YuStart and YuFund

YuStart – Matched Funding

Launched in January, YuStart is the UK’s first University crowdfunding platform, which has raised over £17,000 for 14 projects, ideas and events since it started. Projects have ranged from volunteering, outreach, research to sport and special interest societies, see the latest ones here.

This term we are offering a matching scheme for projects who use the site. Using £5,000 specially provided by YuFund (alumni donations made specifically for student projects) the Programme will help as many projects as possible until funds are used up. Find out more at www.yorkspace.net/yustart

Our YuStart team is here to support and advise projects who want to use the site and there is more on our website at www.yorkspace.net/yustart.

YuFund – application deadline

Formerly the York Annual Fund, YuFund gives grants and funding opportunities to departments, colleges, and student clubs and societies from donations made by alumni and friends of the University.

The YuFund Disbursement Group meets twice a year to consider applications and the deadline for the next round is Friday 24 October. More information about the process including eligibility and application forms can be found online at  www.yorkspace.net/yufund.

GUEST BLOG: Job Hunting Tips for Students and Upcoming Graduates

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Lauren Knowles, digital content writer, Portfolio Payroll.

Read our top tips on how to prepare yourself for your job search so that you can ensure a smooth transition from university education to full-time employment.

Top tips on how to kick-start your job search while at university

There are many different paths students can journey down after graduation, from travelling and charity work to further education and employment.

If your goal is to start out on your chosen career path, there is plenty you can do now to prepare for your job search. This handy guide outlines the methods you can use to stand out from all other competition in the graduate jobs market and successfully land your first full-time role after you finish studying.

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CAREERS BLOG: Searching for science-related vacancies

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Janice Simpson, Careers Adviser, Careers

If you’re a science student it can sometimes feel that there aren’t many graduate job opportunities out there, despite regular reports in the media stating that STEM students are in demand.  So what’s going on and how do you find job opportunities?

It’s important to remember that scientific organisations are all different and all have their own policies and practices when it comes to recruitment. Some may see recruitment fairs and generalist recruitment websites as appropriate for their needs, but many won’t, and will seek out more specialist recruitment sources or recruit from within as far as possible. One graduate recently told us that her company only ever recruited externally as a last resort, preferring to recruit students who had undertaken year in industry placements, internships or attended insight events.

So, if you’re looking for jobs (and internships), the first part of this blog will give you some ideas of where to look for advertised opportunities, while the second part will look at more creative ways to find and create opportunities.

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CAREERS BLOG: Resource Review – New Scientist

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog by Hilary Neary, Information Assistant, Careers

Most people have heard of New Scientist magazine. It has a global readership and is a common sight on newsagent’s shelves. We also subscribe to New Scientist at Careers and have the weekly edition available for students to browse as well as a back catalogue of previous copies that students are welcome to come in and read.

What is New Scientist?

New Scientist magazine is a weekly publication covering most areas of science including biology, chemistry, physics, technology, health and public policy. It is not a scientific journal but a magazine that could be read by scientists or non-scientists alike. In fact, New Scientist’s mission statement is to “report, explore and interpret the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture” thus making it an excellent and comprehensible source of information on what has been happening in the science community as a whole.

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