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Monthly Archives: April 2014

STEM Awards: your chance to win £25,000

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The Telegraph in association with Babcock International Group are running and exciting opportunity for STEM students to submit an innovative idea to help make positive changes within industry.

Enter your brilliant idea for The Telegraph UK STEM Awards.

Focusing on one of five STEM sectors, you can set yourself a challenge that complements your field of study, or answer a set question for the expert judges’ analysis. Points will be awarded for innovation, financial viability and the idea’s benefit to society and the environment.

The overall winner, whether it’s an individual or a team, will receive £25,000 and a bespoke mentoring programme from a senior engineer within Babcock International Group. The award will be presented at a dedicated ceremony in London during Universities Week in June 2014.

Pick one of these five challenges

Choose the one that relates to your field of study






Full information and how to enter can be found at the following website:

Closing Date: 27 April 2014.

Kick Start Your Career – Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton & Paisley Campuses

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Exams over what next?


Why not rev up your career prospects by attending one of our Kick Start your Career session with the help of The Careers and Employability Service.


These sessions are specifically designed for students leaving and seeking employment.  These motivational sessions will help you look at what you can offer an employer and how to communicate your message along with key job sources.




These session will take place on all campuses.  If you would like to attend, please email with your name, banner number, course and which campus you would like to attend,  to Lindsay McDonald (Careers Adviser)




Full details of the session are listed below


Kick Start you Career Sessions


Ayr campus:                       Wednesday 4th June 2014                            11am -1pm                                          Room TBC


Dumfries Campus:           Wednesday 4th June 2014                            11pm – 1pm                                       Room R204


Hamilton Campus:           Monday 26th May 2014                                  10am  – 12pm                                     Room A062


Paisley Campus:               Thursday 29th May 2014                                 10am – 12pm                                     Room D124




The format:


  •  What Employers look for?  (skills and attributes)
  • Dispel the myths about the graduate job market
  • Advice on CVs and Applications
  • Job search tactics and resources
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Using Social Media for your career
  • Careers and Employability Service –how we can help
  • Q and A session


#Freshers’14 Volunteers Required

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SAUWS’ is looking to recruit a group of bright, enthusiastic and friendly students to help deliver the #Freshers’14 week of activities in September 2014.


If you like getting involved in events, meeting new people and working in a fun environment then being a Fresher’s Volunteer will be perfect for you.


Freshers’ Volunteers will help set up & promote #Freshers’14 events & activities, as well as helping SAUWS plan our events calender. In return we’ll give you a free #Freshers’14 pack with a freshers t-shirt, hoody and loads of other freebies for the week!


To apply to be a #Freshers’14 Volunteer return a completed application form to by Friday 30th May. Contact for more information on the role.


Thank you for your time, if you’ve any questions please get in touch.

Growing Talent Roadshows for Graduates

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Become the future talent through our

  • Network of Scotland’s businesses
  • Live vacancies
  • Personal branding genius
  • Unique approaches to job hunting
  • Networking Experts


Come along and start growing your career


29th April 2014, 5-7pm, Radisson Blu, Argyle Street


30th April 2014m 4-6pm, Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Street

Scottish Chambers of Commerce


Barnardo’s Summer Internship Scheme

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Applications for Barnardo’s Summer scheme have just opened and they have roles based in Scotland.

Volunteers’ Satisfaction Survey Intern (Data Analysis) Edinburgh

Communications & Website Design Intern – Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

Children’s Services Intern (Project Africa) – Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

Locality Communication & Marketing Intern – Arbroath, Angus


Barnardo’s internship scheme offers some brilliant opportunities to gain an insight into the charity sector and Children’s Services e

For more information about the scheme please visit

Closing Date for the Internships 6th May 2014

Your World….Your Challenge….

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International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government funded development programme that brings together 18-25 year olds to make a difference in some of the poorest communities around the world.  Led by VSO, it’s delivered in partnership with respected development organisations.  So you know you’re in good hands.

ICS volunteers spend 10-12 weeks working alongside local volunteers on community development projects in Africa, Asia or Latin America.  It’s your opportunity to gain sought after skills and experience, helping you to inspire change back in the UK.

Take on the ICS challenge.

Apply now at

For more information contact Kirsty McMahon.  Email:



Careers & Employability Service Events on Paisley Campus

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Tuesday 8th April

Job Searching Techniques                                   12-pm                                  Room D124


Thursday 24th April

Careers Express: Graduate CV                          1-1.30pm                            Room D132


Thursday 29th May

Kick Start Your Career                                       10am-pm                           Room D124


No Need to Book……….Just Come Along.



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