Image of students in a career advice centre

In this session, speakers from The University of Hull, the Brunel University London and the Nottingham Trent University will introduce the opportunities, employability activities and resources students can expect and the amazing support available to students in the UK. Moreover, a panel of current students will also be sharing their university lives and giving you insider information on what it is like to study in the UK!   

After the presentations, participating universities will provide further information about their institutions, course offerings, scholarships opportunities, and other topics in individual Zoom breakout rooms. So, if you are planning to apply to one of these institutions, don't forget to get your questions ready! 


10.30 GMT Webinar begins
10.35-11.30 GMT

Careers & Employability - What support can I get from UK universities?  

  • Employability in the UK – Preparing our graduates for a bright future 
    by Katy Brough, The University of Hull 
    by Calum Porter, The University of Hull 
  • How UK Universities supporting international student with their career  
    by Jonathan Bainbridge, Brunel University London
  • Employability at UK Universities – What’s on offer and how we can help you before, during and after your studies   
    by Chris Harwood, Nottingham Trent University
  • Q&A (10 minutes)
11.30-11.55 GMT

Students Sharing 

A story about my journey into career development during my university year 

  • Xuanyuan Zhang (Mainland China), Mbiochem in Biochemistry with Industrial Experience, The University of Hull  
  • TBC, Brunel University London 
  • Aneurin Lau (Hong Kong), BA(Hons) Business Management and Marketing SW, Nottingham Trent University 
  • Q&A (10 minutes) 
11.55-12.15 GMT

Breakout sessions  

  • Online Open Session: Studying at Brunel University London  
  • Online Open Session: Studying at The University of Hull 
  • Online Open Session: Studying at Nottingham Trent University 

Speaker Profile

Katy Brough  
International Recruitment Manager, South East Asia and Europe  
International Office  
The University of Hull 

Katy has been part of the Global Engagement team at the University of Hull for four years, and works to support students from across South-East Asia with their study journey to the University. After working in education for all of her professional career, Katy is passionate about sharing educational opportunities. [Profile]   

Calum Porter 
International Recruitment Manager, East Asia  

International Office  
The University of Hull 

Calum has over 5 years’ experience of working with international students and partners from across the globe. During his own degree, Calum chose to leave the UK and study at an international university, giving first-hand experience of the fantastic opportunities (and also the challenges!) that you can expect during international study [Profile

Jonathan Bainbridge 
Director of the Professional Development Centre 

The Professional Development Centre 
Brunel University London 

Jonathan completed his postgraduate careers qualification at The University of Reading. He has worked in further education for 6 years as Careers Team leader, then spent 6 years at the University of Reading, where he was Head of Employer Engagement and acting Director of Careers and Employability. During which time the team won the NUE ‘Best University Careers/Employability Service’ Award 2018 in partnership with Henley Business School. Jonathan has been at Brunel for just under Three years and leads a team of 40, driving up positive employment outcomes for all students. During this time the team have been shortlisted for 5 national Awards as recognition of the innovative, engaging approach adopted by the service. [Profile]

Chris Harwood BA MA PGCE FHEA
Careers Consultant for Nottingham Business School
International Student Project Co-ordinator
Nottingham Trent University

Chris Harwood works for Nottingham Trent University as a Careers Consultant for Nottingham Business School and International Student Project Coordinator, supporting the employability needs of all students across the university. As Careers Consultant for NBS, Chris supports MBA, International Business, Accounting and Finance students. Chris project manages the Employability Workshop and Mock Assessment Centre programme for Employability, as well as chairing the Sustainability Task Group. Chris has been at Nottingham Trent University for over 3 years, following 15 previous years in secondary education in senior academic and pastoral roles.