This competition, created by Find Invest Grow and sponsored by RBS Group and LinkedIn, is an opportunity for students to “road-test” their business ideas while building the framework for a professional business plan. It is open to any students and graduates of the past 5 years.
Investors will review and judge entrants to decide on the 20 semi-finalists who will be selected to attend the training workshops. The 10 finalists will pitch their business ideas to a room full of investors, with the chance to win prizes of £25,000, £10,000 and £5,000.
Deadline for entries: Midnight on 15th June 2012
The Head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, is hosting a Live Facebook Q&A session on the Civil Service Faststream programme on Tuesday 8th May 2012 from 13:00
From Monday 16th April to Friday 11th May 2012 the OU Careers Advisory Service is running an online forum on “Science and Environmental Careers” for students wanting to plan their next career steps. The forum will be moderated by two careers advisers, and we will post some information from a number of Science and Environmental related organisations. You can post a question, provide help to other students, or just come in and browse.
Questions asked on previous forums included:
* What career options are available with a Science or Environmental qualification?
* How can I get work experience?
* What are the benefits and financial implications of further study?
* Is age a problem for career changers?
* Where can I find job vacancies?
To access the forum go to the Careers Workspace using your OU computer username and password.
The forum will be open for 4 weeks and will then become read-only for a further 12 months.
This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered by a qualified careers adviser. We hope to see you on the forum.
Applications are now open for ‘Frontrunner for Disabled Students’, a 3-day residential leadership course run by Common Purpose and sponsored by Santander. The course is FREE, including accommodation and will be held on 4 - 6 July 2012 in Liverpool.
The course focuses on different leadership themes with interactive workshops, exercises and forums planned for each day. It offers the chance for disabled students to meet inspirational leaders and see how they lead in their own worlds, while developing their personal leadership skills to empower them as leaders both during their time at university and as they start their career paths.
Deadline for applications: 21st May