SayWhatYouSee Easter competition

Following our (Stratton Craig) recent blog on how to get more people to share your photos, we’re launching an Easter caption competition, entitled SayWhatYouSee (#saywhatyousee). We are looking for interesting, inventive, funny or clever captions for the image below, and the top five entries will be be in with a chance of winning a gourmet chocolate egg.

How to enter:

Via Twitter Simply enter your caption on Twitter, tagging @strattoncraig and including the hashtag #saywhatyousee. That leaves you with 111 characters to play with…

Via Email If you’re not on Twitter, simply reply to our email address ( and be sure to include your contact details.


Closing date: Please get your entry to us by midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 22nd April, 2014 to be in with a chance of winning. You’d better get cracking!

Careers Newsletter, Summer term, weeks 1 and 2 – Summer internships, funding for voluntary work experience, business plan competition plus much more


Careers Newsletter, Summer 2014, Weeks 1 and 2

In this issue:

  1. York Award interviews
  2. Opportunity for a career mentor
  3. Start your summer with a paid internship
  4. Get inspired this summer – funding for voluntary work experience available
  5. Do it! Volunteer as a classroom assistant with YSIS
  6. Run it! York Cares charity internships for 2014/15 – apply now
  7. Enterprise internships worth £2000 – open for applications
  8. Plan ENVY – apply for a chance to win £2000
  9. Employability Tutorial – it’s not too late to try it
  10. College news: Goodricke student market 14th June
  11. Summer term Careers events – weeks 1 and 2
  12. Make the Most – what will you do with your summer?
  13. Meet the Team – Kelly McDonald, Careers Adviser
  14. The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 – win £1000
  15. Do you speak Japanese? 
  16. Caught our eye this week

… and more

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Making a living out of social media

If you’re never off social media, check out what it’s like to be using it everyday as the main focus of your job. Sedge Beswick, Global Social Media Manager for ASOS gives an insight into what the work is really about on the 10 Minutes With website.

10 Minutes With is free for York students to access – simply go to the website:

  • click on Register
  • enter your email address
  • click the Student option
  • and follow the instructions.

JISC Summer of Student Innovation

JISC are once again offering grants of £5,000 to fund student-led projects into improving university life through technology!

JISC Summer of Student Innovation are looking for small, practical projects that can run over the summer with £5,000 available for successful ideas.

How it works:

  • Create - Make a video to explain your idea.
  • Share - Upload your video and encourage people to vote.
  • Vote - If you hit the voting target we will consider it for funding.

JISC Summer of Student Innovation:

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

  • Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick, Derbyshire.
  • Sat 9 Aug – Fri 15 Aug.
  • Courses, workshops and writing groups, with line-up of evening guest speakers.

There are also 5 places for the ‘TopWrite’ initiative on offer (on a first-come, first -served basis). This initiative is available to those studying writing and offers the summer school at a discount.

For more information about the summer school and TopWrite, as well as the application form, visit