Wetlands and Wildlife Trust – Placement Opportunities


The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust create and conserve wetlands and save species. As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations they have a long history of managing wetland sites and species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife.

They are offering full-time placements for 12 months in three different roles, starting in August/September 2019, across nine beautiful WWT Wetland Reserves located throughout the UK.

The three different placement roles available are:
Reserves Management HQ Office & Research Placement
Practical Reserve Management Placements
Practical Conservation Grazing Placement.
These are voluntary roles, but accommodation can be provided at some locations.

How to apply:-
Full details, including role descriptions and how to apply are available at the following link: https://www.wwt.org.uk/support/volunteer-with-wwt/student-placements/

If you have any questions about these roles please contact Carolyn Postlethwaite, Reserves Management Placement Student at Carolyn.Postlethwaite@wwt.org.uk

Chester Zoo Placement Opportunities – APPLY NOW!

Thinking about your placement for 2019-20? Chester Zoo is now receiving applications for the following positions:

Animal Behaviour & Welfare Placement
Full-time 12 month voluntary industrial placement
Working with the Behaviour and Welfare Scientist and the Behaviour Officer in a team environment, the Behaviour and Welfare Industrial Placement will:

  • Assist with the applied animal behaviour and welfare programme for over 500 animal species
  • Undertake observations of animal behaviour across a variety of species using different methods
  • Learn how to record animal behaviour and write summary reports for a range of stakeholders
  • Conduct an animal behaviour research project and have the opportunity to present the findings to Chester Zoo staff, and potentially at a national conference

APPLY NOW –  BehaviourWelfareScienceIntern_2019 Chester Zoo Nutrition Internship advert 2019

Wildlife Conservation Physiology Placement
Full-time 12 month voluntary industrial placement
This placement is based in Chester Zoo’s Wildlife Endocrine Diagnostic Laboratory. The placement will provide experience working in an environment focused on supporting wildlife population management research and recommendations. It is most suited to a placement student looking to gain unique training at one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

Working with the Applied Science Team to accomplish tasks, the industrial placement will:

  • Gain laboratory skills including; sample preparation, extraction and enzyme‐immunoassay
  • Learn how to interpret and analyse hormone data
  • Participate in research projects which aim to understand factors that influence population performance and reproductive healthAPPLY NOWCZ_ConservationPhysiologyPlacement_2019

Conservation Social Science Placement
Full-time 12 month voluntary industrial placement
Working with the Conservation Social Scientist and Social Science Officer in a team environment, the Social Science Placement will:

  • Conduct a specific social science research project. This could include diverse areas such as educational impact, human/ animal interactions, connectedness to nature, or human behaviour change, either related to zoo visitors or as part of our field conservation programmes.
  • Potential opportunities to attend conferences to present your project.
  • Report findings and write summary articles and documents for a range of stakeholders, potentially including the opportunity to be part of peer-reviewed publications.

APPLY NOW – CZ_ConservationSocialSciencePlacement_2019

Chester Zoo Nutrition Placement
Full-time 12 month voluntary industrial placement
This placement provides the unique experience of working within our animal feeding programme assisting the Nutrition Officer in providing a first-class nutritional service to our animal collection. Tasks of the Nutrition Placement include (but are not limited to):

  • Collect, review and analyse nutrition data and information and present to relevant zoo staff
  • Conduct a research project to evaluate the effect of diets on captive animal health
  • Attend monthly workshops to gain broad general knowledge of modern zoo management

APPLY NOWChester Zoo Nutrition Internship advert 2019

Field Programmes Placement
Full-time 12 month voluntary industrial placement
This one year placement provides experience within our comprehensive conservation field programme department at Chester Zoo, which aims to facilitate, coordinate and develop zoo-led and zoo-supported field conservation projects. Working with a Field Programme Coordinator in a team environment, the Field Programmes placement will:

  • Conduct one or several specific projects in relation to the current work in our conservation field programmes, which are distributed over six geographic regions and focus on six different specialisms. (For details see http://www.chesterzoo.org/conservation-and-science)
  • Assist with the day-to-day coordination of our field programmes
  • Learn how to report project outcomes, write summary articles and documents for a range of stakeholders, potentially including the opportunity to be part of peer-reviewed publications
  • Involvement in the partnership activities with the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group

APPLY NOW – FieldProgrammesIntern_2019

Charity Sector and NGO Careers and Employability update

The following Charity Sector publication newsletter has been compiled by the University’s Careers and Employability Service. Finding information on careers within the third sector can be tricky and so it is hoped that the newsletter will serve as a useful starting point.

Charity Sector publication

This should be particularly helpful for students who are thinking about work after they graduate, as well as those thinking about undertaking a year in professional practice.

Careers and Placement Appointments
Don’t forget that the University’s Careers and Employability Service offer one to one sessions on careers and placement advice.
Book an appointment with a member of their team for more information and help finding a placement.

How Can We Save Ugly Species? “DICE Talks” Series – Talk 1

The School is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a new series called, ‘DICE Talks.’ These talks will take place once a month, and will consist of a public lecture by DICE staff, students and alumni.

How Can We Save Ugly Species?
Thursday 27th September
Dr Bob Smith, Director of DICE

To register for your attendance, please click on the image below:


Student Community Scholarships


Student Services is pleased to welcome applications for scholarships from enthusiastic students who are interested in providing opportunities within the local and campus communities.

The Community Scholarship offers students a great way to demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm and organisational skills – essential to future employers.

What’s included in the scholarship?

  • £1,000 financial support to cover personal expenses and project running costs.
  • Advice, training and project management support from the Student Activities and Scholarships Officer in delivering your project.
  • Personal and employability skills development.
  • Employability points.
  • Access to additional project funding dependent on the nature and quality of the individual scholarship project.

Selection Process

Successful applications will demonstrate the following:

  • A project brief which exhibits careful thought and planning.
  • An inclusive project which benefits the local or campus community.
  • Demonstrable benefits and outcomes for participants.
  • Evidence of communication with relevant stakeholders.
  • Evidence of commitment to past projects completed will also be considered.
  • Each application is considered on its individual merits by the scholarships board.

How to apply

Click on the link in the image above to the Student Community Scholarship application form.


The size of the project will stipulate the deadlines. The larger the project, the earlier in the year you will need to start to ensure that you are able to complete the project objectives.
Each project must be completed, and the evaluation form submitted by the end of June 2019.

Contact details

For more information please contact Debbie Worthington, Student Activities and Scholarships Officer: communityscholarships@kent.ac.uk



Your Future, One Step at a Time

Following last year’s project, Your Future, One Step at a Time, the Careers and Employability Service (CES) will again be running a series of mental health and employment sessions during the autumn term. The project offers students who self-identify with mental health conditions to receive support in informal group sessions, which focuses on employability.

Sessions will include topics on:

  • Managing anxiety in the workplace
  • Disclosing a mental health condition
  • Developing career confidence

When? Introductory session will begin during EmpFest18

Step 1 – Preparation for the Careers Fair Access Hour
Friday 5th October ,10am – 11am
The Access Hour will run from 10am – 11am during the Careers Fair, for students who may find the Fair daunting, enabling them to meet with employers in a less crowded environment.

Step 2 – Managing Anxiety in the Workplace
Wednesday 31st October
Managing anxiety in the workplace, handling rejection and building resilience

Step 3 – Disclosing a Mental Health Condition
Wednesday 7th November
Disclosing a mental health condition – what should I disclose? Who to and when? Your rights and responsibilities.

Step 4 – Developing Career Confidence and Identifying Supporting Organisations
Wednesday 14th November

To sign up to any of the sessions, please visit Target Connect.

Postgraduate Routes into Teaching – OPEN DAY

Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day
Saturday 13 October, 10am to 2pm
Augustine House, Canterbury

Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting an open day on the best ways to get into teaching. If you are interested in teaching, or are unsure what to do after your degree, CCCU offers a wide range of courses in early years, primary, secondary and further education.

The session will give you the opportunity to:-

  • Speak to our expert tutors and gain details about our courses
  • Visit our student support stands, including fees and funding
  • Learn about the application process
  • Hear a range of talks, including the different routes into teaching

Book your place now as spaces fill up fast!



‘In the field’ Anthropology Research Experience! – Scholarship Update

Further to the below, Off the Beaten Track Anthropology Field School and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 Euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2019 Malta Summer School.

Further information available at: Field School Anthropology – Scholarships!

Off the Beaten Track – Summer School for Anthropologists

The Off The Beaten Track summer field school is held annually on the island of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean.

The field school runs for 20 days, during three editions in the summer of 2019 (see exact dates on the home page). The working days of the week will be reserved for fieldwork and individual guidance by a staff of academic experts and professional anthropologists.

The focus of the program lies in the socio-cultural spectrum of anthropology and focuses on fieldwork practice. Participants are asked to develop and carry out an individual research project over the course of 3 weeks.

This could be a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to take the SE534 Special Project in Social Anthropology!

For more information about the programme, including dates, costs and how to apply, visit: http://www.anthropologyfieldschool.org/





Opportunity for paid bat survey work

The opportunity:  Paid experience of ecological (bat) survey work in the context of a large ecological consultancy project.  If we identify a need for further assistance, there may be opportunities to extend your survey work with us to other species within late summer and autumn 2018.

If you have an interest in developing a career in ecological consultancy, this opportunity will be of particular relevance. However, this work will be of interest to anyone with an interest in ecology.

Whilst survey assistants are required primarily to take notes during survey visits, a Lloyd Bore ecologist will take time to discuss the purpose of the survey and the identification of bat species in the field using a bat detector.

Where:  Land either side of New Dover Road, Canterbury

Rate of pay and travel expenses: Rate of pay: £50.00 per survey visit completed.

Travel expenses: For drivers, we will also reimburse mileage claims (from place of residence to site and back) at £0.55 per mile. For those travelling by public transport (which may not always be possible due to the timing of the survey visits), we will reimburse pre-agreed travel expenses

How to get in touch:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Samuel Durham via: –


Office: 01227 464 340




Interested in becoming a children’s science presenter, an urban planning consultant, a data scientist or a youth education officer?

Want to work for Fortnum & Mason, Westminster Employment Forum, The Digital Tourism Think Tank or Lidl?

Check out the latest jobs and internship opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Neighbourhood Specialist @ Onward Homes https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24889&service=Careers+Service
Youth Education Officer @ Equaliteach https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24803&service=Careers+Service
Children’s Science Presenter @ Sublime Science https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24251&service=Careers+Service
Data Scientist Internships @ The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24713&service=Careers+Service
Project Coordinator @ Elements Communications https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24525&service=Careers+Service
Volunteer Digitisation Assistant @ Minster Gatehouse Museum https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=23077&service=Careers+Service
Client Services Advisor @ Fortnum & Mason https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24735&service=Careers+Service
Communications Internship @ Upgrade Pack https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24759&service=Careers+Service
Business Support Assistant @ EPS Logistics Technology https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22127&service=Careers+Service
Graduate Planner @ Boyer https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21807&service=Careers+Service
Planning Executive @ Havas Lynx https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22361&service=Careers+Service
Graduate Career Programme @ The Digital Tourism Think Tank https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24141&service=Careers+Service
Graduate Management Trainee @ Enterprise Rent-A-Car https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20339&service=Careers+Service
Junior Project Manager @ Lidl https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=23817&service=Careers+Service
Assistant To Department Head Human Resources And IT Internship @ SuperBath https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24523&service=Careers+Service
Researcher @ Westminster Employment Forum https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24395&service=Careers+Service
The GEM Graduate Programme @ United Living https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24561&service=Careers+Service
Resource Consultant @ Academics Ltd https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24573&service=Careers+Service
Graduate Trainee Scheme – Human Resources @  Chelmsford City Council https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=24959&service=Careers+Service

Academic and career opportunities for School of Anthropology & Conservation students