Interested in studying in the USA? Apply now for Fulbright Scholarships for 2017-18

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Deadline: 6 November 2016*

The Fulbright Commission is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic study or research in any subject, at any accredited US university. Each year, we give Awards to approximately 20-25 UK postgraduates.

More than funding, our Awards offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unparalleled support both during and after their Fulbright year.

Find out more.
*Applications for the 2017-18 Fulbright Awards will open in August 2016. Full details of the awards on offer will be available later in the spring.

Postgraduate Study in the US Information

Fulbright’s advising team is the official source of information on US higher education for the UK. Visit our website  www.fulbright.org.uk for a step-by-step guide to applying to US universities.

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Want to earn some extra money? Live-in Welfare Co-ordinators needed in BU Accommodation

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As a Live-in Welfare Co-ordinator you will provide guidance and support to our students living within the accommodation residences.  We’re looking for applicants who are organised and proactive with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

The role focuses on the support of student welfare in a designated BU accommodation site. Post holders will be expected to be able to provide all of the duties outlined in the job description for the duration of the contract. The exact working hours for this role will be agreed with the line manager but will include evenings, some weekends and bank holidays.

Salary: The hourly rate paid will be appointed at a Grade 2 with an hourly rate of £9.61 which is inclusive of holiday pay (up to a maximum of £3000 per annum).

You can find the job description here.

We would encourage post-holders to attend the one-week training programme which is unpaid from 5 to 9 September 2016 as you will gain invaluable knowledge to assist you in carrying out the duties of this role. The role itself offers strong personal development opportunities.

To register your interest or to find out more, contact Dawn Parman – dparman@bournemouth.ac.uk or telephone 01202 961680.

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Thinking about teaching? Live close to Leicester? Sign up to a FREE information event to find out more

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If you’re thinking about a career in teaching, then Leicester and Leicestershire have some of the best training courses to choose from.

The Leicester Education Strategic Partnership has convened this event to bring the local postgraduate teacher training providers together so that prospective teachers can come and learn more about the different routes into teaching and the opportunities available.

Those attending the event will be able to:
•meet providers based in the city and county to obtain further information and advice about the application and interview processes
•talk to key staff involved in the interview and selection processes who can help to set you up for successful entry into the initial teacher training (ITT) programme of your choice
•hear messages from local headteachers and newly qualified teachers who have trained and started their careers in Leicester
•have a look around the facilities at Rushey Mead Academy and enjoy a bite to eat!

Come and meet all of the teacher training providers in Leicester and Leicestershire, primary, secondary and early years.

Several providers have recently been rated as outstanding and some of the school-centred ITT in Leicester and Leicestershire has been judged as best in the country.

Don’t miss out!  This event is part of a series, see more at
http://www.teachleics.co.uk
Find out more at this free information event at Rushey Mead Academy, LE4 7AN

Saturday 8th October 2016

10.00am – 1.00pm

Book your place online now at http://www.ittleicester2016.eventbrite.co.uk

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Interested in a career in Technology? Come along to this FREE forthcoming event in Bournemouth!

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Want to chill, chat and congregate with like-minded coders and digital buffs? HEX is a small get together of developers who come to share ideas, thoughts and techniques.

Pulling coders away from their computers and hacking into the brains of Dorset’s finest developers, our next event will be held at the Greenwood Campbell Studio, where you can hear the latest from our innovative speaker and have a chat over a beer or two. Relax, the drinks are on us.

Speaker: Darren Hickling, Senior Developer, Vitality UK

As a Senior Developer at Vitality UK, Darren has over 10 years’ experience working in both agencies and corporations, specialising in complex interfaces, automated systems and leading teams.

At this HEX event, Darren will highlight things you can do to continuously improve your knowledge and progress within the industry. Find out how you can use open source software, blogging, code reviews and more to better yourself and even build great teams.

Location
Greenwood Campbell, Granville Chambers, First Floor, 21 Richmond Hill, BH2 6BJ

Step into the stylish Greenwood Campbell agency. Expect to be surprised and delighted by our contemporary 3000 square foot studio situated in the heart of Bournemouth.

Your hosts for the evening are…

HEX is the proud creation of Greenwood Campbell, the digital agency with a human approach.

WHEN: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 18:00 to 22:00 (BST)

WHERE: Greenwood Campbell – Granville Chambers,  21 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 6BJ

To register click here

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Want to get some international experience in China after graduation? Apply now for the Generation UK China Autumn Language & Internship Programme

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Still undecided on your plans after graduation? Spend 8 weeks in China in Shanghai or Chengdu! You will spend the first 3 weeks learning the Chinese language, and then 5 weeks gaining meaningful work experience that will look fantastic on your CV in an industry placement.

Deadline for applications is 2nd September

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Are you passionate about technology? Wonder what it would be like to work for Sky? Apply for their tech insight day

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Do you talk tech? Are you a penultimate or final year undergraduate with a passion for programming or developing? Are you looking for opportunities for 2017 and beyond? Sky want to meet you on 21 September at their HQ in Osterley!

You don’t need to be a computer expert to attend; we’re looking for people with a passion for technology, and the ambition and drive to succeed!

TARGETJobs Events are please to announce that they are working with Sky for a second year running on the Explore Sky: A tech insight day event. The event will take place on Wednesday 21st September at Sky’s HQ in Osterley, West London and will provide an exclusive opportunity for students looking to discover more about careers in Software Engineering and Technology at Sky.

Students will spend a full day at Sky’s London HQ and take part in sessions designed to showcase their skills and personality, as well as network with the recruitment team, graduates and senior managers to hear first-hand about the opportunities in technology at Sky!

Working in Sky’s technology teams you’ll be working with cutting-edge technology from day one. If you love innovative products, this is a great chance to work on industry-leading technology and be inspired by experts before deciding on a final career path.

Find out more and apply

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UK-China PhD Placement Programme: applications now open -Deadline 20th September  

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Under the UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund), grants are available for UK PhD students and their supervisors to spend a period of time at higher education institutions in China or the UK (3-12 months for PhD students and up to 3 months for supervisors).

The start date for this programme is between January and December 2017. The deadline for applications is the 20 September 2016 at 12:00pm (GMT). For any enquiries please contact: newtonfundchina@britishcouncil.org. Priority areas for this call are: health and life sciences; food and water; environmental technologies; energy; urbanisation and educational and creative economy for economic development and social welfare.

For more information, please visit the British Council website.

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