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

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:

Hedge funds? Private equity?

lse_aic_281117Applications to the 2018 LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) – student conference on Hedge Funds and Private Equity – are open!  

Registration deadline: 28 November 2017 (23:59 GMT)
Where: 5* Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London
When: 22 and 23 January 2018
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Register and upload your CV via Dartmouth Partners:

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Your insight into a legal career…

open_myplusconsulting_2811OPEN: A careers event for disabled undergraduates – hosted by My Plus Consulting on behalf of the law firms who are attending
28 November 2017

This uniquely interactive event is designed to provide people with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into the true nature of the opportunities for graduates interested in pursuing a career in law. With contributions from some of the world’s leading law firms, it will help you to develop your understanding of the industry and the support that is available.

The event is being held by the biggest names in law, including Linklaters, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells. They are looking forward to meeting talented first and second year students (graduating 2019 and 2020).

The event will cover areas such as:

  • An introduction to the legal sector
  • How to approach the recruitment process
  • When and how to talk about your disability / health condition and the support
    you may require

It will also give you an opportunity to meet with people in a similar position to you and to network with representatives and recruiters from 6 leading global law firms.

For further information and to apply please visit

Join an online ‘Essential skills’ course

The training programme is part of a collaborative project called In2It, which funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme (

The IN2IT Community of Practice (CoP) is the place where you can share experiences and ideas about internationalization among Colleges …  Extend your network by working internationally with people from different backgrounds and, t the same time, it will enable you to work on the essential skills that you need to excel in your future career. It could be useful to put this training in your placement report and/or CV. Moreover, it could help you achieve your soft skill development targets.

We will be running an international, online training programme with universities from six different countries (France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland and the UK). It will give you the opportunity to join a virtual, international team and work together to develop your employability skills. Two best-in-class students from each institute will be invited to join the conference in Milan in June 2018 (flight tickets and accommodations will be paid by the project).

If you are interested in the programme, please contact Amanda Baker – or join an F2F meeting tomorrow Friday 3 November 2017 at 11:00am in the ASK workshop room, Bannerman Centre ground floor (BANN019a) to hear more.

Eyes on the boardroom?

Join us on 1 November 2017 to explore the breadth of opportunity that a career in governance and company secretarial can offer.ICSA_011117
You will discover the role of the company secretary and how it can get you into the boardroom at an early stage in your career.

  • Be inspired by company secretaries talking about what drew them into the role, how they qualified, what a typical day looks like and why they love what they do.
  • Get advice from a specialist company secretarial recruitment consultant about ways into the profession, possible career paths and salary potential.
  • Network with other students and graduates over refreshments.
  • Have an opportunity to chat to the ICSA team about your next steps.

A photographer will be on hand to take your professional profile picture. 

Register now to discover more about routes into governance with ICSA.
Book your place
Wednesday 1 November 2017,  6.00pm – 8:30pm
ICSA, Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

Contact us:
ICSA: The Governance Institute
Phone: +44 (0)20 7580 4741

JHIT Conference

jhit conference_4novA 3 day free IT conference with a theme: Information technology: Breaking Barriers from 2-4 November 2017.  The event is open to Brunel students who have an interest in or are studying towards a degree in the business or information technology discipline. As well as gaining knowledge it will be a great opportunity to network, meet professionals who are already working in the industry and to form and build new relationships.

There will be a keynote speech by John Morton (CEO of CPM and a founder to three technology start-ups), talks and workshops that are industry-focused and interactive, on a wide range of industry subjects and topics: Cyber Security & Your Digital Footprint, GDPR, Agile Delivery, Big Data, Software Development, Develop Hub, Hackathon, Web Site Design Workshop and a CV clinic.  The conference is supported by the British Computer Society (BCS) who have contributed speakers.

Find out about the speakers, registration and workshops scheduled for the conference.