Careers in broadcasting, production and the media – BV Expo

BVE is the largest broadcast, production and media and tech exhibition in the UK attracting over 12,000 creative professionals, business leaders and tech professionals every year. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all of the careers in media and production, network with employers, and attend accredited seminars. You can find the seminar programme here:

The expo is free for students, and the University has organised a bus to take students up and back from the Canterbury campus (leaving at 8pm, returning at 6.30pm). For more details and to book a place, head to

Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Date: Thursday 28th February

Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair

Wednesday 5th December 2018, Central London

The Fair is your opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK universities. All of the universities present at the Fair have PhD funding opportunities to offer and are looking for the best students.

As this is a specialist Fair, there are limited spaces in both the morning and afternoon sessions. In order to attend, you will need to have applied, been accepted, and have received a personal invitation to the Fair. Click here to register to attend.

Free journalism workshops at the News Associates

If you’re interested in a career in journalism, News Associates is running a series of free, hands-on workshops to give you a glimpse into the industry and their award-winning NCTJ training.

News Associates is recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the best provider of journalism courses in the country – for more details, see their website.

London Workshop Dates

  • Friday, November 30 – News journalism (10:30am-1:30pm)
  • Tuesday, December 4 – News journalism (7:30pm-9:30pm)
  • 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)

If you are interested in attending one or more of these workshops, click the following link to go to the application form on the News Associates website:

Click here to apply

Remember, you can apply for funding to support the cost of unpaid employability development events such as these via the Careers and Employability Service.

If you are interested in a career in journalism but would like to remain at Kent, the University’s Centre for Journalism offers a free week-long introductory workshop in the summer term, as well as a highly-respected MA in Journalism. See their website for more details.

Volunteer opportunity – Archival project with Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK is a charity working to support ex-service men and women who live with significant sight loss. The charity is beginning a project to explore the rehabilitation and training work undertaken by the charity since its inception, and it is looking for volunteers to support the scoping study that will be put together to support an external funding application.

This is a substantial opportunity for students who wish to gain first-hand experience of both the charities sector and of archival research. The successful applicants will be expected to support the project for roughly two days per week for several months. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be covered by the charity.

For details, download the role profile below. If you are interested in this role, please contact Roy Baker via email at, or by telephone on 020 7616 7933.

Archive Project Volunteer, Blind Veterans UK

BEIS Insight Day – Fri 16th Nov

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team has 10 places for students from the University to attend its ‘working in government’ insight day on 16th November 2018 (10am-4pm), in the heart of Westminster, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

If you would be one of these ten students, submit a 100-word argument detailing why you would like to attend the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. Click here for the sign-up form and to submit your argument. For more information, contact the team by phone on 07741 689057.

Remember that you can submit a claim to have your travel expenses covered for unpaid work experience activities, such as this insight day, through the University’s Work and Opportunities Fund!



An innovative competition like no other that has brought together ambitious students from all over the world for the past 27 years. This year we’re taking it a step further by introducing a new ultimate prize.

The way the competition works:

  • Build an amazing team of 3 superheroes to solve the Mission
  • Come up with the most innovative idea, sharpen it throughout the selection process and become the champion of your country.
  • Fly to Paris, immerse yourself at L’Oréal’s headquarters and pitch your innovation to top L’Oréal executives.

Be the best and further develop your idea. How far can you take it?

Registration closes 9th November.

London Museums of Health and Medicine Open Day

You are cordially invited to this year’s London Museums of Health and Medicine Open Day at 2pm-5pm, 27th October at the British Dental Association.

Hosted by the British Dental Association Museum, the day will be packed with exciting events and activities from more than 10 of London’s best medical museums, including the Science Museum, the Wellcome Collection and the Old Operating Theatre.

Admission to the Open Day is FREE. For more information, visit:

The day also includes a performance of ‘The Dentist Will See You Now’. This is a dramatic reconstruction of a lecture by a school dentist in 1910, demonstrating how Edwardian dentists viewed standards of mouth hygiene and cleanliness. The event involves some audience participation! Suitable for ages 7+.

Use the Eventbrite page on the website to book for ‘The Dentist Will See You Now’ or contact Dr Claire L. Jones for more information (

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 with your CV and a statement of interest.

Kent Police Open Evening

Kent Police are holding a careers evening on Tuesday 27 February at the police college in Maidstone.

You’ll have the chance to speak to their staff and recruitment team, and explore the range of opportunities available, including:

  • Police officer
  • Digital Forensics
  • Public Protection Unit
  • Designated Detention Officer
  • IMU Investigator
  • Call handlers and dispatchers
  • Police staff roles
  • IT roles
  • Kent Special Constabulary
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cadets
  • Central Process Unit
  • Police Community Support Officer

Presentations will also be running throughout the evening covering police officer and special constabulary recruitment. If you’re interested in coming along then please register your interest today.

Event details:
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Kent Police College (Coverdale Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 9DW)
Time slots available between 5pm to 8pm.

For more information, head to 

Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4

Creative Access have announced the details of their forthcoming Creative Industry Showcase taking place on 15th February 2018 at Channel 4 headquarters, from 6-8pm. Hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani, this free event will include a panel discussion and networking with professionals from TV, publishing, theatre, PR and more. You can find out about the event here.

This event is a great opportunity for students from BAME backgrounds to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that are available in the creative industries.

CCCU – PG Routes into Teaching Open Day

Saturday 3 February, 10am-2pm, Augustine House, Canterbury Campus

Discover the wide range of postgraduate teacher training courses and the different routes you can take to become a teacher.

From 10am–2pm, you can:

  • Speak to our expert tutors
  • Learn about the application process
  • Gain information about fees and bursaries
  • Hear a range of talks, including the different routes into teaching.

To book a place at the open day, head to Christ Church’s website.

Volunteering: Roles at PWRR and Queen’s Museum

The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment and the Queen’s Regiment Museum – based inside Dover Castle – have several volunteering opportunities available, to work with their staff as a Collections Assistant or a Museum Assistant.

These roles are excellent opportunities for any students interested in a career in the museums and heritage sector to gain some invaluable experience of working in a busy museum. Training will be provided, and travel costs to and from Dover Castle will be provided by the museum (applicants may also be eligible to receive funding from the University’s Experience of Work bursary scheme).

For more information, download the role descriptions below. To apply, email the Assistant Curator, Catherine Holt, at

Museum Assistant

Collections Assistant

Guest Post: Get involved with Enactus Kent


Enactus Kent is a student organisation which creates volunteer projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable, to solve problems in communities around the world.

We are a part of Enactus, an international non-profit organisation aimed at university students, in order to make a difference in the community while developing skills to become socially responsible leaders. Currently, Enactus has 70,000 students spread across 36 countries working on nearly 5000 projects a year.

At Enactus Kent, we are working to solve problems in 3 different countries through our 4 volunteer projects:

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Open Day – HM Treasury

HM Treasury Open Day

We’re pleased to invite you to our Graduate Open Day on Monday 2 October. This event is an opportunity for students to learn more about the work of HM Treasury and what it’s like to work here as a graduate. They’ll be able to see our historic offices in Whitehall and meet our staff – both graduates and senior Treasury leaders. 

This event will be of particular interest to those who are finishing their course in 2018 and considering applying to our graduate programme this year, but we also welcome students who are interested in applying to HM Treasury in future years.

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CCCU – Routes into Teaching Open Day, Sat 14th October



Saturday 14 October 2017, 10am–2pm Augustine House, Canterbury Campus

Come to our Open Day and explore the different routes you can take to become a teacher.

During the event you can:

  • Speak to our expert tutors
  • Gain information on our range of courses
  • Learn about the application process
  • Hear talks on a range of subjects, including different routes into teaching, fees and bursaries.

To book a place at this Open Day, go to