environment event, however the cJAM event format has been long established at UCLan. At last year's cJAM events in journalism, media, performance and law our students secured 320 placements with a range of employers including the BBC, ITV, MUTV, Curious Minds, The Lowry, Warwick Arts Centre, Super Slow Way, Weber Shandwick, TT Games, Wash Media and Corporation Pop.

To get a flavour of the cJAM event format look at last year's videos:
cJAM: Journalism video
cJAM: Media video
cJAM: Performance video
cJAM: Law video

It is so important that our students understand the pace of change within built environment, how digital technology is affecting the industry, and the best career opportunities open to them. Through accepting our invitation, you will help enormously in achieving this.

FAQs

Company biog, logo and photo
Once registered we will need a short company biog, logo and photo. These are for the cJAM event programme which is circulated to students in advance and distributed to all attendees on the day. The photo should be a mid-shot of yourself (head and shoulders), logo in j-peg formant and the company biog should include where you are based, what type of work you do and maybe a project example in 100 -150 words max. Deadline date: Friday 11 December.

Placements
We ask that you come with the offer of at least one placement. Some students (mainly Year 2) will be looking for year-out paid placements - so it might be that the speed pitching outcome it to award them a next stage interview at your office. Unpaid placements should last for no longer than four weeks with one week being the ideal length. But if none of the aforementioned are possible, a one-day shadowing opportunity would also be great.

Which students will be pitching for placements at this cJAM event?
Final year undergraduate, postgraduate and Year 2 students from the following courses will be pitching for placements: Architecture, Architectural Technology, Building Conservation and Adaptation, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management and Quantity Surveying.

Free parking
You can request a parking space when registering. If this applies, use the University’s Victoria car park (sat nav: Victoria Street, PR1 7AY). The Media Factory is a two minute walk from the car park.

Public transport
The Media Factory is a 15 minute walk from Preston Train Station. For more information, please see this link.

Free event
There is no cost to attend this event and breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

Late arrival or early departure
This is a full-day event and we would appreciate your presence from 9.30am until 4.30pm. If this isn’t possible, please let us know in the specific requirements section when registering.

Event hashtag
#UCLancJAM

General enquiries
Contact Tania Callagher, TCallagher@uclan.ac.uk 01772 894106


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Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory, ME414

University of Central Lancashire

Kirkham Street

Preston

PR1 1JN

United Kingdom

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