Graduate Psychology Conference

Are you a final year undergraduate or a graduate interested in a Psychology or Psychotherapy career?

This free conference will include:

  • Key note talks on the changing role of psychology and psychologists in mental health interventions and medical practice
  • Talks from psychologists from different backgrounds (clinical, counselling, health, forensic) as well as PWPs, and psychotherapists on the training and career progression for those roles
  • The opportunity to network with psychologists and psychotherapists from these roles, and with other enthusiastic psychology graduates
  • A chance to present your own graduate, undergraduate or extracurricular research to gain experience of disseminating research at conferences
  • CV, application and interview advice
  • One-on-one CV workshop

If you would like to present your own research at the conference please send an abstract (not longer than 200 words) and title for the presentation to jessica.lewis@slam.nhs.uk.

Presentations will be 10 minutes long with a 5 minute Q&A after, and powerpoint will be available. All presentations should include a section entitled ‘What’s Next?’ discussing the implications and applications of the research. Please note there is limited time for these, so presentations will be selected based on the quality of the abstract.

If you would like to sign up for the one-on-one CV advice workshop, please e-mail jessica.lewis@slam.nhs.uk. This will take place at the end of the day between 16:30 and 17:30 so please do not sign up if you will have to leave early. Please note that spaces are limited and will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.

Don’t miss out, register now!

Hosted jointly by

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and King’s College London

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Women in Technology event – Tuesday 13 June

Outsource UK are holding a Women in Technology event in London and we are keen to invite female Students and Graduates who are looking at a career in Technology.

The event will have a senior female who currently works in technology speaking about their journey. We will then also have a panel of 4-5 other successful females in IT across different areas answering audience questions. The aim of the event is to give those currently studying and wanting to look at a career in Technology a chance to ask questions to those working in tech.

Agenda

18:00 – Drinks reception

18:30 – Introduction (Skill shortage in IT, female shortage, UK workforce stats, Working in technology: the common misconceptions)

18:45 – “An interview with” – A senior female speaker will be speaking about their journey into Technology

19:00 – 20:00 – Panel Q&A – The audience can put questions to our panel

20:00 – 20:30 – Networking – Drinks and Nibbles

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Date: Tuesday 13th June

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

Location: WeWork offices – 9 Devonshire Square 3Rd Floor, London EC2M 4YF

More info and registration here

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ELBA opportunities

East London Business Alliance (ELBA) through London Metropolitan University Careers and Employability Service is offering London Met students the following opportunities:

1) CV Surgery – Deadline to submit CVs is Weds 31st May 2017

In a competitive job market, your CV is your first chance to make a great impression on a potential employer. ELBA’s CV Surgery aims to help you to get past the first hurdle by reviewing your CV and providing you with valuable feedback on all the ways that can be improved.

· The CV Surgery project will get your CV checked by a business volunteer from one of ELBA’s corporate member companies (eg Citi, Credit Suisse) and you will receive a feedback report on your CV and find out what works well, find out about areas you can improve on your CV and perfect the master copy of your CV before you tailor it for a specific job

If you would like the opportunity to have feedback on your CV, please

a) email an updated copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format; adding the following subject field – ‘‘CV Surgery’’ to educationworks@elba-1.org.uk

b) You will also need to ensure that the following information is included in the body of your email: Your Full Name Mobile Number Student ID number University Course and Faculty/School.

Unfortunately, CVs submitted without this information will not be considered. The spaces will be given on a first come first served basis

2) Get your LinkedIn profile to a professional level

Deadline to submit profile: Wednesday 31st May 2017

LinkedIn is becoming ever more important as a means of recruitment.

· Having a professional and up to date LinkedIn profile is very important to your career goals and personal brand.

· ELBA is partnering with Accenture employees to review your LinkedIn profiles and provide you with feedback on how to improve your profile.

Please email a link to your LinkedIn profile; adding the following subject field – ‘‘LinkedIn Surgery’’ to educationworks@elba-1.org.uk with a link to your LinkedIn profile and include in your email :

Your Full Name, Mobile Number, Student ID number University Course and School.

Unfortunately, profiles submitted without this information will not be considered. The spaces will be given on a first come first served basis.

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Develop Your Confidence Day

Do you want to develop yourself and become more confident?
Do you want to feel empowered to achieve your goals, both personal and career related?

If so, this is just the one day course for you.

Self-confidence is essential for success in a variety of situations: planning for the future, securing a job and progressing in the workplace.

By the end of this event you will:

  • Be more aware of your strengths and areas you need to develop
  • Be better equipped to set goals, make decisions, identify what is holding you back and ways to move forward.

Our Trainer

Pam Lidford, is a fully qualified ICF PCC & Coaching Academy Coach, Thought Field Therapist, Master Practitioner in NLP and has trained and coached thousands of people in personal, private and public sectors. She was recently awarded the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants (APTC) Trainer of the Year Award 2015

She been involved in working with individuals of all ages in personal development and confidence for over 21 years and works on a 1-1 basis, as well as with teams within the business and corporate sector. Her aim is to help clients get clear about their confidence issues and then support them in becoming aware of what they can do to change and improve them. Her sessions are interactive and fun and she has regularly been called inspirational, passionate and supportive.

Some comments about Pam Lidford from London Met students and graduates:

“She was very interactive, her speech was always engaging and she taught valuable lessons.”

“Very good speaker who showed examples of how to become confident”

“The confidence coach was very helpful particularly as I have not had a professional job in the past, hence lacked confidence and was a little nervous”

“She was very helpful and she became my role model for presentations”.

“Confidence Coach really helped me to build confidence and also gave me knowledge on how confidence can be learned.”

Thursday 8 June 2017, 09.30am – 4.30pm
Room BPLG-02, Holloway campus

Friday 23 June 2017, 09.30am – 4.30pm
Room MG1-02, Moorgate campus

Please register your place on our Eventbrite page

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Way to Win 2017 – How to succeed in the graduate labour market

This one day Careers extravaganza is designed to help you succeed in your search for the perfect job.

Events include:

• Top tips for interviews
• Presenting yourself with confidence – maximise your competitive edge
• Master the mysteries of the assessment centre
• The graduate selection from A-Z – a recruiters perspective
• How to get the most out of recruitment agencies
• Working in the charity sector – opportunities and career paths

All these and so much more to help you reach your goals.

External speakers include NHS, Gradcore, Unlocked, Accelerator, Charityjob and many more.

Please note that this event is only open to students and graduates from London Metropolitan University.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

9am – 4.30pm

Holloway campus

Register your place on our Eventbrite page.

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Hanson Graduate programme- Twitter Q&A- Tuesday 9th May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the roles they are currently recruiting for:

https://hansongraduates.career-portal.co.uk/application/

 

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Helpful employability tips for University Students

London Met graduate Irma Hunkeler interviewed Jon Paul Kelly, Director at Trust Deed Scotland, to help those graduating soon. He shared his exclusive job-seeking advice with London Met students looking to secure their first graduate jobs.

Studying in one of the UK’s most fast-paced cities, London Met students already have so much to offer. I spoke to business leaders to offer their top tips on how new graduates can stand out in the competitive world of graduate schemes, to employers like me:

Tip 1: Showcase what makes you different

Competition for graduate employment is very high. According to a High Fliers report, the top 100 employers in 2016 had 13% more applications than they did the year before. This means graduates today have to really stand out from the crowd. Most applicants will have a degree, and it might even be the same degree, so graduates need to think of new ways to convince employers like me that they are the one for the job. You could highlight sports you play, societies you have joined, and importantly, your work experience, internships, and extra qualifications.

Tip 2: All work and no play makes…a bad application

Graduates need to demonstrate personality in their CV – realistically, most graduates can do the role, but I want someone I can work with. That someone should be flexible, be able to work independently and under pressure, and act like a team player. It is important that their interests and hobbies reflect this. As an example, playing football shows a candidate can work in a team, while a gap year in Thailand highlights the ability to use initiative and be independent.

Tip 3: Location, location, location

Have you ever noticed how job descriptions always list their location, often showcasing how ‘edgy’, ‘creative’ or ‘convenient’ it is? It is not an accident. As employers, we generally love where we work, and are inviting graduates to tell us why they want to work there too. Whether it is our creatively designed office, the local arts scene, or even the historical significance of the city in relation to our brand, graduates should always share these views in an application.

Tip 4: Be open to bigger opportunities

Did you know that last year, over 1,000 jobs were left unfilled because graduates simply did not apply? This was particularly true of large companies – meaning there is less competition than graduates might think to gain an entry-level role with some of the UK’s biggest employers.

These tips could definitely help you secure that golden graduate opportunity. Make sure your CV is up to scratch – visit the Student Zone for useful pointers.

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Volunteering roles with Met Temps

MetTemps offers both paid work within the University and voluntary roles within local charities or community organisations.

Here are the newly listed volunteering on Met Temps. To apply, click on the role then login or register.

Cheer Point Volunteer At Great Newham London Run

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Great Newham London Run volunteer team to ensure our team of runners receive the support they deserve along the course. By cheering our runners on from our cheer point on the course you will play a vital part in the day and the amazing work our team are doing for Alzheimer’s Society.

 Children’s & Young People’s Buddy – Tower Hamlets

Why not treat your specialist skills to a breath of fresh air! With your ability to support people with complex needs, including autism, you will discover that supporting a child or young person on the Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience.

Healthy Minds Academy Volunteer

We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences who are enthusiastic about improving wellbeing of the community. You will learn our way of working, gain valuable hands on experience, and have the opportunity to develop team-working, project management, and essential leadership skills in areas of personal interest.

 Oral History Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist in the oral history aspects of the project, which will culminate in a public talks and guided walks programme, a website and a walks app. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the Discovering Stratford Village 1890-1990, working community project, and to help encourage local communities to engage with the history of their local area.

 Archive Researcher Volunteer

Discovering Stratford Village 1890-1990: Working lives, Working Community is a two year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund that will research, interpret and celebrate the diversity of working lives of Stratford Village (E15) over a 100 years through archive research and oral history collection. We need your help to unlock the stories of people who lived and worked in the area and contributed to shape a vivid, lively and multifaceted community!

 Full Time Volunteer / Role Model In School

From Monday to Thursday, City Year UK’s volunteers are integral to the school day. They encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to engage with and enjoy learning, while developing their own skills. On Fridays they meet to share experiences and benefit from training delivered by experts from across the education, business and voluntary sectors

Residential Project Volunteer

Free to Be Kids provides holidays, therapeutic adventures and afterschool activities for children struggling with social or emotional difficulties and other significant disadvantages. Without our projects, many would not have support or a break from often extremely difficult home circumstances. We’re looking for enthusiastic, energetic and motivated volunteers to come on our residential projects this summer, to help us provide respite breaks for some of London’s most vulnerable children (sign up for a 1 week project – dates are: Week 1: 22/23rd – 30th July; Week 2: 30th July – 5th August; Week 3: 6th – 13th August).

 Great Men Volunteer Facilitator

Great Men Value Women is a project from gender equality charity The GREAT Initiative. We aim to challenge stereotypes of masculinity and to engage men and boys in the movement towards gender equality. The opportunity to work in schools with young people. The programme is Big Lottery funded and has been approved and supported by the Department for Education. For anyone interested in a career in education this would be a great asset on your CV

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London Graduate Fair – 21 June 2017

The London Graduate Fair will take place on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 11am – 6pm at Senate House, Russell Square, London WC1E 7HU

Entry is free.

Register now at:

londongradfair.co.uk

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Open day for those considering the CIMA professional qualification in management accounting

Photo by Dave Dugdale

This open day evening will provide an introduction for those considering the CIMA professional qualification in management accounting. Attend to find out more and get one to one advice.

  • Who will benefit?

Anyone who is looking at their next career steps and interested in knowing more about the CIMA qualification. All welcome!

  • What you can gain?

-Get one to one advice on studying the CIMA qualification.

-Find out if you will be exempt from any exams.

-Find out details about the different study options available; entry routes, study options, -exams, careers and any other queries you may have.

-CIMA qualified professionals will share insight, experience and advice.

-Find out career opportunities and earning potential for CIMA qualifieds.

-You can register with CIMA on the day.

There has never been a better time to be a management accountant. CIMA qualified management accountants, particularly at senior level, are in demand more than ever. This open evening will allow attendees to explore the internationally recognised CIMA qualification.

Thursday 27 April, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

Book your place here

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