Interview Skills workshop

Interview Skills workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 9.30am – 11:00am in Keynes Seminar room 23

Grant Thornton will be running a workshop for students on how to feel more confident and prepared for upcoming interviews. You will also get a greater understanding of the format and content of potential interviews

Spaces are limited, so to sign up please email:

Employability events in Week 15

Date Venue Time Event
Monday 29 January Keynes Atrium 10:00-16:00 Deloitte installation

#TellDeloitte your idea, dream, business concept or technology innovation for a chance to WIN an iPad and a spot on our innovation workshop in London with a further chance to WIN £5,000 to help turn your imagination into action.

Monday 29 January CES building 13:00-13:30 CVs & Covering Letters
Tuesday 30 January Graduate School 11:00-12:00 PG: Professional networking
Tuesday 30 January KLT5 13:00-14:00 Professional Networking
Wednesday 31 January KS12 14:00-15:30 Lawyers in Government: Legislation Workshop

An interactive workshop around the passage of a Bill through Parliament.

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

Wednesday 31 January KLT6 13:00-14:00 Careers with a degree in Physics
Thursday 01 February KLT5 13:00-14:00 Careers with a degree in Comparative Literature
For further details & to book visit

Get outside, learn some new skills and earn employability points

Learn something new with a  FREE Study Plus course!

SAC’s own Dr Ian Bride will be running several courses, introducing students to woodland management, and the historical and ecological importance of these practices, in a fun and interactive way

  • Tree Identification: Bark and Buds 

Wednesday 31 January 2018 (week 15) 12:00-16:00

  • Woodland Coppicing: Understanding and Practice

Wednesday 7 February 2018 (week 16) 12:00 – 16:00

  • Woodland Crafts: Hazel Hurdles (Fence Sections)

Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 February 2018 (week 17) 09:00-13:00

  • Woodland Crafts: Making a Brash Fence

Tuesday 20 February 2018 (Week 18) 12:00-16:00

For more information about all of the Study Plus courses offered and how to sign up via SDS visit:

Your Future, One Step at a Time

Thinking about your career path after university or where to start when it comes to employability can be a daunting prospect. Especially if you are dealing with mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and stress.

In order to support your employability development whilst at university, the Careers and Employability Service will be running a range of small, relaxed sessions and 1 to 1 support for students who self-identify as having a mental health condition.

Students can receive support and guidance on a range of topics including:

– Career planning
– CV writing
– Application feedback
– Identifying your strengths and employability skills
– Confidence building
– Handling rejection when applying for jobs and opportunities
– Interview technique
– Disclosure: If and when to disclose a mental health problem to an employer
– Your Rights: The Equalities Act and the rights of those with mental health problems in the work place
– People Who Can Help: Resources and organisations providing support to people in the area of mental health and employment
– Anxiety-busters: Practical tips for handling anxiety, with a focus on anxiety at interview and in the workplace

If you are interested in these sessions or would like to find out more, please contact Liz

Liz Foden
Employability Adviser (Social Sciences)

T: +44 (0)1227 824038

Upcoming Careers and Employability Events

Get 2018 off to a great start by coming along to these events

Date Venue Time Event
Tuesday 16 January 2018 CES building 13:00-13:30 CVs & Covering Letters

This bitesize session will present the do’s and don’ts of creating a great CV and covering letter

Wednesday 17 January 2018 Graduate School 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre (PG Only)

Learn how you’re assessed and how to succeed!

Thursday 18 January 2018 KLT5 13:00-14:00 NCS The Challenge
The Challenge is the UK’s largest provider of National Citizen Service (NCS), a government initiative with a mission to empower 15-17 year olds through personal development & social action. We have a range of roles for every background and level – find the perfect paid role for you this summer!
For further details & to book visit

Calling all final year students – get ready for graduation!

2018 Graduation Launch event

Friday 19 January 2017   12pm – 6pm   in Colyer-Fergusson Music Building 

Drop-by to find out:

– what to expect from your graduation
– what you need to do before your graduation
– meet recent Kent alumni and where they are now
– and finally… find out which date and time you will be graduating!

There will also be representatives from local hotels and restaurants around Canterbury, who will be available to give information and take bookings for your graduation day. We recommend that students book their accommodation and meals early to avoid disappointment – Canterbury is very busy during graduation week!

Register here

What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never

Colin Colas ‘What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never’

Thursday 18th January  12:30 – 14:00 in the Moot Room, Wigoder building.

Colin will speak about fresh, new and effective approaches to attract, capitalise and create career opportunities, including the power of networking. He will share his tips for overcoming challenges to achieve success and for transitioning from university into a successful career.

Colin is in the Civil Service Fast Stream at the Ministry of Justice and is heading to the Foreign Office next, to work on international development projects across Asia-Pacific and East Africa. Previously he spent two years studying Mandarin in China having won a scholarship from the Chinese government, where he launched an entrepreneurship event sponsored by the British Consulate in Shanghai and he has valuable experience in business development and marketing communications.

Students from all Schools welcome. Come along and be inspired!

For more information, please contact Sheree Palmer (Student Success Project Officer for Kent Law School ) :


Camera trapping course

Bromley Environmental Education Centre (BEECHE) is running suite of adult nature courses, starting with camera trapping course on the 26th January 2018:

This course costs £40, but training events like this can be covered by the university’s  B:KEW bursary

If you have any questions about the B:KEW bursary, please contact:

Guaranteed interview for postgraduate teacher training courses

Teacher Training at Canterbury Christ Church University

We know it can be difficult to navigate your way through the different routes to becoming a teacher so that is why we are offering University of Kent final year undergraduate students, who meet the entry requirements, a guaranteed interview to secure a teacher training place.

Entry requirements:
• For primary teaching: a good honours degree (2:2 or above), English, maths and science at GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent

• For secondary teaching: a good honours degree (2:2 or above) with 50% in the subject in which you wish to train to teach, English and maths at GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent

We encourage candidates to have undertaken experience in schools prior to interview, but if you have not had this full experience (you will need some understanding of schools for the interview), it will still be possible to attend an interview and complete the experience afterwards as a condition of you offer.

You will also need to pass the government skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you commence the course.

How to apply:
Applications are made via UCAS teacher training. Submit yours as soon as possible so you make the most of this opportunity.

Contact us:
If you have any questions, please email

Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day
Augustine House, Canterbury, CT1 2YA

This event is a great way for you to find out about our teacher training courses and teaching as a career from current students and tutors. We will also be holding talks, including the different routes into teaching, and bursaries.

View our event page and book your Open Day place.

Contact us:
If you have any questions, please email