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.

FDM Assessment Centre Skills Workshop

The FDM Group and the School of Economics will be running a session on assessment centre skills next Friday (16th February) at 12noon. Many graduate recruiters and graduate schemes use assessment centres in their recruitment process, and this will be a great opportunity to learn hints and tips about how to navigate this kind of application and assessment process. Attending this session will also earn you 10 Employability Points.

FDM Group is a global professional services provider, specialising in training and providing consultants in IT and business. They receive over 30,000 graduate applications every year and are at the forefront of cutting edge recruitment and selection techniques.

Note: you must book at place at this workshop in order to attend, as spaces are limited. Please email to book a place.


Defence analysis – alumni presentation

You are warmly invited to attend a talk by Sam Cranny-Evans, a graduate of the School and now a defence analyst at IHS Jane’s. Sam is coming to speak about his research into the new methods Russia and its armed forces are using to fight wars and exert influence around the world.

Sam will be coming back to campus later this term to talk about how his War Studies degree helped prepare him for his career. This will be a good opportunity for you to hear from a former student about one type of career that is open to History and Military History students, before hearing about how your degree can contribute to and prepare you for this sort of work.

If you are interested in this subject or a career in defence analysis, do come along to Eliot Lecture Theatre 2 at 6pm on Friday 9th March.

Lawyers in Government: Legislation Workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 2pm – 3.30pm in KS12
Open to students from all disciplines

Booking is essential: go to the CES website to confirm your place.

Government lawyers operate at the cutting edge of law and politics, delivering legal solutions that impact upon the lives of millions. Their work is diverse, challenging, unique and often headline news.

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, from 2pm – 3.30pm, government lawyers will deliver an interactive workshop around the passage of a Bill through Parliament. Participants will represent the lawyers working within different government organisations and will get an interesting and practical insight into the unique role which government lawyers play in the legislative process.

This workshop is designed to be accessible to both law students and students of other disciplines.

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Paid work: Student Research Assistant with Dr Andrew Cohen

school-of-history-uok-logoThe School of History is seeking to appoint a Student Research Assistant to support Dr Andrew Cohen with his research project, ‘’Labour Migration and Labour Relations in South and southern Africa, c.1900-2000’.

The successful applicant will join Dr Cohen and another Student Research Assistant on this project, and will be expected to undertake a variety of tasks, including:

  • The cataloguing of research materials
  • Obtaining research materials from archives
  • Support for the organisation of conference and other research events
  • Digitisation of records and other sources
  • Support for editorial work (standardising footnotes etc.)
  • Undertaking basic research tasks

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Guest speaker: Daniel Trup, United Nations legal counsel – 11am, 6th Dec, TLT

The Kent International Law Society and the Model UN Society have extended an invitation to all students and staff to an event they have organised for 11am next Wednesday (6th December) in the Templeman Lecture Theatre.

Daniel Trup is a Kent alumnus now working in New York as a lawyer for the United Nations. Mr Trup will speak about his experiences and numerous postings, from prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslavia to working in the internal justice system within the UN. This will no doubt be an excellent event, and of particular interest to anyone considering a career in the law and its associated professions in the future. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, please see the shared Facebook post below or go to the Facebook event page.

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Volunteers Wanted – Age of Revolutions Project

Dr Ben Marsh is currently looking for volunteers who are interested in taking part in the Age of Revolutions Project that will be running between 2017 and 2020.

The University of Kent scheme will match student volunteers up with appropriate projects for their interests, skills, time availability, and ambitions, with the possibility of student placements (e.g. travelling to work in museums or archives for short periods), project work (e.g. writing descriptive content or designing artwork for digital resources), and other activities supporting research or work with schools.

We will be running a range of trips and workshops, including a discounted visit to Waterloo in February, and the first placements are expected to begin in Spring 2018 but opportunities will run through 2019.

Attached is a call for volunteers, containing more information about the project, and a short application form which anyone interested should complete and return to Dr Marsh by Monday 13th November 2017.

For more information, download this call for volunteers. To apply, complete application form and send it to Dr Marsh (either hand it in to the History Reception or scan and email it to

Accenture on campus – Mon 23rd Oct

Are you a first year looking for summer internships, a second year looking for placements or a final year looking for a Graduate Job? Come and see Accenture’s Sensory Booth on Monday, 23rd October 2017 between 10 am to 4 pm in Keynes College Atrium.

Plus, sign up to Accenture’s networking event on Wednesday, 8th November at 6 pm in Chromos, Canterbury to find out more about Accenture, take part in interactive business challenges, and network with Accenture employees over food and drinks! Sign up now at

Coffee-shop drop-in – Civil Service Fast Stream

Sarah Hunter, a Kent alumni (see her graduate profile here) and a member of the Civil Service Fast Stream scheme, has offered to meet one-on-one with students interested in a career with the Civil Service. Whether you are a final-year student preparing your application, or still considering your options for the future, Sarah will be able to inform you about the Civil Service, the application to the fast stream, and where it can lead.

These are bookable sessions, each for twenty minutes, running from 11am-12noon and 3pm-4pm on Thursday 19th October.

If you aren’t able to get to one of these one-on-one sessions, Sarah and other Fast Stream ambassadors will be in the Keynes Atrium throughout the day.

Book one of these twenty-minute sessions via the Careers and Employability Service’s website.

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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Guest Post: Enactus Kent

Kent Union supports over a hundred and fifty student-run societies and sports clubs. Getting involved in any society or club can be great for your employability, but one of the most relevant is Enactus Kent, part of the worldwide Enactus volunteering organisation. Jameela Ahmed from Enactus Kent would like to introduce you to the work they are doing in Canterbury to help change people’s lives, and to tell you how you can get involved. See the end of the article for the events they are holding during Welcome Week and the first week of term.

Enactus is a worldwide organisation which uses entrepreneurial knowledge to help empower people to change their livelihoods in a sustainable way.  It’s an international non-profit organisation, with over 70,000 students in 36 countries, working on nearly 5000 projects. It is aimed at university students by business leaders, in order to make a difference in the community while helping them develop skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Enactus Kent is a student led organisation, where students are encouraged to create and run their own volunteer projects.

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