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    Archive for November, 2013

    Sprint Development Programme for female undergraduates and graduates

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 27 November 2013

    WHAT IS SPRINT? 
    Sprint is a groundbreaking new development programme for undergraduate and graduate women.

    Building on the success of the prestigious Springboard programme, Sprint has been researched, designed and written specifically to address issues and challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate women. Originally pioneered at University of Cambridge, with more recent pilot programmes run at the University of Oxford, the next programme will be hosted at UCL.

    The Sprint Programme is a fantastic opportunity for women undergraduates and graduates, from all backgrounds, ages and stages in their lives and study, to take hold of their personal development and achieve their ambitions.

    WHEN IS IT?
    Sprint Development Programme at UCL will be taking place on the 6th, 7th, 8th January AND 13th February 2014.

    Across 4 action packed days, the programme covers a range of key development topics, with the aim of helping you to:

    • use your personal power and influence
    • identify your values, attitudes and direction
    • manage your time effectively
    • learn how to use assertiveness positively
    • build your image, networking skills and confidence
    • engage with inspiring role models and industry professionals
    • work with a mentor (provided by sponsoring companies) to continue help you achieve your goals

    Co-sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland and other employers soon to be confirmed, the first ever UCL Sprint Programme will be held on 6th, 7th, 8th January & 13th February 2014 and is exclusively open to University College London and City University students.

    HOW TO APPLY?
    Applicants will need to submit a CV and a 300 word letter explaining why you, as a female undergraduate or graduate student, deserve a place on the Sprint Development Programme to Shak Chowdhury at s.chowdhury@ucl.ac.uk.

    Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they evidence having thought about their future career and demonstrating effectively why they wish to participate in the course, and how it will meet their development needs.

    DEADLINE
    The deadline for applications is Friday 6th December 2013 and successful candidates will be informed within a week of the closing date.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    Please note that if you are successful in being shortlisted to attend, as places are limited a £50 deposit is required which will be returned to you on completion of the programme. If the workshop becomes fully booked before you pay the deposit, we will email you to let you know and keep you on a reserve list so that we can contact you if there are any last minute cancellations.

    *Deposits will be returned when you attend the final workshop on the 17th September. Any Latecomers will not be admitted to the workshop and will therefore lose the deposit.

    * Cancellations – full deposits will be refunded only if you give at least two working days notice of your wish to cancel your place otherwise the full deposit will not be refunded.

    This event is aimed at women but open to students from all years at UCL.

    One to one appointments with The Edanz Group on Thursday 12th December

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 25 November 2013

    What we do

    The Edanz Group is a worldwide author-centric English editing company. Edanz edits manuscripts for publication in international scientific and academic journals for a growing number of manuscripts from authors of non-native English-speaking backgrounds. The team of Edanz editors, who are native English-speakers and experts in their scientific or academic field, increases these authors’ chances for publication success.

    We are looking for

    Editors across all scientific and academic fields are needed to join the Edanz worldwide team of editors. Freelance editing positions are available for applicants who are experts in their scientific or academic field and are also native English-speakers.

    Qualifications

    – Doctorate or a Masters degree in a particular field and have research experience; and/or

    – Several years’ experience with an academic journal or as a scientific editor.

    For an idea of the type of people in the Edanz team of editors, please view the Editor Profiles on our website.

    To book an appointment:

    The Edanz Group will be at the UCL campus to talk about their opportunities on Thursday 12th December from 14:00 to 16:30. To book an appointment please email a current CV (as a pdf or MS Word document) to Rebecca Maxwell at recruitment@edanzgroup.com.

    In the body of your email, please include:

    – Details of your degree(s) and academic/research area(s)

    – Your main editing topics

    – Any specific expertise you have that you believe may be relevant to academic editing

    Further details

    http://www.edanzediting.com/careers

    Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 22 November 2013

    UCL & UCLU Present:

    Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair

    Thursday 28th November

    6 – 8pm

    Haldane Room, Wilkins North Cloisters

    UCL Postgrads! Are you interested in making connections with local communities? Thinking about volunteering? Want to collaborate with people outside of academia? If so, come along to UCLU’s first ever Postgraduate Volunteering and Public Engagement Fair. There will be  dozens of stalls to browse, and staff from across UCL and UCLU to give advice about volunteering and public engagement. Oh, and we’ll have refreshments too.

    Exhibitors include The Access Project, Body & Soul, St. Pancras Community Association, Training Link, Healthwatch Camden, Camden CAB Service, International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO), Kids Company, Maytree Respite Centre, Aston-Mansfield, City Year UK, Generating Genius, IntoUniversity and Action Tutoring.

    UCL’s Public Engagement Unit will be on hand to talk about how to connect your areas of research or study to non-academic communities, and UCLU’s Volunteering Services Unit will be there to give you advice about finding the right volunteering opportunity. We’ll also have information about setting up and running your own community project.

    For more information visit http://uclu.org/services/volunteering-at-uclu/postgraduate-volunteering-public-engagement-fair or contact John Braime at j.braime@ucl.ac.uk

    Organised by UCLU Volunteering Services Unit, UCLU Postgraduate Association, and UCL’s Public Engagement Unit.

    Meet The Brilliant Club! A meaningful, well-paid teaching and researcher development opportunity

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 18 November 2013

    The Brilliant Club will be visiting the UCL campus to meet UCL PhD students on Tuesday 3rd December. See below to find out how to book an appointment.

    The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve communities with a low-participation rate in higher education. Find out more about the experience through the perspective of a UCL researcher here: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-researchers/2013/10/31/are-you-a-phd-student-interested-in-teaching-find-out-about-the-variety-of-options-open-to-you-within-the-education-sector/.

    Over the course of the last academic year we have placed over 150 researchers in low participation schools in London, the South East and the West Midlands, where they have worked with around 3000 pupils. We are now recruiting tutors to work with us in 2014 to work with pupils aged 13-18. 

    We will be at the UCL campus to talk about our programme on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd December. To book an appointment please email Dr Chris Wilson at chris@thebrilliantclub.org and you will be allocated a slot. Feel free to come to find out more information or to bring along a completed application form (downloaded from our website) and your CV – our next assessment centres will be on 30/11 and 7/12. We run a rolling recruitment process, but early applications are strongly encouraged.

    In addition to earning up to £1500 a year, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials based on their own research and the opportunity to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. Last year’s programmes varied from ‘An Introduction to Moral Philosophy’ to ‘Could the Stars Float in your Bath?’ to ‘Is Due Process Necessary for All Criminal Trials?’. Successful candidates will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities.

    To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor please find further information and an application form on our website, www.thebrilliantclub.org, and send the completed form with a copy of your CV to Dr Mary Henes at apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

    Thomson Reuters – one-to-one appointments for PhD Students on Thursday 21 November 2013

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 7 November 2013

    Interested in applying your insights to help shape the technology that supports our business? Eager to share your ideas with company leaders? Then bring us your expertise and enthusiasm and we’ll help you to pursue a career in technology. In 2011 Thomson Reuters launched their Technology Associate Programs specifically for technical PhD students.

    We will be present for Recruiter in Residence one-to-one appointments in UCL on Thursday 21 November 14:00 – 16:30 for PhD students interested in applying to the Technology Associate Programs below. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.

    Technology Summer Associates Program (TSAP) – 10 week summer program running from mid-June to mid-August 2014;  Find out more.

    Requirement: Undertaking a PhD at a leading university, in one or a blend of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Graphics, Electrical Engineering or related fields.

    Technology Associates Program (TAP) – full-time 27 month rotational program starting August 2014Find out more

    Requirement: Completed a PhD at a leading university, in one or a blend of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Graphics, Electrical Engineering or related fields (must be completed prior to start date).

    Booking information

    Two representatives will be present. Please decide which representative you would like to book an appointment with;

    • Dr. Jochen Leidner is a Lead Research Scientist of Thomson Reuters Research & Development, and heads its new London site. He holds a Ph.D. in informatics from the University of Edinburgh.
    • Dr. Andrew Fletcher is a Manager of Emerging Technology at Thomson Reuters. In his role he is responsible for open innovation and partnerships, working across all areas of the business. He holds a D.Phil in organometallic chemistry from the University of Oxford.

     To make a booking for a 15 minute appointment, please email dulal.rahman@thomsonreuters.com and specify which representative you would like to see. Please note you can only see one representative.