Careers in the Civil Service – Wed 23rd Jan

The University is hosting a pair of events on campus tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd January) for all students interested in learning more about the careers available through the Civil Service.

Ask the Civil Service Fast Stream – 10am-12noon, CES Building

Abigail Lowy, from the Civil Service Fast Stream Outreach Team, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding applying, the recruitment stages and working for the Civil Service. Abigail graduated from Kent in 2017 with a Business Degree and joined the Fast Stream straight after, she is now in her second year on the scheme, having worked in the Home Office on Police spending, and HMRC on EU-Exit.

You must book a place to attend this talk.

Alumni Careers in the Civil Service – 1pm-3pm, COLT2

The School of Politics and International Relations has organised a talk by a number of their former students who have gone on to careers in the Civil Service (including the current Chief of Staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).They have opened this talk up to any History students who are interested in hearing about the careers available in the Civil Service.

To go along, book a place via TargetConnect.

Linkedin Live -Tues 29th Jan


LinkedIn Local will be hosting a special event in Woody’s on 29th January, 16:00-18:00. Representatives from LinkedIn will be present to answers questions about the platform, as well as the chance to attend workshops on marketing and branding, AND the opportunity to network with businesses!

This event is applicable to students from all schools, and all attendees will receive 20 points.

You can register to attend via this link. And you can find out more details about the event on the EP Scheme’s blog.

Civil Service Fast Stream drop-in session

Monday 3rd December from 11.30 – 14.30 in 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!

Event link:

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.

IBM Mock Interviews – Wed 21st Nov

Do you want to feel more confident and prepared for an interview?

The School of Economics is pleased to announce that IBM are running Mock Interview Sessions on Wednesday 21st November, open to all students across the University.

IBM will be giving a presentation on how best to prepare for an interview, exploring potential interview formats and content at 12pm in KS17, followed by one-to-one Mock Interviews during the afternoon, which will include feedback.

The Mock Interviews have bookable time slots, so please email to express your interest and we will let you know what slots are available. Spaces are limited, so book early if you would like to secure a slot.

Enhancement Week – Enhancing Personal Performance

This week (5th-9th November) is Enhancement Week, with some really exciting events being held at Canterbury and Medway campus.

One of these events is Enhancing Personal Performance (EPP); improving your results by knowing your own strengths and controlling how you think, which is an exclusive FREE 2-day event being held 8-9 November, at Canterbury campus. It is a personal/professional development workshop designed to support personal growth, self-confidence and career/life management skills.

It is activity-based and highly participative, providing opportunities for students to develop and enhance their self-awareness, self-belief and relationship with others. Please note: you must attend both dates, 8th and 9th November. Breakfast and lunch provided.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE: Click here to book 8-9 November

This event involves a series of group work exercises, each of which explores a different aspect of group and individual human behaviour:

  • The Communication Model – how we think/ feel/ behave/ act
  • Building rapport with others
  • Communication styles
  • Managing your state/emotions
  • Personality types and group dynamics
  • Personal Goal setting

Each session will come with a full explanation, real life examples and facilitator-led exercise.

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Age of Revolution project – call for volunteers

Do you have a desire for a career in a museum or as a teacher, or maybe you just think it would be cool to do some research that extends beyond your degree, or you like blogging, or photography, or you are interested in the time period 1775-1848?

The Age of Revolution project are looking for additional student volunteers to join an exciting project running from 2017-2020, in partnership with Waterloo200, the Historical Association, Culture24, and a range of museums, libraries, and archives across the UK.

If you think that this could be something you would be interested in, please find further information on the attached flyer and complete the application form, returning to Becky Beach at by Monday 19th November.

You can visit the project’s blog page here: You can also find out more at:

Teach First presentation – 6pm, Tues 24th Oct

Teach First presentation

  • Date: 24/10/18
  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 (GLT1), Canterbury Campus

Teach First’s rep on campus, Ross Cooper, will be talking about the work Teach First does to train teachers, and their Leadership Development Programme. If you’re interested, book a place through the Eventbrite link below:

Psychometric Testing and Assessment Centre Skills workshop

Psychometric Testing and Assessment Centre Skills workshop with HM Treasury

Wednesday 21st February at 10am

Psychometric testing and assessment centres are common methods that many employers use during their recruitment process. A team from HM Treasury department is coming to the campus next Wednesday, to allow you to practice the tests and learn what to expect and how to prepare.

Attend this session and earn yourself 10 employability points! Open to all students.

To sign up please email: Once signed up, the room will be confirmed.