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Congratulations to our Kent Student Awards Nominees!

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience.

The School of Politics and International Relations has 3 nominees in 3 categories:

Outstanding Contribution to the Environment
This award recognises students who are committed to protecting the environment and promoting more sustainable ways of living.

Danel Nugmanova, Rutherford College
Politics and International Relations (Third Year UG)For her dedication to volunteering in the local community, helping to make a positive environmental change and leading on projects including local litter picks.

Outstanding Contribution to College Life
This award recognises a student’s outstanding contribution to the life of a College. This may be through sport, a college committee, volunteering, key social events/activities and/or as a student ambassador.

Beverley Isibor, Keynes College
Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe (Third Year UG)
For her campaign work including the #NoMore mental health campaign and supporting Black History Month.

Outstanding Contribution to Sports Development

This award recognises the best overall student contribution to sport development. It will include those using sport to reach out to others, enabling communities or individuals to develop and grow, perhaps regulating and assisting by coaching, refereeing or providing support, as well as rewarding those participating in a team or individual activity.

Charles Dabbs, Rutherford College
Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe (Second Year UG)
For his dedication as President of the Kent Knights Ice Hockey Team and building a successful club, which is accessible to all students.

 

More than 250 nominations were received for the annual awards. The winning students will be announced at the gala dinner on Friday 1 June. The winner in each category will receive their very own brick in the University’s ‘Footsteps Path’, a certificate and their achievement will be recognised on their Higher Education Achievement Report when they graduate.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/student/kentawards/index.html

US-UK Fulbright Commission – Internships

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our internship programme for summer and autumn 2018. The US-UK Fulbright Commission fosters mutual cultural understanding between the US and UK through educational exchange in two ways: through our awards programme and advisory service. Interns join a small, but dynamic and highly-motivated team of staff.

To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to intern@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Awards Internship” or “Advising Internship”. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and hope to secure posts asap!

Full details about the available internships can be found here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/media/2072/fulbright-internships-2017.pdf

Democratic Services Officer – Graduate Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with initiative and drive to join a small but busy team supporting the democratic processes of the Maidstone Council and helping to ensure that decisions can be taken effectively and lawfully. This will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of the Council’s Committees, working closely with Councillors and Senior Officers, and will include preparing and publishing agendas, reports and minutes.

Applicants for the post will need to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with Councillors and Senior Officers, and must have strong written and spoken communication skills. Interpersonal and organisational skills are also essential requirements of the post and you will regularly be required to attend evening meetings, for which payment will be made. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a busy, high-pressure environment.

We welcome applications from candidates without previous direct experience in a Democratic Services environment, provided the candidate can demonstrate the skills required and an enthusiastic attitude.

This post is career graded and training will be offered in all aspects of the role, including the possibility of studying for professional qualifications.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Sam Bailey on 01622 602263

Job title: Democratic Services Officer
Job reference: 001015
Application closing date: 30/05/2018
Location: Maidstone
Salary: MBC Grade 7-9 (£22,592 – £30,844)
Package: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), to employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.

Closing Date: 30 May 2018
Interview Date: 19 June 2018

Email queries to:
The Recruitment Team
Mid Kent Human Resources
HRSupportTeam@MidKent.gov.uk

To view job details or apply on-line click here.

To search for other jobs with the Council  click here.

 

 

 

Would you like to be a Student Ambassador?

The School of Politics and International Relations is recruiting student ambassadors for 2018/19. 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. These activities primarily take place on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturdays; candidates should be flexible and able to work these days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad. Ambassadors should be as comfortable addressing large groups of people as they are talking to visitors one on one and, most importantly, should be able to positively promote the School, their programme and the ‘Kent experience’.

Students applying for the scheme should be reliable, trustworthy and have the ability to take initiative. They should also be able to demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills as well as excellent team working and people skills.

Ambassadors that successfully make it through the selection process will receive full training from the School in order to prepare them in their roles.

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: William Lowry: w.j.h.lowry@kent.ac.uk.

Opening date: Monday 14 May 2018
Closing date: Midday, Thursday 31 May 2018

Interviews expected to take place: Tuesday 5 June 2018, successful candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 1 June.

Paid Internship Opportunity – International Federation of Red Cross

The internship is based at the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland.

It is a 6 month, paid internship with the possibility of another 6 month extension based upon performance and interest.

The position offers the opportunity to contribute substantially to the workings of a global public health advocacy programme.

Work & residence authorization in Switzerland will be sponsored and you will be provided with a 75CHF (approx. US$75) per day stipend plus vacation.  The IFRC are the only international organization in Switzerland which offers paid internships.

For a recent graduate interested in global public health, advocacy and/or development, this is a unique opportunity with the world’s largest humanitarian organization.  The internship is particularly relevant to recent students who have indicated an interest in international development.

Please visit the IFRC’s jobs board for more information. Applicants will need to submit their applications directly through the online portal at the jobs board.

The deadline for application is 9 May 2018.

 

 

Europe Day at Kent – Opportunities Fair

Join us in celebrating the UK’s European University.

To mark Europe Day, International Partnerships is hosting a ‘European Opportunities Fair’ in the Gulbenkian.

The event will showcase the University’s activities in Europe and raise awareness of the many opportunities available to staff and students. The fair will be filled with live music, a European-themed menu and much more. Everyone is welcome!

No booking required. Visit the event web page

Careers & Employability Service 2018 Summer Events

Find out more and book to attend via www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events

Monday 14 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Monday 14 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 15 May 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 16 May 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 17 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 18 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 18 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Linkedin
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 29 May 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 30 May 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 30 May 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 31 May 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 31 May 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 01 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 01 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Using LinkedIn
Monday 11 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Nicola 11 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 12 June 2018 CES Building 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 13 June 2018 CES Building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 13 June 2018 CES Building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 14 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 14 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 15 June 2018 CES Building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 15 June 2018 CES Building 13:00-14:00 Linkedin

Click here for information and step by step instructions on how to book events online!

OXFAM Canterbury – Volunteers Wanted

On Tuesday 22 May, your local Oxfam shop in Best Lane (CT1 2JB) is holding an event called ‘A Day in the Life of a Volunteer’.

Choose to experience a variety of roles including Sorting, Marketing & Social Media, Shop Floor Tasks and more.

Pop in anytime from 10am to 2pm to have a look around, ask some questions and experience life as an Oxfam volunteer.

If you’d like to ask any questions, please contact oxfamshopf4427@oxfam.org.uk

Support and advice from the Department for Education

Interested in working for the Department for Education?
Find out about the opportunities available to you…

Sign up now and get a chance to win £200!

The services offered are completely free and include:

– expert one-on-one advice about the different routes to become a teacher

– which routes are best for you

– handy hints and tips about the application process, interview process and for your CV

– information about whether or not you’re eligible for a bursary of up to £26k

– For people who do sign up, there is no obligation to become a teacher, this is just a good way to get some extra information and keep your career options open.

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

 

The Careers and Employability Service – How Can We Help?

Quick Advice Sessions: Book a 15 minute slot for feedback on CV’s, application forms, cover letters and personal statements and advice on job hunting and interviews … available during the following times: Monday-Friday 10.30am-12.30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Individual Career Appointments: These offer students 30-45 minutes per session to discuss their career options (employment, further study, etc) in more depth or to seek advice on any issues related to their future career. They are open to all students, at any stage of their studies, and also to recent graduates. These appointments should be booked in advance by calling in to the CES building, by phone or online through Target Connect (see below).

Careers and Employability Events: We run a range of talks, workshops and presentations throughout the academic year. The highlight is the Employability Festival in Autumn Term, which involves more than 250 hours of events spread over two weeks, including the annual Careers Fair. These events are listed on the University calendar and can be booked online through Target Connect

Target Connect is our one-stop shop for students to find internship, graduate and placement vacancies and to book for careers guidance interviews and careers events on campus https://careers.kent.ac.uk/

Employability Schemes: The University offers numerous schemes to help students gain work experience and build their employability skills. These include Employability Points, the Global Skills Award, Kent Union’s Employability & Volunteering Toolkit and the Kent Experiences of Work (KEW) programme,    See www.kent.ac.uk/employability for details.

CES website: see www.kent.ac.uk/ces/publications/CGOnline.pdf for an overview.

Careers Award: Students can gain this award through completing quizzes and short assignments online on Moodle. It improves career planning, CV and job hunting skills, helps with career choice and improves students’ chances of getting a graduate-level job. On completion of the award, students receive a certificate and 60 Employability Points. www.kent.ac.uk/ces/student/careersmoodle.html

Work Experience Bursary Scheme:  This supports students undertaking unpaid work experience by offering bursaries starting from £100 to contribute towards travel expenses for up to 3 weeks/120 hours. www.kent.ac.uk/employability/working/students/bursary-and-expenses.html

Contacts
Head of Careers and Employability Service: James Corbin
Careers Advisers: Nicola Urquhart, Gemma Witts
Employability Adviser: Liz Foden

Web:
www.kent.ac.uk/ces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UKCES
Twitter: @UniKentEmploy
Blog:
https://unikentemploy.wordpress.com
Email: careerhelp@kent.ac.uk