Student Team Working awards – could you be a winner?

February 25, 2011

Have you been part of a successful project group or team this academic year?  If you have, then read on…

The university’s annual Student Team Working Awards are currently accepting applications. The awards are given to recognise the work that is done on projects/group work as part of your course or in your free time – so there are two categories: ‘Curricular’ and ‘Extra Curricular’.

They are sponsored by PwC and there’s a £500 prize available for the winners in each category as well as runners-up prizes.

Applications close next Wednesday 2nd March so you’ll need to get a move on!  For more details and application forms, visit the Student Team Working Awards webpage.


Jobs Seen on the Street 24.2.11

February 24, 2011

Part-time jobs this week are:

Topshop image by Rija 2.0 on FlickrSeen on DirectGov
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

Seen elsewhere

Want to work as an NHS Scientist?

February 23, 2011

If you’re in your final year and the answer is yes, then you may want to read my colleague Holly’s post on our graduate blog.

We’ve been sent an update about the training scheme for this year and rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I’d point you to the post she’d written as it’s really useful and sets out key information as well as linking to the relevant NHS careers information.

Make sure to read it quick as the application deadline is 13 March 2011.

Virtual jobs fair – this week only

February 22, 2011

Employers offering part-time work, summer jobs and work experience are advertising their opportunities for one week only at the National Student Employment Week Virtual Fair

National Student Employment Week Virtual Fair

From Monday 21st to Friday 28th February you can browse and apply for opportunities in many sectors including retail, healthcare, IT, banking, tourism and education. Employers include Disneyland Paris, Fat Face, Eversheds, Royal Bank of Scotland, BUNAC, STEP and many more. A Virtual Jobshop Advisor will also be available on the site to help you with any queries you have. 

Visit the Virtual Fair website at:

National Student Employment Week is an annual event organised by NASES (a national association of student jobshops) to help bring students and employers together.

Careers in the Environmental Sector

February 18, 2011


Have you ever considered working in the environmental sector? 

If so, don’t forget to put the following event in your diary:

Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 2011

Time: 1-5pm

Venue: University Place

We have invited a range of professionals who work in the sector to join us, giving you the opportunity to find out directly what it takes to work in this important and competitive sector.

You will have chance to hear about people’s experiences and to ask questions that will help once you have completed your degree. Have you ever wondered…What sort of work experience counts?  How important is postgraduate study?  What can I do whilst at University to set me apart once I have finished my studies?

Our guests come from a range of occupational areas, both technical and non-technical, and will provide an invaluable insight into the range of opportunities in environmental work.

Please note that the event is for information only and is not a recruitment event.

Sign up online at:

(Search f0r the event within in ‘Careers Fairs and Events’ section – Event ID 301)

Community Service and Volunteer of the Year Awards 2011

February 18, 2011

Have you set up community project?
Do you help out at your local hospital?
Do you visit older people who live alone?
Do you help deprived teenagers get involved in sport?

Many students, graduates and staff give their personal time and energy helping disadvantaged groups in the community locally, nationally and overseas.

In 2010 the university launched a Community Service and Volunteer of the Year Awards scheme to encourage greater social responsibility, to help realise this ambition, and to recognise and celebrate the community activity of its members.

Nominations for the 2011 Awards are now open

Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Student of the Year – open to any current undergraduate or postgraduate of the University of Manchester.  This award is in association with University of Manchester Students’ Union.
  • Staff of the Year – to any current staff member of the University
  • Alumni of the Year – to any alumni of the University of Manchester (including Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST)

To be eligible for these awards, the activity must address disadvantaged groups or deprived communities. Nominations should also not be for work that is part of a nominee’s job but be over and above that which is expected.

Each winner will receive a cheque, made out to the organisation that they support:
£300 for the overall winner, and £200 and £100 for the 2nd and 3rd place runners up.
In addition the overall winner in each category will be put forward for the University Social Responsibility Award.

The closing date for all nominations is 21st March 2011.
For more information and to nominate go to Volunteer of the year award

Jobs Seen on the Street 17.2.11

February 17, 2011

Part-time jobs we’ve seen this week include:

Seen on DirectGov
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

Seen on the Manchester Arndale Centre website


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