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July 23, 2015

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» Internship Programme for China 2015

The British Council is opening its doors to interns for the Internship Programme for China, 2015. This opportunity to work with our teams in Beijing will give interns the chance to experience work in a lively and international organisation performing key work across the fields of Exams, Society, English and the Arts.

As part of your internship you will be linked to one of our busiest business units where you will have the chance to be involved in important projects and initiatives, receiving guidance from a line manager and contributing towards our goal of enhancing educational opportunities and cultural relations.

Working in either our HR, Marketing & Communications, Education or Society teams, you will spend either six or twelve months working and learning, whilst experiencing daily life in China.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 26 July 2015

To find you more, visit: http://tinyurl.com/CHI-393-ext

» Interlink: Tim tells us about why volunteering at Raleigh International as helped him

Raleigh International How did you get interested in volunteering?

I attended the Volunteering Fair in the University in February, walked around and the gentleman from Raleigh International, who had previous done a placement, was very convincing! He explained to me that it was very good for your CV, and as it was subsidized I would never get another experience like it. I also saw the placement advertised at a Jobs Fair.

Why did you get involved?

I don’t see why more people don’t do it really – why laze around when you can help people? It makes you a more rounded person in my opinion. The Raleigh opportunity was very structured, so we were always busy and they were efficient and had good resources. International Development is hard to do – so I have learned. I’d like to start an Enterprise, to be my own boss – and I did make connections out in Tanzania.


What sort of volunteering have you been doing? For how long? Who do you do it with?

I carried out a Raleigh International placement in Nkalibo, in the Dudama area of Tanzania, in five villages of a rural area. I was teaching Sanitation and Hygiene classes to groups of Schoolchildren and adults, and training residents on cooking skills. We had five weeks training in Tanzania, and ten weeks overseas. Since coming home I have volunteered with my local Food Bank.


What do you get out of volunteering? Has volunteering helped you to do other things?

I was hoping to do internships, so it was a good thing to help me in terms of Logistics, working for a socially responsible company I might go on to work in a Charity, as I am interested in international development. I had volunteered with the Food Bank before going out, and I went back to that after coming home.


Have you used your volunteering on any of the following?
On your CV/job application : Yes
To talk about in an interview : Not yet but I will


What helps you to keep going?

At Raleigh we had Team Leaders, there to give advice.

Is there anything (including different volunteering) you would like to do in the future?

I’d like to run my own business, and investigate more charity work in the future.

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If you’d like to get involved with volunteering take a look at Interlink’s page and get involved!
http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/interlink/

July 17, 2015

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» Be a Film & TV Extra in Cardiff - Open Registration Day

Want to work as an extra in film and TV productions soon to be shooting in Cardiff and the surrounding areas?

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding an open registration day for people to register for paid work as extras in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. With its head offices based at the prestigious Pinewood Film Studios, Uni-versalEXTRAS have supplied extras for award winning productions such as The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, Guardians of the Galaxy, Muppets Most Wanted & Les Misérables.

Registration Day in Central Cardiff on Friday 31st July 2015!
Location: Tabernacl Welsh Baptist Church, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AJ
Timings: arrive at any time between 11am and 6pm

No Experience Necessary! You must be aged 16½ or over with the right to work in the UK.

Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1660172734199095/
Join our Facebook event for news and information about the Registration Day.
Join the conversation on Twitter: #CardiffCasting / @UniEXTRAS

What do you need to do?
1. Go to www.universalextras.co.uk and click ‘Register as an Extra’
2. Follow the steps to ‘Register as an Extra’ (taking care to ensure that all the information provided is correct) – STOP at the photo stage
3. Attend at any time between 11am and 6pm to have your photos taken and to get a FREE 1 Year Listing as an extra with Uni-versalEXTRAS!

What happens at the Registration Day?
Uni-versalEXTRAS will take your photos so that we can cast you in suitable roles as Supporting Artistes for Film & TV. All you need to do is follow the 3 steps above.

Can’t make the Cardiff event? We’re in Bristol on Thursday 30th July too: www.facebook.com/events/1644753445770409/

Uni-versal Open Casting Poster

We look forward to seeing you and do feel free to share this information with any family and friends who might also be interested!

July 8, 2015

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» “HIGH FLYERS” – Graduate Placement Opportunities 2015/16

As part of its commitment to the student experience and the employability of its own graduates, the University is making available up to 10 graduate placement opportunities on a direct employment basis. This programme is operating for a second consecutive year following a successful inaugural year in 2014.

The Duration: September 2015 to June 2015 (40 weeks)

Bursary: £250 per week (£10,000 for 40 week placement)

The Experience: Structured and formal employment with a University faculty or department as detailed below and in the attached further information. Graduate-level responsibilities and training, including access to the University’s own suite of staff development opportunities.

Many of the positions have been filled, but the “High Flyers” is making the following opportunity available to students who are set to graduate from the University of South Wales in 2015:

  • The Faculty of Business and Society working at the Legal and Financial Advice Clinic based in Cardiff. This position could be undertaken on a part-time basis (a minimum of three days a week are required) for those individuals undertaking post-graduate qualifications relevant to the position. In such circumstances the bursary would be pro-rata.

Application Process: Please download the application form here: http://gradedge.southwales.ac.uk/media/files/documents/2015-07-08/Employment_App_Graduate_High_Flyer.doc and return it to ryan.cullen@southwales.ac.uk

Please note that the Selecting Panel will expect the personal statement to address the criteria of the person specification and to outline the reasons for interest in the particular area.

Closing Date: 12.00 noon on 24th July 2015

Further information: Ryan Cullen, HR Department (ryan.cullen@southwales.ac.uk)

July 7, 2015

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» Want to study abroad? The new Erasmus+ Masters Loan Scheme could help!

The European Commission are rolling out the Erasmus+ Masters Loan Scheme. The new programme provides students with a low interest loan to study for a Masters degree at an HEI which is neither their country of residence nor the country in which they obtained their qualification.

The Erasmus+ Master loan aims to give graduates access to more affordable loans to study for a master’s degree in another country.

How much can you borrow?
For a one-year master’s degree, a loan of up to 12,000 euro will be available. For two-year courses, the maximum will be 18,000 euro. You do not have to borrow the full amount.

To find out more about the scheme please visit the website:
https://erasmusplus.org.uk/master-loan

July 6, 2015

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» Advantage Virtual Careers Fair

Advantage Virtual Careers Fair: 23 & 24 September
If you’re thinking about a career in finance or accountancy, ACCA Advantage could put you head and shoulders above the rest.

What is ACCA Advantage?

ACCA Advantage is the UK’s largest accountancy and finance careers fair and takes place online on the 23 and 24 September 2015.

  • Over 50 employers and accounting and finance specialist recruitment agencies
  • Over 300 employment opportunities including live entry-level accounting and finance vacancies, graduate schemes and internships
  • Career planning advice from experts and experienced ACCA members

Register now for Advantage and win £1000 towards travel to one of 180 countries in which we’re recognised.

Register here:http://acca-update.com/KKC-3GUPO-I15SDL-1N4KQ9-1/c.aspx to kick off your global career – it only takes 2 minutes!

» Do something different this summer, volunteer Abroad!

UNA Exchange

The summer of international volunteering has begun! Each year we offer over 1.600 international volunteering projects in over 60 countries. Whether renovating castles in Slovakia, saving turtles in Mexico, working with children in Japan or maintaining footpaths in Iceland. Many projects still have places available, so it’s not too late for you to have an experience of a lifetime this summer. Take a look at our website, or get in touch and we can help you find a project that suits you.

Search in our website all projects:http://unaexchange.org/search

July 2, 2015

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» Cardiff Science Festival: Women in Science Debate

As part of the Cardiff Science Festival, Chwarae Teg will be hosting a panel debate on women in Science.

Our panel members come from a range of STEM industries and will be sharing their views on how Wales can encourage more girls to achieve in Science and support more women to prosper in their careers.

The event will be Chaired by Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Advisor for Wales.

Guests will be able to quiz panellists and share their own thoughts on this important debate.

Date: 16th July 2015
Time: 5.30 pm for refreshments
Panel: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Life Sciences Hub Wales, 3 Assembly Square .Cardiff CF10 4PL

To register your interest for the event please contact Eve Jones eve.jones@chwaraeteg.com by Monday 13th July 2015.

» PwC live Q&A webcast

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better during our live Q&A webcast. You’ll discover why PwC’s the first choice for a career in business; why students have voted us number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for 11 years running and why, right from day one, you’ll feel part of something special.

You’ll also find out more about the great opportunities in Assurance, Tax and Technology starting in September 2015 or Spring 2016. Get your questions ready for our live panel.

Sign up using the link below and we’ll provide you with the details of how to log to our virtual chat before the event.

Event details
Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Location: Details will be emailed to you nearer the time of the event
Time: 11am-11.30am
Register: http://pwc.to/1UbJ5GV

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
www.pwc.com/uk/careers
www.facebook.com/PwCCareersUK
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June 30, 2015

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» #Explore - Summer Internships Available

Explore Over 30 summer placements available!

Explore placements are between 1-2 days a week for 2-4 months within voluntary/charitable organisations, and are therefore ideal for doing in the Summer holidays!

To see the full list of available opportunities click here:www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/explore-internships/for-individuals

Placements include: Website Support/Design, Fundraising, Events Organisation, Education, Marketing & Communications, Digital Media and Research/Evaluation.

To apply, students need to complete an application form which they send to us along with their CV. The deadline for all Internships is the 14th July. Further information can be found here: www.wcva.org.uk/explore