I had a trip to Birmingham for the Midlands Career Conference hosted by CPA Australia at University of Birmingham. Surprisingly there was quite a number of Malaysians studying here in Lincoln were on the same bus as me! My main reason of going for this trip was to look at internship opportunities during the summer and all the requirements needed to do get a work permit here after I graduate.
I did managed to talk to some companies and even got my professional headshot photo taken for my LinkedIn profile. But I don’t think I’m going to use it just yet. I was so looking forward to speak to the people from the Chopsticks Club and GRCC Asia but by the time I had my lunch and photo taken, they were gone! Which was really disappointing as my main agenda was them. However I did talked to other companies who were looking for communications people and even found groups that can sponsor me a work permit after I graduate provided that I find myself a position first.
University of Birmingham was just magnificent! I’d wish our uni is like that as well! I just love the architecture. The hall where the conference was held is superb. Just love the place, though I didn’t get to see more of the university.
The streets of Lincoln is all up and running with the X’mas lights now! The turning on of the X’mas lights was an event that marked the start of the X’mas celebrations. The event was attended by the Lord Mayor of Lincoln and was officiated by the 2014 Sochi Paralympics skier Jade Etherington. Jade who is a visually impaired athlete is a local Lincoln hero who won a silver and bronze at 2014 edition.The event was also emceed by Lincolnshire FM.
The event was held at the War Memorial at High Street. Prior to the ceremony,vendors were seen selling balloons and light sticks to create a fun filled ceremony. Performances from singing X’mas carols to plays were displayed to entertain the public like me! Attending this event was special to me as I had no idea the significance of this event. Coming from, this event may sound little to me. Giving a thought about it, it signifies a start to a celebration which in my opinion, should be merrier and bigger!!
This was the Lincoln Sausage Festival held at the Castle ground about a fortnight ago. It was also my first time entering the castle actually. Loads of sausages around that’s for sure! I get to taste some rare breed sausages. I even bought some home and they were really awesome to the taste buds! People came in droves and as the day got warmed up, more and more people visited. I even managed to talk to some folks who came all the way from Sheffield just for this festival. The festival extended out of the castle ground up til the cathedral. The atmosphere was so lively from the outside of the castle and it just brought in a great transition into the castle ground.
Well, it wasn’t all sausages after all. There were also vendors selling food stuffs like bread, cakes, desserts, mashed potatoes and burgers. Besides the food part, children got to play with some swings and had clowns entertaining them, making balloons and photo sessions. Then there were performances by the fire brigade as well. Mascots were all over the place from vendors to get attention of visitors.
The event was very well organised as there were health and safety officers all over the place to ensure everyone is safe. Overall, it’s great experience for me going into the castle and attending a famous local festival! Next up is the X’mas market and the X’mas light turning on!