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New Arts Graduate? Fancy Showcasing your Work?
Wednesday, 29th May 2013
If you are about to graduate your third year of a BA course in art and design in the UK, you are eligible to enter the It’s Nice That Graduates to become one of the class of 2013.
So, if you fancy having your work on the It’s Nice That site and going to a networking event in the summer to meet other talented grads, apply now!
Calling All Would-Be Journalists. Oh, and Photographers, Critics, Website Editors too!
Tuesday, 28th May 2013
The Guardian Student Media Awards have now been launched.
For 35 years these awards have propelled students into professional careers and now it’s YOUR chance to show what you can do. A fantastic opportunity for reporters, columnists, photographers, critics, feature writers etc etc. So very many categories for you to choose from.
Closing date: Friday 28th June; for the best student website: Friday 7th June 2013.
Full details at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/student-media-awards-2013/categories
Showcase your business idea and win £2,500 of investment
Saturday, 11th May 2013
Do you have an idea for a business? or wish you could find a way to make your dream about a business idea come true?
You had an idea but no idea where to get the money to start it?
Then this may be the one for you!
Hillarys Blinds in association with Carat Manchester and MMU are offering you the chance to win ￡2500 to put towards turning your business idea into a reality. And it’s really easy to get started!
• You need to make a 3 minute video and submit it
• Then you need to create some buzz around your video by making it popular on social media sites.
6 entrants will be selected to ‘pitch’ their idea in a “dragons-den” style event to some serious judges in June and the winner will receive ￡2500 to start up they idea as well as receive some significant coaching from people who know what it’s like to start-up.
It’s not about having the complete idea, it’s about having the seed or the dream, so don’t worry if you think you are not a long way along the path.
Have a look here for more details http://www.hillarys.co.uk/hillarys-startup and make sure you enter soon!
The sooner your video is up, the sooner you can start promoting it…......Ensuring your idea is popular on social media is one of the criteria for the judges
Entry to the competition closes by 11.59 on 27 May 2013.
Cash-strapped student? You could win £500!
Saturday, 11th May 2013
Friends of the Earth has just launched ‘Get Gobby’ a new student competition - partnered with People and Planet and supported by the NUS.
The challenge is to submit a concept to persuade people to eat a more sustainable diet using students’ writing, design, film or other skills.
Three students will win £500. The concepts may also get taken up in future Friends of the Earth campaigns.
Entries close midnight 9 June.
Full details at: http://www.foe.co.uk/getgobby
UNIVERSITIES BUSINESS CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE
Monday, 29th April 2013
UNIVERSITIES BUSINESS CHALLENGE:
THE UK’S LEADING UNDERGRADUATE COMPETITION
FOR ENHANCING STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE SKILLS
Registrations are now open for the Universities Business Challenge 2013-14, the UK’s premier undergraduate simulation-based competition for student employability and enterprise skills development.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS:
PLUS 3 FOR 2 OFFER
Registrations are now open and you can take advantage of discounts if you register your teams by 30 June, 2013.
In addition, if you register before 31 May, we will give you one free team for every 2 teams entered, i.e. 3 teams for the price of 2.
You can register the number of teams you want to enter now via the UBC website at:
Want to take part in a brand new game show?
Thursday, 18th April 2013
Looking to do something a bit different?
A casting researcher for a major channel at CPL Productions is on the hunt for people to take part in a brand new gameshow.
The production team are looking for teams of 3 mates/ work mates/ relatives to take part.
They want contestants with BIG personalities, a shared reason why they want to win thousands of pounds and be prepared to do anything for each other!
BCS The Graduate - the mock recruitment competition for IT &Computing sector students and graduates
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
Enter the competition for a chance to win BIG!
The aim of the BCS competition is to allow students to experience typical recruitment processes, personalised feedback on their performance, the chance to win some big prizes and fantastic networking opportunities!
For more information visit http://www.thegraduate.bcs.org
Want to be a Journalist? Interested in International Development?
Wednesday, 10th April 2013
The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition is now open for entries.
The Competition, in partnership with a group of non-governmental organisations, seeks out enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities firsthand by examining international development issues that are all too often under-reported or overlooked.
Entering the Competition can raise your profile as a writer.
The 40 most compelling submissions will be published on guardian.co.uk, while the top twelve shortlisted finalists will travel to Africa, Asia or South America to write a report that will feature online and in print. The overall winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London this coming November.
There is a full list of themes on the website but they include
• What can be done to accelerate rural education standards in developing countries?
• How can young people growing up in poverty learn to thrive in an adult world?
• Women and armed conflict - sexual violence as a weapon of war
To enter submit a 650-1000 word article on one of the set themes, uploading it using the simple online entry form.
Competition closes at midnight Sunday 12 May 2013
Full details and application form at: Guardian Journalism Competition
Test Town - A chance to change your environment with innovative ideas!
Tuesday, 2nd April 2013
The challenge is coming up with an idea to use town centre spaces which thrives and is sustainable for your local community. It will be innovative, it will be exciting, it will make people say “I wonder why no-one has thought of doing that before”
The competition is fairly simple. Test Town are looking for highly creative, innovative ideas to stretch the public’s imagination of what a town centre is.
Carnegie UK are going to work with a community to run a TestTown for a long weekend in the summer of 2013. The town will be supplying a selection of venues, details of which will be available just before the competition opens for applications.
If you’d like more information go to Twitter @TestTown2013 and Facebook facebook.com/TestTown2013
Free mock recruitment event, designed to help you increase your chances of success: IT students
Thursday, 14th March 2013
If you are currently studying or have just finished an IT-related degree, you are eligible to apply for The Graduate event!
The Graduate’, is an event run by the West Yorkshire Branch of the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, with support from many local companies.
Like TV’s ‘The Apprentice’ you will need to demonstrate your resourcefulness and interpersonal skills to progress through the initial stages and gain the opportunity to take part in the final.
Many graduates complete their university courses and begin to apply for roles, only to find they are unsuccessful in their applications because of their lack of ‘soft skills’.
‘Soft skills’ are the non-technical skills that will enable you to go far within any industry. It includes such skills as your ability to work well in a group with others, to present yourself in an effective manner, or simply just to network and get along with your colleagues better.
It is these soft skills that ‘The Graduate’ hopes to address, by making you more aware of what may be required of you in a typical assessment centre.
Preparation in this area could mean the difference between a successful application, or a fall at the first hurdle, so by gaining these skills and knowledge through practice, you could just secure yourself that role at the workplace of your choice!
The Graduate is a free mock recruitment event, designed to help you increase your chances of success when applying for future jobs…
You can expect to…
• Experience a real assessment centre
• Receive free advice on improving your CV
• Practise your interview technique
• Fine-tune your team-working skills
• Improve your employability!
The best bits…
• It’s all free!
• You can win some fantastic prizes, such as £500 in Amazon vouchers, an Xbox and more!
• We may even be able to cover your travel costs!
The application for The Graduate 2013 will remain open until Monday, 29th April 2013
Full details on The Graduate website.
Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits
Friday, 22nd February 2013
These are invitation-only events that bring together companies with African talent from the international market. The Summits enable a consortium of leading companies to interview pre-selected candidates.
Summits are held across the world- and one is held in May in London. Although the Summit is in May, the application deadline to attend is very soon: 28th February 2013.
More information can be found on the Careers In Africa website.
Note: All applicants to attend MUST have an excellent academic track record and work authorisation for at least one African country.
Don’t Miss The Roses Student Awards Deadline on 15th February
Wednesday, 6th February 2013
The Roses Student Awards Deadline is almost here!
These awards are a practical way to support the training and development of the next generation of creative professionals, by encouraging the best and the brightest to test their skills on a national stage. It’s your chance to mix and mingle with the agencies and show off what YOU can do!
Students must choose one brief only. There’s just one placement available (for an individual or team of 2) at each agency setting a brief. That’s 10 placements to be won!
Winners will be revealed 14th march at the exhibition in Islington Mill. The most highly commended work will also be on show to 1,000’s of professionals in The Drum readership and the Roses Creative Awards winners’ annual.
Make sure you have chosen your brief wisely and are ready to post your boards by Friday 15th Feb to:
Roses Student Awards
4th floor Mercat Building
Maximum of 3 A2 boards per student. Please include a short paragraph explaining the thought behind your idea.
Check the website for rules and regulations for the 2013 awards. Contact Nikki 0141 559 6076 for further details.
New Make It Happen Website, Webinars and Prizes!
Monday, 28th January 2013
If you are looking at starting a new business, but don’t know where to begin, then http://www.mihmentoring.co.uk is for you. From here you can access all webinar videos, web links, materials and expert advice on how to start a new business.
There is no setup fee involved, but a free trial available until 1st Arpil 2013. To take advantage of this offer and access all materials then register on the link below:
Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 2pm - Capital Allowances for the self-employed
One lucky attendee will win a copy of Kevin Shakespeare’s book “Trade for Good” - a brilliant guide to Business and Finance for UK and international trade!
Find out how to claim tax relief and see examples of calculations for the cost of buying or improving items such as vans, cars and equipment that you use in your business.
Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/934621449
Wednesday 30th January 2013 at 11am - Cash Is King: Managing Your Bookkeeping
One lucky attendee for this session will win a copy of Mr Site Beginner!
Cash is the lifeblood of your business. Poor cashflow management can lead to the end of your business. Managing your bookkeeping effectively will also help you find out how well you are operating as will make filing tax returns quicker and easier.
Lisa Newton from bookkeeping services and training company Boogles Ltd. will help you to keep accurate financial reports and ways to manage your financial security.
Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/566023593
Thursday 31st January 2013 at 2pm - How to complete your Self Assessment Return online
One lucky attendee will win a copy of “Don’t Feed The Ducks” by Liam O’Connell
Find out how to register with HMRC online services, tailor your tax return to your own circumstances, complete the self-employment pages and how to submit your return online.
Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/339302041
Is advertising the right fit for you: ADSchool is Coming!
Friday, 23rd November 2012
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), is one of the leading trade body and professional institute for UK advertising and marketing agencies and they are encouraging students to apply for the IPA Ad School 2013.
Since 2007, the Ad School has provided students and recent graduates with the opportunity to get a taste of agency life whilst working alongside leading figures in the industry.
In 2013, the Ad School will run three programmes from 1st July – 23rd August: Client Services/Planning, Creative and Search.
Applications to the Ad School 2013 will open in February 2013 but this is your chance to start reading the material and deciding which programme to apply to.
Details at: http://www.ipa.co.uk/adschool
WIN a £500 travel voucher
Friday, 23rd November 2012
somewhereto_ is an Olympic legacy project, providing 16-25 year olds across the UK with spaces to do the things they love for free. The project unlocks disused and underused spaces which can be used for just about anything, from starting your own business, to putting on a show, to football matches. The project is funded by Legacy Trust UK, a charity set up to create a lasting legacy from London 2012 in communities throughout the UK.
Details of somewhereto_ are available at http://www.somewhereto.com
In order to promote the project more to students in particular (that’s you!), they are running a Facebook competition, offering you the chance to win £500 in travel vouchers
To enter, simply go to http://www.facebook.com/somewhereto, like the page and guess the answer to the following question by Monday 3rd December by 12pm:
How many square feet of space do you think somewhereto_ will have unlocked by 10pm on Monday 3rd December?
You have to be in it to win!