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    Archive for March, 2014

    Meet The Brilliant Club! A meaningful, well-paid teaching opportunity for researchers at UCL

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 11 March 2014

    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 based on their own research to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities.

     We will be at the UCL campus on Friday 14th March from 1:30pm – 4:45pm. This will take the form of a number of 15 minute slots where a representative from the charity can talk to you about its work, review your application (if you are at that stage) and discuss next steps. Please email chris@thebrilliantclub.org to request a slot.

     We will place successful candidates in a non-selective state school, where they will work with eight high-performing 16-18 year old pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Successful candidates typically design a course based on their own research, with recent programmes as varied as ‘Fighting Cancer with Sound Bullets’ and ‘Free Will, Luck and Moral Responsibility’.

     A Brilliant Club summer placement offers tutors the chance to complete meaningful and well-paid summer work, whilst communicating their research to a non-specialist audience (increasingly a requirement for research council funding). As well as gaining teaching experience, tutors will deepen their knowledge of the UK education system, helping them understand the backgrounds of the undergraduates studying at their institutions. Our training programme is delivered by qualified teachers and focuses on learning theory and teaching technique, as well as providing practical support for tutors who choose to design their own course. All tutors also take part in a professional induction, including an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Check.

     To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor this summer, 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.

    Apply now to Focus on Management 2014

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 6 March 2014

    This post originally appeared on the UCL Careers Blog

    Back for another year, UCL Careers’ flagship event Focus on Management is open for applications. Taking place from Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th June at a central London location.

    • Want to develop the vital skills you need to stand out in the workplace?
    • Need to get your commercial awareness to employer standards?
    • Want to improve your understanding of management?

    Then Focus on Management 2014 is the course for you.

    This year the course is being sponsored by ICAEW, a world leading professional membership organisation for the accounting, financial and business world. Get your applications in by Thursday 27th March 2014.

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    What will I do during Focus on Management?

    Focus on Management is a 3 day course packed full of activities which will give you an interactive and rewarding immersion into the world of business. Your team-working, problem solving and presentation skills will be put to the test as you work in small groups to crack a range of business challenges.

    • Day 1 focuses on management essentials and the skills you need to stand out in the workplace, with real-world insight provided by small and medium sized companies (SMEs).
    • Over Days 2 and 3 you work in teams, facilitated by a team manager, on business case studies from four major graduate employers. The team managers, from a variety of organisations, will trial different managerial styles over the two days giving you the chance to observe what is most effective.

    You will get ample opportunities across the three days to meet and learn from different companies involved in delivering the course. Last year included contributions from Barclays, Sainsbury’s, Capco, Civil Service, Accenture, Cancer Research, Deloitte and Getty Images.

    See what last year’s students said about the course:

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    How do I apply?

    For further information and to apply for a place, click http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/students/skills/focus. The deadline is Thursday 27th March 2014 11:59pm. We can only accept applications online; if a disability means you need the form in a different format please contact UCL Careers (careers@ucl.ac.uk).

    Demand for this course is high and we receive many more applications than there are places, so take care when completing the form.

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