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Investment Management Insight Day Coach Trip
Limited places, apply now!

Are you a final year student, aspiring to enter a career in Investment Management? Would you like to network with global investment firms and hear about careers in Investment Management? Apply for a place onto an exclusive insight day with Investment 20/20 and Barings! You’ll have the chance to meet with Investment Management firms and hear from recruiters at Investment 20/20, hosted at Barings; an international investment management firm in London.

What is Investment 20/20?

Investment20/20 is the careers site where you can learn about the investment management industry and all its opportunities. We provide access to school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across our 42 partner companies. We run a vibrant Investment20/20 network for all our trainees with regular events and a trainee forum.

Schedule: Tuesday 25th February 2020

07.45 PROMPT         Coach departure from Keynes College bus stop, Canterbury Campus

08.45 PROMPT         Coach departure from Gillingham Building bus stop, Medway Campus

10.45 – 11.00           Registration and refreshments

11.00 – 11.25           Welcome & Introduction to Investment Management

11.25 – 11.40           Introduction to Cambridge Associates – What the firm does, the culture and what it’s like to work here

11.40 – 12.30          Interactive session – get ready to network!

Meet people who work in different Investment management jobs, interview them and report back to the group

12.30 – 13.00          Preparing for the recruitment process                          including applications, identifying key skills and LinkedIn

Coach travel included. Return to Medway campus 15.00/15.30. Canterbury campus 15.30/16.00, traffic permitting.

Refreshments will be available, but lunch is not provided, however you can bring a packed lunch.

How to apply?

This is a free event, open to final year University of Kent students only. Any degree subject.

– Submit 150 words about ‘Why you would like to attend the Investment Management Insight Day’

– Please send your submission to Liz Foden; e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 3rd February

– Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get your application in soon!

*If you have any special access requirements or airborne allergies, please email e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk

* By applying for a place on to this trip, you are agreeing for your full name to be shared with Barings and Investment20/20, for registration purposes, if you are successful

If you are a Canterbury student, please find details here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=5539&service=Careers+Service

If you are a Medway student, please find details here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=5537&service=Careers+Service

 

Women in Academia Careers Event 23rd January

As part of the panel series “Female Leaders” this careers event introduces successful women pursuing a career in the highly competitive field of academia.

The event aims to inform and motivate women and to encourage building effective networks. The speakers will share their career path, challenges and advice in moderated rounds.

We welcome questions for these rounds in advance via the following email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk.

The session will conclude with an open Q&A session and networking with refreshments afterwards.

Date: 23rd of January 2019 at 5:30 – 7pm
Location: Templeman Lecture Theatre

Panellists:
Dr Nadine Ansorg, Senior Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis
Dr Heejung Chung, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy
Dr Andrea den Boer, Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Dr Harmonie Toros, Reader in International Conflict Analysis

 

 

 

 

Interested in a Career in Law?

Linklaters, a large, global, Magic-Circle law firm, are offering a Kent-only open afternoon to students at the University of Kent.  Students from ANY degree subject are invited. Over 40% of UK lawyers are graduates of subjects other than law.

ELIGBILITY

  • You are studying for an undergraduate degree in any subject
  • You are either a 1st year on a 3 year degree or a 2nd year on a 4 year degree.   (I have checked and these criteria are NOT flexible).
  • You are on target for/expect to get a 2.1 degree – the instruction mention predictions but you will not have any if you are in 1st year so you must make your own educated guess based on how well you think you are doing.

HOW TO APPLY

Further information and the application form can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/KentOA/

DEADLINE

There is no formal deadline but the event takes place on 24th January so Linklaters will be operating a rolling application system (i.e. they will consider your application as soon as it arrives.  Make an impression and beat the rush – apply ASAP).

International Internships & Graduate Roles – Recruiting NOW!

Internships, graduate schemes and fellowships across different sectors and levels of experience.

The latest roles in Europe, The Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, to give you a global overview of the current opportunities in the international sector.

Public Partnerships Intern at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Based in London, England. Apply here  by 10th December 2019.

Policy and Public Affairs Intern at CDP. Based in Berlin, Germany. Apply here asap (applications accepted on a rolling basis).

Programme Support Assistant at the Council of Europe. Based in Budapest, Hungary. Apply here  by 10th December 2019.

Livelihood and Food Security Assistant at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Based in Bamenda, Cameroon. Apply here by 6th December 2019.

Young Graduate Trainee for U.S. & Canadian Space Policy at the European Space Authority (ESA). Based in Washington D.C., USA. Apply here by 15th December 2019.

Environment Affairs Intern at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Based in Mexico City, Mexico. Apply here  by 24th December 2019.

Kent Volunteering Scheme

The Careers and Employability Service have now launched the Kent Volunteering Scheme.

The scheme allows students to log their volunteering hours with the CES and progress through levels –starting at just 10 hours and going up to 1,000+, the scheme looks to recognise all kinds of volunteering completed by students.

Once you have logged your hours, the Careers Service will keep track of your progression and support you in articulating the skills you have acquired through your volunteering experience.

We want students to become actively involved in the Scheme to ensure your hard work is recognised and supported, and so we are allowing students to log their volunteering hours from 1st May 2019 until 15th May 2020.

You can get involved here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/volunteering.html

Students can also email studentvolunteering@kent.ac.uk if you have any questions.

12-month placements with Accenture

Placement Students wanted for Client Delivery
12-month placements with Accenture
£Competitive, Summer 2020 start

Do you want to work for a world-leading consultancy firm? Would you like to develop industry-leading skills and explore the latest technologies? Do you want to solve real-world problems within a high-energy, diverse environment? Accenture are looking for penultimate year students to apply for their Client Delivery 12-month placements starting in Summer 2020…

Company: World-leading Consultancy firm, Accenture
Locations: London (travel may be required, all expenses covered)
Salary: £Competitive
Start date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: Any Bachelors degree with a 12-month placement included
Apply here: Client Delivery: https://accntu.re/33A0HF2
Deadlines: 09/12/19 – Apply ASAP as first come first served

Who is the company?

– With more than 482,000 people working in over 120 countries around the globe, Accenture is a world-leading organisation that provides consultancy and technology expertise to some of the biggest names in just about every industry you can imagine

– Clients use Accenture to make more of their business opportunities, adapt successfully to change, put ideas into action and gain – or sustain – a competitive edge

– With their knowledge of the markets, understanding of the power of technology and ability to shape and implement transformational solutions, Accenture work with 6,000 companies globally and 92 of the Fortune Global 100.

Client Delivery: https://accntu.re/33A0HF2

 Working with the client team, you will deliver business transformation and test strategic solutions for implementation. You’ll develop industry-leading specialist skills and be kept fully up to speed with the latest innovations and delivery practices, covering everything from software and emerging tech such as wearables, to cloud computing, digital, mobile, social or analytics.

Can I apply?

You can be from any degree background to apply for this placement – no technical skills required!

Why should you apply?

– Secure graduate position upon successful completion of the 12-month placement

– You will be given a personal laptop and AMEX card, as well as a Competitive salary and a generous holiday allowance

– Have access to employee benefits such pension scheme, private healthcare, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and much more

– Be part of a vibrant community with training, support and social events

Politics & International Relations PhD Scholarships

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the work who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The breadth of expertise within the School enables us to provide research supervision on a wide range of topics across Politics and International Relations.

Research students can specialise in one of the following areas:

The school welcomes applications from any sub-field of political science and international relations in which we have expertise. The School would like to particularly encourage applications for PhDs in International Relations or Comparative Politics with a focus on gender and identity politics, or women and politics. We welcome proposals with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method approaches.

Candidates are not required to contact a potential supervisor before submitting a formal application and any informal enquiries can be sent directly to polirpgadmissions@kent.ac.uk.

The research interests of our staff can be found here.

PhD Scholarships

We are pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities:

The School is also pleased to offer one overseas student scholarship, like the university VC scholarships the scholarship will be administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Schemebut in addition this scholarship will cover tuition fees at the overseas student rate.

Deadline summary

Below is a summary of the main application deadline. Further deadline information can be found after the above scholarship links. Please note that only complete applications can be considered by the below deadlines, so we would urge you to submit your application in advance of the application to allow time for information requests and references.

  • AHRC funded CHASE scholarship: Midnight (GMT) Friday 10 January
  • Vice Chancellor’s Research scholarship: Midnight (GMT) Sunday 19 January
  • GCDC Scholarship: Midnight (GMT) Sunday 19 January
  • Overseas school scholarship: Midnight (GMT) Sunday 19 January
  • ESRC funded SeNSS scholarship: Midnight (GMT) Monday 20 January

Interviews

All interviews for successfully shortlisted candidates will take place in the week commencing 27 February 2020. All PhD applicants should be available to attend an interview either in person or via Skype during this week.

Further information

For more information on any of our scholarships please contact polirpgadmissions@kent.ac.uk.

Application Link

 

Careers in Diplomacy meet the FCO on Campus – 19 November

Working for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Careers Event

The FCO is the UK government department responsible for protecting and promoting British interests around the world, through the FCO in London and diplomatic posts in 168 countries and territories. Roughly a third are UK-based British Civil Servants; and around two thirds are employed locally in British Diplomatic missions overseas (such as an Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate).

Dr. Jennifer Medcalf who is Head of the Defence and International Security Research Group (DISRG) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is joining us on campus to discuss the range of career options they offer to students and graduates:

Date: 19th November 2019

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: COLT 2  (Cornwallis Octagon Lecture Theatre 2)

All students are welcome to attend.

Red Cross Volunteering Opportunities

The International Family Tracing Department of the British Red Cross are seeking Volunteer Caseworkers for their Canterbury office.

A commitment of at least 12 months is required, training is provided and you must be available for at least a half day every week (with flexibility around other commitments, holidays etc).

If you are interested please follow the link below for the online application:

IFT Volunteer Caseworker 

In addition, the British Red Cross is also seeking  volunteer interpreters, particularly those literate in Sorani, Arabic, Pashto, Dari and Vietnamese. These roles are more ad hoc than the Caseworker role. Details are in the link below.

IFT Interpreter Volunteer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:

Ben Rands
International Family Tracing Service Coordinator – Canterbury British Red Cross, 2 Lower Chantry Lane, Canterbury, CT1 1UF
Mobile: 07525 233898
www.redcross.org.uk/trace