A brand new scientific publication is due to be produced within the University.

Used as a platform for students to publish their own work, this is a great opportunity to develop and practise important professional skills. It will also promote the work of the Scientific departments at York.

To get the publication started organisers are holding a start-up meeting to arrange the various components required – setting the mission brief to the content of the publication.

  • Come along to the meeting on Wednesday 11 March, 4pm at W/222.

USA Grad School Day

  • Date: 10 March (6pm – 9pm)
  • Venue: American School, 1 Waverly Place, London
  • Cost: £10 per person

USA Grad School Day workshop provides students with an insider’s view of how to successfully navigate the US postgraduate admissions process. Fulbright advisors and experts in the field will cover a variety of topics: choosing the right programme, admissions exams, the application components and funding opportunities, including the Fulbright Awards for 2015-16. This annual event should not be missed by anyone considering postgraduate study in the US!

This event is sponsored by the University of South Florida and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and kindly hosted by the American School in London.

  • Registration: Register Now (Last year’s event sold out!)
  • Unable to attend? Watch our postgraduate study in the US webinar.

Invitation: Careers in Europe Event, University of Edinburgh, 11 March 2015

Date: Wednesday 11 March, 2015 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Venue: David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre C, George Square, Edinburgh

Looking for an International Career in a fast-moving multi-cultural environment? Come to the European Union Careers Event on 11 March and hear about the breadth of careers open to graduates at European Union Institutions. Not only for aspiring policy officers, there are career paths for scientists, economists and communication officers. We are always looking for people who are ready to face challenges and make a difference for Europe.

The European Union Institutions offer an international career to ambitious and capable people. When you join us, you take the first step in a long-term career that could take you anywhere you want to go. Based in the heart of Europe, you will enjoy a fast-moving international environment and real responsibility from your first day. We’re here to serve 500 million people in 28 member states, so you can expect exceptional scope and scale – and the chance to make a real and lasting difference.


  • Video Introduction by David Bearfield, Director of HR, EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office)
  • EU Careers Presentation, what opportunities are available in the EU and how to apply. Presentation by Delyth Evans - Press and Communications Officer, EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office).
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office presentation, work of the FCO EU Staffing Unit and applying to the European Fast Stream. Presentation by Charlotte SandersonSenior EU Staffing Officer, FCO
  • Question & Answer with the speakers.
  • Skills Session – Helping you prepare for the EPSO Computer Based Tests & Assessment centre. Delivered by the EU Careers Ambassadors Skills Session.

Book your place now.

GUEST BLOG: Journalism is changing

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by James Toney of News Associates

Journalism is changing.

In the 1980s people used to talk about alternative comedy. They don’t talk about alternative comedy any more, it’s just comedy.

In the same way, the demarcation lines between the traditional media and those pesky internet upstarts, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed or Vice, are gone too.

There isn’t social media or print media or broadcast media, there is just media. And while everyone with a smartphone and a Twitter account can be a citizen reporter, an insatiable thirst for content demands trained professionals sort and collate the news from the noise of the world wide web. Continue reading

Careers Fair 2015 for Bulgarian Students, 7 March 2015

The event will take place on 7th March (Saturday) 2015, 10:00-17:30, at the Bulgarian Embassy in London.

Last year the event attracted 19 companies and 350+ students. This year the event has attracted more than 20 companies from diverse sectors: finance, FMCG, IT, consulting, HR, airline, pharmaceutical, education, manufacturing.

Full details of the event online and Facebook


GUEST BLOG: Arts event management

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Chris Jones, Manager, Selby Town Hall Arts Centre

If you are interested in working within the live events management field, either at festivals or a performing arts venue, and would like to flex your creative muscle, it’s worth looking beyond the obvious candidates. Britain has an amazing live entertainment heritage, and for many of us, the first places which spring to mind when we think of a transformative night out are the traditional destinations – major producing theatres like The National, Birmingham Rep or York Theatre Royal, or well-known venues which are part of huge corporate management groups such as Ambassador (York Grand Opera House), SMG (York Barbican) and Academy Group (Leeds O2). These are all great venues with fantastic offers, but if you want some serious variety (both in terms of art form and workload), curious quirks and a real opportunity to stamp your own artistic vision, you should spend some time investigating the nation’s unique and brilliant independent arts centres.

When I graduated from York, I had no idea these places even existed. I’d spent four years putting on club nights and band gigs, as well as working on large scale events like Freshers’ Fair and Grad Ball in my capacity first as YUSU Societies Officer and then President. While I had no set career plans, I did have a real love for music, comedy and theatre, and for seeing beaming faces at events I’d organised. I applied to be the first manager of a newly launched performing arts centre…and it sucked me in!

Continue reading

BUCS Women’s Football Festival + women and business

The BUCS Women’s Football Festival, running on Friday 6 March, will take place at the Ron Cook Hub and the York Sport Village.

As well as football there’s a programme of events, including an employability and leadership talk from a senior manager at Deloitte; networking; lunch; and talks from Sport England and Marie Curie Cancer Care. The day finishes with a community football event.

For details see the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/536088499866529/