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!

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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.

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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