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Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities
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Skills Training – Career Development – Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

International placements to include:

  • Museo Galileo, Florence

National placements including:

  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
  • Big Pit, National Coal Museum
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
  • The Dylan Thomas Birth House, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive *New fôr 2015*
  • The Egypt Centre, Swansea University *New for 2015*
  • Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students.
Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply:

Deadline for applications: February 16th at 5pm. Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator:

Participate in the Intelligent Aid Competition run by Clifford Chance and win a place on their vacation scheme!

Intelligent Aid is an alternative pathway to gain experience with a global law firm and the opportunity is open to all students, ages, and degree programmes. In fact 48% of trainees recruited by Clifford Chance last year were from non-law backgrounds.

The basis of the challenge is simple. Clifford Chance is asking you to answer a topical question in 500 words where you should demonstrate your intelligence, ability to structure a convincing argument, and your appreciation of practicalities. Of the entries, 40 shortlisted finalists will be invited to a Finals day at the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf, London. The 20 students who stand out at the Final will be offered a place on the summer vacation scheme, paid at £400pw.

The challenge closes at 11:59 GMT on January 31st 2015.

For more details click here.

Students for Social Impact is a new social enterprise work-study programme for undergraduate students from the UK and Canada. Students must be enrolled at a UK/Canadian institution, completed one year of study and be returning to their institution in September 2015.

The deadline for student applications phase one is Sunday 15 February 2015.

Please visit for more information.

Are you

  • A male undergraduate student?
  • In your second or third year, with at least 320 UCAS points?
  • Studying languages, history, English, geography, maths, economics, politics or marketing?

Enter the Male Undergraduate of the Year award and you could win a 10-week summer internship at L’Oreal, including one week in L’Oreal Paris HQ and 2-days with members of their senior management committee! Plus you’ll be recognised as one of the most employable students’ in the UK!

The process:

Stage 1: Register and answer 3 questions from L’Oreal

Stage 2: Complete 4 online tests designed to assess situational judgement, numerical and inductive reasoning skills, as well as a personality questionnaire

Stage 3: From the best matched students, L’Oreal will decide on a shortlist of ten

Stage 4: The final shortlist of ten will be invited to an event in Canary Wharf, London on 24 April, 2015 where the winner will be announced!

Closing date for entries: 4 February.

Start your entry today at

PwC will be running this competition on 29th and 30th January. The prize for the winning student will be £200.

Entrants will give a 10 minute presentation focusing on ‘the changing world of business’, followed by five minutes for questions; then they will receive five minutes of feedback. Presentations will be judged on three key areas: presentation style, content and structure. The presentations will be run from 11 am – 5 pm on 29th January and 9 am – 12 pm on 30th January.

Three top students will be selected to pitch to PwC’s Director at their Swansea office together with two members of their graduate recruitment team. The final pitches will take place on Monday 16th February, 11 am – 1 pm, and the three finalists will also be able to listen to each other’s pitches. After this, all students will be taken out for lunch with some of the staff from PwC’s Swansea office – a great networking opportunity and a chance to find out more about the firm.

If you are interested, register through the Careers portal at, login then click onto Events and click on 12/01/15. Registration opens on 12/01/15 and closes on 27/01/15. PwC will then contact you with a time and date for your pitch which will be on 29th or 30th January 2015. If you have difficulty with registering through the online system, please email Chris Cardew at

Students who take part in the competition will be able to use this towards gaining the Swansea Employability Award (SEA).

ectarc Wales
European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation

ectarc/GO Wales ERASMUS+ programme (March-May 2015)
Closing date for applications: Monday 26 January 2015

Erasmus+ includes the European Union’s vocational training programme. It provides work experience in Europe, and aims to improve employability and to build a skilled, mobile European workforce.

You are eligible to apply for the Erasmus+ Outward programme if you are an undergraduate studying at a Welsh university, or if you graduated from a Welsh university within the 12 moths before applying for Erasmus+ and are living in Wales.

Visit the ectarc website for more information and details of how to apply.

A FREE session by Work Ready Graduates.

Can you adapt your working style to suit others?
Are you truly commercially aware?
Do you want to improve your confidence and self-awareness?

This workshop will explain:

  • what qualities employers genuinely expect you to have,
  • how to maximise the skills you already have and identify where you need to improve in order to be successful in the early days of your career.

Date: Wednesday 28 January
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Fulton House Seminar Room 2

The Students’ Union will be holding elections for their Full-time Officer team at the end of February. The posts will provide paid opportunities to gain varied experience and develop leadership skills.

For more information visit the Students’ Union website at

The Future Legal Mind award is being offered by the National Accident Helpline in association with Lawyer2B.

The competition will see one undergraduate law student and one postgraduate law student win £5,000 towards their studies during 2015 and work experience at the London or Manchester office of law firm Colemans-ctts.

The closing date is Thursday 5 February 2015.

Click here for more information on Lawyer2B’s website. Further details, including the entry form, are available at

The National Accident Helpline have also published an interview with Janet Tilley, co-founder and National Managing Partner of Colemans-ctts law firm about how to get a work experience placement at a law firm in 2015. Click here to read the article.

PwC’s mobile careers information unit will be outside Fulton House on 16th February, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm; so come along to the “coffee cart” for a chat if you’re interested in their graduate career opportunities.

Click here to visit PwC’s website for information on work placements, graduate jobs and international jobs – lots of opportunities in 158 countries.

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.

Swansea University has been registered and is eligible to participate in the GoEuro Scholarship Programme. The winning student will receive a scholarship of €2000 and the chance to complete a 1-3 month paid internship at GoEuro’s Berlin office.

The scholarship programme aims to stimulate innovation and creativity by awarding the student with the best ”A Closer Europe” entry the opportunity to gain professional experience at a growing Berlin start-up company. Students must submit an entry showcasing their vision of a more connected Europe, whether that be in terms of transport, culture, communication or any other theme… Entries will be accepted in a variety of formats from videos to essays, blog posts to YouTube clips, or whatever you can imagine! More information about the GoEuro Scholarship can be found here:

Following the publication of this agreement until 23:50 (GMT+1) on the 15/12/2014, any student currently registered at Swansea University is eligible to apply for the scholarship following the instructions detailed on GoEuro’s website.

This conference brings together the expertise of leading financial organisations across the UK in the first event of its kind in Wales. It will take place on the 8th of December in Cardiff City Hall.

The aim is to bring together a number of key business leaders to address students interested in a potential career in the financial sector. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions as well as workshops and networking opportunities. After the event, students who attend will have the opportunity to submit their CVs which will then be made available to all sponsors and speakers to review as potential candidates for their recruitment schemes.

Visit for more information and online registration.

Take the trendence survey because they’re giving away…

  • Five x £500 Amazon vouchers, ten x £200 Amazon vouchers
  • A 12 month Spotify Premium subscription (every fortnight!)

Click here to enter the competition!

Trendence want to know what you think of your university course, which employers you like, and how you’re feeling about your future career. They use the results to put together research reports to help universities and employers across the UK, so that they know what kind of job you want.

It only takes 15 minutes (and you can take it on your mobile!)

It’s quick, it’s convenient, and you can win massive prizes! Why wait?

Take the survey now:

Would you like to know more about trendence? Here’s some extra information:

The trendence Graduate Barometer is the UK’s most comprehensive piece of research into students’ views on graduate careers and recruitment: over 27,000 UK students took part last year. Trendence also powers The Guardian UK 300, so ranking your favourite employers is a great way to influence their status in the publication.

Trendence is an excellent tool for helping students to think about graduate careers: the questions require you to rank employers in a variety of ways, helping you to think laterally about your career options and why you like, or don’t like, certain companies.

Your answers are completely anonymous. You are welcome to read trendence’s data protection policy .

Trendence abides by all MRS codes, ESOMAR codes and ISO 20252. They are conducting this survey in partnership with your Careers Service.

Would you like to attend events to benefit yourself and other students?

Do you have an interest in employability?

We are running our final volunteer Student Employability Representative training session on Friday 31st October from 11.00am – 1.00pm. At the event you will be able to find out more about the role, what it will involve and what you can expect from us, in addition to a short CV session to boost your skills.

Refreshments will be provided at the training session!

If you’re interested book your place via! We’re looking forward to working with you.

This new competition launched by the Intellectual Property Office seeks to complement the burgeoning student enterprise culture by encouraging the practical application of IP skills by HE students working in collaboration with HEIs and/or businesses. The main purpose of the competition is to recognise and reward student-centric projects that support the use and understanding of IP in student enterprise activities and increase the number of IP savvy graduates leaving HE. There’s a £750,000 prize fund available which will be used to award a number of individual prizes from £10,000 to £100,000.

Click here to read full details.

The competition will run until 12 December 2014, with fnalists announced in January and the winners in March 2015.

PwC will be hosting a dinner and networking event for Swansea University students later this term at the Belle Vue Bistro restaurant in the city centre.  The exact date is still to be confirmed.

Click here to reserve your place and find out more.

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,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 to view detailed information and apply online.

Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea will be hosting this event TOMORROW, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Atrium, Digital Technium Building.

Click here for the Facebook event on the day of the Fayre.

There will be opportunities to speak to all the Discovery studet trustees and project coordinators as well as staff about the variety of volunteering projects working with young people, vulnerable adults, people with disabilities, to conserve the environment and as part of an international development project.

And there will be cake!

You can  visit the Discovery office in Fulton House and find out more at