With the Christmas holidays just around the corner sure that you’re probably all looking forward to a break. Why not use the time away from university to come up with the next big idea to make London a better place to live and work?

This year’s Mayor Entrepreneur competition has four awards; Environment, Smart Cities, Creative Industries and Health, each offering £20,000 to the winning entry.

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Latest volunteer roles

Here are the recently listed volunteer roles on MyCareer. To find out more and to apply – please login to MyCareer then click on the role you’re interested in below.

Christmas Volunteer (Jackson’s Lane)
Each year on Christmas Day, we throw open our doors and host a Christmas meal for older and disabled people in the area, who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone. Guests arrive through the generosity of volunteer drivers and enjoy a hot Christmas meal, a drink or two, some fantastic entertainment, gifts, and a visit from Santa. The day is entirely volunteer-led. For many volunteers, helping out here has become as much of a tradition in their families as stockings, carols and cold turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day.

Help A Child Learn To Read! (Bookmark Reading)
Would you like to help a child learn to read? Every year 8 children in an average class leave primary school unable to read well. You can make a difference this term by helping a child at a school near to the London Met campus.

Eating Disorder Therapy Volunteer (Amy’s Place)
Amy’s Place is a partnership between the Amy Winehouse Foundation and Clarion Housing, providing supported living accommodation for young women in recovery and receiving support with drug, alcohol issues and eating disorders. The volunteer will provide emotional and therapeutic support to young women (18 to 30 years) with eating disorders.

Social Media Volunteer (Royal Trinity Hospice)
We are looking for volunteers to visit our shops and gather content, including photos and videos of our stock, displays and volunteer teams. As a Social Media Volunteer you will have the opportunity to assist the Creative & Design Manager and Digital Communications Manager in establishing a new and growing brand across our shops which raises vital funds for Royal Trinity Hospice.

Groups & Activities Volunteer- Wheelchair Ice-Skating! (Centre 404)
We are looking for volunteers to help take our wheelchair users out onto the ice, at our weekly ice-skating sessions at the Sobell Leisure Centre Wednesdays 11-12. This weekly group is designed for people with physical impairments and wheelchair users, and the session aims to create an increased sensation of mobility and freedom of movement.

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The School of Computing & Digital Media Enhancement Week – Monday 13 – Friday 17 January 2020

As part of SCDM Enhancement Week the Careers & Employability Team are offering the following workshops -

Problem Solving for Beginners -

Thursday 16 January 2019
Room T6-06 Tower Building

This session enables participants to confidently apply a range of personal and interpersonal skills in the process of problem solving.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:
Define what a problem is
Discuss brain function and the role of creativity in problem solving
Apply practiced techniques in problem solving
To book go to:

Communication Skills for Beginners

Friday 17 January 2019
Room T11-05 Tower Building

This session aims to enable participants to apply a range of interpersonal communication skills with confidence.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:
Describe the cycle of communication
Discuss how language is used to communicate information
Describe the importance of listening techniques
Use body language that encourages communication
Describe how using tone of voice is important in verbal communication

To book a place go to:

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Business Student Grant – £1000 Award

The Mint Formations Enterprising Entrepreneurs Award invites business students across the country to pitch their business concept for a chance to win £1000 towards funding their tuition or starting up their dream enterprise. Entry is available to all UK-based students studying business-related courses or modules – this includes international students studying with London Met.

To enter, submit a written business pitch to the panel of Mint Formations judges that is no longer than 1000 words. Judges are looking for creative and forwarding-thinking ideas that offer something new and exciting. Ideas should also be realistic and have the potential to become real and flourishing enterprises. Things to include in your pitch are:

A basic summary of your idea
Who your market is and how you’ll reach them
How you are going to finance your business and make it profitable/a success!

The deadline for submission is midnight 28th of February 2020, the winner will be announced March 31st.

For full details of how to enter, FAQs, and Terms and Conditions, please visit:

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January Careers workshops

Thursday 9 January CVs & Cover Letters  2- 3.00pm TM1-44 red zone

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Wednesday 15 January 10-11.30T8-03 IT Lab blue zone

Preparing for Psychometric Tests – Verbal & Numerical 

During this workshop you will learn about both numerical and verbal reasoning tests used by employers during recruitment. Participants will get the chance to look at example questions as a group and work through some further examples in a supportive environment.10-11.30T8-03 IT Lab blue zone

Tuesday 21 January 2020

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for Networking 2-3.00TM2-04 IT Lab, Roding, yellow zone

This workshop is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile

Monday 27 January 2020 

Develop Your Interview Skills 

is workshop looks at the different types of interview and the stages involved in impressing at interview. It explores how with careful research, preparation and practice you can get ahead of the competition.

Tuesday 28 January 2020 2-3.30TM2-01 IT Lab, Roding, yellow zone

Assessment Centres 

This workshop is an introduction to assessment centres which are often used by large employers in graduate recruitment.

To book a place on any of our workshops go to:

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BBC Broadcast Engineering Trainee Scheme – applications close 13 December

Are you fascinated about the way things

Do you love solving problems?

This is an exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money, while
gaining a post graduate qualification.

What they are looking for:

Someone to hold a degree (at least a 2:2 or equivalent) in Electronics, Physics, Maths, Computer Science or a closely related subject, coupled with high level of logical and mathematical reasoning skills. Accreditation of your under graduate degree by a professional body such as IET, IMechE desirable.

Someone to bring a sound knowledge of audio, video and broadcasting principles and an understanding of the demands of a broadcasting environment

More details on the role and an online application form can be found using the following link:



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Charityworks: Webinar and Fast-Track closing dates released

The third annual “Everything you Need to Know” Charityworks webinar will take place on Wednesday 15th January at 6:00 pm.  

It’s a fantastic briefing on what Charityworks is, how it works, and how students can prepare to apply.  Not to be missed – students can sign up here.

In addition, we have now announced the closing date for applications for the Charityworks Fast Track – the accelerated entry point to Charityworks for students and graduates from a Black Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background:

  • Charityworks Fast Track closes on 23rd January 2020
  • Charityworks Graduate Programme closes on 26th February 2020

Apply now

The Charityworks Fast-Track is open to BAME students or graduates and has a short, 2-question application form and offers successful applicants an invite to take part in a professional development experience in April 2020, known as our development days.

Here they’ll get a chance to grow their skillset and understanding of the non-profit sector in support of their career development.  These development days also serve as a fast track to the final stage assessment activities for Charityworks, and candidates successful through these activities will then join the Charityworks Graduate Programme in 2020.

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The Undergraduate of the Year Awards

The Undergraduate of the Year Awards are a fantastic way for students to win valuable experience in the form of internships and placements, as well as gaining insight into the graduate job application process. With numerous awards on offer, there is an opportunity for every student.

To have a chance to win, students must put themselves forward and apply online via the Undergraduate of the Year Awards website.

The application process includes essay-style questions and psychometric tests, not unlike those that students may experience in the graduate job application process.

Successful undergraduates will be asked to attend an assessment centre with the award partner, and the shortlisted students will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony in London on 24th April 2020.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020, however it’s best if the students apply nice and early so they can relax during the winter break!

Additionally, they have launched the ICAEW 100 competition where students can win £5000! ICAEW is searching to find the students who have the potential to be the next generation of business leaders. For more information, visit


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Grads in Games 2020

Registration for Grads in Games 2020 is now open.

The two challenges are Search For A Star (open to final year or Masters’ students) and Rising Star (open to students not in their final year)

The projects undertaken throughout Search for a Star and Rising Star are based on industry written briefs and help students build a portfolio piece to a professional standard.

As well as the support, advice and guidance offered throughout, the challenges are industry recognised by over 50 studios worldwide and are a perfect networking opportunity for students and lecturers alike!

Finalists and winners regularly go straight into games industry jobs, with 11 of last year’s finalists alone now working in the industry, contributing to university employment rates.

Both Search For A Star and Rising Star cover the following disciplines:

  • Games Programming
  • 3D Environment Art
  • 3D Character Art
  • 3D Games Animation
  • 3D Games VFX 

Closing date for registration is 16 December.


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Law Society Diversity Access Scheme – applications open 17 February 2020

What is the DAS?

The DAS is a scholarship for aspiring solicitors who might otherwise face serious challenges in pursuing their legal education and career. It provides excellent all round support for students who are successful in their application. The DAS package includes:

Finance: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.

Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help with queries relating to a future career in law.

Opportunities to gain work experience: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Who should apply?

We encourage applications from graduates and those in their final year of a law degree, including mature students. We also welcome applications from aspiring solicitors who have come through CILEX.

The DAS 2020 application round is for those who wish to start a full time or part time LPC either in September 2020 or January 2021.Application criteria

You have to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the DAS. Criteria for the 2019 round of applications is available on our webpage. Please note this may be subject to change for 2020.

How many awards are available?

Up to ten standard DAS scholarships will be available this year.

When do applications open?

Applications will be open from 17 February 2020 and close at midday on 20 April 2020

The application form and guidance will be available to download from their website on 17 February.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about the DAS then please:

Visit our DAS webpage: please note our website will be updated in February 2020.

Get in touch directly:

Follow us on Twitter: @LawSocDI

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