SAC help some excellent events during Welcome Week where students were able to meet new people, chat to some of the admin staff and have a free yummy lunch at the Conversation Corner. The MacMillan coffee morning was a great success with students being able to enjoy some delicious cakes and relax after the Nature trail, as well as raising £50 for a great cause.
Please look out for the forthcoming study skills workshops beginning in week 4 where you can improve on your academic skills, meet new people and share your skills with others. You will gain 5 employability points for each workshop you attend. We will also be running some new drop-in sessions beginning in week 5 where you can pop in and speak to an academic member of staff about any problems you are having with your academic work. More information will be circulated soon.
Employability Festival – 26th October – 6th November
The Employability Festival is an opportunity for all students to get advice on personal development, attend CV enhancing events, meet potential employers and earn Employability Points. For full details of the events, including the Work and Study Abroad Fair, Kent Opportunities Fair and Language Jobs Fair visit the Careers and Employability Service website.
University of Kent Players Production
Gulbenkian Theatre, 21st – 24th October
This wonderful theatre company, formed from University of Kent staff, are delighted to announce their next production, Murder Inn, about a group of tourists making an unexpected stop at a supposed haunted inn where there is a knife-throwing poltergeist! For more on the Kent Players please visit their Facebook page and for booking information visit the Gulbenkian.
Student Fundraiser Positions
The Development Office is looking for current University of Kent students to take part in a telephone fundraising campaign to raise money for the Kent Opportunity Fund. This is an exciting and rewarding post; you will be an ambassador for the University of Kent, engaging alumni in conversation to update them on University news and activities, establish a good rapport and ask for donations.
Job advert: http://www.kentunion.co.uk/employability/jobshop/vacancy/1460/
Application deadline: Sunday 11 Oct 2015
Students can apply here using this form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xv_kklVuLRfhpoXQXP3vuFv2bYmlJhj47m6B60ShQOQ/viewform
If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Eva Chow on: Tel: 01227 82(4547) E-mail: W.K.E.Chow@kent.ac.uk
Uganda Gorilla Trek
Kent Raise and Give society (Rag) are recruiting for a team of students from Kent University to go out to Uganda for 3 weeks next summer to support three charities by helping build a playground and trekking to find the last remaining silver back mountain gorillas. The Uganda Gorilla Trek unveils to you the culture, landscape and wildlife that Uganda has won awards for. Take on the challenge of trekking and canoeing through the lakes and foothills of Western Uganda, taking in stunning scenery and meeting the locals along the way. Walk alongside the last remaining silver-back mountain gorillas in the wild and transform an empty playing field into a fun, safe and exciting playground for some of East Africa’s most disadvantaged children to enjoy for generations to come!
Kent RAG are having an information meeting with the lead charity, East African Playgrounds, coming along to show everyone what this awesome project is all about. If you and any friends are interested please join the event and come along on Tuesday, October 13th, at 6:00pm, in KLT 1. https://www.facebook.com/events/528780290613817/
If you have any questions you can drop the team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot make the information meeting then you can get all of the details, our information pack and sign up form here: http://eastafricanplaygrounds.org/ugt
OuTrop appeal to help tackle hazardous forest fires in Indonesia
Many readers will have seen the recent media attention on the forest fires raging in Indonesia following an exceptional dry period.
With a strong El Niño event underway and expected to continue into 2016, the dry season has really taken hold in Borneo and Sumatra, and around 10,000 fires are now raging across the islands destroying large swathes of rainforest. Some of the worst affected areas are peatlands, which are home to endangered orang-utans, and emit huge amounts of carbon when burnt. The haze from the fires is a regional problem, choking cities, their inhabitants and leading to the closer of schools, hospitals, businesses and airports.
Although this is an annual problem, this year looks to be one of the worst events on record. The Indonesian government has deployed more than 22,000 soldiers, policemen and fire personnel to fight the fires, with aircraft conducting water-bombing and cloud-seeding operations. However, this is unlikely to be enough for some very important conservation areas such as the Sabangau forest in Kalimantan. The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project, a research partner of the School, is supporting a Community Patrol Team to tackle these devastating fires and provide a secure future for the orangutans, gibbons and other incredible wildlife that call Sabangau home. To find out how you can help support this crucial work please visit the appeal website at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/forestfires/188312
Graduate Recruitment Bureau – message from Lynsey Taylor
I am your official representative of Graduate Recruitment Bureau for Kent University, the UK’s leading recruitment service for students and graduates. They’re helping a huge amount of students find graduate jobs, internships and placements and they’re one of the longest standing and trusted job providers in the market.
As a new student, it is never too early to start considering your future, and right now you can begin to put steps into action for when you graduate in three years time. By signing up to GRB you will have access to all the best and exclusive graduate jobs, information on student jobs, internships, part-time work and placements.
All of these opportunities are with the countries top leading employers and GRB has specialist teams working in each field, meaning there will be exclusive opportunities you will not see anywhere else!
Best of all it is completely free, and you will NOT receive any spam! It takes less that 30 seconds to sign up – so what have you got to lose? http://www.grb.uk.com/sbm/9064
All events and opportunities are provided for information. Their inclusion does not indicate that they are supported by or aligned with SAC or the University of Kent.