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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.

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 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

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

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 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 –

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

NationalLawLIVE: 4 December 2015, Manchester –

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

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 to view detailed information and apply online.

Online video event on 22 July 2015 hosted by

Research impact and public engagement should be core parts of every skilled PhD, academic and researcher’s portfolio. To help you, is holding a FREE 60-minute live video event via a Google+ Hangout on Air.

Visit : to find out more and register.

This event is part of the heritage skills programme run by the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities.

Dr Katrina Legg, Archivist, Richard Burton Archives
Elen Davies, Librarian
Swansea University

Venue: Glyndwr Room A, Glyndwr Building, Swansea University

Date/time: 2 June 2015, 2.00-3.00 pm

The session is open to all students and non-students.

Places are limited, so reserve your space today:
Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator at

Calling all Swansea University final year undergraduate students, come and join us for this event:

When: Tuesday 2 June 2015

Where: HUB, ILS2 building Swansea University Medical School

Time: 12 noon – 1.00pm

What: Free lunch and an opportunity to find out more about our range of taught and research programmes

Don’t miss out – register today to attend the event.

For more information on the courses we offer visit

From PhD programmes and studentships to professional doctorates, has launched a dedicated PhD portal for postgraduates to make it even easier for students to search for PhDs.

Visit for advice and information to support your postgraduate journey.

TeachFirst still have places left for Welsh medium students on their Leadership Development programme. These opportuniteis are open to final year students who have at lest 50% of their degree in Welsh OR a grade B or above in Welsh at A level and GCSE at grade B or above in both English and Mathematics.

The LDP is an intensive two-year programme that combines your development as a practising teacher with personal and business skills training, internship opportunities, mentoring and access to an ambassador network and supporters.

High-profile recruiters from all sectors recognise that the skills and strategies you develop in the classroom are directly transferable to any career. They know that if you can engage, motivate and stimulate a class of 30, you can handle pretty much any situation in any organisation. Google, The Civil Service Fast Stream, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Aldi and PwC are just a few of Teach First’s supporters who have gone on to recruit graduates after the Leadership Development Programme. They also support in other ways such as deferred entry schemes and offering internships whilst you are on the LDP.

Exactly how your journey evolves will be up to you – this is your journey, and, while there are a number of fixed requirements along the way, Teach First expect you to take the lead in shaping your route. Where will it take you? Places are nearing capacity so it’s time to get yours submitted!

Download more information here:

  1. Information on the programme
  2. Wales – Cymru as a location on the programme
  3. Salary and benefits (including a fully funded PGCE, partially funded Masters plus a full-time graduate salary)

Contact Emma Cheetham at TeachFirst: Email:, telephone: 07534903873

The National Audit Office, in partnership with Windsor Fellowship, is launching the 2015 Summer Internship Programme for undergraduates from a Black or Asian minority ethnic background who are interested in a career in accounting and auditing.

The summer internship Programme will offer successful applicants the opportunity to gain expereine of working life in a professional organisation in London:

  • Competitive salary £21,782 pro rata
  • 4.5 days leave for an eight week placement
  • Staff restaurant
  • Subsidised onsite Fitness Centre

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

  • Be from a Black or Asian minority ethnic group
  • Must have a demonstrable interest in studying to become a Chartered Accountant and an interest in the public sector, government and audit
  • Expected degree: 2.1 degree and 300 UCAS points
  • You will need to be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules. Please note that it is not possible to sponsor work visas.
  • Penultimate/Final year of study
  • Commitment to the eight week Internship.

Further information on the Programme is available on the Windsor Fellowship website at along with the on-line application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23rd March.

Generation UK – China was launched by the British Council in 2013. It aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China. You can also contact the International Development Office (IDO) with queries about the programme.

Funded Internships

As companies from across the globe engage with China at various levels, work experience in China is increasingly valued by employers. Working in China is a way for students to enhance their cultural awareness and is an excellent investment in their future. These internships are within a range of different industries across six cities within China and are selected by two companies working in partnership with the British Council (InternChina and CRCCAsia), who also guarantee a high level of pastoral care while students are in China. Application is open to students/postgraduates within their first year of graduation who are in receipt of/received a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance. Those in receipt of a full grant will also receive sponsored return flights. The internship funding covers placement fee, accommodation and comprehensive travel insurance, as well as an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the internship. There are spaces reserved on this programme for Welsh students.

Academic Scholarships

Studying in China gives students the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture, language, business and economy, as well as a competitive advantage in the job market. Academic scholarships are available for students to undertake between 5 and 12 months of non-degree study at one of the British Council’s partner universities in a range of subjects. Application is open to all students and postgraduates within their first year of graduation. This funding includes covering of tuition fees, accommodation, a monthly living stipend and medical insurance. Please see for further specification of the scholarships and their application criteria.

Available to students who will be starting Masters or PhD study in autumn 2015.

Masters Study

£5,000 Masters scholarship from, available in all subjects for study at any university listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.

PhD Study

£5,000 PhD scholarship from, available in all subjects for study at any university listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.

There are lots of other resources for students at and, including studying abroad and general funding guides.

Watch out for the following Employer in The Foyer events organised by Careers and Employability:

Location: Entrance foyer of the Library

19th February 11-2.00 – Chatteris International Graduate Programme in Hong Kong

3rd February 10-4.00 – Smaller Earth

10th March 10-4.00 – Teach First

12th March 10-4.00 – ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

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

In association &

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 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.