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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Degree Sponsorship – City Building

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If you are studying for a Higher Education Qualification at undergraduate level and you have a visual impairment we may have opportunities available for you.

City Building is a highly successful and evolving business which has a proven track record of strategic delivery within the commercial marketplace.

At City Building we understand the importance of giving you an insight into our exciting industry to help you understand how to put what you’re learning into practice. As well as taking part in paid summer placements, we will also pay £500 at the start of each academic year towards your expenses. During your placement you will work with experienced teams, giving you the chance to test your skills and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of a successful commercial business.

If you’re studying for a Higher Education Qualification in 2014, and are studying for a degree that supports our core business please send your CV to by Friday 20th June

Degrees will be considered include: Business, Finance, Management, Design, Engineering, Product Design, Construction, Manufacturing, Production, Surveying, Logistics, Marketing and HR – other areas may be considered subject to demand

For further information please email or call Audrey McJimpsey on 0141 287 0811



Millions of Worldwide Opportunities. Sorted!!

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The Careers and Employability Service are delighted to offer access to GoinGlobal software, offering students at UWS the chance to explore career and employment resources internationally.  The system has more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, CV writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!


There are live vacancies, placements and internships advertised worldwide, and of course you can continue to access careers advice on campus to get tailored help or advice with your applications. There are also city and country guides giving detailed information from the cost of living and travel, to vacancy sources and local etiquette.  To use the system simply follow the link below, and create a personal account (this will need to be done when logged in on campus, but afterwards you will be able to access GoinGlobal online anywhere!)


The link to get started is:


Scottish Students Working Abroad

If you have any interest at all in working or studying abroad, or what an internship might be like, then take a look at this video:

You will hear 3 Scottish students relate their feelings about their placements abroad and offer advice and encouragement to others contemplating taking up the challenge.

How to Get a Job in China Webinar

On Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST, Hutong School will be organising an online seminar: “How to get a job in China?” Further details are below, but to take part you must register by 11th May at:

• Tools and Channels to search for a job in China
• Salary Expectations
• Legal & Tax Implications
• Chinese corporate culture
• Accommodation

Time: Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST
Duration: 1hour: online presentation + Q&A
Software: There is no special software required for the webinar, only a web browser and headset.
Registration: Please register by 11th May

About the organising entity: Hutong School

Hutong School was founded in 2005 in order to provide Western students, graduates and young professionals internships and Chinese language courses in China.  It is the only fully licensed Chinese language school under European management and is the school of choice for anyone who wants to study Chinese or find an internship in China.
In addition to being an exquisite language school, since its foundation, Hutong School also operates as an internship provider. In June 2012 Hutong School acquired
Internship Network Asia, and has now the biggest network of partner companies in Beijing and Shanghai.

For more information visit:

About the lecturer: Ms. Laura Corazzi

Ms. LauraCorazzi, Economist and International Relations Manager of Hutong School, lived for almost 4 years in Beijing where she started as an intern in 2010. Before moving to Beijing she lived in Rome (where she studied) and London (where she received a certificate for higher education in contemporary dance). She recently relocated to Milan and is now in charge of Business Development and International Relations for Hutong School in Europe. 

Are You Involved in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games?

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UWS has given its support to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through staff secondment, research activity and students/staff undertaking pre-games volunteer roles.

The University is keen to capture the full extent of individual involvement and celebrate the contribution of UWS staff and students to what is going to be a memorable event in Glasgow’s history. If you have been involved already or have been selected to play a part in Glasgow 2014 please complete this very short survey (six questions) created by the Careers & Employability Service to help us gather this information.

You can complete the survey anonymously if you do not wish to be identified.  The survey will close on 31st May


To Complete the survey please visit

BBC Learning at the Quay-Digital Learning Zone Event – Volunteer Call Out

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Volunteers needed to help out during the Commonwealth Games at :

Digital Learning Zone Event 26-30 July 2014

BBC Learning will be rolling up at BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow for five days from Saturday 26th July to Wednesday 30th July.

Over the five days learning will deliver inspirational content for young people and families, focused around one of Learning’s key priorities – digital creativity.  The activities will draw on content created earlier in the year for the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.  There will also be additional material created in conjunction with BBC1’s Waterloo Road based around numeracy and health.

The idea is to offer interactive, fun taster sessions based on one of the Sherlock Holme’s games as well as partner introductory coding activities.

Looking for volunteers to help out on any of the above days.  You don’t need to be an expert in technology or online stuff as we will have people available to cover this, but are looking for people who are outgoing and confident talking to the public and families.

Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and if possible live within reasonable travelling distance from Glasgow. (reasonable travelling expenses will be reimbursed)

If you would like to volunteer please email Catherine Garvie – with your preferred day/s where you live and a contact telephone number.


Routes for All – Require UWS Students/Recent Graduates

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Routes for All

Interested in working during term time next year, from October onwards?

We are looking for current students from Ayr, Hamilton & Paisley campus to work on Routes for All, which is a programme of activity promoting further and higher education with secondary school pupils from schools in the South West of Scotland who are considering their options after school.

Working for Routes for All is a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience, and offers excellent experience in working with young people.  The work is during the day during term time within selected secondary schools and can easily be fitted in around your university timetable.

  • The post holder must be a recent graduate of the University or be studying towards a qualification within the University
  • Willing to be checked under the Protected Vulnerable Groups Scheme
  • A sound understanding of the benefits of University provision, the University and the locations of central University services and departments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent team and independent working skills
  • Knowledge of Scottish secondary school education system and a willingness to keep this knowledge up to date
  • Friendly and student- centred
  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Enthusiasm for wider access and education


  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience studying at a college then articulating to University
  • Awareness of wider access issues

Application Deadline is 30th June 2014. For further enquiries or an application form, please contact

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