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Calling all scientists!
Registration is now open for the 10th Naturejobs Careers Expo in London.

Click here to register your free place today.

The Naturejobs Career Expo is a global career fair and conference for the science community from Naturejobs and Natureconferences.

This free one day event gives you the chance to:

  • Attend a full programme of conferences and workshops
  • Meet employers face-to-face
  • Benefit from one-to-one CV checking
  • Network with leading scientific institutions
  • Learn how to enhance your employability
  • Maximise your career prospects

Friday 16th September, 2016
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH, London

9:30am – 4:30pm


The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese foundation is a UK charity supporting links between Britain and Japan to encourage better understanding between both countries.

Full details and online application information are available from  The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 December 2016.

Daiwa Scholarships offer a unique opportunity to undertake 19 months in Japan.  Scholars will have a year of intensive language study, followed by a month long homestay and a five to six month work placement in Japan.  No previous experience of Japan or Japanaese is necessary.

The Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the framework to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.  Since 1991, 159 graduates from over 40 universities and 50 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have completed the programme.

Successful applicants will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK during August 2017 before moving to Japan in mid-September 2017 for the remainder of the Scholarship until the end of March 2019.  They will receive intensive language training, have opportunities to network with decision-makers in their field, and undertake work placements at organisations relevant to their career goals.

Former Scholars are now forging careers in architecture, the arts, science, media, law, academia and medicine.  They make up a distinctive network of individuals with a shared experience of Japan, and maintain their links with the Foundation and each other through the Daiwa Scholars Alumni Association.


Frontline’s mission is “to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting ad developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.”

The founder and chief executive of Frontline, Josh Macalister, was a teacher working in challenging schools in Greater Manchester.  Through his experiences working with vulnerable children he was inspired to develop the idea for Frontline.  The idea was picked up by Lord Andrew Adonis, who encouraged Josh to take the idea and turn it into a reality.

Frontline combines an innovative curriculum 5-week Summer Institute, 12 months supervised on-the-job training and leadership development programme.

In your first year you will work towards a Postgrduate Diploma in Social Work which will be awarded at the end of the year subject to meeting all the requirements.  As a newly qualified social worker you will have the oportunity to study for a Master’s degree and obtain this on completion of Year 2.

Frontline applications are now open:  applications will close on 21 November, but early applications are advised.

Visit to find out more and apply online, and follow the Frontline blog which includes useful advice for prospective applicants including:

  • Expert advice on making your application from the Frontline recruitment team
  • Top tips on completing the online Verbal Reasoning Test.




The Kennedy Scholarships are the UK’s living memorial to President Kennedy and offer generous funding to enable British graduates who are also British citizens to undertake further study in the USA at Harvard or MIT.  They are tenable across all disciplines and for non-degree as well as degree study.

Whilst still wishing to enable the newly-graduated to study at Harvard or MIT immediately, the Kennedy Memorial Trust also wish to enable those who have gained experience outside academia since graduating to benefit.  The cut-off for graduation from a first degree is therefore now 2012 and 2 of the 7 academic years prior to 01.08.2017 must have been spent at a UK university or university college.

Please apply online at where the Prospectus gives full information.

Application window:  Applications for awards for 2017-18 are now open and will close at 23.59 on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

Frank Knox Fellowships were established in 1945 by Mrs Annie Reid Knox as the Frank Knox Memorial to enable students from the UK, along with those from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, to undertake graduate study at Harvard University.

Please visit for information and online applications.

For the Harvard site for Frank Knox Fellowships, see

Special regard will be given to personal qualities in the awarding of Frank Knox Fellowships:

“Candidates will be selected on the basis of future promise of leadership.   Strength of character, keen mind, a balanced judgment, and devotion to the democractic ideal will be the qualities borne in mind in making the final selection.”


  • The closing date for the Bar Professional Training Course Awards for 2017/18 is Friday 4 November 2016.
  • The closing date for CPE/GDL Awards is Friday 5 May 2017.  Applications forms for these awards will be on the Lincoln’s Inn website from January 2017.
  • If you would like paper copies of information/forms relating to applications for scholarships and awards, please email
  • Any queries from students concerning scholarships or,  indeed, a career at the Bar should be directed to the Education staff.
  • Full details on admission and scholarships can be found at

Still undecided on your plans after graduation?

Spend 8 weeks this autumn in China learning the Chinese language and gaining meaningful work experience that will look fantastic on your CV.  With 45 funded places available across two locations, it’s a great chance to get ahead and boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness.

Open to recent graduates from all UK universities, this autumn programme offers a combination of three weeks of intensive Mandarin language study at a leading university, followed by a five-week internship placement in an industry sector of your choice.

Placements available in:

  • Chengdu     20 Oct – 16 Dec
  • Shanghai     20 Oct – 16 Dec

Applications are now open and will be handled on a first-come first-served basis, so the sooner you apply, the better. The latest deadline to submit your application by is 02 September 2016.

Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

Generation UK – China Campaign

Generation UK – China provides opportunities for young people from the UK to gain experience in China through work experience and study scholarships. Find out more about what is available via the British Council’s Study Work Create China page.

Be part of #GenUKChina

Support for new graduates

The Swansea Employability Academy can still provide help and advice to Swansea University Alumni up to five years after graduation, including:

  • Individual appointments with Careers Advisers
  • Advice by email or telephone
  • Advice on postgraduate study and funding
  • Job hunting information
  • Access to some of our work placement programmes.

Our degrees open doors – help us prove it!







Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey

Early in 2017 we will ask you to complete a short anonymous survey asking whether you are working, studying, volunteering or doing something else.

These official DLHE statistics are used in league tables and guides. If Swansea does well again it reflects well on our graduates – and that means you.

The data also gives us an insight into the jobs market so you will be helping the students who follow in your footsteps.


Teach First are currently open for applications to join their graduate programme, the Leadership Development Programme (LDP), after graduation in 2017.

LDP is a world-class training and development programme, combining teacher training and a fully-funded Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), with one-to-one coaching to develop your personal and leadership qualities. This is all alongside earning a full salary for two years, and the opportunity to complete a partly-funded Masters in your second year.

More than 80 high-profile organisations in the private, public and charity sectors recognise the programme’s ability to develop leaders for life.  They know that people who can engage and inspire in the classroom will be a valuable asset to any working environment, no matter where they choose to go beyond the LDP.  This includes Teach First’s Platinum Partners – Aldi, PwC, Accenture, Goldman Sachs and the Royal Navy.

Join an online webinar  on Wednesday 22nd June at 6.30pm to find out more about the LDP, and to hear directly from the ambassadors who have completed the two-year programme.  You can reserve place in advance by registering here .

Alternatively, you can start your application today here:

PhD Placements in China

The British Council has just opened a call for applications for PhD Placements in China, as part of the Newton Fund.

UK PhD students and their supervisors can spend a period of study of three to 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China. The focus is on research areas that reflect the common interests and demands of both countries, including:  health and life sciences, food and water security, environmental technologies, energy, urbanisation, education and creative economy for economic development and social welfare.

Please find further information and application guidance here:

The deadline is 12:00 pm GMT on 20 September 2016.

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Heritage Skills Programme

Don’t miss this upcoming masterclass!

Focused on:  Enhancing Employability – Career Development – Applying Education and Skills in the Work Place

‘Careers in Archaeology; Different Skills and Roles’

Sarah-Jayne Clements
Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust

May 23rd, 2 – 3pm,
SURF Room, Fulton House,
Swansea University.

The session will be informal and will offer a chance to pick the brains of an experienced working professional and to ask questions and gain advice. The session are open to all students and non-students.

Places are limited. Reserve your space today:

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator:

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

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

SEA Events coming soon


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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?

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 &

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 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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