Carlisle Nursing Employability Conference

Fusehill Street CA1 2HH Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Carlisle Nursing Employability Conference

Friday 24 March 2017

8.45am to 4.30pm

Learning Gateway, Fusehill Street Campus


At this full day event third year University of Cumbria nursing students will have the opportunity to hear from key note speakers, network at a careers fair and take part in a range of employability workshops on Preceptorship, Raising Concerns, Nursing Careers in the Forces, Leadership and Continuous Service Improvement.


The Careers Fair is open to all University of Cumbria students – 11.45am to 1.15pm – Learning Gateway.


Event Programme


8.45am to 9am – Registration

Sign-in for the event, choose two workshops to attend, choose your lunch time slot and receive a free conference bag.

Learning Gateway Ground Floor


9am to 9.15am – Opening Comments – Louise Nelson: Head of Department for Health, Nursing and Professional Practice at the University of Cumbria

Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre


9.15am to 10.15am – Key Note Speaker - Gill Long: Head of Nursing, Clinical Education and Practice Development at the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Gill’s key note address will focus on Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their impact on newly registered nurses.

Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre


10.15am to 10.45am – Break


10.45am to 11.45am – Alumni Panel

Hear from past students about their experience working in nursing.

Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre


11.45am to 1.15pm – Lunch and Careers Fair (see exhibitor list below)

Free lunch for third year nursing students – two time slots will be available for lunch, 11.45am or 12.30pm – please choose one when you register on the day.

The careers fair will be made up of NHS Trusts, local healthcare providers, the armed forces, trade unions and nursing agencies.

Fair - Learning Gateway Ground Floor

Lunch – LG004


1.15pm to 2.15pm – Workshop 1 (see information below)

Various locations


2.20pm to 3.20pm – Workshop 2 (see information below)

Various locations


3.30pm to 4pm – Key Note Speaker – Shirley Bamigbade: University of Cumbria, Department of Nursing, Health & Professional Practice

Shirley’s key note address will explore the reasons why CPD is so important to your professional career.

Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre


4pm – Closing Comments and Evaluation.

Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre



Employability Workshops

All the following workshops are running twice on the day, once at 1.15pm and once at 2.20pm.

Third year nursing students can choose which two workshops they would like to attend when registering for the event in the morning.


Preceptorship - LG101

Claire O’Neill: Clinical Education Facilitator (preceptorship)

Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust

The focus of this interactive workshop will be the importance of preceptorship for newly qualified nurses, considering rationale and potential benefits. We will consider both the similarities and differences to clinical supervision and mentorship. Hopes, fears and expectations will also be explored.


Raising Concerns - LG103

Vivienne Dove: Senior Regional officer

Royal College of Nurses

Safe care is everyone's business. Find out what to do if you see poor care or feel you are being prevented from providing safe, compassionate care.


Leadership at all levels: Developing People, Improving Care - LG202

Elaine Crooks/Sam Eggleston:  Team Lead, People and Organisational Development Team

Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust

You are the future leaders of the NHS.  You are about to embark on the next step of your own leadership journey.  A strong healthcare system relies on leadership at all levels of the organisation to ensure standards and quality of care for our patients.  This workshop will help you understand how your leadership behaviours affect the culture and climate of the environments you will be working within.


Nursing Careers in the Forces - LG201

Representatives from the Army and Royal Air Force

This session will include a presentation from representatives from the Army and Royal Air Force about their application process, opportunities for you, and what it is like to work as a nurse in the forces.


Continuous Service Improvement: A Lifelong Journey - LG203

Amanda Platt: Service Improvement Lead, Continuous Service Improvement Team

Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust

Waste within systems can lead to delays, frustration and negatively impact effective patient care.  This workshop will help you to: identify the different types of waste; introduce some easy to remember tools to help you make improvements in your own work practice and the wider service throughout your career.



Careers Fair Exhibitors 

If you have any queries about this event please contact


We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Careers and Employability Service

Event Details

More information will be available soon - watch this space!

Fusehill Street CA1 2HH Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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