If it’s Thursday it must be time for a news roundup. Or something. Less quibbling, more opportunity grabbing, say we – read on…

Are you looking for temporary work between semesters? Pertemps offer temporary office-based positions, both short and long term, available over the Spring/Summer months. They work with a variety of companies within the Surrey and Sussex areas, who look for dedicated candidates with good computer skills and excellent customer service. Whether you are looking to build on experience relevant to your studies or just earn some extra cash – for further details and to book a registration, please call Camilla Phelps on 01293 646 999.

Coming this summer! Employers are looking for more than just a degree. Prove to them you have the attributes they are after at the Gradbridge Award. Register your interest here www.gradbridge.org/register

Registration closes 8 May! For MBAs, Masters & PhDs interested in corporate strategy and risk management, the Zurich Insurance Ltd sponsored competition, offers top candidates the unique opportunity to travel, consult, network and present to leading global business experts at the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit. The exclusive event is reserved for select Zurich customers and special guests. http://bit.ly/1T70g8D.

Are you from a BAME background and interested in a creative career? CreativeAccess have some great paid internships currently on offer from the BBc and other big name players, within London and regionally. find out more and apply at http://bit.ly/1Lmyvf5.

CRCC Asia is a provider of internships in China, working in three top tier Chinese cities across 14 professional sectors, offering students the opportunity to live and work in one of the most dynamic professional environments in the world. Apply now to boost your CV this summer http://bit.ly/1NWPeBw

The DPU SummerLab 2016 programme is a great opportunity for anyone studying and/or interested in urban development issues as it gives you an opportunity to gain practical urban development experience as you work on a real case. Participants work towards outputs that help the local partners in achieving their local development plans. Opportunities include: San Juan | Reactivating Disperse Urbanisms, Beirut | Riverside Ecologies and Contested Waterscapes, Palermo | Emergent Migrant Topographies, Ljubljana | Disputing empty landscapes, Barcelona | Conflicting Diversities, London | Heritage in Transformation. Find out more about this summer’s programmes at http://bit.ly/1VWvkhv.  Work from last year’s participants has now been published at http://bit.ly/1UjhqoD.

Green Alley Award 2016 – Apply now and build a sustainable future for Europe. The European circular economy start-up competition, Green Alley Award, is now underway! The start-up network Green Alley and the German crowdfunding platform Seedmatch have teamed up once again in order to look for innovative concepts across Europe regarding resource efficiency and circular economy. Entrepreneurs and start-ups of all European countries are invited to submit their sustainable business ideas and new perceptions of waste by 27 July 2016. Apply now at www.green-alley-award.com

FutureRising offer a series of bootcamps designed to get students or recent graduates immediately into a job. First up, a Creative Advertising Bootcamp with Ricky Richards, who will be running a weekend long workshop from our HQ in London. Ricky’s knowledge from getting into the industry and working at Wieden+Kennedy, AKQA and Ogilvy will be passed down for the price of one weeks salary. Browse course content. This two day event includes everything you need for getting into the advertising industry. After the bootcamp, they’ll be working with every attendee to make introductions and place them at the UK’s best creative agencies. Copywriter, Planning and Client Services bootcamps will be launching in the coming months.

Do you have an idea using technology that could improve the experience for students or staff studying/working at the Uni? The eLearning team are excited to launch the first Brighton Digital Award, funded by Santander Universities and powered by Elevator, Jisc’s open innovation platform. To enter, just make a short video describing your idea. The best four submissions will win £250 prize money. They will then be offered funding, up to £1000, to help them develop their ideas as well as accessing a package of business support and advice from experts. You don’t need to be a programmer or designer as you will receive help to design and develop a prototype product. All you need is a strong idea and the enthusiasm and commitment to see your concept through to reality. Take a look at our sample ideas to get inspired!