Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers team at the University of Brighton

Are you interested in paid work researching issues affecting young people

ThinkYoung is recruiting – EXPERIENCED INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHER We are currently accepting research proposals from experienced researchers on issues affecting young people. The successful candidate will be offered a paid position at ThinkYoung in order to carry out their proposal. ThinkYoung is a Brussels-based think tank focusing on improving conditions for young people. Previous research areas…

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Grants for PhD placement and supervisors to study in China

British Council are offering Grants to sponsor PhD students and their supervisors from the UK and China to spend a period of study of between three and 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. Placements must start between January and December…

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Get a job using social networks

Advice from the NUS and Prospects….Social networks can be a really useful tool when it comes to job seeking but this article gives an insight into how to really take advantage of the technology when looking for new opportunities.. http://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/careers/how-to-use-social-media-for-job-hunting/?load=6&top=0  

Looking for museum experience to add to your CV?

The Charleston Trust is taking applications for a Memberships and Adminstrative Volunteer! Charleston is a seventeenth century Sussex farmhouse in Lewes (near Brighton) that from 1916 was the home of two of the most important and influential British artists of the twentieth century – Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Charleston became the country retreat of a group…

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Think ‘leadership’ has nothing to do with you? Think again…

Both the Stonewall and Frontrunner programmes offer the chance to find out what ‘leadership skills’ really mean for you, your employability and your future career. Both programmes are free of charge and accommodation is provided. click the title links for more info and to apply. Stonewall Young Leaders, 2 – 4 September, Central London If…

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Interested in collaborative research with Japanese universities? JSPS may be the answer…

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has forwarded details of the following research fellowship opportunities. JSPS Pathway to University Positions in Japan Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers The fellowship provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions. JSPS…

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Are you The Next Big Startup Thing on the lookout for funding?

Here’s a mini-round up of startup funding competitions happening over the summer… Closing 25 July! OTEC STARTUP COMPETITION (UK) 2015 The Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) is a government-sponsored event in Beijing that aims to connect international entrepreneurs with investment and growth opportunities to help them launch their startups in China. Win up to £120,000 in startup grants and…

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IS IT TIME TO KICK-START YOUR CAREER?

Whether you are a graduate seeking employment or simply searching for a new direction – we can help you kick start your new career. Our successful Transform Your Life graduate employment course is running again on 21–22 September 2015 at our Moulsecoomb Campus in Brighton. Open to all graduates, including 2015 graduates, this free course…

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Supercharge your CV with a job at the Uni

Have you got admin and events experience? Do you know how it feels to be new in town?  Apply for these 2 temporary Orientation Assistant posts to boost your CV and get the chance to help prepare for our new international students and welcome them on their first week in the UK. This is a brilliant chance to develop your skills and…

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How much can careers fairs really do for you?

The Universities of Brighton and Sussex are working together to host our big annual careers fair at the Amex stadium in Falmer, but how do you know that this is a good use of your valuable time? The answer is simple: If you’d like to get a graduate job when you finish your course, even if you’re…

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