Require a research grant?

Canon Foundation in Europe offer research grants to highly qualified European

researchers who have obtained at least a master’s degree within the last 10 years for research in Japan.  Fellowships last three months to one year, and are open to students from any discipline.

Find out more informationClosing date for applications: 15 September 2017

Entry level job: Arts or Creative industries?

Take a look at STEP – a twelve month paid internship where you will be paired with two gap_leapeast London creative organisations to gain experience in diverse areas of the industry. If successful you will undertake two six month internships.

The basics: you will need to be:

  • Resident in one of these East London boroughs: Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.
  • 18-30 year olds
  • Ambitious to work in the arts and creative industries

Contracts start from October 2017.  Full information at
Application deadline: 31 August 2017

Mock interview?

free-postitnoteGraduate recruitment specialist, Rare Recruitment, is currently offering free mock interviews for undergraduates interested in a career in Banking and Finance.

This is part of a new social research project we are conducting looking into language and unconscious bias in graduate recruitment.

The Mock Interview
The mock interview will last for approximately 45 minutes and it will be a 1-1 session with Andrew Osayemi. Andrew traded FX for RBS in both London and New York for five years. Andrew was a market maker of FX FWDs and Short-End European Interest Rare Derivatives to Corporate, Hedge fund and Inter-bank counter-parties. In his current role, Andrew focuses on helping Rare candidates to achieve their full potential and gain highly competitive roles with Rare’s clients. He works with candidates in one-on-one sessions and in groups to expand their knowledge of IB and markets.

As part of the mock interview, you will get specific feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. You can also ask Andrew for tips on how to enhance your commercial awareness and feedback on how you come across in interview. Participating in the project will also give you the opportunity to be part of a project aiming for wider social change in the area of unconscious bias.

The Project
At Rare, we believe that excellence comes in many different forms and we will be using the software we develop in order to try and bring about a social change. In order to create our software, we require lots of clips of different people speaking in a mock interview setting. After our analysis of the footage, short clips of participants, of around one minute, may feature in the software.

The end product of our research will hopefully inform software which will be shared with Rare internally and with Rare’s partner organisations who have an interest in eliminating unconscious bias in graduate recruitment (currently, Herbert Smith Freehills, Deloitte, Freshfields, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance).

The mock interviews will be held on Wednesday 2–Saturday 5 August 2017. Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

If interested, please contact for more information.


china_terracotta armyJust graduated?  How about spending eight weeks in China in autumn 2017?

Learn Mandarin and take up a five-week internship placement in an industry sector of your choice with the Generation UK – China Autumn Language & Internship Programme!

There are 30 funded places for eligible graduates in Chengdu and Qingdao, a chance to get ahead and boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness. Check out the other opportunities if you’re not able to apply for this Programme.


Submit your application by 31 July 2017 at 23:59 PM (BST). Find out more

Follow the journey’s of this year’s participants on Instagram and get inspired!

Legal blogger?

About Grayfords

blogbuttonWe are an experienced boutique law firm specialized in English and international family law located in Central London. As part of a recent marketing strategy, we are currently looking for dedicated law students with a good knowledge of current affairs to write articles for our website. Every article uploaded onto our website will be compensated accordingly (between £20 /£30 per article uploaded). 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Write articles based on the current affairs for publication on the website 

Essential skills & Requirements:

  • Must be a law student with a good knowledge of current affairs and current laws
  • Must be creative and enjoy creative content
  • Should be active on social media with an understanding of what is popular
  • Should be self-learning and improving as marketing changes quickly
  • Must enjoy research and analysing content
  • Must have the ability to work independently and work well with team members
  • Must have good command of written English

What’s in it for you?

  • You will be working closely with a reputable law firm in central London and experienced solicitors
  • You will be able to improve your legal writing skills and have your articles published on a law firm’s website
  • This position does not have a duration period as it is an ongoing position at your convenience: start and finish when you want

How to apply:

Send your CV and cover letter (optional) to