Volunteer with Vitalise

Vitalise is a charity which has been providing respite holidays for people with physical disabilities and their carers for over 50 years. Our guests range from people who spend most of their lives in care homes to family carers who very rarely get time to relax.

Our centres give our guests the chance to have a break, receiving the care and
support they need with the added extras of excursions, activities and
evening entertainment.

You can spend anything from a week to six months making sure our guests have a
holiday to remember. During this time, you will stay at the centre and complete a diverse range of duties alongside your fellow volunteers and Vitalise staff.

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2015 Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentships

The Leverhulme Trust Board, through its Research Awards Advisory Committee, is LEVERHULME14 (2)offering approximately 15 Study Abroad Studentships for a period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except the United Kingdom or the USA.

Applicants must:

  • Have been resident in the UK for at least five years at the time of application
  • Hold an undergraduate degree
  • Hold a degree from a UK institution (this may be either the undergraduate degree or a further degree held by the applicant)
  • Either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years.
  • Explain why their work requires residence overseas.

Final year undergraduates are not eligible, nor are holders of a permanent academic post who wish to take leave of absence. Candidates may not apply for both a Study Abroad Studentship and Early Career Fellowship in the same year.

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Application materials will be available from early September 2014 from the Trust’s website (www.leverhulme.ac.uk). Applications can only be made via the Trust’s online grant application system.


The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 12 January 2015. Candidates will be informed of the result of their application by the end of April 2015.

Decathlon Recruitment Event

Decathlon, Sports Designer, Manufacturer and Retailer is at Loughborough to recruit students particularly our  international students for roles in China, India, Russia, France, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Decathlon welcomes students from any discipline, in particular Sports, Business/Economics, Engineering and Materials.

Roles they are recruiting for are :

  • Store department manager(China, Brazil, Russia)
  • Communication responsible(China)
  • Retail supply chain leader(China)
  • Senior product designer (China)
  • Digital project leader (China)
  • Accountant(China)
  • Production leader(France, China, Brazil, India, Russia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia)
  • Product Engineer(France, China, Brazil, India, Russia)

Meet  Decathlon for a presentation on 21st October 2014  6pm BRI.2.08 Bridgeman then 9a.15 am  to start the recruitment event.

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SBE Assessment Centre practice with EY, PWC, FactSet and CEC

23rd October 2014 6pm – 8.30pm  

Also 30th October 2014 6pm – 8.30pm

Practice some elements of a mock assessment centre with the Careers and Employability Centre with employers EY, PWC and FactSet.

Have a go at the types of interviews you may encounter, the questions you may be asked, and typical group activities you’ll be asked to take part in during a real employer assessment centre.

Delivered jointly by the Careers and Employability Centre and employer recruiters, you’ll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively.
Come along and gain as much practice as you can before your first real assessment centre.

This workshop is for SBE students only and will be open to students from other departments if there are remaining places left two days before the event.

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Teach First and PwC – Employability and Building your Personal Brand Day

Monday 3rd November Teach First and PwC 3 November_Page_1

12:30 – 6:45pm


7 More London Riverside



To book your place, sign up on our website:

Brands are an important way for companies to position themselves in a competitive
market. As you begin your job search, it’s useful to think about yourself in this way too.
What is your personal brand? What skills do you have? What makes you employable?

Join top graduate employers Teach First and PwC and discover your personal
brand. Meet with representatives from both organisations and learn how to
stand out in the graduate job market.

Find out more about opportunities with both employers and connect with other students.

Places are limited and will be allocated based on your applications to attend.
Applications will close on 22 October.

YINI – Midlands Recruitment Event

Register with YINI to Book your Place at the Midlands Recruitment Event on the 25th of Feb 2015 in Derby

Over 30 Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology companies will be interviewing for: 10-12 month paid work placements in Midlands & UK locations

The Year in Industry provides a free and unrivalled resource for undergraduates searching for that all important work placement.

Opportunities are available with UK employers in all areas of: engineering, science, ICT, computing, business, logistics etc.

Just visit our web site & apply online. First stage telephone interviews will be held by the YINI team, and if successful, you will then be registered and eligible for invitation to the Midlands Recruitment event and other company interviews




CityLawLIVE offers candidates nationwide the chance to spend an intensive, activity-filled day in the company of City lawyers and recruiters from top firms. Attendees must pass through a rigorous selection process that mirrors what they can expect when applying to law firms. We are looking to give candidates possessing ‘the right stuff’ – but not necessarily the right connections – the chance to compete with the best of their cohort of aspiring lawyers. The centrepiece of the event is the opportunity to experience an interactive, transformative presentation by lawyers from two different firms geared to showing what work in the City is really like. There is also a chance to meet, impress and learn from each firm’s recruitment team.

The firms holding workshops are: Baker & McKenzie, Clyde & Co LLP, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Dentons, Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, Ropes & Gray, Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

CityLawLIVE website: http://www.citylawlive.com/Dec2014
CityLawLIVE application form: https://www.apply4law.com/citylawlive/

Fashion Industry Advice – boohoo.com

George BurtonSenior Creative Manager, George Burton, works for online fashion retailer boohoo.com

What made you decide to create a digital Stylefix magazine?

The decision really came out of us noticing a couple of key trends, one being a shift in customer behaviour. We’ve seen a steady increase in traffic from tablets and mobile devices and the move away from the conventional Desktop experience and figures indicate that by 2015 there will be half a billion new devices that can all read digital magazines.

The second being the growth of the digital publications, there are now more digital titles out there than physical magazines. So to ensure that whenever and however customers choose to engage with boohoo.com that they have a seamless experience we decided to make our established Stylefix magazine available in a digital format.

How has the magazine benefited your customers?

The printed Stylefix has a limited print run so unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to receive a copy. So now customers have the option of having it on their phone at all times which allows users to receive updates on the latest trends, exclusive articles, shoppable content and competitions which is right at their fingertips and is better suited to our customer’s lifestyle.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I can’t say too much at this point but we’re looking at releasing the digital Stylefix in more countries and also what the realms of augmented reality could add to our printed Stylefix, which I’m very excited about so yes there’s are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline for boohoo.com!



Fashion Industry Advice – boohoo.com

Ross MackayInteractive Designer/Digital Publisher, Ross Mackay, works for online fashion retailer boohoo.com

Here he talks about his career and what he loves about his job:

What’s a typical day for you?

I start my day by checking my emails and design blogs for a bit of daily inspiration.  I think it’s important to visually wake up the brain in the morning and see what new stuff is out there.

After that I look through my plan of what articles need to be designed up for the next issue release.  I try to put pen to paper before pixel to picture as much as possible as this helps get my ideas out at a much faster pace and helps sculpt the overall vision of that days design.

Once the overall concept is complete then I will jump on the computer and start to make that image come to life.

What do you love most about your job?

Every day is different.  With the digital magazine I usually have to design up 30 or more verticals for the digital mag for each issue, each taking on their own design and thought process.

I enjoy being able to take a concept from the pagination and work closely with the photographers and videographers to make these ideas become real.  Seeing the end result which has derived from brainstorming, research and sketches is very rewarding.

What has been the best moment of your career so far?

Redesigning boohoo’s printed Stylefix for the iOS platform and seeing it released in the App Store was a great moment for me.  Knowing that the mag I designed is being downloaded and used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK will be hard to beat.  Up next, the rest of the Northern Hemisphere…

Have you got any advice for people wanting to get into either fashion or design?

Get together a good portfolio of your strongest work and tailor it to particular companies you want to work for.  Make sure you have an online presence like a website or a blog or better still – both.  Continuously update it with your latest work and keep up to date with what other designers/studios are doing around you.

Follow them on twitter and other social media as this seems to be the area where most jobs are starting to be advertised.  Continue to grow and learn as a designer.  The more rounded you are the better.  Always stay creative and design everything you do.

What distinct features does the app hold?

When reading a printed magazine what you see is what you get.  With the boohoo digital Stylefix we’ve made the whole reading experience more interactive and engaging by using all the technical advances available to us.

The digital magazine is filled with exclusive video content that loads directly from the app. Users can also view product in full 360 degree rotations, leaving no thread unseen.  Links to all our social media channels are placed throughout the magazine to give users a direct path to join in the conversation at the touch of a button.  This also rings true for our guest bloggers where their personal websites providing more invaluable fashion tips and tricks are available to access without actually leaving the app. As well as exclusive cover star interviews. It is all these functions that make the boohoo Stylefix stand out from a lot of our competitors.