Friday’s Featured Vacancy: 27/03/2015

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Eden Arts: We are looking for people for our pool!

Let us know if you would like to join our list of casuals (ie not tense) to work on the Picnic Cinema, Old Fire Station, Winter Droving projects. We can offer in return some money and the occasional bag of crisps. Please note that this is mainly week-end and evening work.

GSOH, own tools, friendly and communicative, access to a dressing up box would be handy. You’ve got to love what we do, (come down this Friday to 366 Days of Kindness or on the 2 April to the BRAINSEX gig, say hello).

We are also keen to add to our volunteering people too, you can do that here

RSVP to info@c-art.org.uk

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston, Class of 2013, Primary Education with QTS

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Originally from Carlisle, self-confessed “home-bird” Sarah had only one choice on her uni applications: the University of Cumbria to study primary teaching at the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle.

“I had heard good things about the course and was made-up when I got in.”

Sarah has wanted to be a primary teacher for as long as she can remember and is very proud to have achieved her dreams. Now a full-time long-term supply teacher, covering a maternity leave at lovely village school Great Corby. “I honestly don’t think I would be happy in any other career, I love how rewarding it is and how every day is different.”

Sarah credits the University of Cumbria and the teaching course with changing her life “absolutely definitely” for the better, it is here where she grew in confidence and met some amazing life-long friends. Looking back Sarah recalls, “There were loads of funny stories from uni. Most teachers are up for anything fun, and always enjoy acting like big kids. Nobody likes a boring teacher!”

Sarah’s proudest moments in teaching so far are when she sees the kids in her class truly enjoying their work or when she receives feedback from parents to let her know they have repeated an activity done in class at home. Sarah’s ambitions for the future are to continue learning and improving, “to teach as well as the experienced teachers I have observed.”

What are you up to now?

Have you got an exciting new job, working on a new project, want everyone to know about your own business, had something published or exhibited? Perhaps you are getting married or had a baby? Whatever your news, we would love to hear about it and share it with your fellow alumni. Visit our share your experiences page to download the profile form if you would like to be included in the next edition of Aluminate or just email us.

How to find funding for your Post-Graduate course

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Thinking of undertaking some further study? FindAMasters knows that further study can be advantageous and can really improve your long-term employability, but one (or even four) years without funding can be a huge burden. Because of this, they are really keen to encourage as many students as possible to take advantage of funding opportunities.

This year their scholarships are bigger and better than ever, with £12,000 of Postgraduate Scholarships available to students who will be starting Masters or PhD study in autumn 2015. This will be broken into one £5,000 Masters scholarship, one £5,000 PhD scholarship and four £500 prizes for either Masters or PhD study. Applications for these scholarships will be opening in April and you can find out more information about these scholarships by visiting the website here: http://www.findamasters.com/funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/link-to-us.aspx

FindAMasters have also produced an online guide to the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme to help prospective Masters students’ find out more about the £10,000 bursaries for study at English institutions in 2015 (including a preliminary allocation of 15 awards at the University of Cumbria).

Good luck with your future studies!

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 20/03/2015

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The successful applicant will win:

   A VIP tour of the Swizzels factory in Derbyshire including travel expenses and accommodation.

   A tasting session of new Swizzels products

   Involvement in future development of Swizzels sweets.

   A year’s supply of Swizzels goodies.

 

Apply online with either a written or video application. Visit the website for more details:  

http://swizzels.com/sweet-taster/

Alumni Spotlight: Phil Baines

Phil Baines, Class of 2011, Stage Management

Phil BainesPhil has always known he wanted to work in the theatre industry. He greatly enjoyed his time on campus at Brampton Road, particularly the Stanwix Arts Theatre ‘a great space to be creative’. He made life-long friends, and credits the course with “sending [him] in the right direction to achieve [his] ambitions”.

Phil is now the Technical and Facilities Manager at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield. After assuming that he would pursue a career backstage, he found an aptitude and skillset for venue and technical management.

Phil is especially happy to be working in his home town. After stints in London and not getting paid much at all, he is rightfully proud to have achieved so much and to be at ‘the’ up and coming venue in Sheffield; he certainly has no plans to look elsewhere anytime soon. “I feel like I have achieved my career ambitions. At 23 this Yorkshire lad ain’t done too badly.”

Phil’s advice to get a career like his: “If you want it badly enough, you’ll get it, just be patient.”

What are you up to now?

Have you got an exciting new job, working on a new project, want everyone to know about your own business, had something published or exhibited? Perhaps you are getting married or had a baby? Whatever your news, we would love to hear about it and share it with your fellow alumni. Visit our share your experiences page to download the profile form if you would like to be included in the next edition of Aluminate or just email us.

Career Ahead Showcase Week!

Next week is ‘Career Ahead Showcase Week’ in Lancaster, from 16th-20th March.

Don’t miss out on your chance to find out about teaching, nursing, volunteering, summer work and part-time jobs, as well as graduate internships and a range of other graduate employment opportunities! Check out our programme of events below!

The week timetable

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 13/03/2015

TEACHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & IT

MPR / UPR
St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Required for September 2015

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational and talented teacher to work alongside our experienced team of specialist teachers.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate to assist direct the future of a key department at a time of significant development for the school as a whole. We are looking for a colleague who has the drive, passion and a proven track record within the subject from Key Stage 3 through to A level, and who has the vision, commitment and determination to help raise standards across all levels and abilities.

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. This is a permanent post.

For further information, please download the relevant information package and application form from our website at www.st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk. Email enquiries to J E Green, PA to Executive Headteacher, at jean.green@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk or tel 01946 692275.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Friday 27 March 2015
Interviews will take place week beginning 13 April 2015