Archive for the ‘ Science ’ Category

The Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards is the largest event for Visual Effects, Feature Animation, and Next-Gen Gaming students.

Visit www.cgstudentawards.com.

  • Showcase your skills to top studios from around the world.
  • Win one of 25 internships.
  • Grab a chunk of the $360,000 in prizes.

ForgeRock will be in the Library foyer on 23rd April 2015 – 10am-4pm.

Join them for a chat about their roles available within software engineering and technical services.

Positions based in Brostol and Grenoble; Sept 2015.

One pair of Noise Cancelling Headphones to be won!

NIACE Cymru is working with The Electronic and Software Technologies network (ESTnet) to develop an innovative digital skills based project.

The project will include a ‘Young Persons’ Competition which wil engage with 15-24 year olds from schools, colleges, universities and the workplace in Wales. Download more information here.

on 19 June there will be a final open debate and prize giving for the competition winners.

Posted on behalf of the British Council:

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this work ‘cultural relations’. Each year we work with millions of people across 110 countries, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing our cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society.

Every summer, we bring new ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns for a 12-week period from June – September. We learn from having new talent in the organisation during the summer months; plus, we gain an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities for young people. In return, you learn new skills while on a paid internship, and make some useful contacts for the future. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global charity and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you!

As part of the programme you will join a specific department in one of our key business areas, and work with a dedicated line manager working on real projects, that add value to our organisation and our international work. You will also take part in a group project, where you will be able to apply your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with real direction and perspective to take away with you on completion of the programme.

Our 2015 scheme is made up of the following positions:
• Music and Film Internship, London
• Corporate Communications Internship, London
• Policy and External Relations Internship, London
• Digital Internship, London
• HR Internship, London
• Science Communications Internship, London
• Services for International Education Marketing Events Internship, Manchester
• Schools Internship, London
• English and Exams Self Access Learning (SAL) Digital Internship, London
• Global Network Team Internship, London
• Iran and Syria Internship, London

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your summer, to develop your own cultural relations edge and to work for an organisation that really values diversity and innovation. Take a look around – there’s a whole world of opportunity to explore.

Want to find out more?

If you need any more information then please visit our dedicated internship scheme page on our Study Work Create portal. Where you will be able to apply directly and learn more about the application process and core criteria for the scheme. Please note applications close at midnight on 8 March 2015:

www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/opportunity/internships/uk-placements

The University’s International Development Office has arranged the following presentation by CRCC Asia:

Date: Monday 16th February, 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Keir Hardie Room 130

Representatives from CRCC Asia: will also be in the foyer of the Library from 12-1pm and 2-3pm on the same day as the presentation so you can drop in and have an informal chat.

If you’re interested in attending this event please email Lucy.V.Williams@swansea.ac.uk.

The China Internship Program is designed for students to complete a 1 to 3 month internship in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Shenzhen. The CRCC Asia China Internship Program 2015 provides internships across the most exciting and important industry sectors operating in China. Students will be able to choose from their extensive list of sectors including Finance, Law, Marketing and PR, Green Technology, IT and many more.

Funding: The IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to a maximum of £1055 per student. There will also be a number of fully funded places available, more information to be provided during the presentation.

Professor Paul Benett will be giving an employability talk on Thursday 15th January at 1.00 pm (Wallace Room 113 ) on clinical psychology.

This talk will provide you with valuable information about what a career in clinical psychology entails and how to go about gaining experience and applying for places. It will be an informal event with opportunites for questions and discussion.

Visit the Graduate Prospects website if you would like to do some extra research on careers in clinical psychology.

Applications for the Programme are now open to graduates and undergraduates graduating in 2015 with relevant science degrees.

See information on the NHS Careers website.

Applications should be made through the National School of Healthcare Science’s website which includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Details of open days
  • An applicant guide
  • FAQs relating to the programme and recruitment process
  • A list of posts available by specialism and region

The competition is for one person to win a one-week internship at Camden-based online marketing agency atom42, working with their dedicated web designer.

The competition is ideal for students, either those studying web design, or just with a general interest in it.

Click here for details.

The closing date for the competition is 7 December 2014.

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.

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.

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.

Technoforte are currently recruiting for internships based in Bangalore, and will consider both non-Indian and Indian applicants.  Education at an institution outside India is one of the selection criteria.

Required skills sets as interns:

  1. Data Scientists and Statisticians. Their role will be Data Modeling and KPI definition for company Analytics. They should also have some insight into predictive analysis
  2. Graduates with specialization in Supply Chain Management
  3. MCA or Computer Science engineers who have knowledge of .Net and Java
  4. BBA or MBA graduates specialized in international sales

Remuneration: The stay cost up to INR 10,000 per intern will be undertaken by Technoforte. An internship allowance of INR 10,000 will be payable after 3 months subject to performance.

Accommodation: Technoforte can help interns to find suitable accommodation.

Number of interns to be recruited: To begin with 1 from each of the required disciplines –as mentioned below for India location, and possibly more depending on plans for the Wales office.

Application procedure: CVs should be sent to sanjay@technoforte.co.in.  Interviews will be conducted over web/telephone.

Internship duration: 1 year minimum.

Start date: The internship will be available in a month’s time.

Visa: Technoforte will provide the necessary documents for work visas for non-Indian applicants.


The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

The NHS has uploaded details of posts available for this year (though this is being updated, so keep your eye out). This is available at www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp along with details of STP open days.  It is very difficult for applicants to get work experience in the NHS,  but it is extremely helpful to have attended an open day or gone for a lab visit, so applicants should go along to an open day if at all possible.

The link above also has all the details of the person specification etc, as well as a comprehensive  FAQs section, so it’s well worth a look.

Sports science degrees are still considered relevant, but it’s important for applicants to demonstrate clearly the relevance of their degree to the specialism that they’re applying for.

The JSPS Summer Programme 2014 provides the opportunity for young researchers to receive orientation in Japanese culture and research systems.

Visit www.britishcouncil.org/education/ihe/opportunities/japan-society-promotion-science-summer-programme for details.

Applications should be sent to the British Council, Japan by email by Wednesday 15 January 2014.

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

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

Event: Let’s Shout about IT! – Fujitsu Graduate & Placement Programmes
Target Audience: Technical final years and second year students
Date: Thursday 28th November Time: 17:00 – 18:00

An Introduction to the different Graduate and Placement role opportunities at Fujitsu and some tips to help you through the application process. Find out what we look for in our Junior talent and what life is like for Graduates and placement students at Fujitsu.

From enabling airline bookings and driving licences through to banking transactions, high street shopping and much more besides, Fujitsu touches the lives of millions of people every day.

Fujitsu is a leading European information technology services company. Its business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. Unlike a lot of our competitors, we take a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to IT, delivering solutions that help our customers deliver results.

For further information including venue and to book your place:

Please go to:   http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

Click on

  • Events Calendar
  • Select the Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

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.