opportunities-ifaw-headerFunding to attend conservation forum in South Africa
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), an animal welfare and conservation NGO, having funding to pay for 20 leading conservationists aged 18-25 to attend the first ever global youth forum in South Africa next September ahead of the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to talk about wildlife protection, problems and solutions whilst seeing how real life conservation decisions are made. It is an amazing opportunity for those people, with all expenses paid. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to wildlife, environmental, conservation and/or sustainable community development issues. For more information visit the IFAW website. Deadline for applications 4th December 2015

opportunities-eastern-arclogoEastern ARC Events Fund for postgraduate students – up to £3000
University of Kent postgraduate students (both taught and research) within the Faculties of Social Sciences, Sciences and Humanities can apply, with support from a member of staff, for up to a maximum of £3000 to host an event. The fund aims to enhance student development in academic leadership, event organisation and networking, while adding value, visibility and relevance to the Eastern ARC within Kent.  Applications that emphasise research collaboration within an inter- or cross-disciplinary field are particularly encouraged. To apply please download and complete an application form by 27 November and submit it to the graduate school (graduateschool@kent.ac.uk). The application form (which outlines the selection criteria) is available on the Graduate School Website.

Eastern ARC postgraduate mobility fund
University of Kent postgraduate students (taught or research) can apply to the Eastern ARC PG Mobility fund to support their mobility within the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC).  There is no deadline for applications and these can be submitted at any point during the academic year. Please see further details on how to apply for these funding opportunities on the Graduate School Website.
Applications can be made under the follow two headings:

  • Mobility support to attend or participate in workshops, events, specialist courses, training or conferences with relevance to the Eastern ARC.
  • Support for a period of collaborative work between Eastern ARC partner institutions.

opportunities-kentmas-insert“12 days of Kentmas” Twitter competition
From 1-12 December we will be tweeting daily questions from @UniKent. All you have to do is visit theEnhancing your experience webpages to find the right answer and tweet it to @UniKent with the hashtag #kentmas. If you’re right – you could win a daily prize of a £10 Amazon voucher and will be in with the chance of winning an iPad Mini!

Student Projects Grant Scheme – closing 18th December
The University have £50,000 to award to students. Grants of up to £5000 per person are available in the form of scholarships to enhance academic studies, bursaries to assist those suffering hardship and funding for projects to develop personal and professional skills. For more information visit the Opportunity Fund website.

Interested in a career in law – but not studying law?
First Impressions Matter – This session is aimed at students currently pursuing a non-law degree or a non-qualifying law degree. The BPP Law School will give guidance on how to impress graduate recruitment teams when you make applications and attend interviews. The event will offer practical advice on how to create a first impression. BPP will help you practice the techniques you need to impress legal employers. More information. First Impressions Matter will take place on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 18:30 in KLT5.

Workshop on the theme of Exchange
25th November, 15:00-17:00, venue to be confirmed
This is a participatory event to encourage open discussion on the theme of exchange. This event for students will reflect on themes such as the different definitions of exchange, the politics of exchange and how exchange can take place. The session will be led by Dr Iain MacKenzie, Dr Charles Devellennes and PhD student Hollie Mackenzie.  For further information please contact Holly: hm319@kent.ac.uk

Undergraduate photoshoot
The University are looking for undergraduate student volunteers who would be willing to take part in a photo shoot to be held on the Canterbury campus, probably in the new Cornwallis East building on Monday 30 November in the morning. They hope to use the photos on the cover and inside the 2017 printed Undergraduate Prospectus and other University student recruitment material, both printed and online. Any interested students should email Carolyn Duey at c.l.duey@kent.ac.uk or call her on 01227 827607 for further details.

Think Future Study – the chance to win £500
opportunities-think-insertThis national survey, the first of its kind, intends to provide insight into how students aged 18-25, particularly women, feel their university experiences shape and influence their aspirations for the future. The survey is now live and will remain open until 27th November 2015 and can be found here www.kpmg.com/30pcthinkfuture. All students who complete the survey will be automatically entered into a national draw to win £500



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.


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