Every year we hold our Final Year Conference in the MacRobert Arts Centre on the first day of autumn term.
All final year students from the School are invited to take part in a full day of events aimed to inspire them as they enter the final stages of their degree.
The day opens with an inspirational key note speech from an alumnus with an Arts and Humanities Degree.
(John McLellan addressing the students at the Key Note Speech)
Speakers have included Lord Jack McConnell, John McLellan, ex-editor of the Scotsman and Barbara McKissack, former head of BBC Drama in Scotland.
Students then take part in targeted academic sessions designed to help them in their final year. For example, some sessions looked at dissertation preparation – a key component of independent learning at Stirling.
For the rest of the day, students take part in their choice of seminars on skills development and careers. A wide selection of topics were available including presentation skills, team working, project management, preparation of CV’s and job applications. Sessions were led by experts in each area from organisations such as IBM and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Stirling University maintains strong links with industry and takes every opportunity to allow students to meet and gain experience from industry mentors.
This event is a launch pad for our final year students for the academic year ahead and the various events and opportunities which run throughout the year to develop skills and their understanding of the world of work.