Extras wanted for WWI film

On 1st-3rd June, 8000ft Media will be shooting a 30 minute historically accurate film about Geoffrey Malins, the cinematographer who helped film the Battle of the Somme, and they would like to invite anyone who is interested to appear as an extra to play a British frontline soldier.

The shoot is taking place at Elham in Kent. Meals and refreshments will be provided, parking is available, and there space for camping if you would like to take part for the entire full weekend.

If you would like to see an example of 8000ft’s work, watch Andy Robertshaw’s a tour of some of the trench’s features: https://youtu.be/lgRm7aU-GoI

If you are interested in taking part, email Ross Barnwell at ross@8000ftmedia.com.

Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day

Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day at Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Sunday 20 May, 11am to 2pm
  • Augustine House, Canterbury Campus


  • Speak to expert tutors and gain details about the available courses
  • Find out about student support, including fees and funding
  • Learn about the application process and student life
  • Hear a range of talks, including the different routes into teaching, and bursaries.

Event page with booking form: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/open-days/postgraduate/postgraduate-routes-into-teaching-open-day-may-18.aspx

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job? The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open!

This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Applications close on 9th April!

To find out about the opportunities, click here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kent

If you are in your 1st or 2nd year student then register your interest here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kentryi to find out about the programmes available for you!

Opportunity with the National Trust – Bodiam Castle

The management team of the National Trust at Bodiam Castle in East Susses has advertised a unique opportunity for one or two students to enrich their knowledge and understanding of how museums or heritage bodies work.

They are looking for students to become members of the Bodiam Advisory Committee, taking a role in decision-making about the Castle and experiencing first hand how the National Trust works with inherited bodies.

Any student interested in a future within museums or heritage will gain enormous insights into the way heritage charities work with trustees and similar bodies. For example, they will gain first-hand understanding of the pressures to conserve and protect the built and landscape environments, whilst also raising necessary funds to carry out such work.

The committee helps the National Trust protect the castle, given to the nation by Lord Curzon. Bodiam is a fascinating site, which, as well as being a fourteenth-century moated castle, includes within its landscape evidence of a key Neolithic, then Roman, then Medieval, cross roads; a Roman Fort; and evidence of medieval fish and Mill ponds. Its wharf area was once a thriving port and it is still possible to travel by boat to Bodiam Castle.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr Michele Moatt at Michele.Moatt@nationaltrust.org.uk with your CV and a statement of interest.

Kent Union – Jobshop services

Kent Union is holding a workshop on how to find a part-time job with the use of services offered by the Jobshop, and how to make yourself more competitive when looking for a job with tips on CVs and covering letters. They will also be talking about the Employability Points scheme and the benefits it offers.

The workshop will be held this week, and again next week:

If you can’t attend either session, you can read more about the Jobshop in the guest post Damian Harateh, the Jobshop student ambassador, wrote a few weeks ago.

Erasmus+ Graduate Internships

The European Commission offers Erasmus+ funding for recent graduates to carry out graduate internships.

Eligible activity
The internship must be related to your degree in some way. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement in the application for funding explaining how it is related and what the expected benefits are.

The internship must take place in an Erasmus+ programme country: ie an EU member state or Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Turkey. Internships in the UK are not eligible because you are studying at a UK institution.

Internships must be between two months and twelve months long.
Graduate internships must be completed within one year of the date you have been notified by Kent that you have achieved your degree and will graduate.
If you received Erasmus+ funding during your final year, e.g. for a Term Abroad, that period will be taken into account with the Graduate Internship; so if you completed a Term Abroad which lasted three months in your final year, then the Graduate internship would be a maximum of nine months.

The grant rates are set by the European Commission each year, taking into account the cost of living in the host countries. We will be notified of the grant rates for 2018-19 in due course. As an indicator, the grant rates for 2017-18 are as follows:
Country where the internship takes place

Grant amount

  • Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – € 380 per month
  • Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden – € 430 per month

Contact the Erasmus Team at erasmus@kent.ac.uk as early as possible. You must apply during your final year of study at Kent. Applications cannot be considered after graduation.

Careers in Diplomacy: An Introductory Workshop

  • 1pm, Wednesday 21st February
  • Grimond Seminar Room 8

 Are you interested in a career in diplomacy or international affairs? The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to welcome former UK Ambassador Owen Traylor to co-deliver a workshop introducing this fascinating field – he will also be available to answer your questions about the life of a diplomat! All are welcome.

Careers in the Public Sector

6pm-8pm, Weds 21st Feb

Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building

There are 1000’s of rewarding roles in the Public Sector that allow you to develop and improve the lives of people in the UK and around the world. The Public Sector graduate recruitment is highly competitive and often substantially different to those of the Private Sector. The event will look at the variety of roles, tips to succeed in application and give real life experience in working across the public sector from KLS Alumni who have pursued careers in the Public Sector.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Malynn – Generalist Fast Streamer in the Civil Service
  • Lucie Broad – Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Daniel Pollitt – Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail