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Careers and Enterprise

Breakthrough Careers Events

To all self-identifying women and non-binary people, a very warm invitation to join us at the Women's Careers Cafe! 

The Women's Careers Cafe offers you a principled space to discuss issues important to women of colour and to learn new skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

Our sessions take place in St Benet’s Chaplaincy yurt from 5-7 pm. As always, we provide a range of hot and cold snacks, cakes and hot drinks – all free of charge and in beautiful surroundings!

Coming up soon...

Five-year Anniversary - Re-building the university of racial justice | Monday 29th January, 5-7pm 

Welcome to our 5th anniversary birthday party at the Women’s Cafe! To begin 2024, we would like to invite you to a celebration of the cafe and all that we as a community have achieved since its beginning. During this session, we welcome members of our community - old and new - as we come together to reflect on what the Women’s Cafe has meant to us and what it could mean for attendees in the future too. We will hear testimonies from our founders and attendees past and present, and will be also celebrating with party favours and a birthday cake!

This session is more of a celebration than a workshop, where we will be coming together to think about and understand what the Women’s Cafe has been for different people over the past 5 years. In doing this, we hope to collectively think about what rebuilding the university, starting from a space like this can mean, and how we can do this together. We really welcome new attendees to this event, as it will be particularly special to hear from all members of the community - old and new - about the cafe and what it has meant, or might mean, for you!

Getting a sense of ourselves: Women of colour belonging and exclusion in London | Monday 26th February, 5-7pm

This session, we will hear from an external invited speaker, Evelyn Yoczira Lira Torres, a PhD student who will be speaking about the challenges of being an international student in London, and finding ways to belong here, so far from home.

We are really excited to have Evelyn host this session, especially because it will be focused on the struggles that many international feminised students of colour face in the UK, and in London specifically, and will be given by somebody with firsthand experience of this. We hope to see you there!

What can Careers and Enterprise do for me after I graduate? | Monday 25th March, 5-7pm

We invite you to a session led by the team at Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise to equip students with all the information you may need about the Careers service at our university. With the challenge of finding a career path post-university being extremely daunting for many, especially for young women & people of colour, it will be helpful to come together to discuss these issues and how we can mutually help each other too.

Here, we will be providing specific insight and advice on how the Careers team can assist in helping students get their first jobs, post-graduation. Together, we hope to be able to break down what is important when looking for a job, how the Careers service can help in your search, and what students can do to help themselves too.


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