Scholarships to study or work in China

The University is advertising two £1,000 scholarships to support two current Stage 2 students interested in studying or completing a work placement in China.

The University has established this fund in recognition of a generous donation of £20,000 from University of Kent alumnus and former Acting Governor of Hong Kong, Sir David Akers-Jones.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 31st January – for more details about the scholarships and the application process, head to the entry on the University’s scholarships page:

If you would like more information about studying abroad, head to the University’s Go Abroad page. If you are considering a work placement, either in the UK or abroad, please feel free to get in touch with Jon Beer at

NHS Finance Work Placements

NHS Finance in East London is advertising paid, one-year placement opportunities for undergraduate students interested in learning about how the financial aspects of the NHS operate. You do not have to have a degree in a finance or accounting area; the NHS is seeking undergraduates to join us who:

  • Have good communication and excellent Excel skills
  • Can work as a member of a team
  • Are good at planning and organising
  • Demonstrate an interest in figures and financial calculations
  • Can assimilate complex information
  • Have ambition and are highly motivated
  • Enjoy a challenge and are keen to take on responsibilities

Placements will be for 12 months, commencing summer 2019. There is a salary of around £17,460 per annum, depending on location.

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can download the full advert and details of the role below:

NHS Finance Work Placements – Information for Students and Universities

To request an application form, click this link to go to the vacancy advert listed on TargetConnect and download the MS Word document.

The deadline for placements starting in the summer 2019 is Sunday 3rd February.

Placement opportunities with the Gulbenkian

The Gulbenkian Cinema and Theatre is advertising three placement year opportunities in the 2018/2019 academic year. The placements are offered on a part-paid basis – the successful applicant will be paid for 15 hours work per week, with 20 hours work undertaken on an unpaid basis.

If you are interested in these opportunities, download the job descriptions below for more details and how to apply.

Creative Learning Internship – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Digital Communications Internship – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Technician Assistant – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme

The Partnership Development Office, in conjunction with the University’s partner secondary schools, would like to introduce you to an exciting teaching experience scheme that we are piloting from September 2017, exclusively for Kent students.

The Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme has been designed to allow Kent students, who have an interest in entering the teaching profession, a unique insight into teaching, by offering training and paid work opportunities in the classroom.

Part 1 – Students in their penultimate year of study can access paid School Experience Placements, supporting pupils in the classroom in one of the University’s partner secondary schools.

Stage 2 – Students in their final year of study can apply to take on a Direct-Entry Teaching Internship, receiving training and paid work delivering pre-written teaching materials to pupils in our partner schools.  If suitable trainee teacher vacancies arise within our partner schools during this year, this placement could lead to an offer of a salaried direct-entry teacher training position at the school upon graduation.

The scheme offers extensive benefits, including first-hand classroom experience, training and paid work opportunities.  For further information, please see, or come along to one of our information sessions:

  • Monday 15 May 2017 at 10am (main Registry reception, Canterbury campus)
  • Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 3pm (main Registry reception, Canterbury campus)

To book a place at one of these sessions, please email Olivia McGlone,

If you wish to apply for the scheme, please go to and then select ‘outreach vacancies’.

If you need any further information, please contact Rebecca Spink on


CES CV competition – open until 28th Feb

The Careers and Employability Service is currently running their annual CV Competition, sponsored by Santander Universities.

All you have to do to enter is submit your CV, and if yours is judged to be an example of really good practice and presentation, you could win a two-week work experience placement with a range of different employers.

This is a great incentive (if you need one!) to get your CV up to date and ensure that it is the best representation of your skills and experience it can be. Head to the CES website for more information, how to apply, and the companies the CES works with to provide the work experience placements.

Opportunities in heritage through EP

EP scheme

The University’s Employability Points scheme is designed to encourage and reward those who undertake activities which help your employability development, giving you points for these activities which can be exchanged for further employability activities, such as work experience placements and one-to-one careers advice, providing by local and national employers.

Below is a guest blog from the EP team, on the opportunities available through the scheme for those interested in going into the museums and heritage sector.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Museums, Archives or another aspect of the Heritage Sector, hands on work experience is often invaluable!

The Employability Points Scheme offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to undertake work experience placements and training. We are pleased to say that we have a range of rewards specifically tailored to Kent History students.

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Work Placements – Animate Arts Company

Animate Arts, a national award-winning arts company making high-quality participatory art projects, is offering a number of work placements throughout August,
working on a voluntary basis on a number of events and projects throughout the month. Based at the Gulbenkian and operating in the Canterbury area, these places are opportunities to get involved in a range of exciting, creative activities with members of the public from all ages and backgrounds.For details and how to apply, click the link below: