Careers with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity and the Environment

Careers with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity and the Environment

Thursday 8th February 1pm- 2pm in KLT5

Come along to this one-off session run by the Careers & Employability Service, for more information about:

* Careers open to graduates with a degree in conservation, from Ecologist to Ecotourism, Teacher to Nature Reserve Warden, Environmental Consultant to Zookeeper.
* How to choose a career
* Postgraduate study
* Sources of internships and graduate jobs
* How employers view graduates of conservation and how to develop the necessary skills for environmental jobs.
* Environmental CVs
* Taking action – when to apply for jobs, postgraduate study etc.

All welcome – this event is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Placement opportunity for Biological Anthropology students

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the fight against serious and organised crime?

This role will require the individual to support the National Injuries Database team in the provision of operational support to major crime investigations. One of the main responsibilities will involve overseeing Operational Marshall (a national intrafamilial child suspicious and homicide database) by inputting new case forms onto the database, liaising with forces and checking the inbox, conducting searches of the database and formulating reports from the search results as well as performing open source research for qualifying cases. Another role will be to input triaged cases onto the National Injuries Database and conducting research to support operational cases on behalf of the NID team. Finally, the individual will provide administrative support to the team and assist with any ad-hoc duties to support live investigations and the wider Major Crime Investigative Support (MCIS) unit.

This role is only open to students enrolled on a forensics degree course that requires a placement year as part of their course.

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2018

For more information and how to apply,  click here

Interview Skills workshop

Interview Skills workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 9.30am – 11:00am in Keynes Seminar room 23

Grant Thornton will be running a workshop for students on how to feel more confident and prepared for upcoming interviews. You will also get a greater understanding of the format and content of potential interviews

Spaces are limited, so to sign up please email:

Employability events in Week 15

Date Venue Time Event
Monday 29 January Keynes Atrium 10:00-16:00 Deloitte installation

#TellDeloitte your idea, dream, business concept or technology innovation for a chance to WIN an iPad and a spot on our innovation workshop in London with a further chance to WIN £5,000 to help turn your imagination into action.

Monday 29 January CES building 13:00-13:30 CVs & Covering Letters
Tuesday 30 January Graduate School 11:00-12:00 PG: Professional networking
Tuesday 30 January KLT5 13:00-14:00 Professional Networking
Wednesday 31 January KS12 14:00-15:30 Lawyers in Government: Legislation Workshop

An interactive workshop around the passage of a Bill through Parliament.

This workshop is designed to be accessible to both law students and students of other disciplines.

Wednesday 31 January KLT6 13:00-14:00 Careers with a degree in Physics
Thursday 01 February KLT5 13:00-14:00 Careers with a degree in Comparative Literature
For further details & to book visit

Get outside, learn some new skills and earn employability points

Learn something new with a  FREE Study Plus course!

SAC’s own Dr Ian Bride will be running several courses, introducing students to woodland management, and the historical and ecological importance of these practices, in a fun and interactive way

  • Tree Identification: Bark and Buds 

Wednesday 31 January 2018 (week 15) 12:00-16:00

  • Woodland Coppicing: Understanding and Practice

Wednesday 7 February 2018 (week 16) 12:00 – 16:00

  • Woodland Crafts: Hazel Hurdles (Fence Sections)

Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 February 2018 (week 17) 09:00-13:00

  • Woodland Crafts: Making a Brash Fence

Tuesday 20 February 2018 (Week 18) 12:00-16:00

For more information about all of the Study Plus courses offered and how to sign up via SDS visit:

Your Future, One Step at a Time

Thinking about your career path after university or where to start when it comes to employability can be a daunting prospect. Especially if you are dealing with mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and stress.

In order to support your employability development whilst at university, the Careers and Employability Service will be running a range of small, relaxed sessions and 1 to 1 support for students who self-identify as having a mental health condition.

Students can receive support and guidance on a range of topics including:

– Career planning
– CV writing
– Application feedback
– Identifying your strengths and employability skills
– Confidence building
– Handling rejection when applying for jobs and opportunities
– Interview technique
– Disclosure: If and when to disclose a mental health problem to an employer
– Your Rights: The Equalities Act and the rights of those with mental health problems in the work place
– People Who Can Help: Resources and organisations providing support to people in the area of mental health and employment
– Anxiety-busters: Practical tips for handling anxiety, with a focus on anxiety at interview and in the workplace

If you are interested in these sessions or would like to find out more, please contact Liz

Liz Foden
Employability Adviser (Social Sciences)

T: +44 (0)1227 824038

Upcoming Careers and Employability Events

Get 2018 off to a great start by coming along to these events

Date Venue Time Event
Tuesday 16 January 2018 CES building 13:00-13:30 CVs & Covering Letters

This bitesize session will present the do’s and don’ts of creating a great CV and covering letter

Wednesday 17 January 2018 Graduate School 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre (PG Only)

Learn how you’re assessed and how to succeed!

Thursday 18 January 2018 KLT5 13:00-14:00 NCS The Challenge
The Challenge is the UK’s largest provider of National Citizen Service (NCS), a government initiative with a mission to empower 15-17 year olds through personal development & social action. We have a range of roles for every background and level – find the perfect paid role for you this summer!
For further details & to book visit

Calling all final year students – get ready for graduation!

2018 Graduation Launch event

Friday 19 January 2017   12pm – 6pm   in Colyer-Fergusson Music Building 

Drop-by to find out:

– what to expect from your graduation
– what you need to do before your graduation
– meet recent Kent alumni and where they are now
– and finally… find out which date and time you will be graduating!

There will also be representatives from local hotels and restaurants around Canterbury, who will be available to give information and take bookings for your graduation day. We recommend that students book their accommodation and meals early to avoid disappointment – Canterbury is very busy during graduation week!

Register here

What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never

Colin Colas ‘What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never’

Thursday 18th January  12:30 – 14:00 in the Moot Room, Wigoder building.

Colin will speak about fresh, new and effective approaches to attract, capitalise and create career opportunities, including the power of networking. He will share his tips for overcoming challenges to achieve success and for transitioning from university into a successful career.

Colin is in the Civil Service Fast Stream at the Ministry of Justice and is heading to the Foreign Office next, to work on international development projects across Asia-Pacific and East Africa. Previously he spent two years studying Mandarin in China having won a scholarship from the Chinese government, where he launched an entrepreneurship event sponsored by the British Consulate in Shanghai and he has valuable experience in business development and marketing communications.

Students from all Schools welcome. Come along and be inspired!

For more information, please contact Sheree Palmer (Student Success Project Officer for Kent Law School ) :


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