Archive for the ‘ Postgraduate Study ’ Category

The Travis Perkins Innovation Awards have just been launched, and individual students, staff or research groups are invited to apply.

No knowledge of the construction industry is needed and anyone can apply.

Do you have a great product idea or invention relevant to the construction industry? Or do you like puzzles and want to have a go at solving a problem identified by our customers? You may win anything from financial support up to £10,000 or business mentoring. Get your thinking caps on and get involved! For more information check out www.tpia.co.uk.

Download the Award flyer here.

Each year BUNAC give students a chance to be awarded with their BEST scholarship, which offers sums between the region of £5000 and £10000 to students who are seeking to further their studies in the US or Canada. The idea of the scholarship is to encourage students to use it in extra curricular activities that will better their cultural understanding of the country they’re studying in. It’s not to be used as a prime source of funding to pay tuition fees etc.

Eligible candidates must be current or graduate UK university students, have already applied for a postgraduate course in the US or Canada, and be UK passport holders. The scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the BEST panel.

The deadline for applications is 1st April 2016. The applicants must submit the online application form, supported with a personal and academic reference, by this date.

The forms can be found on BUNAC’s BEST scholarship webpage and references can be sent to our dedicated scholarships inbox scholarships@bunac.org.uk.

SEA Events coming soon

BAY CAMPUS – ALL STUDENTS

Gaining valuable experience – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 29th February 6-7pm
Have you got a range of experiences that you can market to employers? This session will help you to consider the ways you can gain valuable experience, and help you to develop a plan of action.  It will also provide an introduction to the University’s work placement schemes.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Interview Skills – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 7th March 18:00 – 19:00
Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

What are employers looking for? – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 14th March 18:00 – 19:00

Research suggests that employers are not just looking for graduates with a good degree and work experience. What will make you stand out and have a rewarding career in the long-run? This session will focus on the importance of your mindset and resilience, and look at how you can build these to make your future more secure.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/


BAY CAMPUS – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students – What next after my Degree? Bay Campus–School of Management – Room CBE11
Wednesday 9th March 15:00 – 17:00

What are the options for International students who are considering working in the UK after their degree? This session will also help you to consider what you options are in the UK or even overseas – work, study, self-employment or something else.

Now is a good time to start to develop a plan of action that will help you get to where you want to be, and this session will enable you to do this.

The International Student Advisory Service will give a presentation as part of the session to international non-EU students on the different UK visas which might allow Swansea graduates to take a job or gain work experience in the UK after completing their degrees.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/


SINGLETON PARK CAMPUS – ALL STUDENTS

Schaeffler UK Ltd – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Tuesday 01/03/2016 10:30 – 16:00
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. Meet representatives from Schaeffler UK and find out about their opportunities for students/graduates.
http://www.schaeffler.co.uk/content.schaeffler.co.uk/en/career/career.jsp

English Language Training Services – Train to Teach English Abroad (CELTA) – Keir Hardie – Room 216
Tuesday 1st March 17:00 – 18:00
Teach English language as a professional teacher abroad!

How can I train as a professional English language teacher (including here in Swansea University with ELTS)?

  • What does CELTA mean?
  • How and where can I work as a teacher abroad?
  • Will I find a job? Where?
  • Is there professional summer work here in Swansea?

https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Fidelity International – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Thursday 3/03/2016 10:30am – 16:30pm
Take the opportunity to meet a Swansea graduate who studied Political Theory & Government and now works for Fidelity International. Fidelity International is a privately owned, independent company and offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise.   Further information:
https://www.fidelityinternational.com/global/about/default.page

Assessment Centres – Fulton House – Seminar Room 2
Thursday 3rd March – 13:00 – 15:00
An interactive workshop aimed at helping you approach a real graduate assessment centre with confidence.  It will include practical competency based activities commonly used by employers as part of their graduate recruitment.  In addition, there will be an information session with hints and tips on how to prepare.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Fidelity International – A career within a Finance/Investment Management Business
Keir Hardie – Room 216
Thursday 3/03/2016 17:00 – 18:00
Presentation by a Swansea graduate working for Fidelity International on careers within a finance/investment management business.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Skills and aptitude
  • Relevance of different degree subjects
  • Internship positions available
  • Graduate roles available.

The talk will describe a career journey from being a Swansea undergraduate to working in the financial industry for a major global company.

Target Audience: All students of any discipline

  • However, students studying Business, Finance, Economics & IT related subjects should consider attending this event.

https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Writing an effective CV and cover letter, and an introduction to LinkedIn
Fulton House – Lecture Room B
Tuesday 8th March 12:00 – 13:00

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt them to meet the needs of potential employers in different industry sectors.

This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, although there may not be time for individual feedback.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

IBM – 3 Things I Would Change If I Were To Go Back To University – Keir Hardie – Room 216
Tuesday 8th March 17:00 – 18:00
If I were to go back five years, stepping onto Swansea University campus to begin my three years of study, what would I change?

The answer – 3 things;

  • the way I used my time
  • the skills I developed
  • the goals I set for myself.

Exploring these three key areas, we will look to discover what you can change now.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Click here to download details of next week’s events.

Events are held at both the Singleton Park and Bay Campuses, and are open to ALL students.

Events include:

  • Drop-in sessions
  • Army Officer interviews
  • A workshop in getting into teaching
  • Postgraduate study

Click here to download more information.

Click here to download an overview of what’s coming up this month through to March.

If you want to focus particularly on forthcoming Careers Advisers Workshops, you can download the details here:  Employability Workshops

There are events on both campus, and all our events are open to students of all disciplines.

For events that require pre-booking, you need to:

Book through our online event booking system, and once you have registered/logged in:

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

Applications for our September 2016 scholarship placements are now open!

Have you ever thought about studying in China? Apply now for a Generation UK-China scholarship and experience what it’s like to spend a semester or year at a university in the fastest growing economy in the world!

Whether you’re a final year student or recent graduate looking to get your foot on the career ladder, this is a great opportunity to enhance your CV with Chinese language study, immerse yourself in a vibrant new culture, and experience something different!

Scholarships available for September 2016:

  • British Council China Scholarship (15 March deadline)
  • Chongqing
  • Fujian
  • Shandong
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Tianjin
  • Zhejiang

The deadline to submit your application for our joint programmes is 15 April 2016. You can apply for more than one programme and places are limited so apply now!

To find out more about  scholarships and other programmes, visit the British Council’s website and watch their video.

Be a part of #GenerationUK

Date/time:  Thursday 28 January 2016, 11:30 – 17:00

Venue:  Senate House, University of London

In association with FindAMasters.com & FindAPhD.com

Need another degree?

  • Up to 90 UK and international postgraduate course providers will be represented at the Fair
  • Free presentation programme
  • Advice on choosing your course, funding and more
  • Free to attend for anyone considering postgraduate study

Visit www.postgradFair.co.uk 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.

Events include:

  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Employer in the Foyer – postgraduate recruitment
  • Talk on the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

Click here to download programme details.

 

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UWTSD University Wales Trinity St David – PGCE courses for Secondary School Teaching

Date/time: 3/12/2015 – 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie – Room 230

An informative and enthusiastic presentation for those considering a teaching career within secondary schools. The UWTSD (Townhill Campus, Swansea) offers a one year PGCE course in Business Studies, Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, MFL, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Welsh, ICT and Computing, Religious Education and History. Bursaries are available in some subjects. All staff are former teachers and knowledgeable about current initiatives in education.

Target audience: undergraduate/postgraduate students from the disciplines above who are interested in secondary teaching.

Visit our talks and workshops page at myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/workshops-and-talks/ for more information and to book online.

Events include:  Careers drop-in sessions, workshops, small group guidance, employers’ talks, and work placements bootcamps.

Events at the Singleton Park and Bay Campuses are open to all students.

Click here to download the programme

Events this week at the Park and Bay Campuses – workshops, small-group guidance, employers’ talks, drop-in sessions, Employer in the Foyer:

Click here to download information.

The prize draw at our Careers Fairs held on 8 and 9 Octobers this year was won by Vasiliki Tassou, and her prize was a bus pass worth £300 kindly donated by First Cymru. Vasiliki is currently doing a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and she is also one of our Student Employability Representatives. Here she is receiving her bus pass from Pauline McDonald (on the right), Head of Careers and Employability, and Jennie James (on the left) from our Careers Adviser Team who is responsible for liaising with the College of Arts and Humanities.
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Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme:

On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council-India and the Department of Biotechnology, India are pleased to invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between the UK and Indian institutions.

The grants will include a stipend, and will cover all travel, accommodation, visa costs and medical insurance. The deadline for applications is 7 December 2015.

Visit www.britishcouncil.in/newton-bhabha-phd-placements-programme for more information.

Interested in studying Chinese language and Law in Shanghai next year?

The British Council is delighted to announce a new joint-scholarship programme with Shanghai Jiaotong University for up to 10 students to spend a semester (5 months) on a combined Chinese language and law programme starting in February 2016.

This is a great opportunity for budding lawyers and recent graduates to stand out from the crowd and boost their CV in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  All scholarships cover full tuition fees, accommodation, and a basic monthly living allowance.

Kick-start your career by applying for this opportunity here.

To find out more about Generation UK-China scholarships and other programmes, visit the British Council’s website and watch their video.

Be a part of #GenerationUK.

Application Deadlines

The deadline to submit applications for all February 2016 scholarships is now 15 November 2015

Scholarships available in February 2016:

  • Shandong
  • Chongqing
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University

You can apply for more than one programme and places are limited, so find out more about how to submit your application here now!

Our team of Careers Advisers will help you find out how to develop your employability skills at these workshops covering vital topics like

  • Writing CVs and making effective applications
  • Getting into teaching
  • Interview techniques
  • Assessment centres
  • Finding jobs
  • What employers look for in applicants
  • Commercial awareness and personal branding.

Download a summary of forthcoming workshops here.

Click here to register/log into our online booking system. Having registered/logged in:

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the session you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission can support students considering study in the US, including their USA Grad School Day workshops, awards programme and advisory service.

USA Grad School Day – Glasgow
Date: 6 October 2015 (6pm – 9pm
Location: University of Glasgow (University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ)
Cost: £10 per person

USA Grad School Day – London
Date: 8 October 2015 (6pm – 9pm)
Location: American School in London (1 Waverly Place, London, NW8 0NP)
Cost: £10 per person

These events provide students with an insider’s view of how to navigate the US postgraduate admissions process successfully. Fulbright advisors and experts in the field will cover a variety of topics: choosing the right programme, admissions exams, the application components and funding opportunities, including the Fulbright Awards for 2016-17.
Registration: Students should register on the Fulbright website at www.fulbright.org.uk.

Click here for details of Fulbright Awards

Application deadline for UK Citizens to study in the US: 6 November 2015

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. For more information visit http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards

Fulbright Advisory Service

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by both governments to promote and facilitate educational exchange between the US and the UK. As part of the EducationUSA network of over 450 advising centres worldwide, Fulbright’s advising team is the oficial source of information on US higher education for the UK. visit www.fulbright.org.uk for a step-by-step guide on applying to US universities.

CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE are both full-day conferences taking an in-depth, interactive look at careers in the law, sponsored and presented by leading firms in their field.

CityLawLIVE: 11 December 2015, London – www.citylawlive.com

This event considers a career in a City firm and involves speakers, panels and interactive presentations by the experts, City Lawyers themselves. The aim is to foster a detailed and unclouded appreciation of how the world of the City is distinct, what being a lawyer there really entails and, crucially, what the individual needs to know and do to join their ranks. You can find out more at www.citylawlive.com.

NationalLawLIVE: 4 December 2015, Manchester – www.nationallawlive.com

NationalLawLIVE does the same thing for those interested in those firms whose reach is across the UK. The participating firms operate in London, major UK regional centres and in most cases internationally. They will typically have a more diverse client base and offer a greater range of practice experience in a firm. You can read more at www.nationallawlive.com.

The City event happens in London on 11 December and the national event in Manchester the week before, on 4 December. They are times so that attendees will have time to work up a really impressive summer vacation scheme application for the firms they are really attracted to at the event(s).

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 2016 applications is Thursday 3 December 2015. 

Since 1991, 153 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.