10th February 2017 Student Opportunities Funding for International Summer Schools

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10th February 2017


Student Opportunities

Funding for International Summer Schools

International Partnerships is pleased to offer students the chance to apply for funding to attend a Summer School at an Erasmus Partner University. We have now opened the application process on our website:



IDM Creative Data Academy 2017

How do big brands use data to better understand their customer and develop worldwide marketing campaigns? This exciting area of marketing is continuing to grow and has opened up a whole new career path for talented students with analytical and numerate skills. The programme takes place 10-12 April 2017 in London. It is completely free to attend. In particular, we are looking for students who have a passion for finding meaningful patterns in data and are curious to learn how brands use analytics. To apply, visit www.theidm.com/creativedata and complete the online application form.
The closing date for applications - 10 February 2017
Your chance to show off your skills on TV!

Do you know the difference between phishing and fishing? Could you help others be more cyber savvy? Or have you been victim of cybercrime and cracked it yourself?

Renowned Films are developing an exciting new programme for All 4/ Channel 4 about the world of cybersecurity and private investigation. We are currently looking for young, dynamic tech-minded individuals, both professional and amateur, to help people solve their online disasters.

Whether it’s stolen identity, online trolling or erasing digital footprints, if you have amazing tech skills and a creative, tenacious approach to problem solving, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact sue@renownedfilms.com with your name, age, contact number

and a brief description of your experience.

At this stage, there is obligation to take part in any filming should you get in touch.
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM 2017)

For Stage 2 students – opportunity to compete in Boston, USA

The object of this project is to develop a new tool using molecular biology. There is lots of scope for interesting ideas from computing. Last year the group biologically synthesized a magnetic wire using amyloid fibrils and some cool chemistry. This year I’d really like to invite the most ambitious and talented group yet to work together to build a new molecular biology (or other!) tool of your own design. As advisors we don’t get involved in telling you what you should do, instead we guide you in how you can do it. If this really excites you and you would like to be involved, please apply as soon as possible; we want to assemble a team early in February 2017.

The iGEM project is fully funded so successful applicants will receive a stipend over the summer and we aim (funding dependent) to take as many from the team to the final international competition in Boston, USA in November as possible.

Contact Colin Johnson (C.G.Johnson@kent.ac.uk) for an application form.

Deadline for applications: 10 February 2017

LinkedIn Lab with FDM – 15th Feb 14.30-15.30 (KSA1, Canterbury Campus)

LinkedIn has over 300 million worldwide members. 

FDM Group’s LinkedIn lab will help you utilise this professional network, to help you develop your online presence and showcase your skills to employers. Book now https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=1605&service=Careers+Service

All students welcome


2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is now open for student abstract submissions. 

All women students of computing related subjects are invited to enter one of the poster contests at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium.

Your abstract can be on any computing topic you like from social networking to quantum computing; from medical image processing to wearables. If it involves computers, we’re interested. We will provide all successful poster contest finalists with 2 nights’ accommodation (11th and 12th April) as well as a refund of reasonable travel costs*. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/cs/engagement/lovelace-colloquium/ The abstract deadline: Friday 17 February
IT’s not just for the boys - 17 February, Bloomberg London

This is a one day networking and skills event aimed at women with a passion for technology. Throughout the day recruiters will run sessions on key skills, an insight into application techniques and a comprehensive outline of career opportunities in the sector. There will also be opportunities to network with trainees currently on graduate schemes, and senior female representatives from within each company. www.ITsnotjustfortheboys.co.uk

Coffee with FDM@ Caffe Nero, Canterbury Campus – 21st Feb 12.00-15.00

Drop in and meet with the graduate recruitment team from FDM and find out about internships, placements and graduate jobs with this exciting organisation. FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT and the UK's leading IT graduate employer.

There will be a competition on the day and a free hot or cold drink from Caffe Nero for all participants.

Register your interest https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=1633&service=Careers+Service

Computing Careers Presentation

Tuesday 21 February, KLT5 Canterbury Campus, 13.00 – 14.00

This presentation is open to all Computing students including postgraduates and also any others with an interest in Computing careers. It will cover: 

 Careers open to graduates with a degree in Computing, from Systems Analyst to Researcher, Teacher to Consultant, Programming to Digital Marketing. 

 How to choose a career 

 Sources of internships and graduate jobs 

 How employers view graduates of Computing and how to develop the necessary skills for computing jobs. 

 Computing CVs 

 Taking action - when to apply for jobs, postgraduate study etc. 

Kent Student Awards – nominate your friends

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience. Students, staff and members of the public can nominate a Kent student for one of the 12 awards. Nominations are open until Sunday 26 February 2017.


Employment opportunities

Digital Marketing graduate posts: DBD Media

Graduate PPC Executive. We are seeking a bright, analytical and numerate graduate to join our Performance Media team. If you have a passion for numbers and are keen to learn all about paid search and search engine marketing, then get in touch. You will gain lots of training and a clear career development training programme. http://dbdmedia.co.uk/vacancies

DevOps Network Planner – Sky, London

Closing Date: 12 February 2017

Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Sky. It drives the game-changing innovations we’re renowned for and provides our customers with experiences they’ll love, whilst strengthening our position in a highly competitive marketplace. 

We are now on the hunt for a talented DevOps Network Planner to join our Network Engineering Division. https://bskyb.taleo.net/careersection/bskyb_external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=34789

Software Developers & Quantitative Analysts - Online Betting & Trading Company

Are you a highly numerate individual with a passion for coding and an outstanding academic record? Are you looking for a role requiring you to out-think some of the industry’s smartest minds? This firm develops unique, cutting edge software and uses statistical analysis to build models that predict the outcomes of sporting. They don’t make money from the public, they make money by outsmarting the bookmaker.

Selling Points:

  • Small firm offering you complete ownership of projects – not a small cog in a big machine

  • ‘Work smart not hard’ environment – always less than 40 hours a week

  • Extremely generous financial bonus scheme for good work (5 bonuses a year)

  • Flexible working hours, casual dress

Apply: Upload your CV to: http://bit.ly/2jSRdlC

ESA Fly Your Satellite! programme

After the successful launch of three university CubeSats onboard the Soyuz that launched Sentinel-1B earlier this year, the opportunity is now open for new teams to build, test, launch and operate their own small satellite with the support of ESA! 

The programme aims to support university student teams during the production, testing, verification, launch and operations of their CubeSat. Selected teams are offered dedicated training, receive support from ESA experts and are granted access to ESA test facilities.  

This opportunity offers students real hands-on experience of working on spacecraft projects, helping to prepare and motivate them for careers with ESA or in the space industry.

Submission deadline for proposals is:  5 March 2017


What is the Big Ideas Competition?

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The University of Kent Big Ideas Competition, sponsored by Santander Universities, gives all current University of Kent Students the opportunity to submit a business idea for a chance win some fantastic prizes and free, confidential business mentoring. The business idea can be for a new product or service, and come from any sector. Students can submit an idea on their own or as part of a team. 

Students will receive 15 Employability Points per entry. 

The Hub Coordinator and business advisors will be on hand throughout the process to deliver business advice, valuable guidance and feedback throughout. The online application form and profiles of previous winners can be found here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/enterprise/hub/bigideas.html

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