Undertaking unpaid work experience? Apply for the B:KEW bursary now!

Planning on undertaking some unpaid work experience (or have done so recently)? Attending a training event that will help you in your future career?

You could be entitled to up to £250 towards out-of-pocket travel expenses from the Kent’s B:KEW bursary!


Who is eligible?

  • You must be a student registered with the University of Kent, studying in the UK.
  • Your work experience must be unpaid.
  • Your work experience must be graduate level.
  • You can claim the bursary against costs incurred in the first 3 weeks (or 120 hours) of your work experience.

When is the deadline for applying?

There is no final deadline. Eligible applications will be awarded a bursary on a first-come-first-served basis. We are allocated a specific budget on an annual basis, and when it’s gone, it’s gone – so don’t miss out!

For terms and conditions and how to apply, click here

Exciting placement opportunities for 2018-19

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is pleased to offer a number of placement year opportunities to students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Zoo-based research placement

Based at one of our three zoos in Devon/Cornwall and suitable for students studying subjects such as Biology, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation or any biological science-related subject. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.

Ecology research placement

Ecological research at one of our nature reserves in South Devon, suitable for students studying subjects such as Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Conservation, or other biological science-related subjects. These posts are for 6 months beginning in Feb/March until the end of August.

Advocacy research placement:

Exploring and encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours towards nature conservation and environmental sustainability, suitable for students studying subjects such as geography, psychology, sociology and environmental studies. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.


For further information abut these opportunities, please visit TargetConnect: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=17863&service=Careers+Service

Fast stream your future!

Interested in a career in the Civil Service and thinking of applying for the Fast Stream graduate programme?

Fast Stream Your Future is a FREE coaching programme aimed at helping students from either BAME (black, Asian or ethnic minority) backgrounds or those from under-privileged backgrounds with their applications for the Civil Service Fast Stream. The programme is open to eligible undergraduate students from any discipline, who are keen to work for the Civil Service.

Fast Stream Your Future can help:
Final year students to apply for the Fast Stream (the Civil Service graduate programme)

By applying to the Fast Stream Your Future  programme, you will receive one-on-one support throughout the application process, which will include:

Guidance for the online tests
Help with the application form
A bespoke one-to-one mock assessment centre

Who can apply?
In order to be eligible for the Fast Stream Your Future coaching programme, you must be:

An undergraduate student
A British citizen, EU citizen or commonwealth citizen
From a lower socioeconomic group – this might include eligibility for free school meals, means-tested grants and bursaries, or the experience of other forms of social disadvantage
Or from a BAME (black, Asian, ethnic minority) background

How to apply:
If you would like to find out more or to apply, please click here or contact Rachael Gourley at rachael.gourley@faststreamyourfuture.com

Fast Stream Your Future will be assessing applications on a rolling basis as places are limited, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.