UMPhafa- Colchester Zoo

UMPhafa- Colchester Zoo

UmPhafa Reserve is owned and run by Colchester Zoo’s charity, Action for Wild, and was established in 2004 when a number of cattle farms where purchased with the intention of creating a 6000ha conservation area exclusively for the research of African flora and fauna and as a centre for environmental education. Interns on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve will have a valuable time by playing a crucial role in the operation of the reserve through helping to collect vital data necessary to make key management decisions. They will have the satisfaction of developing the necessary skills required to make in-roads into the field of conservation, whilst working closely with large animals and knowing that their contribution is having a direct influence to the wellbeing of the fauna on the Reserve.

This is an opportunity to gain creditable work experience in the field and shadow qualified staff members on a wide range of aspects involved in the running of a reserve. Days will be varied with duties including behavioural observations on game species which often involves stalking species such as rhino and giraffe through the bush at close quarters. They will also be aid with the other current research projects such as small mammal trapping; setting up and checking carnivore tracking stations; and camera trapping of elusive nocturnal species providing an exceptional chance to learn crucial survey techniques as well as gaining a greater appreciation of African animals and habitats. Seasonal work includes game releases and capture.

Student Projects Grant Scheme

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015/16 Student Projects Grant Scheme. In January 2015, grants totalling almost £65,000 were made to a range of projects across the University. We are delighted that in the 2015/16 academic year we are able to award £50,000, with individual grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

The Student Projects Grant Scheme is funded by the Kent Opportunity Fund, which supports students by providing scholarships to enhance their academic studies, offering bursaries to assist individuals who are suffering financial hardship, and funding projects that help students to develop their personal and professional skills.

The Student Projects Grant Scheme encourages individuals to bid for funds to run projects that will enhance the student experience and employability of Kent students, offering them the opportunity to hone their skills and gain vital experience outside of the seminar room.

Applications are welcome from student groups in Kent Union, departments, faculties and schools across the University, including our campuses at Canterbury and Medway, our centre in Tonbridge and our European centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from the Development Office or downloaded from the Kent Opportunity Fund webpage at

Please note the closing date for applications is 18 December, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their application results by late January. Should you have any questions, please contact me on 01227 824547 or at

Kind regards

Eva Chow
Development Officer, Regular Giving | University of Kent
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Sky Graduate Software Engineering Academy Developer Programme

Stage 3 Students!

In your final year of study? Are you passionate about technology and looking to work for a dynamic organisation?

Applications to the Sky Graduate Software Engineering Academy Developer Programme are now open.

You’ll need to be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline and love all aspects of technology.

Fill out the application form and send to employability@kent by the 15th October.

Civil Service Introduction and Online Assessment Workshop

Civil Service Introduction and Online Assessment Workshop is today at 2pm in Colyer-Fergusson Seminar Room!

In addition to this….

Civil Service Fast Stream Assessment Centres Workshop – Wednesday 21st October, 2pm, Colyer-Fergusson Seminar Room

The event will be a workshop in which we help students gain the skills and confidence to tackle an assessment process such as our own, which is comprised of:
• Online Psychometric Tests (English, Maths and Situational Judgement)
• Online E-Tray exercise
• Assessment centre
– Group exercise
– Leadership exercise
– Policy recommendation
– Interview

ASOS On Campus Student Insider

ASOS burst on to the scene in 2000 and hasn’t looked back. We are the UK’s number one fashion and beauty destination, and as a recent survey showed, we are the second most visited fashion website on the planet. With over 65,000 products across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty, we’re setting the pace in a worldwide fashion revolution. With around 2,500 new product lines being introduced each week, we’re ambitious and we certainly know our stuff. We ship to 237 countries and also have specific sites targeting the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russia and China, with offices in London, Sydney, New York, France and Germany and China.
Our ambition is to be the world’s no.1 online fashion brand for 20-somethings, having set ourselves a target to reach £1bn annual sales by 2015. Therefore it is really important to us that we continue to attract top talent across the globe to help us realise our goals. If you’re looking for an opportunity to go places and really take your career forward, we could be the perfect fit for you!
We’re looking for On Campus Student Insiders to join the team.

We believe fashion makes people feel great. We want to bring this feeling to our student customers, helping them to look, feel, and be their best at university. We already offer students 10% discount all year round, but as a Student Insider, you have a unique opportunity to engage with ASOS student customers and inspire them through authentic and useful content.

You will be one of 3 Student Insiders in the UK, responsible for capturing, creating and curating fashion and lifestyle-based content that reflects what’s hot in a university student’s life. The content you create will appear on the ASOS social channels, the ASOS website, our media partner’s channels, and your own social channels. You will receive training, guidance and support from the professional creative, editorial, social and marketing teams here at ASOS, as well as regular coordination and support from the ASOS Brand Marketing Manager to help not only grow your following, but take your personal blogging/vlogging/photography skills to the next level.

You will be confident and obsessed with social media, with a passion for fashion, travel, music, and developing a kickass career. You will bring your enthusiasm to the role, along with a desire to share your creative point of view, whether this is styling, blogging, Instagramming, tweeting or videography. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your abilities and create content that will engage ASOS student customers across the UK.

You will be 1 of 3 Student Insiders working from home in the UK. Applications close: 4th October 2015.
Read more about the role and apply:

The GREEN Program

Experience is Education

We are The GREEN Program. We travel with graduate and undergraduate students to Peru, Philadelphia, and Iceland to explore best practices in sustainability from world leaders and earn transferable credit.

The GREEN Program curriculum is designed to get student leaders out of the classroom to focus their passion on initiatives that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals created by world leaders and the United Nations.

“It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to our future generation.” – Pope Francis
Enrollment is now open for our Winter and Spring programs in Peru and Iceland.

Graduate Opportunities

Are you looking for graduate opportunities in your final year or information on work during your studies like placements, work experience and internships?

I am an official student representative for the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB). GRB work with 100s of graduate recruiters of all sizes in all industry sectors across the UK, and have placed many graduates from the University of Kent.

They provide a unique student ‘matchmaking’ service: write in your degree course/location and they will set you up with companies for jobs, internships and work experience.

This is a great chance to be contacted by a large recruitment company and have them tell you about popular employers and the vacancies that are available.

So… sign up at:

Only takes 30 seconds to fill in, what have you got to lose?

Good luck with your career!

Charlotte Stokes
(Graduate, working as a GRB rep)

USA Grad School Day – London

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

The USA Grad School Day workshop provides students with an insider’s view of how to successfully navigate the US postgraduate admissions process. 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. This annual event should not be missed by anyone considering postgraduate study in the US!

Register Now:

Opportunities for students who want to stand out in the job line