The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Early Career Mathematicians’ 2014 Spring Conference will take place on Saturday 22nd March at the University of Leeds.
The event is open to mathematics undergraduate and postgraduate students, mathematicians working in academia and industry and anyone else who has an interest in maths. Combining a mixture of presentations with informal career path discussions in breakout sessions, the conference is the perfect opportunity to meet mathematicians from around the country with a variety of interests and backgrounds.
Fees for the conference are as follows:
IMA Student: £15
IMA e-Student: £20
Non-IMA Student: £25
IMA Member: £25
Non-IMA Member: £45
For further information about the conference, and to download a booking form, click here
The University of Edinburgh is hosting a European Union Careers Event on Wednesday 19th March 2014, to promote the variety of graduate positions at EU Institutions. The event is open to students and recent graduates of all universities.
David Bearfield, the Director of EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office), along with staff from EPSO will be presenting the variety of opportunities available. It will also be your chance to ask questions about the recruitment process and to find out what it’s like to work in an EU institution.
The event will be opened by Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Youth Employment.
Visit the website to find out further details and register.
Over 160 voluntary roles are available at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (23rd July - 3rd August). The roles are designed for students and are mainly in Sports Presentation; including Presentation Managers, Stage Managers and Camera Operators.
More information about the roles can be found on the PDFs accessible here.
Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers from a STEM subject background for events across Scotland, Wales and Hereford & Worcestershire during school term time in the next few months.
Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory which gives young people aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. Volunteers guide the students through the experiments (optoelectronics and medicine, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours, oil and viscous liquids) and make sure everyone gets involved through hands-on experience.
You would be asked to oversee an experiment for the day. You will be sent all the background material in advance and on the morning of an event you receive full training on the lab.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one full school day, but you can do as many days as you like. In return you’ll have a rewarding and unforgettable experience, receive some IOP (Institute of Physics) freebies and be awarded affiliate membership to the Institute of Physics for a year.
For more information, tour details and to register visit Lab in a Lorry.
WISE have teamed up with Huddersfield University to produce the WISE Student Colloquium – the first event of its kind. Taking place on 8th April 2014, female students from maths, physics and engineering are invited to discover career opportunities, hear from prominent female engineers who are making a difference, meet with real employers and network with other students from across the UK.
The event will provide the chance to:
Travel bursaries are available for students travelling in to Huddersfield!
The Manchester Digital Skills Festival 2014 is being held at Manchester Town Hall on 11th-14th February. (The Talent Day Jobs Fair will be taking place on Wednesday 12th).
The skills festival is a 4-day event run by Manchester Digital, the not-for-profit trade association for digital businesses across the northwest. The festival aims to address the issues facing the sector as well as tackling them on a practical level by offering tours of local digital businesses and a recruitment fair. It will also showcase the amazing digital businesses there are in the North West and show that there are wonderful digital career opportunities on your doorstep.
OU students can listen to the recorded OU Live session, ‘Prepare for Success- What you need to know before joining a Jobs Fair’. The session will help you to prepare in order to make a good impression with employers and make the most of this opportunity. Special guest Katie Gallagher, Director of Manchester Digital, joined the session to share insights and advice from the employers’ perspectives. The session is aimed at Computing and IT students in the NW and surrounding areas but if you are studying a related subject or based elsewhere you are welcome listen in online!
The OU Live session can be accessed here. (Via the ‘play recording – Thursday 30 Jan’ hyperlink towards the bottom of the page).
The session explores:
For more information on Manchester Digital see:
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The British Psychological Society (BPS) are holding their Scottish Branch undergraduate conference at Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus on Saturday March 22nd, from 9.30-16.00.
This free one-day event is a great opportunity for psychology undergraduates. Final-year students – you are invited to present the findings of your honours dissertation*, and all third and final year university students are invited to attend the event.
Keynote speakers at the conference: Dr Richard Mallows, BPS President, and Dr Kathy Charles, Edinburgh Napier University.
Click here for full details and to register for the conference
* If applying to give a presentation you must submit your abstract by Sunday 16th February.
Do you have fluency in more than one language?
GradIreland is organizing Ireland’s first ‘Careers with Languages’ fair on 26 February, 12pm to 4pm, to bring students, graduates and employers together to explore the wide range of career opportunities that are available for multi-linguists.
The fair is open to students from all disciplines, and is attended by employers looking to recruit from all degree subjects.
To find out more and to register, visit the website.
Common Purpose (an independent international leadership development organisation) is running the following event, open to all students with a disability (as defined by the gov.uk website).
Frontrunner 3-day residential leadership course for disabled students
Date: 25-27 Feb 2014
Course fee: Free (sponsored by Santander) including accommodation and transport during the course (travel to/from Nottingham not covered).
What: It provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to develop their leadership and employability skills as well as meet senior leaders from public, private and not-for-profit organisations across the UK. Santander also offers paid internships for students who have participated in the course.
The course is designed to help you:
Full details and an application form: see the Common Purpose website.
Further enquiries to: .
Application deadline: Monday 3 February, 9 a.m.
Northampton Town and County Teaching School Alliance (NTCTSA) are holding ‘Get into Teaching’ days at Northampton School for Boys on Wednesday 12th March and Wednesday 11th June 2014 for students wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status to teach at secondary level.
The days will run from 9am to 3pm and will include:
If you wish to teach in one of the following shortage subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages and Design Technology, you will be able to apply for the School Experience Programme (SEP) through the Department for Education website. You will be eligible for the SEP if you hold a first class or 2:1 degree with at least 50% relevance to your chosen subject or as an undergraduate if you are in your final year of study and are predicted at least a 2:1 degree.
For the following subjects:, English, Music, Biology, History and Geography, an application can be made through the Northampton Town and County Teaching School Alliance with a £15 fee. Further information on the NTCTSA can be found here and you can download a booking form from here.