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Enterprise with Meaning event 14th of November

Enterprise with Meaning-1dy12og The Bevy, the Community Pub in Bevendean, is putting on Enterprise with Meaning, a free event at BACA on the 14th November, 5-7pm. The event will be about introducing young people 16 – 25 to inspirational entrepreneurs who have established their own social businesses (like HISBE and Big Lemon) which are making…

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Historical Research Volunteer – a not to be missed opportunity with Brighton Dome (deadline 18 July)

Historical Research Volunteer – Brighton Dome and Festival Role details We are looking for volunteers to help us uncover some of the hidden histories of these iconic buildings through an in-depth research project. Your research will directly contribute to material that appears in the newly re-opened Corn Exchange and Studio theatre and in future exhibitions….

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Mood Boost Coaches needed for a fantastic student-led initiative

  Mood Boost is the University’s Student Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Programme. This course is run by students in conjunction with the Counselling & Wellbeing Service and Active Student. Mood Boost needs you!!! As a Mood Boost Coach you will be trained to deliver a 4-week course that will support students experiencing mild depression and low…

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Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out…

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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Fabrica Gallery – now recruiting for Front of House Volunteers: Life Model II #ShrigleyAtFabrica #BrightonFestival

Fabrica has on-going recruitment Front of House Volunteers, accepting applications throughout the year. Mainly recruiting and inducting volunteers three times a year in spring, summer and autumn to coincide with our exhibition programme, or at peak times of exhibition. As a Front of House volunteer, students are expected to volunteer for at least 3.5hrs a…

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Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving…

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Royal Pavilion and Museums – recruiting volunteers now for archive digitisation, fashion & textiles and garden greeter roles

Royal Pavilion Archive Digitisation Collections Assistant Volunteer We are currently looking for a capable, reliable and conscientious volunteer to assist with the digitisation of the Conservation archives held in the workshops in the Royal Pavilion. This will involve cataloguing, documentation, digitisation, scanning, transcribing and other related collections work. Time commitment: 1 day per week, Monday…

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Volunteering in HUMANITIES – new Active Student publication for 2017-18!

A taster of humanities related volunteering opportunities. – Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local community. Active Student helps University of Brighton students and staff to find and apply for local, rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities that will enhance your professional and personal development and positively impact…

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Come and Meet – Find Out More THIS THURSDAY

  Hear from 4 graduates from History of Art & Design and Humanities. Ask for tips and advice about moving on. Talk about your ideas and aspirations.       Where? G7, Pavilion Parade When? 5.00pm, 25 May 2017 Who? Woody Ledeboer A former BA(Hons) Humanities: War, Conflict & Modernity student at Brighton, Woody completed…

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Come and Meet – 25th May

Want to know what some recent graduates from Pavilion Parade are doing now? Come and meet: Woody Ledeboer, Producer/Director at World Media Rights Stan Portus, MA at Royal College of Art Alice Power, Assistant Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum Dan Simmonds, Student Representative Co-ordinator, Brighton Student Union Hear from recent graduates from History of Art…

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How to show off your skills and abilities

  ‘Demonstrate your passion, energy, drive and commitment’  ‘ Show how you can stand out from the crowd’.  ‘What are your unique selling points?’   When it comes to job descriptions there are often those requirements that employers ask for.  This can involve some deep breaths and head scratching before thinking what to say in reply. How can you demonstrate such qualities in…

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Teacher training scholarships, PhD studentships and Post-Doctoral fellowships – ‘ships everywhere!

It’s been a while since we had a grab-the-cash round up, don’t you think? More politely referred to as ‘A summary of scholarships and bursaries’, but in these days of Government-by-Tweet is decorum even a thing? Ugh. Anyway. Onward and rise above… Next round of applications closes 8 February! Are you considering applying for a…

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Looking for part time work around town? We found some and can help you apply over the summer.

Are you looking for part time work around town over the summer holidays? Local businesses often place adverts in their windows. Don’t just hand over your CV and leave, be prepared to talk to them about their business. Show that you know what they do and are interested. Pick a time when they are not…

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Looking for a part-time and/or summer job? British Airways i360 recruitment days 7 & 8 June!

The British Airways i360 (aka ‘the big stick on Brighton seafront’ and other names popular locally but not repeatable here *ahem*) is getting ready to open this summer and will have over 100 jobs up for grabs with a mixture of full-time and part-time positions working different shifts, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. Here’s…

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More pre-reg pharmacy opportunities coming your way

Here is our most recent opportunity but keep an eye out as there are more to come. Upper Beeding pharmacy are looking for a graduate pre-reg for August 2016 start. They have a great relationship with our university having had our alumni work successfully there over the last few years. They currently dispense approx. 3750…

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A Call For Volunteers

Student Life has changed in recent years and being a student is now arguably tougher than it has ever been before. With so many more people studying for a degree course, more students and graduates are competing for entry level jobs. This, coupled with escalating university course fees, means that students are looking to get the…

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Writing Personal Statements – a brief guide

  Whether you are applying for any opportunity be it a course, a job or a place on a graduate scheme sooner or later you will come across the blank white space where it says ‘tell us why you want this opportunity’. Some employers and education providers may break this down into smaller sections which…

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Critique your own CV

Students and graduates from the university of Brighton, you are always welcome to contact the Careers Service for a review of your CV. However there is a lot you can do yourself to judge if it will meet the standard required and to avoid getting filed into the round filing cabinet also known as ‘The…

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Chat to organisations about their volunteering opportunities

We’ve got a very busy February coming up here on the Moulsecoomb campus with Active Student. If you’re interested in volunteering with any of these organisations, come chat to them as they’ll be joining my drop-ins: Macmillan Cancer Support – Brighton Half Marathon Cheerer role, Urology Outreach volunteer role Macmillan will be joining me next…

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