Thinking about doing a Masters or PhD? ESRC funding is available!

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, come along to our briefing session on Wednesday 15th November at 2pm in the Peter Brown Room (behind Darwin College) to find out how to apply for Masters and PhD funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Kent is part of the ESRC funded South east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS).  Students interested in applying for SeNSS funding will need to apply for a PhD at Kent by 21st January.   Further information about the application process will be provided at the briefing.

If you would like to attend the session, please add your name to the Doodle Poll


Careers & Employability Events – weeks 3 and 4

Settled in to the new term?

Why not check out these upcoming events run by the Careers & Employability service?

Week 3
Tuesday 10 October 2017 13:00-13:30 KLT5 Identify your skills Come along to this 30 minute session and learn how to identify the skills you have that an employer will want, plus any gaps in your skills you may need to fill.
Tuesday 10 October 2017 13:30-14:00 KLT5 CVs & Covering letters The do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter
Wednesday 11 October 2017 13:00-13:30 KLT6 Professional networking Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill could possibly help you land your dream job and become close with the leaders in your industry.
Wednesday 11 October 2017 13:30-14:30 KLT6 Work experience and placements in the UK and how to protect your Tier 4 status – a session for EU and International Students What is work experience in the UK? Getting work experience is very important in the UK job market – this session will cover what is considered to be work experience, why it is important and ideas on where to look for opportunities on and off the campus. It will also brief section on what you need to consider if you are a Tier 4 student and want a year in industry or to be part of a vacation scheme.
Wednesday 11 October 2017 14:30-15:00 KLT6 What’s in a name Don’t judge a book by its cover the saying goes! Never has this been more appropriate when considering what companies to apply to for graduate jobs, placements etc. In 30 minutes we will break down some common stereotypes based on the products companies offer and instead explore the vast array of jobs instead. Prepare to be amazed!
Thursday 12 October 2017 12:00-12:30 KLT5 CVs & Covering letters The do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter
Thursday 12 October 2017 13:00-13:30 KLT5 CVs & Covering letters The do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter
Week 4
Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00-12:30 92 How to prepare for a Careers Fair You could just turn up on the day, but take time to prepare before going to careers events and you will get much more out of them. Tips on preparing for the Careers Fair on Tuesday 31 October
Friday 20 October 2017 12:00-14:30 Darwin Conference Suite International Student Experience Fair Come along to the International Student Experience Fair and learn about the support available to you at the University. Perhaps you need help with your studies, or you’d like to attend workshops to improve your learning? Maybe you’d like support for your personal wellbeing? Find out more at the fair. They’ll be a prize draw and the opportunity to win Amazon vouchers. An event not to be missed! We’re also holding an intercultural awareness workshop alongside the fair, where you can learn about other cultures as you study in an international environment.