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*POSTPONED until further notice* CILIP South West Member Network Careers Day: Fit For The Future
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*POSTPONED until further notice* CILIP South West Member Network Careers Day: Fit For The Future

When: 21/04/2020
Where: Origin Workspace
40 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1HP
United Kingdom
Contact: Catherine Chorley

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CILIP South West Member Network Careers Day: Fit For The Future

Tuesday 21 April 2020 09:30-16:00

Origin Workspace, 40 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HP

Join CILIP South West for an invigorating, empowering and informative full-day programme of workshops and networking opportunities. 

The day is designed to help you review your current professional life, explore different interests and possibilities, and plan your future under the guidance of leading professionals across a range of information sectors. There will be information and discussion opportunities delivered using multiple formats, from keynote address to 'knowledge cafe', and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow attendees.

This event is suitable for all, regardless of the stage of career. If you would like to develop yourself professionally, and equip yourself with the means to construct a focused, achievable career plan for 2020, then come along on April 21.

There will also be the chance to sign up for a one-to-one CV clinic.


09.30 Registration
10.00 “Working in KM” by Chris Collison: An insight into KM: careers in KM, latest thinking, KM ISO, KM Chartership and more
11.00 Knowledge Café: Join a table from a sector you are interested in exploring or a random table for inspiration.
12.00 Sandwich lunch: Join the “lunch pairs” or do your own thing
12.45 Workshops (Session 1)
14.00 Coffee
14.15 Workshops (Session 2)
15.30 Concluding remarks
16.00 Self-organised drinks


“ Personal Development and Digital Capabilities” Virginia Power, UWE

Understand the digital skills and capabilities that you need as a 21 st century information and knowledge professional. Tools and tips to take away!

“Value and Visibility” Helene Russell, TheKnowledgeBusiness

Understanding the value you bring to your organisation from your users/team’s point of view, to improve the value you offer and your visibility.

“Resilience and coping with change at work” Clare Davis, Nova Associates

A practical, interactive workshop where you will learn techniques to build your resilience, motivating yourself and staying focused when under pressure when change occurs in the workplace.

“CVs and personal branding”

Advice about developing your personal brand and improving your CV.

Each workshop will run twice.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided; as such, please indicate dietary requirements when registering.


This event is being held by CILIP South West in association with the University of the West of England M Sc postgraduate programme in Information Science, part of the Computer Science and Creative Technologies Department. Full course details are available online here.

Additional sponsorship is generously provided by Nova Associates, TheKnowledgeBusiness and CB Resourcing.


Origin Workspace describes itself as a 'flexible coworking space...where businesses succeed'. It offers multiple event spaces and meeting rooms, and WiFi throughout the building. The Origin ethos accords with the focus of our Careers Day, with its emphasis on harnessing the power of community to learn and gain inspiration from others, sharing knowledge and experience to support individuals in taking charge of their professional development, and providing spaces that accommodate the changing working practices of the digital, increasingly remote professional world.  

For further details about the venue, see the Origin website here. Contact details and travel information are available here. Please alert us to accessibility issues when booking.


All CILIP members should log in with CILIP credentials to ensure the member rate is applied.

The pricing structure is as follows (note that prices do not include VAT at 20%):

Standard ticket

Non-members of CILIP: £95.00

CILIP members: £60.00 

Concessionary ticket (students/retired/unwaged)

Non-members of CILIP: £55.00

CILIP members: £40.00

UWE MSc Information Science: £40.00*

*Ticket price to be subsidised by academic department. UWE students on this programme will be given a promotional code to apply at the point of payment in order to receive the subsidised ticket.

Members of CILIP South West

An additional concessionary rate is available to all members of CILIP who are also members of CILIP South West. Please use the promotional code CSWMNCDconc at the point of payment to receive a 10% discount off the ticket price. Your CILIP membership number will be used to verify the discount validity.

Coronavirus Notice March 2020

Currently we intend to go ahead with our scheduled events. Please do be aware that if Government guidance alters in the next few weeks we may need to cancel or postpone events at short notice. We will update our attendees as comprehensively as possible if this is the case. Please contact us if you are concerned about the status of our events.

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