Thouron Award for postgraduate study at the University of Pennsylvania

thouronaward_1novApplications are now open for graduate study scholarship in the US with The Thouron Award.

Up to TEN awards, each with a total value of approximately US$90,000 per year, covering tuition fees, health insurance and living expenses, including travel in the US will be available (for one or two years) from 1 September 2018 for candidates who wish to pursue a postgraduate programme at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US.

Applications are invited by 23:59 (GMT) on 1 November 2017 from UK university graduates, including forthcoming summer 2018 graduates, who are British citizens normally resident in the UK.

Scholars are chosen not only for their academic achievements, but for their ability to engage with one another and take an active part in a changing world. They are expected to act as student-ambassadors, putting their energy and intellect to work strengthening the ties between two great nations.

‘Women In’ Insight Days

Schroders’ London Office

“What on earth is an ‘Asset Manager’? Is it like a bank?”
“You’ve got to be amazing at maths to work in investment management, haven’t you?”
“What does ‘a career in finance’ actually mean?”
“I’d really like to apply to work in Asset Management, but my degree won’t be relevant sadly.”

If any of the above sound like YOU, then you definitely need to attend one of Schroders’ upcoming careers events! A truly global asset manager who manage almost £300 billion on behalf of institutional investors, retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, Schroders still retains its collaborative culture and family feel, being still 40% owned by the Schroder family.

Crucially, Schroders are passionate about increasing their gender diversity. These events are entirely gender focused and are for female candidates in their penultimate year looking for a Summer Internship and to find out more!

Key Information

Where? Schroders, 31 Gresham St, London EC2V 7QA
When? 7 (Investments) or 13 November (Technology & Data Insights) – 10.45am-3:00pm
What? There will be a talk, a Q&A panel, lunch & networking
Why? These events aims to dispel all the myths surrounding: careers in finance, asset management etc. and are fantastic opportunities to:

  • meet partners, key hiring managers and senior individuals at Schroders
  • get a feel for the culture and environment
  • ask as many questions as you can..!

I study a business/management related or arts subject and am interested in finance……  Sign up here ASAP and certainly before the closing date of 23 October 2017

I study a STEM subject and am interested in technology.…..  Sign up here ASAP and certainly before the closing date of 23 October 2017 Continue reading

Focused on finance?

finance_skyscrapersWould you like to know more about the roles that are available in the industry?
Do you want to know more about the day-to-day activities behind those job titles?
Would you like to find out how former Brunel students found success in their finance job search?

Come and gain an insightful look into the world of finance in an informative yet informal environment during Finance Uncovered where you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you want! Hear from representatives from Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs, IPES, PwC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Date: 11 October 2017
Time: 13:30-15:30
Location: Lecture Centre 064
Register at

Investment banking careers quiz

Which investment banking jobs should you apply to?finance_skyscrapers

eFinancialCareers have looked at the careers websites of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley and extracted banks’ own statements about the ideal personalities for particular jobs, and have then put these into five key job types. Take the quiz!

Good news…

you can now get a loan for your Masters course but you do have to pay it back!piggybank

The basics or take a look at this video:

  • You will have to be studying a taught or research Masters course
  • You can be studying at uni or by distance learning
  • You have to be under 60 when you commence your course
  • You must normally live in England
  • You can apply for up to £10,000 towards your course and living costs
  • You can apply from this summer (June 2016)
  • You will be charged interest on your loan but will only start to repay this once you’ve finished your course and earning over £21,000 pa.  Remember that, if you’ve had a loan for your undergraduate course, you’ll also have to repay that too

Find out more on the Student Finance England – SFE’s dedicated student finance zone on the The Student Room and  FindAMasters websites.