Employability Points – get rewarded this summer

This is a guest post from Matt Cook, the University’s Employability Points Officer. If you haven’t signed up to the scheme, read on for reasons why you might wish to!

With the Spring Term now underway, don’t forget you only have until 5pm on 18th March 2019 to claim your Employability Points for this academic year!

If this is the first you have heard about Employability Points, to explain further; the Employability Points (EP) Scheme allocate points to students for completing co-curricular activities on or off campus. This can range from joining the History society (15 points) and attending workshops (5-15 points) to volunteering (10-40 points) and undertaking University roles (25-35 points). Ultimately, if it is co-curricular, you can claim points!

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Teach First opportunity for Stage 2 students

Final chance to submit your application for Teach First’s paid, two-week award winning internship.

Over half of both maths and science departments in schools experience significant shortages of specialist teaching staff. (Association for School and College Leaders, 2014).

Could you be an inspirational role model for the pupils that need them the most?

During our Insight Programme you’ll get training on leadership and teaching, and get the opportunity to step into the classroom and deliver your own lesson at one of our partner schools.

The programme is available to students in their penultimate year at university who have a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) background. This can include Maths or Sciences A-Levels, even if your degree is not specifically in a STEM field.

To summarise the fantastic benefits, you will:

  • Develop key employability skills such as public speaking, teamwork & decision-making.
  • Earn £500 for the two weeks, with all accommodation and travel covered by Teach First.
  • Gain experience in the education sector and understand the STEM challenge.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 9 December. Click here to begin your application.

To be eligible for our programme you should:

  • Be graduating in 2020 (if you are currently studying for a PhD you can still apply however you must have completed your studies by 2020).
  • Be a STEM specialist: either studying for a STEM degree or have A-levels (A*- B) in the following subjects: two sciences (biology, chemistry or physics) and/or maths and/or technology (DT or ICT).
  • Have right to work in the UK.

As a science teacher and Teach First ambassador, it is my role to support students from your university with the short application process. Therefore, please direct any questions you have about the programme or application to Ross Cooper at rcooper@teachfirst.org.uk

Change 100 – applications now open

Change 100 is a programme of paid summer internships, professional development and mentoring. They are looking for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Applications are now open for #Change100 – @LeonardCheshire’s summer internship programme for disabled students and graduates. Click the link below to download a brochure with more information. To apply, click here!

Change 100 – Student Brochure

Internship opportunities at Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is advertising a pair of internship placements suitable for anyone interested in learning more about collections management, community engagement, and the wider museums and heritage sector.

These internships would fulfil all the criteria of a Year in Industry for the successful candidate, or be an excellent foot in the door for a recent graduate interested in the sector. For more details about the Year in Industry scheme, please contact Jon Beer. For more information and to apply for the internships, see the links below.

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Internship: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Internships

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is looking for applicants for its new internship programme, starting this year.

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

Applications must be received by 10pm on Friday 20th January. Applicants must be fully available between June & late September/early October to travel to France and Belgium. Some French language skills would be beneficial but are not essential.

For more information and to apply, to head: http://blog.cwgc.org/interns2017/