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Kent-Teach Twitter chat ‘Why become a Teacher’

Kent-Teach Twitter Chat “Why Become a Teacher”
Wednesday 31st May at midday  

Are you interested in teaching? Are you looking to study a PGCE? Join Kent-Teach Twitter Chat on Wednesday 31st May which will give you the opportunity to ask a panel of teachers, Headteachers and HR Professionals to answer your queries and give you as much information as possible about teaching.

To participate all you need is a Twitter account, here’s how to join:

1) Sign in to Twitter

2) Follow @KentSchoolJobs (if you haven’t followed us already)

3) Tweet your question and ensure you include #KTChat

4) Feel free to follow and reply to posts during the chat by simply selecting “Reply” to the comment you wish to reply to followed by your tweet.

You can start sending us your questions so they can be answered during the session. Please email your questions to Rebecca.Taylor@kent.gov.uk.

Full details can be found here

 

Calling all final year students: Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) role – apply now!

Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) – vacancy 

An exciting opportunity has come up at Oundle School, a leading co – ed boarding School in Northamptonshire, for a Politics graduate. They are recruiting for a Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) for next academic year.

The teacher is required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the reasonable direction of the Head and to perform such particular duties that from time to time may reasonably be assigned him/her by the Head. The post holder will teach 52 periods per fortnight throughout the School, principally of Government & Politics to the Sixth Form, but with an allocation of History lessons.

The post holder will be a dynamic and committed classroom teacher who is not only a highly competent teacher but who is also able to contribute his/her own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the department, and participate in and contribute to the life of the school as a whole.

Application closing date: Thursday 18th May (9am)

Interview date: Thursday 25th May

Please click here 70305 JD Govt Politics Teacher March 2017 for the full job description and for details on how to apply.

PO675 Internship module: Student reflection

Alexandre El-Habr, a Politics and IR student, undertook an internship at EIMAI, an NGO, as part of the Internship module. Alexandre reflects upon his experience both a EIMAI and on the module.

“The PO675 Module is the best module a student can take in order to prepare him or herself for the work environment. Not only must you actively seek and get selected for an internship in order to take this module, but there are also various assessments within the module that assess the skills you learned, such as a 15 min presentation. I personally gained great public speaking skills, and more importantly learned how to pitch my experience in a way that highlights the skills I acquired, and why I am ready for the work environment; which is something that will be required of me in every job I apply for in the future. I strongly recommend students to take this module.
This summer, I interned at a Greek-American NGO called EIMAI. Its main focus is to promote ethical youth leadership, in order to make the political arena fairer, thus making the world a better place. It is important to note, that my expectations for this internship were completely met as I had previously worked with the organization and I relatively knew what I was going to do. During this internship, my research/critical skills, analytical skills, and public speaking skills improved through various tasks I was assigned. These tasks included researching theories on ethical leadership, Formulating a question for an article on the importance of peace education and ethical leadership development of youth as a solution to social, political and economical crisis in Greece which I co-authored. Lastly, another one of my tasks was pitching our goals to embassies in order to receive sponsorship for projects.
I believe that this opportunity given to me by EIMAI will greatly benefit me in the future, as it not only improved my analytical and research skills that were already acquired in university, but more importantly, helped me transition those skills into a work environment and act as a team player for the organization which increased my interpersonal skills.”

Careers and Employability: Summer Sessions; CV’s, interviews and using your summer wisely!

Are you applying for a graduate or part-time job and you need to update or re-design your CV? 

Are you a first or second year student wondering how best to make use of your summer, in order to develop your graduate profile?

Or have you secured an interview but would like to develop your interview technique?

The Careers and Employability Service will be running a series of sessions over the summer term focusing on these areas, plus workshops on the graduate recruitment cycle, Postgraduate support and what to do after your exams! Search for the opportunities here to book on!

Complete the Kent Global Passport today and you could win a £100 voucher!

What is the KGP?

The Kent Global Passport (KGP) is a free online app which has been designed to help you to highlight your international skills and experience. The aim is to help you make the most of internationally-relevant activity in your daily life. The KGP understands that your international skills and experiences are developed through mixing in our international community. It isn’t always about time spent in other countries.

If you would like to find out more about the KGP, please see the attached powerpoint presentation: Kent Global Passport-CES

How do I complete the KGP?

The KGP in provided through Myfolio. To find the KGP, first log in to Myfolio using your normal log in details and then go to the following link: https://myfolio.kent.ac.uk/myfolio/artefact/globalpassport/index.php You’ll need to be logged in before it will work.

By completing the Kent Global Passport you can earn employability points and the chance to win one of three vouchers for £100. To gain your employability points, complete the Kent Global Passport and save it as a PDF. When you have done this send the PDF file to:
global-passport@kent.ac.uk. The deadline is 30 April 2017.

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant opportunity

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant, London

Independent Diplomat (ID) is looking for 3 volunteers to support its summer fundraising drive as Fundraising Assistants.  The position is available as soon as possible, ideally for a period of three months.

ID was founded in 2004 as the world’s first diplomatic advisory group by Carne Ross. Over ten years later, ID remains the only non-profit organization that provides high-quality, confidential diplomatic advice and assistance to democratic governments and political groups that are marginalised or unable to participate effectively in the diplomatic processes that most affect them. ID’s work in human rights, transitional justice, and conflict prevention continues to address this diplomatic deficit.

The position:

This position would be ideal for an individual looking to gain relevant experience in fundraising on behalf of a unique organisation dedicated to helping marginalised peoples access the closed world of diplomacy. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, passionate about international affairs, and able to quickly synthesize complex information from a variety of sources.

As this position is unpaid it may be most suitable for university students who will be staying in London during the summer break. We are flexible as to the start date of the position, in order to work around final hand-in dates.

During the position you will receive training in non-profit fundraising, from large-scale grant finding to small boutique foundation research. After the end of the three-month period, ID would be happy to provide references for the quality of your work whilst with the organisation.

Application procedure

Please send (i) a CV (maximum two pages); (ii) a separate cover letter (maximum one page); to: london3(at)independentdiplomat.org.  Please include the words ‘London Fundraising Assistant – Summer 2017’ in the email subject line.

Applications close at 5:00pm (BST) on Friday April 21st, however we will monitor applications on a rolling basis and may appoint positions before the end of this period.

Doing unpaid work-experience? Check out the B:KEW Bursary!

If you have secured some unpaid work experience you could be entitled to the B-KEW bursary. This bursary will contribute towards out-of-pocket travel expenses.
Full details can be found on the Careers and Employability Service webpage.

We are recruiting Student Ambassadors!

The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all Politics and IR current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad.

Full details about the role can be found here: Student Ambassador advert

If you would like to apply for the role, please send via email:

A statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please ensure ‘student ambassador application’ is included in the subject of your email and send your completed application to Siobhan Dumphy: S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk

Opening date: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Closing date: Midday, Thursday 4th May 2017
Interviews expected to take place: Tuesday 9th May 2017, successful candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 5th May.

Time is running out to apply to Teach First – Apply now!

Voted 3rd in the Times Top 100 list of Graduate Employers, Teach First  is an education charity engaging with UK’s graduates to fight a serious social problem – educational inequality and to develop leaders. They partner with companies such as Accenture, PwC, Goldman Sachs, Royal Navy and many more to build leaders for life!

To open an application, it takes two easy steps select your year below and click the link and apply

  1. Finalist student – Graduate Leadership Development Programme (world-class programme that combines global best practice in leadership development and teacher training) here

Teach First receive extremely high volumes of applications at this time of year. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend applying by Tuesday 18th April to have a better chance of securing:

  1. First and second year student – Part time paid job on campus starting this September here
  2. First year student – a unique one day opportunity to develop your skills on the 19th  April  here

They look forward to seeing your application this week!

BKEW Global (CRCC Asia) – Applications now open!

BKEW Global (CRCC Asia)- Applications for this scheme are now open again for 2017.

This year we have funding for 3 students to go on a fully funded 1 month internship with CRCC Asia to Beijing. The closing date for applications is the 3rd April at midday.

Opportunities are available in a number of sectors including law, finance, ngos, healthcare and green technology. More details and the application form are available here https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewchina.html

Why apply to do an internship?

Whether you are in your first or final year of your degree, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about your future career. But what if you are not sure where you would like your degree to take you? Or maybe you have an idea, but you would like to gain experience in the sector, before committing to a job. An internship is the ideal opportunity to combat both. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why an internship is the perfect choice for the unsure student or graduate…

  1. You’ll find out whether the job is right for you
    Completing an internship is a great opportunity to ‘test drive’ a potential career without fully committing to a permanent job. An internship allows you to affirm or discount a certain job or career sector, helping you to narrow down your options.
  2. You’ll develop your skills and add experience to your CV
    Either way, if you decide the role is or isn’t for you, you have gained valuable experience and you have developed key transferrable skills. Employers looking to hire a graduate won’t expect you to have huge amounts of industry-specific knowledge, but they are on the lookout for certain key soft skills – like being a team-player, good communicator, leader, and problem-solver.
  1. Increase your professional network
    An internship gives you the opportunity to increase your contacts, expand your professional branding, and if you have performed well, strong references for a future employer.
  2. You’ll discover the type of work environment which is best for you
    Would you prefer to work within a large company or an SME, working as part of a team or alone, and whether you like being allowed more independence over your work or are more comfortable working closely with your manager. Finding out which work culture is better suited to you can help when deciding the type of career you would like to go into.
  3. You may find your future employer
    Undertaking an internship can open many doors to your future employment. Particularly if you are a graduate doing an internship scheme, these opportunities may lead to a permanent role – so take every opportunity you can!