The Telegraph is now inviting entries from undergraduate STEM students at UK universities or colleges of higher education.  You need to provide a solution to a challenge focusing on one of the following fields of study:

  • defence
  • automotive
  • pharmaceuticals
  • environment
  • construction

The overall winner, whether it’s an individual or a team, will receive £25,000 and a bespoke mentoring programme from a senior engineer within Babcock International Group.  The award will be presented at a ceremony in London during Universities Week in June 2014.

Click here for more information.

Passionate about STEM? Use your passion for STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the classroom.  Apply to Teach First today.  #TeachFirst #9questions9days

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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.

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.

Download A Guide to Careers produced by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

This booklet covers:

  • Courses and funding
  • Career opportunities
  • Career profiles
  • Finding jobs
  • Career development

University of South Wales – Wednesday 23 October 2013

London Metropolitan University – Wednesday 13 November 2013

Newcastle University – Wednesday 20 November 2013

If you are thinking about what careers might suit you after you finish your degree, the Society of Biology’s conferences are an ideal way to find out more.  Even if you’re not in your final year it’s never too early to start thinking about careers prospects after your degree.

The Life Sciences Careers Conferences are a great way to meet employers and find out more about the variety of career paths available to bioscience graduates. The conferences include presentations covering a wide range of science-related subjects and a one hour CV workshop with tips on writing CV’s and cover letters and getting an interview. During our exhibition you’ll have the opportunity to talk to experts from professional bodies, employers, recruiters and universities about further study. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

The events are FREE to members of the Society of Biology and only £10 for non-members, visit the website for more information and to register.

Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities together provide Initial Teacher Education and Training in a partnership forming the North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education, one of three national Centres in Wales training primary and Secondary teachers.

For more information visit:  www.aber.ac.uk/en/sell/pgce/

Subjects available at Aberystwyth:

  • English
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Welsh

Bangor University also offers PGCE Secondary subjects in:

  • Art & Design
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Welsh.

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.  The scheme is open to UK and EU (home) students and graduates.

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.

Download details of the latest international opportunities and events for students and graduates.

Current open positions include:

  • Graduate roles
  • Volunteer positions for international experience
  • “Working Student” opportunities
  • Internships
  • Final Year Thesis 2013

Wipro is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing  company serving over 900 clients in 57 countries.

They are offering a nine month training programme to empower graduates to develop a strong insight into information technology, combining classroom sessions and hands-on exposure on real-time projects.

Wipro are coming to Swansea University on 6 March 2013 to give a presentation and offer you the opportunity to undertake an initial selection process.  Click here to download more information and to book your place at this event.

The programme is open to students coming towards the end of their degree programme in Computer Science, Mathematics or Electronic Engineering.  It starts in July 2013 with a week of  ‘onboarding’ in Reading followed by 9 months in India:  3 months training, 3 months shadowing and 3 months working on a live project.

Wipro will provide and organise your accommodation together with travel to and from work.

TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the best-known names in graduate recruitment – Ernst & Young, E.ON, Laing O’Rourke, Mayer Brown, EDF Energy, Mars, Nestle, Gazprom, Marks & Spencer, Barclays, Rolls-Royce and Enterprise Rent-A-Car – has launched the 2013

The rewards are great: winners’ prizes include internships and all-expenses paid trips to New York, Florida, Brazil, Borneo and continental Europe and the final 10 students in each Award will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 19 April, 2013 where the winners will be announced.

There are 12 Awards up for grabs to identify the top undergraduates in Law, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Construction Engineering and Design, IT and Computer Science, Maths and Economics, Management, Low Carbon plus three special Awards open to students from any discipline, one for undergraduates who have just finished their first year of study; one for those with leadership potential and one for those demonstrating ‘commercial excellence’.

In addition, there is a new Award this year for female undergraduates from all disciplines, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, who are keen to show that a top engineering company has very many opportunities for ambitious women.

There are more details about the Awards and how to enter at:

http://undergraduateoftheyear.com

There are six awards.  The first four are for technical/engineering undergraduates and the last two are for ANY DISCIPLINE:

1. The IT and Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Marks & Spencer
Aimed at penultimate year students studying computer science, IT, electronics, electrical engineering, physics and related disciplines

2. The Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke
Aimed at penultimate year students studying civil, mechanical, electrical, or any related engineering degree

3. The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by E.ON
Aimed at pre-final year students studying mechanical and electrical engineering only

4. The Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by EDF Energy
Aimed at pre-final year students studying engineering and physical sciences

5. The First Year of the Year Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young
Aimed at second year students studying any degree

6. The Undergraduate of the Year Award for Commercial Excellence, sponsored by Nestle
Aimed at penultimate year students studying any degree

Click here to download Next steps:  Options after a Bioscience Degree. This is the Society of Biology’s careers guide for undergraduates and recent graduates.

The guide gives an overview of types of careers open to bioscience graduates.  It highlights the importance of starting to develop skills and employability right from the beginning of your degree course through work experience and extra-curricular activities.

Vacancies for the Health Scientist Training Programme in the NHS are live and can be accessed via www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp where you will find further information including the updated FAQs which are excellent and include one about completing the application form.  The site includes details of the posts available and a generic job description and person specification.  Applicants should tailor their application to their area of interest.  These pages also contain a link to the application website.   Make sure you read the material on the NHS Careers link above before beginning your application.

The closing date for applications is 10 am on 1 February 2013.

The NHS Graduate Management Scheme page on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nhsgraduatescheme/events lists the open days at trusts which, ideally, students should visit before making an application.  These are taking place NOW in various locations around the UK.

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – DAAD) is, once again, offering a wide range of grants to students, researchers, and academics from UK universities during the academic year 2013/2014.  Please see below an overview of their funding programmes with deadlines and hyperlinks to the DAAD’s website.  Most schemes are open to all subject areas.

Funding programmes for UGs

Funding programmes for PGs (Master’s level)

One-Year Grants for Postgraduates (all subjects):

  • 15 October 2012 for Architecture, Dance and Theatre, Jazz Music
  • 25 November 2012 for Art, Music (other than jazz), Design, Film
  • 20 January 2013 for all other academic subjects

Funding programmes for PhDs/ post-docs / junior scholars

Funding programmes for senior academics

Study Visits for Senior Academics (all subjects): 1 October 2012; 1 April 2013

Special programmes

The DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.  Please visit www.daad.org.uk for further information and details on all above funding schemes.

German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

1 Southampton Place, London WC1A 2DA

Tel:  020 7831 9511
Email:  info@daad.org.uk
Website:  www.daad.org.uk
Facebook:  DAADLondon
Twitter:  @DAADLondon

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you have innovative ideas for a greener aviation industry? Do you want to pitch your ideas to a global aerospace leader?  Here is your chance!

Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenges students worldwide to develop ideas for a greener aviation industry. Now backed by UNESCO, the 2013 competition is more exciting than ever before.

Fly Your Ideas is open to teams of 3 to 5 students from around the world, studying a first degree, Masters or PhD in any academic discipline, from engineering to marketing, business to science and philosophy to design.

You have until November 30th 2012 to register your team online at www.airbus-fyi.com; or check out the discussion board on the Fly Your Ideas Facebook app here where you can find other students who share your interests and could form a team with you.
The final will take place in June 2013 when the best teams will present their ideas to a panel of experts, for a chance to win €30,000.

Find out more about innovation at Airbus and register your team here.

It’s time to fly your ideas!

Potential employers increasingly expect graduates to have hands-on work experience, so now is the time to start looking for summer industrial or business work placements/internships.

To support students in gaining work experience, the IOP will pay £2,000 each to a “top 40″ selection of undergraduates in the UK and Ireland.

To apply, and for more details about the IOP Top 40 work placements scheme, vitsit www.iop.org/top40.

Date: Thursday 23rd February
Time: 17.00 – 18.30
Venue:
Civil and Computational Lecture Theatre, Ground Level, Talbot Building

Food and Refreshments will also be available at this event free of charge

These talks are aimed at students of STEM subjects at all levels including foundation degree and postgraduate students.

Aim of the talks:

This is one of a series of talks taking place across Wales which will provide relevant, informative and inspiring talks to undergraduates by local and regional STEM employers. The talks will focus on the employability skills and technical skills that employers look for. The talks will also give an insight into sector specific regional skills needs for now and the near future.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers Calendar

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Dulas

Dulas Engineering was first formed in 1982 as a commercial subsidiary of the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth, mid Wales. We are pioneers of the renewable energy industry.

With thousands of megawatts of installations now running throughout the world, our portfolio of products and services confirms our ability to turn engineering innovation into environmental success in many different situations.

Our experience of building renewable energy systems over the last 30 years has given us industry-leading skills and a real insight into what makes a renewable energy project work.

For more information please visit Dulas at www.dulas.org.uk.
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Tidal Energy Limited

Tidal Energy Ltd is an innovative renewable energy company with a vision to generate clean, economical and sustainable tidal stream power with ease and efficiency. It was set up in Wales by a team of marine engineers and renewable energy experts.  They are passionate about what they do, and believe that, in their patented DeltaStream technology, they have designed a way to generate electrical power from tidal stream resources which minimises the impact on the environment.

For more information please visit Tidal Energy at www.tidalenergyltd.com.

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Aerospace Wales Forum

The Aerospace Wales Forum provides an information and events service to its members who include . It is a membership based forum comprising of companies which must be located in Wales and involved in the aerospace and defence industry – including aircraft and systems manufacturing at all tiers, maintenance, repair and overhaul, testing, tooling, design, production equipment and professional services to the industry.  For more information please visit  www.aerospacewalesforum.com/

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Further information regarding the above organisations and speaker biographies will be distributed to students attending the talks.

Food and Refreshments will also be available at this event free of charge
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers Calendar

What are the careers opportunities open to ecologists, what are the possible pathways to achieving your career goals?

Seven talks that encompass a good range of ecological careers will be followed by various workshops and opportunities to talk with the professionals attending.

This event is aimed at senior undergraduates, recent graduates and Masters students in Ecology-related courses.  Lunch and refreshments are provided. The cost is £10, with a full refund for BES members.

Click here to see the schedule and sign up.

This event is developed by the British Ecological Society’s Undergraduate Fellowship Scheme, a group of current undergraduates, recent graduates, Masters students and PhD students, and is based on their own experience and questions.

Mountbatten programmes offer full-time, one-year paid internships in London or New York combined with the opportunity to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice.  Additionally, MBA candidates who successfully complete a 12-month placement and courses in London or New York are eligible to complete their Masters degree in Bankok.

Applications are now being accepted for the Mountbatten Insitute’s August 2012 Intake to New York.  They aim to make this their biggest intake ever by filling the 142 internships they have currently (at City, British Airways, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Thomson Reuters etc) and adding some new companies to the list!

The deadline for August 2012 applications is March 15th.  Click here for information about the full eligibility requirements.

The Mountbatten experience really can have a dramatic on your professional career.  This year’s report from the Association of Graduate Recruiters emphasised the importance of international awareness and suggested that, “immersion in a different culture can catapult a graduate into being considered for rewarding roles”.

Nearly 20% of Mountbatten interns go on to work with their sponsor companies when they return to their home country, and those that don’t are in high demand from recruitment agencies and employers.  Following 12 months in the world’s economic capital, Mountbatten interns are armed with transferable soft skills, cross-cultural awareness, confidence, ambition and professional maturity.

Mountbatten have also enhanced the academic course which runs alongside the work placement, and in March will be launching the new curriculum which includes modules in Managerial Accounting and Finance and Organisational Behaviour and Leadership.

The programme is not only open  to business graduates – last year Mountbatten recruited candidates from over 80 different universities, and nearly 50% were graduates of arts, humanities and science and legal courses. The graduate market is so competitive today that professional experiences that make you stand out from the crowd are essential.