Are you considering a career in the humanitarian sector? If so, join us for a fantastic day of presentations, discussion and advice from current leaders in the field of humanitarianism. This will be a great opportunity to meet the experts, network and find out what possibilities are open to you. In previous years, we have had speakers from MSF, MAG, Save the Children and many more.
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On the day, please register your attendance via the Renold Building Altrincham street entrance.
Please note, you can pop in and out of the sessions throughout the day, with entrance on a first come first served basis, with entry subject to capacity.
10:00-11:30am - Plenary session: Humanitarianism, development, and climate change (room E7).
In this future-oriented panel discussion with academics and practitioners, we debate how our changing environment affects areas of disaster preparedness, development, migration and humanitarianism.
Confirmed panellists are Natalie Jones, University of Cambridge and Christine Greenhalgh, Lecturer Public Health, University of Manchester. Chair TBC.
11:30am-12:00pm - Refreshment break (B floor foyer)
Medics session - Emergency medicine (room E1).
This session is specifically tailored towards those students interested in global health. It discusses the experience of working for medical-humanitarian INGOs, NGOs, and other forms of medical volunteering. It particularly pays attention to their work experiences and future professional challenges.
Confirmed panellists are Natalie Roberts, Director of Studies, MSF and Kirsty Lowe, Midwife / Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Dr Mina Naquib, one of our master’s students will also discuss his experience of medical volunteering in Calais.
Non-medics session - Building a career in humanitarianism and disaster management (room E2).
This panel of practitioners discusses the experience of working in humanitarianism and disaster response. It pays special attention to challenges in building a career in their respective organisations and these sectors at large.
Confirmed panellists are Gareth Owen and Jennifer Clancy, Humanitarian Director and Operations Coordinator from Save the Children, with HCRI student Hattie Elizabeth as chair.
1:30-2:30pm - Lunch and expo (B floor foyer)
Meet professionals who can help you gain valuable working experience and climb the career ladder. Confirmed stalls:
HCRI Society – University of Manchester
Global Health Society – University of Manchester
The University of Manchester Volunteering
The University of Manchester Careers Service
Women Asylum Seekers Together
The Mentor Initiative
Medics session - Young medical-humanitarian leadership (room E1).
This panel consists of several young medical-humanitarian leaders, who have already made their mark in the world. Panel members discuss their work experiences in the medical-humanitarian sector, and how they have dealt with challenges in their career.
Our panel includes Dr Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Syrian Medical Doctor and Research Associate at the Conflict and Health Research Group, Kings College London and Thomas Stewart, Middle East Program Manager, The MENTOR Initiative with HCRI student Alice Murphy as chair.
Non-Medics session - Social Entrepreneurship (room E2)
The session looks at alternative forms of humanitarianism and disaster response. Practitioners talk about their careers in social entrepreneurship, government and the charity sector.
Krish Patel and Anna Spethman, founders of Tales to Inspire and Education Refuge are confirmed guest speakers, with HCRI student Kelly Wiggans as chair.
4-6pm - Drinks networking evening (B floor foyer)
Guests, panel speakers, HCRI staff, students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the networking evening.
The evening will include, 'Your wall (can) not divide us' photo exhibition by the International Consortium for Conflict Graffiti, exclusively featuring photos of street art pieces from a range of conflict-affected societies.