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Future me week
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25th January
10:30 to 15:00
10 You will earn 10 silver points for completing this activity.
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Future Me Week: Values workshop and ideas den

25th January 10:30 to 15:00
How can you make the world a better place AND earn a living? What kind of job fits the person who you are and want to be? Two activities offered by MMU Sociology and value-led organisations will help you think about how your personal values can chime with your career and employer values.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

11:00-12:00 Values Workshop:  

This is an interactive panel discussion on personal and career values, with Katie Shaw (RECLAIM), Mark Knight (GMCA) and David Gilchrist (MMU Careers).


12:00-12:30 Ideas Den: question setting  

The panel will then pose a question for current students: if all barriers were down, what project, company or product would you want to create that would make the world a fairer place?  


12:30-1:30 Lunch 

The panel will be available for informal conversation or assistance over lunch, but attendees should also use this time to think about the question posed above.


1:30-2:15 Ideas Den: design and build 

Attendees now have, in small groups ideally, 45 minutes to come up with a very basic idea of how their values, their sociological/criminological imagination, and their skills, could be used in a project that would make the world a better place. Again, the panel will be available to provide feedback and advice, and attendees (with help if needed) create single-slide ideas that can prompt the final session. 


2:15-3:00 Values and Ideas: a review 

This final panel session asks ‘what have we learnt (about ourselves and the world)?’  

Some of the single-slide ideas will be shown on screen, and discussed for practicality, ethics, politics, cost and so on, drawing attention to the way that personal values can be in harmony (or not) with career and organisational values. One or two might get a prize! 

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Understand... how personal values drive career choices
  • Explore... values and organisations
  • Network... with local value-led organisations
  • Develop... career or project ideas that fit with your values
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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