Automotive, green, advertising, copywriting, radio, visual impairment, undergraduate of the year – the news comes in all shapes and sizes…

So the rain’s stopped and you’re heading out to the beach to soak up some rays? All well and good, but pencil in some time to take advantage of these choice happenings…

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Closing 8 July! Jaguar Land Rover/M&C Saatchi extend an invitation to you to participate in the Developer Challenge, 22-24 July at Coventry Transport Museum. Over to them…”Cars are now a part of the Internet of Things like any other connected device. Instead of thinking of them as purely mechanical objects that just get us from A to B, we want participants to think about how they can be a part of our connected lives and the wider ecosystem of technology. The developer challenge is focused on how can we use this Connected Future to have a positive impact on people’s lives inside and outside the car.
We are looking for a cross functional selection of participants: whether your students or alumni are a developer, designer, UX, creative, business person or they just want to get involved in shaping the future of the automotive industry, we would love them to apply.”
In addition, they are also hosting a warm-up event to be held in London on 6 July (yes, today) from 6.30pm where you can meet the Jaguar Land Rover team and hear more about the event and the developer resources that will be available on the weekend.

22 July – FutureRising host their first Copywriting Bootcamp with renowned copy expert, Vikki Ross. The day long bootcamp is those looking to learn effective copywriting, tone of voice and techniques to motivate you to write right forever. The following will be covered. On the day you’ll receive one-to-one portfolio feedback and support will continue after the event. More info and apply via link above.

Closing 27 July! The Green Alley Award 2016 is looking for green/sustainable start-ups with innovative ideas related to waste management, recycling and circular economy. Apply at for the chance to win a prize package worth up to 30,000 Euros. See more at and

Closing 31 August! BlindinBusiness are seeking Visually Impaired (VI) students and recent graduates from UK universities to take part in their #SeeTheAbility competition. Over to them for more info: “We want you to make a video or podcast (10 minutes max.) with a positive message about visual impairment. Maybe you have an unexpected hobby, perhaps you’re a pro chef, a black belt in Karate or a trainee doctor. We want to hear from you!” The winning entry will receive an iPod touch. Submit your entry to: Only one entry per person will be accepted.
About BlindinBusiness – “our free careers service has helped over 900 visually impaired students into their first job after Uni. We work hard to show employers that VI graduates are talented and able, but many are still reluctant to employ someone who can’t see well. We want this to change.”

LGBT student/graduate interested in the Civil Service Fast Stream? Stonewall’s one-day Role Model Programme is running  30 September or 24 October and is available FREE. More info and  an application form at

Job search engine Adzuna’s Graduate Of The Year competition 2016 is ON. Prizes include £1000 cash, work experience at a top UK company, a CV clinic with a famous entrepreneur and ‘much, much more!’ The UK finalist will receive a certificate and a cool prize (it says here), before going on to compete for the International Graduate of the Year with finalists from Germany, Russia, Poland, Canada, India. Netherlands, France and Brazil! Enter at  and tell them briefly why you think you are the Graduate of the Year 2016. Join the conversation of Twitter with #GOTY2016. If you want to highlight a fellow student or friend, you could do so using the hashtag #GOTY2016

Creating Waves 2016 is a radio advertising competition offering the opportunity for a budding marketeer to get a foot in the door at British media & entertainment group Global, the media & entertainment group which is home to radio brands including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold. Applicants should submit a 30-second radio ad script for the chance to further their careers. The competition is run by personal injury advice service National Accident Helpline. Get Global’s tips for writing great ad copy at, and enter at

…So much for summer being ‘our quiet time’. Stuff keeps rolling in, so keep tabs on the blog and don’t miss out.

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Paul Rothwell • 06/07/2016

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