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Thursday 29 January 2015
11.30 am – 5.00 pm
Senate House, University of London

Need another degree?

  • Meet with up to 100 UK and international postgraduate course providers
  • Free presentation programme
  • Advice on choosing your course, funding and more
  • Free to attend for anyone considering postgraduate study

Visit www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/postgrad for event details.

If you’re interested in postgraduate study and research opportunities at Swansea University, click here to download the prospectus and find out about the application process, fees and funding.

PGCE Secondary information days will be held on:

  • Tuesday, 18 November, 2014, 9.30 – 12.30
  • Thursday, 12 February, 2015, 16.00 – 19.00

At:
UWTSD
The South West Wales Centre for Teacher Education
Swansea Campus
Townhill Road
Swansea SA2 0UT

Download the following here:

Book online here to attend an Information Morning.

Contact: teach@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

Trainee teachers can receive incentives of up to £20,000 (amount to be confirmed for 2015 and subject to programme and degree qualification).

The following Secondary PGCE programmes are available for 2015/16:

Art and Design
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Cymraeg/Welsh
Design and Technology
English
Geography
History
ICT
Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages
Physics
Religious Studies
Science 11-16

Vacancies also exist for Primary PGCE

Our annual Careers Fair is your opportunity to come and talk to lots of potential employers all in one place here on campus.

You can download full details of the Fair at http://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/whats,on/.

Also, click  here to download a list of questions to help you with ideas about what you might want to ask employers.

Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan.

No previous experience of Japan or knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

The closing date for completed Daiwa Scholarship 2015 applications and submitting three reference letters is Thursday 4 December 2014. 

Since 1991, over 141 graduates from more than 40 universities and 50 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have taken part in this programme.

Visit www.dajf.org.uk/ to view detailed information and apply online.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission can support you in various ways including their scholarship programme, advisory service and an upcoming webinar on postgraduate study and the Fulbright Awards.

Click here for details of the Fulbright Scholarships for 2015-16 – for UK citizens t o study in the USA

Application deadline:  31 October 2014

The Fulbright Commission is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited US university. Each year, they give awards to approximately 40 UK citizens, including approximately 25 at the postgraduate-level. More than funding, their awards offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unparalleled support both during and after their Fulbright year. In addition to the all-disciplines category, Fulbright also offers subject-specific awards in partnership with prestigious UK and US institutions in fields such as public affairs, journalism, law, finance and information science.

(Non-UK citizens are encouraged to use the Fulbright Commission’s advisory service in the UK and attend USA Grad School Day, but to apply for Fulbright scholarships through the Commission or Embassy in their home country.)

If you harbour ambitions to become a teacher, then it’s not too late to apply for a place on University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)’s Secondary PGCE programme for 2014/15.

There are still vacancies on the following PGCE courses, which start in September at UWTSD’s Townhill campus in Swansea:

Art & Design; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computing & ICT; Design & Technology; Geography; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Physics; Religious Education; Science; Welsh

Bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for certain courses, depending on your degree subject and classification.

UWTSD will be hosting an Open Evening for anyone interested in becoming a secondary teacher from 4pm–7pm on Thursday, 21 August.

You can register for this even through Eventbrite. For more information about UWTSD’s PGCE programme, please email teach@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk.

We have just renewed our subscription to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding online for 2014-15. 

The Guide is all about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.  Login at http://www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway.

It contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.  As we have purchased a licence to the Guide, it’s FREE for all students and staff to use.

The Guide was written by two postgraduate students who between them have won over £45,000 from55 different charity awards. It contains model personal and financial statements, and over 250 links to voluntary sector funding sources. The Alternative Guide is independently published by GradFunding.

Places are still available on next year’s PGCE Secondary Design and Technology course at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) starting in September.  Click here to download more information.

Design and Technology is a subject that is always developing and has the capacity to capture the imagination of young people.

If you have at least a 2.2 in a design-based subject, like Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering or even Textiles, UWTSD’s PGCE course could be the perfect platform for you to launch an exciting new career in teaching.

You can find out more information about this course by emailing teach@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

UWTSD will also be hosting an Open Evening for potential PGCE Secondary applicants from 4pm-7pm on Thursday, 21 August. You can register for this event through Eventbrite or by contacting the above email address.

If you’re passionate about languages and are interested in a career in teaching, places are still available on next year’s Modern Foreign Languages PGCE at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

The one-year course starts in September and takes place at UWTSD’s Townhill campus in Swansea and in partnership schools across South Wales.
Incentive grants of up to £15,000 are available to train to teach via the MFL PGCE, depending on your degree subject and classification.

UWTSD will be hosting an Open Evening for potential PGCE Secondary applicants from 4pm-7pm on 21 August. You can register for this event on Eventbrite or email teach@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk for further details.

Click here to download more information.

Grants offered, regardless of discipline, to European nationals who intend to go to Japan and to Japanese nationals who intend to come to Europe.

Visit www.canonfoundation.org/ for detailed information.

You are invited to take part in a research study which will involve answering questions about yourself and your experiences of employment. To take part you must be aged 18 or over, and a current undergraduate student at a university in the United Kingdom.

This research is funded by the Higher Education Academy, as part of a PhD research project being undertaken by Saffron Passam, a PhD student at Aberystwyth University. She is interested in how university students prepare themselves for employment. The study might not benefit you directly, but eventually the results might influence how topics are taught at universities across the UK. As a thank you, if you are eligible to participate, you will be entered into a prize draw for a £100 Amazon voucher.

Click here to view more information and take part.

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.