The GlaxoSmithKline Residential Chemistry Training Experience (2013)

This is a fully-funded, week-long training course designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.  Based in the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) research laboratories we will provide you with personalised laboratory tuition together with coaching in interview technique, presentation skills and working in teams.

This programme now in its tenth year will be held at the GlaxoSmithKline Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on 15th – 20th September 2013.

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Would you like a mentor who works in the financial industry?

NCORUS has been set up by a Loughborough graduate now working in the banking sector to help current second year students.

Are you thinking about a career in finance, accountancy or banking? Would you like to know more about the specific roles in financial institutions which you could be applying for in the next 12 months? Would you like your own dedicated mentor who has successfully completed a graduate scheme and is now in full time employment? Ncorus can help.

Ncorus is a free, newly built mentoring platform designed specifically to bridge the gap between students and professionals. Once accepted on to our scheme, we pair you with a mentor who has already experienced everything you are about to embark on in your career. They can act as a soundboard for everything from selecting the right institution to helping you with different interview techniques. And what’s better, we’ll seek to pair you with someone who is in your desired field and so will have very specific knowledge of the graduate schemes and roles you are aiming to be hired into!

We have mentors from some of the world’s top businesses ready to work with you towards sealing your dream job. If you are ambitious, determined and have a genuine desire to succeed we’d love to hear from you.

The application process is quick and simple and can be done entirely through our website.

Visit to read more about the scheme and sign up today!

Note: The deadline for applications is 28th February 2013. However we only have capacity for a certain number of mentees, so don’t hold back and ensure you complete your application as soon as possible!

BASES student conference

The BASES student conference is a fantastic opportunity for any students interested in a career in sport science. ‘Pathways to Practice: Accreditation, Application and Advancement’ offers opportunities to learn of potential pathways to break into the sport science industry and also learn from experts working in the applied/clinical setting, bridging the gap from academia to application. For first time conference attenders, it is a great place to start, meet people of like minds, start to practice your networking skills and learn how to get that first work experience opportunity!’

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Teach First

The application deadline for Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme is 20th March 2013. Many subjects have now closed and subjects are continuing to close on a rolling basis. Any final year students interested in applying should start applications ASAP. This will be of particular interest to final year STEM students.

Secondly, our deadline for Teach First Insight is 24th February 2013. Students in their penultimate year from a STEM background should apply for an insight into Teach First through a summer internship. They will automatically earn a place at our Assessment Centre for the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. See here for more details.

Thirdly, applications for Teach First Brand Manager positions are now open. This is an opportunity for students who will be at Loughborough next year to raise awareness of Teach First and gain qualifications in marketing whilst being paid. Hours are flexible and part-time. All Brand Managers will gain an automatic place on the Assessment Centre for the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. See here for more details.

CIMA global business challenge

The CIMA global business challenge is an international business competition designed to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow. This is a great opportunity for students around the world to showcase their talent in business management.  Find out more about how the challenge works

CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, with 203,000 members and students operating at the heart of business in 173 countries. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development. By developing financially qualified business leaders CIMA is the most relevant international accountancy qualification for business.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Two of the world’s most prestigious accounting bodies, AICPA and CIMA, have formed a joint-venture to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation to elevate the profession of management accounting. The designation recognizes the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance. See for more information

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Open Doors 2013 – Skills for Successful Employment

Taking place this Wednesday!!

This afternoon event will offer advice and information to disabled students (including those with long term health conditions, dyslexia and mental health issues) who are looking to go into employment or onto a placement.

There will be an information stand and talks and workshops on subjects such as disclosure, reasonable adjustments in the workplace and Access to Work, as well as a session to help prepare for the careers fair on the 26th February.

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Also, Reach Data Technologies have some exciting prizes and giveaways: There will be a competition to win a Livescribe Echo Smartpen, a Spellex portable medical spellchecker, a few Irlen colour A4 overlays and number of antivirus software disks. They may bring other giveaways on the day too.

Be at the heart of our endeavor to become a world-class IT function!

Novartis IT is searching for driven, talented individuals passionate about using their expertise in support of the Novartis mission. Working in our function provides IT specialists the unique opportunity to apply their skills to save lives.

Build your professional and leadership skills at a global healthcare leader!

The IT Graduate Program offers a rigorous yet highly rewarding experience through its versatile structure, where you will benefit from on-the-job learning and interaction with practiced professionals. You will gain technical and managerial know-how in various divisions, offering a dynamic and diversified learning experience.

Apply for OneDayWith Novartis and join online presentations and interactive chat sessions already on 14th of March. You’ll get a unique chance to talk directly with SAMUEL MANTLE (CIO Development Informatics),  ROKSOLANA SEMERAK-NEBES (Head HR Global IT) and STEPHANIE TRÖSTER (CIO Novartis International IT)

Visit the website  for more information and details about the programme.

TV News Presenting Course

This new  5 day course led by BBC News Presenter – Peter Dobbie, focuses on improving and developing technical and practical skills of TV News Presenting. This in-depth practical based course will focus on the key practical and technical skills that make good broadcast journalists.
The course will provide comprehensive training and will include extensive information on how to further your career in this industry.
Course led by BBC New Presenter, Peter Dobbie. Other course tutors are BBC Journalist, Francis Collings and BBC Make Up Artist, Trisha Christian.

Introduction to TV News Presenting.
Demonstration of the technique and skills required to use a big board.
How to use the voice effectively when presenting.
In-depth practice of techniques learnt.
Hair and make-up workshop run by Trisha Christian.
Visit to the BBC and tour of the news studios.

This is a five day course held at Pinewood Studios from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Presenters will record various short bulletins. The reel will be professionally shot and edited and will be approximately 2 minutes long. Presenters will also have the opportunity of adding any additional material that they may already have.

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