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Are you a recent graduate who is thinking about a career in teaching English? This scheme is designed to help graduates get the qualifications they need to work abroad.  The qualification is called Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA.

Successful applicants who complete the course could receive a grant of as much as £600.

Download more information at www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/work-volunteer/english-teaching-graduate-scheme.

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities supported by Go Wales

Heritage Skills Programme

HERITAGE PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

PLACEMENTS WITH DISTINGUISHED NATIONAL  AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Skills Training – Career Development -  Employability Enhancement

International placements to include:

  • Museo Galileo, Florence
  • National placements including
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust
  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Big Pit, Blaenavon
  • West Glamorgan Archives
  • Richard Burton Archives
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University. Placements include funding for travel, accommodation and basic subsistence where appropriate.

Any queries relating to the placements should be directed to Kate Spiller, Heritage Skills Project Coordinator:  k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk.

Deadline:  5pm 18 March 2014

Further details on how to apply:
www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/heritageskillsprogramme

BAFTA has a four scholarships available for UK Nationals and Hong Kong residents, looking to study post-graduate courses in film, television or games.  Even those who may not have considered these career paths before are encouraged to apply.

A minimum of four scholarships will be available:  Two to UK nationals to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games in Hong Kong; each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 towards one year’s course fees, a £10,000 bursary for living expenses, the support of an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events.  Applications are now open on the Hong Kong Scholarships application page, where details of eligible courses can also be found.  A further two scholarships will be available for permanent residents of Hong Kong to study at an industry-recognised UK institution.

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong is the latest addition to BAFTA’s established scholarship programmes in the UK and the US for those in need of financial assistance, and is designed to support UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange.

BAFTA’s scholarship programmes are part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games.  As well as the UK BAFTA Scholarship programme, (which includes the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games) and Hong Kong scholarships, BAFTA Los Angeles has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to UK students studying in the US; and the BAFTA New York Media Scholarship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing media studies at public institutions located within the New York City area.

Study in the USA

The Fulbright Commission can guide you through the process of applying to universities in the USA, and provides scholarships for study and research in any field.

They will be holding a Grad School Day workshop in London on 4 March 2014 where you can find out about the US postgraduate admissions process and about the Fulbright Awards.

The next application deadline for Fulbright Awards tenable during the 2015 – 16 academic year is 1st Novewmber 2014.

Click here to view information poster.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you understand the importance of education for transforming lives?

There will be a Secondary Information Morning on 11 February 2014 at the South West Wales Centre for Teacher Education, Swansea Metropolitan University.

Click here for details of bursaries for PGCE Secondary Courses and links to book your place at this event.

Date:  Thursday 6 February 2014, 1pm – 4pm
Venue:  Cardiff University Students’ Union

Follow the links below for more information:

A dedicated section in The Guardian newspaper to help you boost your employability:

www.theguardian.com/education/series/students-and-employability

Every summer the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel gives outstanding undergraduate students, from around the world, the opportunity to join leading scientists and become a fully-fledged member of a research team for 2 months. The Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School not only gives students the opportunity to gain experience conducting cutting edge research but also the chance to visit Israel and discover a new country and culture.

The programme is a fantastic way for students to explore their scientific interests and see what a career in scientific research is really like!

Click here for details of the programme,  application deadlines and how to apply.

There are no application or tuition fees, accommodation is provided by the Weizmann Institute and students are given a stipend of 400NIS (currently approx. £70) per week.

There are a variety of scientific fields that students can work in including life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science and maths.

We arrange a number of events to help you improve our employability skills, give you access to recruiters and provide information about specific jobs.

Students who wish to attend any of these events will receive a notification informing them when booking is available.

Click this link to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.

Click here to download an overview of forthcoming talks and skills sessions.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Careers & Employability Helpdesk:  Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm with the exception of Tuesdays when the Helpdesk opens at 10.00 am.

The Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to UK citizens under the following two main categories:

  • Postgraduate Student Awards to pursue a postgraduate degree or attend a US university as a ’special student researcher’ in any subject
  • Scholar and Professional Awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the US.

Visit www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa for detailed information on all the awards.

EADS are offering 6 students the opportunity to receive a £5,000 bursary as part of their EADS UK TechMasters Awards.

Click here for details on EADS’ Facebook page.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is the UK Research Council responsible for the provision of major Physics and Astronomy laboratory facilities around the UK, and also for the UK’s participation with CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. CERN is the world’s largest science experiment, a collaboration of Physicists, Engineers and Technologists from all over the world, and the UK is a major contributor to the experiment. On the day when Prof Peter Higgs has received the Nobel prize for Physics for the Higgs boson recently discovered at CERN, the STFC’s collaboration with this project is even more important.

The main opportunities are as follows:

Technical Studentships – These are work experience placements, normally of one year, although students can apply for shorter periods. The majority of placements are in Computing (over 50%) and Engineering, with some placements in Applied Physics. The placements are generously remunerated, and offer the chance to work in an inspiring international environment on truly cutting edge projects.

Doctoral Studentships – These are three year funded projects for students wishing to complete their PhD at CERN. To make the most of these opportunities University departments need to work with the STFC and with CERN to identify suitable research projects in Physics and Engineering.

Fellowships – These are two year employment contracts for graduates.  All graduates can apply, but in subjects like Physics normally a PhD is
required, while for Computing and Engineering subjects graduates may have a Masters qualification or a BEng/BSc.  Again, these posts are very generously remunerated, and offer graduates the chance to build an impressive CV because of the innovative nature of CERN’s work and its international culture.

The main opportunities at undergraduate level are not in Physics, but in Computing and Engineering. It is not necessary for students to speak French – the working language in most technical environments at CERN is English.

There are two recruitment rounds each year at CERN, and the next application deadline is January 2014 for students wishing to start any time from April to July 2014. The norm for undergraduate students is to start in June and work for one year in Geneva.

The next Postgraduate Open Day will be taking place on Wednesday 13 November 13:00 – 17:00.

This event is designed to provide information and advice to those considering postgraduate study at Swansea University.  It will provide students with an opportunity to find out more about the value of a postgraduate degree, the course options available,  funding, and life as a postgrad in Swansea.

Programme:

  • 13:00 – 15:30 - Registration (Digital Technium)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Information Fair – opportunity tospeak to staff about
  • postgraduate applications, funding, accommodation and careers
  • 14:00 – 14:05 – Talk: Welcome
  • 14:05 – 14:25 – Talk: What can postgraduate study do for you and your career?
  • 14:25 – 14:35 – Talk: A day in the life of a master’s student
  • 14:35 – 14:45 – Talk: A day in the life of a PhD student
  • 14:45 – 15:20 = Talk: Funding your postgraduate study
  • 15:30 – 17:00 = Visits to academic departments

All students (our own or those who have studied at other institutions) who would like to attend the Postgraduate Open Day should book online at
www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/open-days/.

Kick start your vacation scheme or training contract search with a full day of advice and insight from partners and recruiters at top firms.

Aplications are now open for the CityLawLIVE careers conference on 6 December 2013.

Visit www.citylawlive.com/Dec2013 for information.

CityLawLIVE is aimed at second-year law and penultimate year non-law students with excellent academic records who are interested in working for a top City firm and who will be making applications for work placements and training contracts in 2014.  This conference is a fantastic chance to gain a vital edge in the battle to win the most prestigious training contracts.

The British Ecological Society is hosting a unique two-day event aimed at supporting early career ecologists and conservation biologists in gaining a funded PhD studentship as well as more broadly considering potential careers and opportunities within ecology, evolution and conservation available after conducting a PhD.

The aim is to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas about whether a PhD is the right career move, and if so, how best to apply for one.  There is also an opportunity for participants to practice and get feedback on some of the skills necessary for success in a career in ecology, including presenting undergraduate or masters projects at the first BES student ecology symposium.

For more info or visit:  www.britishecologicalsociety.org/careers/mastering-ecology-symposium.

PwC

We’re delighted that PwC are sponsoring our Fair this year.  PwC is theUK’s largest professional services organisation who recruit into business areas such as Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Technology.  For information about careers with PwC and advice on developing your employability please visit www.pwc.com/uk/careers.  Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents/.

Venue:  Café West & Fulton Refectory Fulton House

Time:  10.00 am to 3.00 pm

This is YOUR opportunity to network with potential employers and to find out what skills and experience they are looking for.

Click here to download the full programme.

We have also provided a list of questions to give you some ideas about what you might like to ask employers.

The NCTJ accredits many journalism courses throughout the UK which lead to the Certificate in Journalism or the Diploma in Journalism.

The NCTJ’s website provides careers information on many aspects of journalism - for example newspaper, magazine, broadcast, sports and photography together with information on how to find an NCTJ accredited course.

Generation UK is a project run by the British Council to encourage and support more young people from the UK to gain international experience in China through internship programmes and academic scholarships.

Click here to read more information and view videos.

If you are considering aerospace engineering, but are put off by the high cost of postgraduate study, this is for you.

The aim of  the AeroMSc Bursary scheme is to boost the supply of skilled professionals to the sector, helping UK aerospace to retain  its leading position globally.  The scheme is run by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering working together to award 500 bursaries over the next 3 years:  it is jointly funded by government and a partnership of 9 major aerospace employers.  If you are successful, you will have your tuition fees paid and have the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost aerospace employers.

Details of eligibility and how to apply are at www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc.

The list of eligible programmes includes aerospace engineering MScs accredited by RAeS, and others nominated by Partner firms. Candidates wishing to study an MSc programme not on the list will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The main criterion for the award of a bursary will be whether the  bursary will make a difference to you, and your  motivation towards a career in UK aerospace.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and the competition will close once each year’s quota is reached.  Interviews are held in London.  You  should therefore apply without delay: you  need not yet be holding the offer of an MSc place.

If you are a UK or EU (home) student or graduate, The RAENG look forward to hearing from you.