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TEDx is coming to the University of Cumbria!


TEDx, an independently organised TED event, is coming to Carlisle for one night only!

Tickets available on the UoC TEDx website here.


The Theme

For the first ever University of Cumbria TEDx event the theme ‘Progression’ has been chosen, this ties in nicely with university life and can have a broad interpretation. Expect talks on career progression, the progression of ideas and much more. The event speakers really have had some great ideas on what progression means to them and the world.


The Speakers:

  • Andy Beeforth – Chief Executive Cumbria Community foundation
  • Jacqui Filkins – Honoury Fellow, advisor to EU on health matters – Sustainability Strategies.
  • Brenda Crossley – Graduate – Aging & Adapting With Technology.
  • Nathan Roberts – Zoo Keeper – Conservation and Effective Communication.
  • Phillip Wilson – Musician. Making Music Accessible For All.
  • Annie Weir – Self-published creative writing graduate – Age Is Not A Barrier.

Developing a great line-up for this event has been tough, there are just so many talented people with great ideas! There will be something for everyone with six super talented speakers all with unique ideas to share from varied backgrounds. Be sure to check out the event blog here for updates on speakers with details about them and their talks.



Thursday 5th May 2016 at 18.30 until 21.30



The event will be held in the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus close to the centre of Carlisle in the Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre.

University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH



A ticket must be purchased to ensure attendance. Just to make it even harder to resist temptation you will get a free beer and a burger with each ticket. Now that’s food for thought…

Tickets are £8.49 per person (including booking fees)

Tickets available on the UoC TEDx website here.



About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

Find out more on the TED website.

New to TED? Here’s 11 must see TED talks.


This event is being organised by Ben Parker (University of Cumbria Events Management Student)


Employer Focus: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


At Sussex Partnership we have a number of nursing vacancies across our services in both mental health and Learning disabilities, we want to offer University of Cumbria students who are graduating this year the opportunity to come and join us!

Who are we?

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is 5,000 passionate and dedicated clinicians, support staff and managers, working hand in hand with partners in the community to care for and support vulnerable people.

Together, we provide mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and prison healthcare throughout Sussex, along with a range of specialist services across the south east of England and beyond. We’re now one of the most influential and most well respected mental health trusts in the country and, as a teaching trust of Brighton and Sussex Medical School, we’re developing a national reputation for leading-edge research.

We are optimistic about the future for the NHS and social care, and our place in that future. Join us!

Nursing at Sussex

As a Sussex Partnership Nurse, you will be part of a nursing workforce of over two and a half thousand. Our services as I am sure you know are provided right across Sussex, with specialist services in Hampshire, Kent and Medway and Lewisham. We pride ourselves on being a Teaching Trust; and value our nurses by encouraging them to continue their training and development by;

  1. Supporting completion of a structured preceptorship period for newly qualified staff
  2. Funding short and longer programmes of study including brief courses, internal and external conferences and postgraduate study.
  3. Developing new roles and career paths including non-medical prescribing, non-medical approved clinicians and clinical academic posts.
  4. Providing opportunities to engage in research through membership of the Sussex Partnership research network

What can we offer?

We currently have a number of Band 5 Nursing opportunities available across our services.

Salary for Band 5 Staff nurses:
Band 5 (£21,478 – £27,901) in addition we are paying our nurses a £2000 Golden Hello (retention clause applies)

Relocation support?
We will pay £500 towards helping you relocate to Sussex

View our current vacancies: NHS Jobs website

Visit our website for more information about the Trust:

Relocting to Sussex:


Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 31/10/2014


Whatuni Campus Ambassador

Are you an enthusiastic and out-going?

Are you looking to work at your convenience around your studies?

Do you want to earn extra cash and gain valuable work experience?

Are you confident with speaking in public?

If so want you to be our eyes and ears on campus and in the local area, managing a range of tasks, from putting together exciting content for our website, through to collection reviews from fellow students to aid the next generation of University goers. This is a really exciting opportunity for undergraduates interested in careers in media, marketing, journalism, who are keen to start accruing valuable work experience. For more information please email

Friday’s Featured Vacancy 19/09/2014 – The Nicest Job in Britain


National Philanthropy Manager (The Nicest Job in Britain)

We’re looking for a special kind of person.

A willing, enthusiastic philanthropist with a passion for helping others. Someone who will be an active ambassador for UA as well as all things good, travelling around Britain and lending a hand to a different charity or third sector organisation each week for a year.

Spreading our ‘Do More Good’ ethos far and wide and making real difference to those who need it most.

Variety is the spice of life and with this role every day will be different. You will spend four days a week at a different charity or third sector organisation; carrying out whichever tasks they require help with. As well as keeping a weekly online blog to raise awareness of each charity or organisation. To document the experiences of the role and to inform the world of your on going good work

From marketing, to fundraising, to decorating; your mission will be to help them out however they require. Helping them to do more good.

The Good stuff.

Apart from helping to promote doing more good and getting to positively impact a great number of people in need, there are some excellent benefits to this position:

  • A generous salary
  • A Company car to take you on your travels across the country
  • Comfortable accommodation for the duration of your stay in each area
  • Return flights to a destination of your choice plus sufficient holiday allowance
  • A change-making £2,500 donation to your chosen charity
  • The ultimate experience, media training and added support to send you on your way

To apply for this position, submit a short video entry along with an online application stating why you would be the best person for the job to the website below.

Adzuna’s Graduate of the Year Competition 2014

Graduate of the Year Logo

Hey there graduates! Could you be Graduate of the Year 2014?

Adzuna are running a competition where you could win an internship, some cold hard cash, and a fantastic opportunity for some CV feedback!

The prizes are:

  1. An internship with a top UK company (including eBay, L’Oreal, Sony & Google)
  2. A cash prize of £1,000
  3. A CV clinic with a top UK entrepreneur

Competition for graduate jobs is high, with a lot of graduates having to take non-graduate level jobs – it can be tough to find employment, especially if you are a recent grad! This amazing prize could help you land your dream job!

Adzuna are looking for a recent graduate from a recognised UK university – they want to find the brightest, sparkiest, gutsiest individual around. If you are skilled in arts, music, sports, academia, languages or are an outstanding student union member, leader, or social contributor, Adzune want to hear about you and why you deserve to win.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is to click here and tell Adzuna why you think you are the Graduate of the Year 2014.

The deadline for applications is the 22nd of August and the finalists will be notified by email on the 1st of September 2014.

Good Luck!

You can follow along with the competition on twitter: #graduateoftheyear – while you’re on there, why not give us a follow @UoCCareers!

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 04/07/2014

Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria.

Visitor Services Assistant – Great Langdale Campsite – National Trust

Casual Summer work available

Job description

“Wow!” “What an amazing place!” Just the sort of reactions we love. You’ll love hearing them too, as you help visitors to enjoy a brilliant stay at Great Langdale campsite. Working with a great team, you’ll welcome visitors and help them to explore this beautiful area of the Lake District and to enjoy excellent local climbs, walks and other outdoor activities and attractions.

About the role

Putting your excellent people skills to the best possible use, you’ll be selling admission tickets, promoting membership and Gift Aid – helping us to meet our targets. Most importantly, you’ll be welcoming our visitors so warmly that they feel like guests as they arrive and friends by the time they leave.

You will help to provide our guests with the highest possible standards of cleanliness and maintenance in our toilet blocks, shop, reception facilities and the site in general. You have a great eye for detail, and a flexible way of working. Ideally, you’ll have a genuine knowledge and interest in the work of the National Trust and of the local area. We’d also like you to be comfortable working to measurable targets and to have some cash handling experience.

We believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget. It’s about believing in what you do, sharing not telling, inspiring others to feel as passionate as you and creating lasting memories.

About you

While the surroundings are amazing and spectacular, make no mistake this is a demanding role, and one that calls for a very special individual. You’ll need to be practical and hands-on, with excellent communication, sales and IT skills, and you will need to be confident working to sales targets. You will be comfortable working on your own or as part of a team.It would be great if you’ve worked in a customer facing role before, such as retail or tourism, but more than anything, it’s more important that you have bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. You’ll often find yourself managing a number of competing demands and requests.

Company information

Incredibly rewarding We’ll give you all the training and support you need. You can look forward to free admission to all our incredible places and a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here.

About us Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved, be inspired and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, we want to have grown our membership to more than five million.

Apply To find out more, and to apply, please visit and search using keyword IRC11354, or click here:

Closing date: 11 July 2014.


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Work for the Royal Family – Friday’s Featured Vacancy 06/06/2014,_London,_UK_-_Diliff.jpg

Secretariat Assistant with the Royal Household

Buckingham Palace, London

You will:

  • assist with the review of material under FOI and related information access regimes
  • monitor UK and Commonwealth media coverage
  • manage the team’s administrative processes, including filing and leave charts
  • undertake and present small-scale research and analysis as required to assist programme planning and other organisational activities and projects
  • liaise with Government Departments, public authorities and a wide range of internal stakeholders

The Rewards:

If successful, you can look forward to a comprehensive rewards package and a range of options to support your continuous professional development.

Apply online at

Find more vacancies on the UoC JobShop at 

Marketing & Operations Manager – Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 23/05/2014

Global XS Cargo Ltd have a unique opportunity for a marketing & operations manager

  • Coming to the end of your studies?
  • Not sure what to do next?
  • Fancy something different from the standard career path?

We’re looking for a proactive, independent, enthusiastic, creative individual prepared to invest time and energy to run, manage and develop a successful international freight and cargo business.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the business, but also you will be free to create your own business development and marketing plans. We have plenty of ideas of our own, but will also encourage you to advance yours.

You’ll need to be:

  • Genuine, honest and committed.
  • Independent & passionate to take on a challenge and be successful.
  • On call to Manchester airport – occasional unsociable hours involved.
  • Must live within 20 minutes drive of the airport (vehicle provided).
  • Able to cope with some heavy lifting.

In return we’re offering:

  • Use of company vehicle 24/7, fully insured, company mobile.
  • Flexible hours, work from home.
  • Proven potential to earn £400 per week on commission alone.
  • Initial 6 month contract commission based.
  • The business caters both for airline passenger excess baggage forwarding, and international cargo shipping services.

Customers include individual airline passengers, overseas students, expatriate workers and businesses with cargo shipping requirements. Success will be generously rewarded, with salary and company shares on the table. Business regularly generated £4,000 per month profit and has potential to far exceed that. This is a proven, profitable, privately run business which has become neglected due to other commitments.

Are you the person to take on the challenge?

Apply now to find out! Please send your CV (quoting reference number gxsmm04) to telling us why you would be the right person to take the business to the next level, and how you would go about promoting it.