After a successful first year, we are excited to be bringing back a bigger and better online STRIVE Festival for 2021 on Monday 10 May! Designed to meet all your career and employability needs, this will be your opportunity to improve your employability skills by attending our dedicated workshops, including:

  • Time Management
  • Interview Skills
  • CV Skills
  • Networking
  • Leadership
  • LinkedIn
  • And more!


Career and Placement Opportunities

We are also excited to be hosting a number of local and national employers at our event who will be available (virtually) for you to find out a bit more about their organisation and what it would be like to work for them. They might even be advertising upcoming jobs that you might like to apply for! We will be working directly with your course teams, to try and ensure that there are relevant opportunities available to all of you attending, with course team staff and careers available also attending to give you tips and advice on taking your next steps after leaving university. Please see below for a list of current employers and university departments attending:

Bluebird Care

Active in the Community

SOS Silence of Suicide

Take One TV

I Love Tour


My Alvie

Seymour Taylor

Kings Active Foundation

MacIntyre Hudson

Community Impact Bucks

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Partnership

Student Opportunities and Career Success team

Psychology Department

The Centre for Positive Psychology

Students' Union Training and Development 

Film and Televsion Department


Work Experience

There will be a number of charities at the event, with volunteering opportunities on offer to help boost your volunteering hours and your CV, but also a great opportunity to do some good and get involved in something that you believe in.



On top of all this, signing up will guarantee you entry to our networking tables, where you will be able to practice your key networking skills, meeting university staff, Students’ Union staff, other students as well as the employers attending the event! This really is a great opportunity to build your contact base and find out a bit more about options available to you when you leave university.



There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to win some of our prizes we have on offer….. you just need to get involved!


It is never too early to start thinking about your career so whether you are in your first or final year, there will be something available at STRIVE Fest for you. There will be different opportunities running all day to enhance your employability skills and put you in touch with your potential future employer.

If you have any questions, would like any further information or a chat about what sessions may be most relevant to you, please email sutraining@bucks.ac.uk.

Register for your ticket here.