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BAFTA Scholarship Programmes now open for applications!

Wednesday, 9th April 2014

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The BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which assists talented UK nationals in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games in the UK, is now accepting applications for the forthcoming academic year.

The deadline for applications is Monday 16 June.

Each BAFTA Scholar will receive up to £10,000 towards their course fees for a year, mentoring support from BAFTA members and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. For a second year, three of the chosen scholars will receive the Prince William Scholarship in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros. These scholarships are awarded in the name of HRH The Duke of Cambridge in his role as President of BAFTA. The recipients will have their fees funded by Warner Bros. and will additionally receive a short funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies, access to a Warner Bros. mentor, and invitations to a series of industry masterclasses.

Further information on eligible courses and how to apply can be found here.

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International Students Fair

Monday, 24th March 2014

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M60 2LA

The fair is FREE for International students to attend, and there will be a number of TOP EMPLOYERS present willing to OFFER:
Full time (tier 2 sponsorship)/placement/internship opportunities EXCLUSIVELY to INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. Such as BMW, Abercrombie & Fitch, FDM Group. Alongside with this, a number of key embassies will be present as key speakers to show their support to international students.  Accommodation providers, immigration advisers, further education providers as well as recruitment companies will also be attending the fairs.
To attend, students are expected to register to the event beforehand which can be done by following this link:
(Further information is also available on the site.)

Why not go to the Fair in the morning then go to the ” Work after study ” Immigration Session, 2pm-3pm, Room 4.44, MMU Business School, All Saints Campus, which will cover immigration routes to working in the Uk after your studies:

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Want to know what gets asked at graduate job interviews? Grad Diary has done the research for you

Friday, 14th February 2014


Nervous about an upcoming interview?? Grad Diary have done some of the research for you- creating a list of past interview questions asked by a number of companies, so that you can prepare and help to eliminate those interview nerves!

These past interview questions come straight from Grad Diary users who have been in touch to tell them all about their interview experiences. Simply click on the company you are interested in and see what questions they have asked in previous interviews!

Sounds useful? Visit the Past interview Questions page here:

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AIESEC “Be a Global Player” Conference: Room G.01, Sandra Burslem, Wed 12th Feb, 4:00pm

Tuesday, 11th February 2014

AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships and volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries and territories. AIESEC develops responsible, global leaders by providing a self-driven, practical learning experience for peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential.

“Be a Global Player” is aimed at enhancing student’s awareness of the competitive globalised working environment. AIESEC have invited speakers from different industries and institutions to address these issues and teach how to become successful in this environment.

The event will involve a panel discussion around the “Be a Global Player” theme – giving students the opportunity to interact with company representatives. This is followed by an interactive “Skills Session” led by each company. Finally, there will be an opportunity to participate in an informal networking event.

It is a unique opportunity to share your values and to exchange with current students during the conference, from across all three universities in Manchester. Plus, Proctor & Gamble and HSBC are scheduled. Who knows who you might meet!

You will be awarded 3 Bronze Points towards the MMU Futures Award for attending this event.
For further information please visit

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CRCC Asia – British Council Disability Scholarship Program 2014

Monday, 20th January 2014

CRCC Asia is delighted to be able to offer 2 Scholarships for an internship with the British Council Beijing and Shanghai. The scholarships are designed specifically for students with a disability, bringing the experience to those who may not previously have had an opportunity to live and work in China.

The successful applicants will undertake a business placement at the British Council, in Beijing and Shanghai between May and November 2014. The interns will live in the centre of each city and work for one month, gaining transferable business skills and hands-on experi-ence whilst working in an international setting.

What’s Included?
Accommodation – Pre-Departure Assistance and Visa Processing – Business and Networking Events -Chinese Language Classes – Support Network – Social and Cultural Events

As our 2013 Disability Scholarship Winner, Jessica Stubbs, explains:
“I believe that experiences such as mine in China are especially important because all too often there are numerous barriers – both physical and societal – in the UK that hinder disabled people. Giving more disabled people the opportunity to do internships such as mine means, over time, the wider society will come to regard seeing disabled people in all areas of life completely normal .”

The successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship based on their overall application, their response to three short essay questions and an academic reference.

Applications close on Friday 7th February 2014.

For more information please visit

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Introducing the Jobs4Students Drop-In Service!

Tuesday, 14th January 2014

Jobs4Students offers paid opportunities for MMU students to enhance employability by working on-campus. The Jobs4Students team will now be running a drop-in service from the Employability Hub in the Business School every Wednesday between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.

If you are looking to join the Jobs4Students scheme and want to find out more information, this is your opportunity to meet with a member of the service face-to-face to discuss the types of roles available.

Alternatively, if you have already signed up to the Jobs4Students mailing list and have a question about your application, pay, schedule etc. pop by to discuss your query in more detail.

For more information and to sign up to Jobs4Students, visit the Jobs4Students website

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Generation UK: Summer Internships in China

Monday, 13th January 2014

The British Council’s Generation UK internship programme is still offering UK students the chance to gain two-month work experience in mainland China!

Available across six cities (Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen or Zhuhai), placements are available at companies in a wide range of industries including; accounting and finance, architecture, business, engineering, hospitality, information technology, legal, logistics, marketing and PR, media and creative industries, pharmaceuticals.

Generation UK covers accommodation, STA travel insurance an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the placement, however students will need to cover the costs of their own return flights and visa.

Please note: For placements starting in June or July 2014, students should submit an application before Friday 11 April 2014. Generation UK advise applying as early as possible as funding is limited and places are expected to be filled quickly.

More information, including details of how to apply, can be found at: or for enquiries, please email:

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Prepare to succeed with Assessment Centre HQ!

Friday, 10th January 2014

Is 2014 the year that you will be applying for your first graduate job? If so, Mike Kennedy, who runs the Assessment Centre HQ website has recently published two new articles offering valuable tips on the KPMG Assessment Centre, and an Ultimate Guide to preparing for interviews:

1) KPMG Interview & Assessment Centre Success
This is a clear step-by-step guide that tells candidates what to expect and shows them how to succeed in one of the UK’s most challenging recruitment processes. Competition for KPMG’s grad scheme is ferocious and it’s easy to understand why: Accountancy is always in demand, the salaries are superb and KPMG look after their employees well. Small wonder they are considered such a prized employer for most graduates.

2) How To Prepare For An Interview: The Ultimate Guide
This has rapidly become one of the most popular articles on the site and contains a wealth of practical and valuable advice for students.

Again this article is teeming with useful links to other recruitment and interview success resources – a great page to refer back to time and time again.

As well as these two new articles, the website offers a wealth of information and advice on making a success of the different recruitment processes that you are likely to undergo when applying for a graduate job. Visit the website here for a summary of what’s on offer (the resource is free!)

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Exciting summer jobs with the Challenge Network!

Friday, 3rd January 2014

challenge network

Challenge Network run the National Citizen Service scheme which takes groups of 15-17 year olds on 3 week programmes of outdoor adventure at summer camps, skills-building workshops and community development projects…and they need people like you!

In the summer of 2013 over 14,000 young people took part- They learnt about themselves and their potential, their community and the difference they can make to it. They had the opportunity to climb mountains and build rafts; to make films and present their ideas; to meet and understand people who are different to them and develop a social action project.

Challenge Network are looking for dedicated individuals, with an interest in working with young people to strengthen their communities to help them run these summer programme and have lots of roles available for people at every level of experience, from all degree subject and years including:
Leadership roles – managing a team of staff and 60 young people
Assistant Programme Leaders – assisting the programme leader care and develop a group of 60 young people
Mentors – assisting the programme leaders
Practitioners – delivering skills-building activities using sports, drama, photography, media/video or business enterprise
Support Workers – Provide 1 to 1 support to young people with additional support requirements on the programme

All positions last 2 weeks through to 14 weeks throughout summer, are available in the North West (including Manchester), the West Midlands and London, and are all paid between £1000 and £2000 per 3-week programme!

If you would like to be a part of this scheme visit their website below, and don’t forget to attend their presentation here at MMU on Wednesday 15th January at 2.15pm, Room 1.07, Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus


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Calling all entrepreneurial students!! How much impact can you make?

Thursday, 2nd January 2014

The Deloitte Micro-Tyco University Challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial students an opportunity to stand out!

Starting with £1 seed capital, teams of five students will have just four weeks to generate as much profit as possible. As long as it’s legal, you can raise the profit any way you choose! This is an exercise in resourcefulness, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as realising the potential of their networks, so business tactics are down to them.

A Deloitte mentor will be allocated to each team and will provide support throughout the challenge, along with access to online tools and resources. Offering encouragement and experience throughout the challenge to keep you on the right track.

Deloitte are looking for students who can do something truly remarkable with their pound. If you’re wondering how much you could expect to raise…A team of Deloitte Employees managed to raise over £50,000. A group of 14-year-old school children raised more than £14,000. Old or young, experienced or not, teams have achieved very powerful results- utilise your networks, get stuck in and be ambitious!

The challenge runs throughout February 2014, but you will need to complete your application form before Tuesday 21st January.

Deloitte have organised the Micro-Tyco University challenge in partnership with Wild Hearts In Action, who invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries, and all profits will be used to fund projects abroad, with the winning team being invited to travel out and see the impact their profit has made!

To find out more, please clickhere



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