Study Plus and the Centre for Journalism at Medway are running a FREE journalism course from 12-16 June. If you’ve ever thought of a career in journalism, this is your chance to find out if it’s for you.
The course offers an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of journalism in the multimedia age. During five days of teaching, you will learn what professional journalists do and how they do it. You will experience the pressure and pleasure of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.
The course is taught at the Centre for Journalism on the Medway campus, but is open to all Kent students. You can catch the free shuttle bus from Canterbury campus to Medway (you need to book this online): https://www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle/
For more information on the course, please see the Study Plus website:
To sign up, go to SDS>Workshops> Study Plus and choose KE044: Journalism”
Fancy spending two weeks in India this summer?
Kent has partnered with Amity University in India to offer an exciting opportunity for 3 students to take part in the ‘India Immersion Programme’. Discover more about India through academic sessions, cultural excursions and industry visits. The programme will take place this summer from 26th August – 8th September 2017.
For further details and to apply online, visit www.kent.ac.uk/goabroad/opportunities/india-immersion-programme.html
The deadline for applications is 9am on 7th June 2017.
Want to #GetIntoTeaching? Don’t miss the Why Become a Teacher Twitter Chat hosted by Kent-Teach on 31st May at 12pm.
Their team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions and give you the insider scoop on what it’s like to be a teacher http://ow.ly/yX1E30bDsG7 #KTChat”
Driscoll’s Genetics Ltd
LOCATION: East Malling, Kent, UK
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Summer months only. Approx. 200 hours of flexible working over the June-September period.
REPORTS TO: Molecular Plant Pathologist, Strawberry Breeding Team (Catherine Eyre)
JOB SUMMARY: A temporary seasonal lab and field assistant is required to support all aspects of the plant pathology work that takes place as part of our strawberry breeding program during the Summer field season. You would be working alongside the plant pathologist to assist in setting up and assessing lab and field pathology trials screening for disease resistance in primarily strawberries, and helping ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the lab. Responsibilities range from helping set up inoculation experiments to making media and washing lab glassware and equipment. Experience in the field of plant pathology is desirable but not essential as all training will be given. A desire to learn and tackle a variety of tasks with enthusiasm is essential. The position would be part-time with flexible working hours that would be set according to the tasks at hand. Would suit a biology or horticulture student on summer break looking to gain some work experience and insight into lab and field work in R&D in the agricultural industry.
The candidate should be currently studying or have recently graduated from a scientific discipline such as biology, plant pathology, horticulture, botany or a related field. Previous pathology or lab experience is not required as all training will be given for required tasks, but candidates with some experience or a demonstrable interest in plant science or plant pathology will be viewed favourably. Experience with molecular biology is also an advantage, but not essential.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint required. Must have good attention to detail and be able to follow instructions precisely. Good time-management, record keeping and communication skills and enthusiasm to tackle a variety of tasks essential.
Fluency in English is essential. Must be hands-on, comfortable working in both lab and field environment, able to lift 50 pounds on an intermittent basis.
– Support the plant pathology activities of the strawberry breeding team, reporting to the Molecular Plant pathologist primarily but providing support for the wider team occasionally if required.
– Assisting with set up of plant inoculation experiments both in the lab and field
– Assisting with field phenotyping
– Fungal and bacterial sub-culturing in the lab
– Growth media preparation
– Data entry, image processing
– General lab cleaning and glassware washing
– Potting up of plants
– It is not a requirement, but if the candidate has some experience of molecular biology then DNA extraction and PCR work could be part of the role.
– Exhibit Driscoll’s values of passion, humility and trustworthiness in all interactions.
– Maintain a safe and professional office and other work related areas.
– Maintain the overall appearance, housekeeping, and safety of the facilities up to Driscoll’s standards.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Catherine Eyre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Research in the Andes: Internship Opportunity/Field Training
June 11th – 28th 2017
The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 16 years offering our interdisciplinary qualitative field methods training program, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center’s rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes Participatory Action Research methodology and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of SocioEnvironmental Sustainability and integrated Well Being – public, environmental, maternal, family and community, in addition to civic and policy issues of Health, Education, Social Justice, Agrobiodiversity, Climate Change, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing projects in local agricultural communities to develop effective social interaction field abilities and required language skills to carry out their own research and for placement with appropriate community programs, if desired. Also included are excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The training program tuition is $3800 US dollars which includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials.
The program is under the direction of Field Coordinator, Flor de María Barreto Tosi, Ecologist, as well as Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D. and Isabella Li Chan, MPH, Doctoral Candidate in Global Health, University of South Florida.
Dr. Hammer was recognized at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2016 conference in Vancouver, as recipient of the Pelto International Award; Her recent publication addresses her work in Applied Social Science and Policy: http://www.thehuaraztelegraph.com/2015/09/from-theory-to-sustainable-alternatives-at-la-casa-de-pocha-in-carhuaz/www.thehuaraztelegraph.com/2015/09/from-theory-to-sustainable-alternatives-at-la-casa-de-pocha-in-carhuaz/
June Solstice Seminar: Sunday June 11th – Wednesday June 28th
For an application: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Friday May 12th 2017