Teach English abroad

Apply to work as a British Council English Language Assistant! If you’re a L2languages student or graduate it’s a chance to immerse yourself in another language and culture, gain work experience, strengthen yout CV and be paid.

Placements last six or 12 months and you can work in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland (subject to availability/eligibility). However posts in China are only open to graduates. Apply by 12 February 2018.

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MedComms Networking

for the PhD and postgraduate community and any others who are interested. There’s a networking_2MedComms careers event in Oxford on 11 January 2018 which will give you the chance to learn more about MedComms, including meeting agency representatives – whether you’re looking for a job in MedComms or just considering options for the future.

View the full programme and registration details.

You can find free resources at www.FirstMedCommsJob.com.

Summer School in China

Applications are now open for the 2018 ACU Summer School, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

Brunel University London students have access to bursaries and a discounted registration rate, and applications close on 14 January 2018.

Taking place from 1-9 July 2018, the Summer School will feature: expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events providing insights into Hong Kong’s fascinating culture, group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key local sites.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit acu.ac.uk/summer-school-2018

L1? Any discipline but interested in law career?

City Solicitors Horizons is supported by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET), The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) and leading City law firms.

About the City Solicitors Horizons programme:
50 talented first year undergraduates studying any degree discipline but interested in pursuing a career in law will be selected to complete an outstanding three-year support programme featuring:

  • Classroom and one-to-one training sessions
  • Personal mentoring by lawyers at participating leading law firms
  • Annual work experience placements with leading legal employers

About SEO London:
SEO is a diversity focused charity that helps students from under-represented backgrounds achieve their full career potential.  In the last 15 years we have helped more than 5,000 talented undergraduates secure extremely competitive internships and graduate full time positions with more than 60 of the UK’s leading employers, including many leading City law firms. 

How to apply:
Applications are open until 10 December 2017!  Please click here to apply.  If you have already applied to SEO London you will still need to apply to the CSH programme. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so those interested in applying are encouraged to apply as soon as possiblePlaces will be confirmed in late December 2017.

Eligibility:
Students will be selected based on social mobility criteria, academic performance and their commitment to pursuing a legal career.  To apply, you:

  1. Must have been educated at a state funded school (at any point of your academic studies) and either:
  2. a) be of the first generation of your immediate family to attend university; or
  3. b) have been eligible for free school meals or some other form of  income-related financial assistance; or
  4. c) have been in care/are a care leaver.
  5. Be reasonably committed at this stage of your university course to joining the legal profession; and
  6. Have, in the judgement of your university, a strong potential to succeed academically.
  7. You must also study at a university based in London or the south east of England.  (Please see FAQs for more details.) 

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Shining a light on your job search

Do you know what you want to do? We didn’t! Finding the right job and the right career path can be a daunting task. While career events and workshops will have shown the very broad scope of jobs on offer, we know there are many more in the energy industry which you may not be aware of. You could be a consultant, or work on the development of smart grids or the very latest renewable technologies! We have five tips for those looking for a new job, they are written below:

Search – Finding your perfect job isn’t easy, spend time searching across roles, departments and even sectors.

Talk – Talking to those working in the role or the recruiter cannot be underestimated. They can advise from their own experience.

Ask – Ask questions to find out if the role is right for you. It is as important for you to understand the company and the role as it is for the company.

Research – Research the skills and qualifications you need for the role. Knowing the skills needed as well as the company is important in your job search.

Tell – Talk with family & your Careers Consultant as they can help. They know you and what you are good at and can help or advise you in your job search.

For more information and some useful links: