Careers Fair 2012


It is now less than week until Careers Fair 2012 – an event featuring over 100 exhibitors!

Jointly organised by the Universities of Sussex and Brighton, Careers Fair 2012 will offer students and graduates the chance to meet, face-to-face, a wide range of employers and organisations.

Exhibitors will represent all sectors, including Law; Engineering, IT; Media; Finance & Business; Overseas; Not for Profit; Development; Communications; and Further Study & Training.

They will be recruiting for work experience, vacation placements, one year placements and jobs after graduation so all years and disciplines are welcome to attend.

WIN with your feedback! If you give us your feedback on the day of the Fair then you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £150 worth of John Lewis vouchers. Look out for people with iPads to leave your thoughts! This prize has been sponsored and donated by Hays.

Free transport available, 10.30am – 2pm.
From: Natal Road bus stop, near Watts Building, University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus.
To: Ringmer House, University of Brighton Falmer Campus.
Provider: The Big Lemon.

Full event details – including a complete exhibitor list – can be found at

This event is sponsored by:

BDO LLP Brandwatch
CGGVeritas The College of Law

Study China Program – Open for applicants


Study China is a three week academic training course in China which includes academic study and a Chinese language course. The course will also give you a chance to explore China and see the sights a bit.

Costs of accommodation, airport pickup and dropoff , tuition of language and academic courses, and activities will be covered by the government sponsors. You would be expected to cover cost of flights, visa, food, vaccinations, and insurance.

Any university student with a valid EU passport can apply, and the deadline is 17 June.

Open University postgraduate study event: Jubilee Library, Saturday, 19 March


The Open University is holding a postgraduate event in the Jubilee Library, Brighton on 19 March between 12:30 and 4 PM. Lecturers from their Business, English, Education, and History courses will be in attendance to answer any questions you might have.

If you’re interested in continuing your studies after university, then this is a good chance to go and see if the Open University might be the best way forward for you.

Teacher taster course running at end of June. Learn more at drop-in tomorrow 10 till 12


Sussex University, in partnership with Priory School, are offering a taster teaching course between the 25 and 28 June.

What will happen

Participants will spend a week observing teaching in an excellent local secondary school, hear from experienced and recently qualified teachers and find out about developments in education policy and practice.

There will be two taught days and two observation days.

The cost for this training will be £75.

How do I apply

Fill in the application form.

For further information you can contact

Or come to the drop-in and learn more

A drop-in session to discuss this event will happen on Saturday in Essex House 18 10 till 12, with a presentation at 10:30.

Free TEFL course! Apply by 30 April


The English Language Centre is a social enterprise company that trains graduates in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and re-invests it’s profits into the community. One of the ways they’re doing this is by offerring free places on their courses for a number of students. They also provide 25% discount on courses for students and graduates.

If you want to do a free TEFL course you can apply for their scholarship programme. The deadline for applications is 30 April. More information about the course can be found here.

As usual, we can help with applications and cover letters by email or in the centre.

Funded Study in China, Easter 2012


The Study China Programme offers over 400 funded places each year to full time undergraduates to study in China. Successful candidates will be learning Chinese language, attending lectures on Chinese culture, society, history and economy and visiting local businesses. They work with host universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan, Hangzhou and Nanjing.

This time they are also offering a small number of internship-based places known as SCP-I.  This will be very similar to the main programme but with a daily work placement tailored if possible to your degree subject area.

The closing date for applications for the Easter programme is 3 January at 5pm. However, your academic reference needs to be submitted by 21 December.

For full details, and to apply, see and like their Facebook page

Funding for Study Abroad


Here are some funding opportunities that we have found out about recently. Most are for postgrads/PhD students, but there are some for undergraduates too:

DAAD – offers grants for studying in Germany. For undergrads there is RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) to work over the summer on research projects. Deadline 31 January 2012. There are also Summer Language School Grants (deadline 16 December) and the DAAD Summer Law School (deadline 15 January 2012). There are also a number of One Year Grants to study at Master’s level in Germany. For PhD students and Postdocs, there are One Year and 6 Month funding opportunities for all disciplines.

Leverhulme Trust – offers around 15 study abroad studentships for anywhere in the world (except the UK and USA). You must hold an undergraduate degree already, and be a current student (or registered in the last 8 years). Deadline is 9 January 2012. Find out more, and get application details, online

JSPS London Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-Term Award) - provides the opportunity for pre and postdoctoral UK researchers and European and North American researchers based in the UK to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions for visits of 1 to 12 months. It is for any discipline. Deadline 1 December. Application guidelines and documents at

For more information on study abroad, check out our International Work and Study page


Free Journalism Workshops


A number of journalist training organisations will offer free taster sessions to find out what it is like. These can also help you decide whether journalism is for you.

Journalist Works is based at the Argus offices in Brighton. You will get a tour of the Argus newsroom, as well as an insight into what recruiting editors are looking for and the different career options available. The free workshops take place every month and the next ones are on Friday 11 November and Fri 9 December. More details at

News Associates has offices in London and Manchester. Meet tutors, reporters and editors as well as getting careers advice. You will also get to tackle a breaking news exercise and get individual feedback. The next free workshops in London are on Fri 11 November and Fri 2 December. More details at