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Alumni Careers in the Civil Service Panel Event – Wednesday 23rd January

Come and meet our University of Kent alumni working in the Civil Service. Hear from a panel of three alumni speakers who will share the secrets of their career success.

Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: COLT2 – Cornwallis South East (Octagon)

 FEATURING:
• Annabel Kirkham, Chief of Staff in the Foreign Office
• Gabrielle Osei, Fast Streamer
• Sharon Atubo, Senior Policy Advisor, Civil Service

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on a career in the Civil Service and how to navigate the Civil Service fast stream process. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.

Kent Open Day at Dechert

Kent Open Day at Dechert
Friday 18th January 2019

Kent-only Open Day at Global law firm Dechert on 18th January.   The Open Day will include an insight into the firm and what they do, including their training contracts; a skills session; and, networking with trainees, partners, graduate recruitment team.

This is an ordinary open day but exclusively available to students from Kent (and that includes non-law students too).

Eligibility:

  • Open to:
    • Any final year student on any degree/PG degree at the University of Kent
  • Must not be a qualified lawyer (in any jurisdiction)
  • Must be on track for a 2.1 degree and have AAB grades at A level (or equivalent).  Real mitigation for slightly lower grades will be taken into account.  If you wish this to be considered please supply information with your application.
  • Genuine interest in the type of work that Dechert does.  Some of their main areas are corporate securities, investment funds, litigation, white-collar crime.
  • You must be commercially astute.
  • International students may apply.

Your travel costs, up to £75, will be reimbursed by Dechert. (please note, transport will not be organised for you – you find your own way there and claim your costs after the visit).  Lunch will be provided.

How to apply:

If you wish to be considered for a place on this Open Day provide the following information:

  1. CV – it must include each module that you have studied and the grades achieved.
  2. Details of any access or dietary requirements
  3. In no more than 400 words explain why you wish to attend the Dechert Open Day

Email your application to Jayne on klsemployability@kent.ac.uk with “Dechert Open Day” in the subject bar.

Deadline:  Non- Law student deadline 9am, 12 December

IMPORTANT: 

The eligibility criteria will be strictly applied and the standard of applications should be the same as if you were applying directly to the firm.  Applications will not be considered until the deadline.  As such, incomplete or substandard applications will not be identified before the deadline and no second chances will be given.

 

Civil Service Fast Stream – Application and Assessment Centre Workshop

Civil Service Fast Stream: drop-in session
Monday 3rd December from 11.30 – 14.30
Keynes Seminar Room 4

Have you applied to the Civil Service Fast Stream? Are you currently going through the recruitment process? Or are you thinking of applying in the future, but have questions about their schemes or working for the Civil Service? 

Join Elliot and Sophie, current Fast Streamers, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your application, the recruitment stages (including the assessment centre and final selection boards) and working for the Civil Service! They’ll be on campus on Monday 3rd December from 11.30am – 2.30pm, so drop by, no appointment needed! If you have any questions about the Fast Stream, come along and have a chat!

The Civil Service Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. They are a graduate employer that is consistently ranked in the top five of The Times Top 100.

The Civil Service is looking for graduates with the potential to progress to the most senior levels of the Civil Service and become our future leaders.  By ‘potential’ we mean graduates who have the motivation and ability to progress to the highest levels of our organisation. We are seeking the widest range of people, who can bring differing life experiences to their roles, enriching our organisation and helping us to better represent the whole of the society that we serve.  There is no typical Fast Streamer. We believe that people perform their best when they can be themselves at work.  We value who you are before you join the Fast Stream and ensure that through flexible working you will still have time for the things that matter the most to you outside work.

Event link: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=3597&service=Careers+Service

Free Journalism Workshops

If you’re interested in a career in journalism these free, hands-on workshops will give you a glimpse into the industry and the award-winning NCTJ training.

London Workshop Dates (uni students/post-graduates)

Friday, November 30 – News journalism (10:30am – 1:30pm)

Tuesday, December 4 – News journalism (7:30pm – 9:30pm)

** Please note we are moving offices in mid-December 2018. All below workshops will take place at Ampersand House, 49-53 York Street, London, TW1 3LP **

Saturday, January 5 – Sports journalism (1:30pm-5pm)

Tuesday, January 15  – News journalism (7:30pm-9:30pm)

Friday, February 1 – News journalism (10:30am-1:30pm)

Saturday, February 16 – Sports journalism (1:30pm-5pm)

Apply Now

Tier 2 Visa Jobs Simplified

Next week we have Student Circus visiting the University, to speak to International students regarding Tier 2 jobs.

Tier 2 jobs simplified- By Student Circus, Wednesday 28 November in KLT6  at 14:00.

Understanding visa routes and tackling job search is an extremely tricky process. We want to make it easier for you by breaking these down into simpler steps. Student Circus is a smart job search platform where you can apply for exclusively handpicked Tier-2 jobs.

The session will cover the following points:

  • Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK 
  • Current job environment 
  • Timelines to follow for visas 
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • Options post Tier-4 expiry

This session is for international students, including Postgrads.

Students can book onto the Social Sciences session here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=3565&service=Careers+Service

Alumni Pub Night!

Alumni Pub Nights, is Kent’s social and networking series for alumni and students. The next pub night is on Tuesday 27 November with our current Alumni Postgraduate Scholars coming along to speak to thank alumni for their support and speak to current students about life as a PhD student. The last pub night before Christmas so be sure not to miss it!

As usual, it’s not just about the theme (Meet the Scholars!) feel free to come along if you would just like to catch up with fellow alumni in the Canterbury area.

Students welcome! Not to worry if you have no interest in further study you can still attend to meet other alumni in the area who work in a range of careers. A great networking opportunity plus…

ONE FREE DRINK + HOT SNACKS PROVIDED!

Register here – https://alumni.kent.ac.uk/events/event-name-alumni-pub-night-meet-the-scholars-november-2018

Thinking of Postgraduate Study in Politics & IR?

Join us for a slice of pizza and a chat to discuss our range of postgraduate programmes.

Including presentations from our Director of postgraduate studies and programme directors, as well as the opportunity to speak to current postgraduate students – did we also mention pizza?!

Date: Monday 19 November (week 9)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Rutherford Lecture Theatre 2

Pizza will be on a first come, first served basis – so make sure to join us if you can!

Teach First Presentation

Give every child the belief that they can achieve anything. Develop skills that can take you anywhere. Come along to our presentation to discover how Teach First can support you to become an inspirational leader both in and outside the classroom, wherever your career is heading.

Date: 24/10/18
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 (GLT1), Canterbury Campus
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-first-employer-presentation-for-students-in-kent-tickets-50776865973

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in this country are being let down by one of the most unfair education systems in the developed world, and the knock-on effect of this injustice lasts a lifetime. It’s a cycle we’re determined to break, but we need your help. On our ground-breaking, two-year Leadership Development Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to help end educational inequality in the UK.

Join us at this presentation to learn how our graduate opportunity enables you to make an important social impact, while also offering you a career-defining opportunity to gain a formal qualification in both teaching and leadership. You will also find out how you can get involved with our mission while you are still at university through our range of undergraduate programmes.

Refreshments will be available afterwards (juice, wine and food), along with opportunities to speak to our recruiters and individuals who have already completed our programmes.

Become part of a powerful and dynamic force for social change.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ross Cooper on rcooper@teachfirst.org.uk

Careers in Politics – Alumni Panel – 17th October 2-4pm

 As part of EMPFEST 2018, the School of Politics and International Relations is bringing its Alumni back to campus.

Hear from a panel of 5 alumni speakers who will share the secrets of their career success in Politics and International Relations…

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: COLT3 – Cornwallis South East (Octagon)
SIGNUP

FEATURING:

Annette Fisher
Freelance Social Accountability Practitioner &
Participatory Action Researcher

Jonathan Millins
Head of Office for the East of England European Partnership

Mitchell Adams
Content Manager, Dods Parliamentary Communications

Scott Macdonald
Deputy Head of the Iraq Team at the
Department for International Development

Sulmaan Hanif
Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa,
The Economist Intelligence Unit

Our alumni’s career experiences include the Civil Service; European Government; International Research and Global Public Affairs.

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

At this event, we aim to highlight unique career possibilities that exist for School of Politics degree holders, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.

EMPFEST 2018 Alumni Careers Panel Event

 As part of EMPFEST 2018, the School of Politics and International Relations is bringing Alumni back to campus.

Hear from a panel of 5 alumni speakers who will share the secrets of their career success in Politics and International Relations…

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: COLT3 – Cornwallis South East (Octagon)
SIGNUP

FEATURING:

Annette Fisher
Freelance Social Accountability Practitioner &
Participatory Action Researcher

Jonathan Millins
Head of Office for the East of England European Partnership

Mitchell Adams
Content Manager, Dods Parliamentary Communications

Scott Macdonald
Deputy Head of the Iraq Team at the
Department for International Development

Sulmaan Hanif
Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa,
The Economist Intelligence Unit

Our alumni’s career experiences include the Civil Service; European Government; International Research and Global Public Affairs.

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

At this event, we aim to highlight unique career possibilities that exist for School of Politics degree holders, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.