SummerFest starts on 13 May at Purple Door

Purple Door SummerFest14Starting on Tuesday, 13 May with a Get That Job Carousel Day and continuing over the summer until 31 August, SummerFest14 is a series of events workshops, courses and opportunities to help you to get the job you want or to help you to start-up a business.

This year Purple Door tell us you can win even more events and prizes!  For your chance to win, pick up a stamp card, collect at least 3 stamps and enter your completed stamp card into the prize draw at Purple Door.  You can collect a stamp at each SummerFest14 event or workshop you attend.


Headline events taking centre stage in Purple Door during May/June include the Graduate Recruitment Fair, joining UPSU for their summer BBQ, and a start-up course for final year students with a creative or digital idea.  Get That Job Carousel Days are also running, each day offering 6 workshops run on the same day for you to choose between.

Carousels include workshops on:

  • Professional Skills
  • Graduate Job Search Beyond Google
  • Linking without LinkedIn
  • Succeeding at Assessment Centres
  • Demonstrating Commercial Awareness
  • Branding Yourself on LinkedIn


Virtual events take place during August for that you can take part in wherever you are over the Internet.  They include:

  • Skype careers appointments
  • Skype enterprise appointments
  • Webinars
  • E-guidance
  • Online resources.

Core acts is ongoing support from Purple Door that is available throughout SummerFest, your time at University, and for five years after you graduate, offering:

  • Answers to the myths of the perfect CV, great applications and interview success
  • One-to-one careers or start-up advice
  • Part-time jobs
  • Volunteering and work experience
  • Free expert resources

During graduation Purple Door will be showing the ceremonies, so if you have family or friends that don’t have a ticket they can join watch you graduate from the comfort of Purple Door.  There will be a range of refreshments to keep you going throughout the day and a peep-through board will also provide a great photo opportunity.

Find out more

A full list of events is available online at or call Purple Door at

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