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Career Clinics and Career Consultations

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details: www.gcu.ac.uk/careers

Book a consultation with a careers adviser and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

To book a longer careers consultation, make an appointment at the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building, or contact them by email: studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk

GCU Students’ Association Campaign: Say No to Hate Crime

12/12/2017

#StopHateCrime –Campaigns

 

Say NO to Islamophobia

Islamophobia is described as a dislike or prejudice against Islam or Muslims. Throughout the world, many people practice different religions and as our world become more diverse, it is important to respect each other and our different beliefs. Putting in mind that People’s RESPECT FOR BELIEFS AND FAITH are revealed in the way they are treated. This month we stand AGAINST HATE CRIME to protecting vulnerable groups and promoting a CULTURE OF TOLERANCE and ensuring inclusiveness for all. HELP STOP Islamophobia or discrimination against any person’s RELIGION by respecting ourselves all.

No to Mental health stigmatisation

Mental illness is one of the major public health challenges in Scotland, One in three people are estimated to be affected by mental illness in any one year, and improving mental health is a priority for the Scottish Government. Around ONE IN TEN person are estimated to experience mental health problems.  DEPRESSION is another mental health issue which is said to affect ONE IN 12 PEOPLE in the whole population, the rate of self-harm in the UK is high with 400 per 100,000 people.

Globally, over 450million people have been affected with mental health problem, but even with so much population affected social stigma attached and discrimination affect individual experience throughout their life time. This is an issue that makes affected people condition worsen due to DISCRIMINATION they experience from society, families, friends and employers. Nearly nine out of 10 people say that stigma and discrimination have affected them negatively. Many people believe people with mental health are violet and dangerous, when in fact they are the more at risk to be attacked or harming themselves than harming people.

If your friend is acting differently, DON’T ISOLATE OR DISCRIMINATE, instead STEP IN to help and encourage the person to the right services. Show a little KINDNESS today because your care can go a long way to reduce depression in people. On campus help from our Student Wellbeing team is available.

Stand against racism

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another and that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Otherwise can be termed as a form of  hatred of one person by another (consciously or unconsciously) — or the belief that another person is less than human — because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.  It’s a sad fact that racism can affect anyone and exists in all races and cultures. Being ABUSED OR TREATED UNFAIRLY just because of difference in race, background or culture is termed as racism, no matter where you come from.

Even as the world becomes more diverse today, it is sad that RACIAL SEPARATISM which is the belief that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another still exist. It is very necessary to take note that views, culture, understanding, behaviours will be different but what makes EQUALITY REIGNS is to RESPECT each other and APPRECIATE each other’s values. Sure there will be racial difference but the truth is that we all belong to a common race which is the HUMAN RACE.

Diversity makes us stronger but discrimination prevents unity and peace.

Be kind to people, don’t discriminate and appreciate differences, that life is worth living and equality is necessary among human race.

Stay positive.

 

Yetunde Ogedengbe

VPSHLS

References

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Mental-Health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/stigma-and-discrimination

http://www.enar-eu.org/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/27/-sp-racism-on-rise-in-britain

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/racism/

 

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Scottish Institute for Enterprise

11/12/2017

SIE

Scottish Innovative Student Award programme – Silver Applications now open!

Hundreds of students from across Scotland participated in the Bronze level of the SISA programme over the last few months. We are now pleased to announce that the next stage of the programme is open for applications and will give students an in-depth opportunity to design the future and to stand out from their peers. This stage is open to all interested students; they do not have to have completed the Bronze stage.

With expert guidance from SIE and the participating Innovation Centres, over the course of a full day students will explore the area of Innovation and the Home. This is a wide theme that embraces many topics such as smart care and eHealth; cyber security; the use of data; environmental and energy issues; the circular economy.

Students will work with other students from across Scotland to begin the process of developing new and disruptive innovative ideas for products, services and policy changes that will help them work towards a future that will benefit our society.

The outputs of the day will be captured by a graphic artist and the ideas and their potential impact will be mapped to areas for action. These action domains will be presented to key influencers at a high profile, follow on event later in the year, attended by all Silver SISA participants.

This critical map to the future will also be presented to government, giving participants the opportunity to contribute to work which has the potential to shape policy and investment and have real impact in Scotland.

All students who participate in the workshop will receive a Silver Scottish Innovative Student Award programme certificate, recognising their achievement.

This unique day-long experience will take place in Glasgow on 24th February 2018.

Who should attend?

  • Students interested in the theme and looking for a project to work on in their final year
  • Final year students who want to add more depth to their understanding of innovation
  • Students with a business idea that fits the theme of ‘Innovation and the Home’ and want to see where it fits into Scotland’s future
  • Students who have already participated in the SISA Bronze workshops and want to further develop their skills.

To apply to participate all students need to do is tell us in no more than 100 words why they should be selected. For further details and to apply click here.

NYQUEST Camp Canada Job Fair

07/12/2017

Edinburgh-JobFair (2)

When: Sunday 14th January 2018

Time: 11am – 2:30pm

Where: Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh

Looking for an exciting work & travel experience?

Camp Canada is an incredible opportunity to see the REAL Canada, and work outdoors in a fun and rewarding environment! NYQUEST Camp Canada is travelling to
Edinburgh for our annual Summer Job Fair on Sunday, January 14th.

We will be bringing along 20+ summer camp directors from various camps
across the country, to recruit camp counsellors. Directors will be looking to
hire for many different positions:

  • general counsellors
  • waterfront & sports staff
  • outdoors instructors
  • drama
  • arts

This is a great chance to find out more about the program, meet camp directors from all over Canada and potentially get hired on the spot!

To register for the fair please visit our webpage and we will keep you up to date with important information about the fair. You don’t need to apply to the program in order to attend, but taking the time to fill out your application in advance will put you ahead of the crowd on the day.

Follow this link to start your application and for more information check out the Facebook event page. To learn more about the program take a look at our website.

Open Evening – find out about the Audit Scotland 2018 Graduate Trainee Scheme

07/12/2017

Grad open evening 2 (2)

When: 24th January 2018

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Where: 4th floor, 102 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

Join Audit Scotland’s 2018 graduate trainee scheme open evening on Wednesday 24 January 5pm-7pm, to learn more about the scheme and life at Audit Scotland.

  • Hear from current and past trainees who will tell you about the training and development opportunities they’ve experienced with us whilst working towards qualifying as Chartered Accountants
  • Meet our trainees and other colleagues – put your questions to them and learn more about the work of Scotland’s public spending watchdog
  • Find out more about the application process for our trainee scheme and what the four year scheme involves, including exams
  • Find out about other activities our trainees get involved in, such as our charity work.

The Audit Scotland graduate trainee scheme offers:

  • Full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS
  • A starting salary of £21,658
  • The opportunity to help audit £40 billion of public money
  • Fantastic job opportunities when you qualify.

To attend this event click here, and more details on our trainee scheme can be found here.

Nursing Open Day, Oxford University Hospitals this Saturday

07/12/2017

oxford hospital

When: Saturday 9th December 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Where: Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU

Nursing students from Years 2 & 3, and recent graduates, are invited to attend this Open Day being held at John Radcliffe Hospital. Meet the team, talk to Matrons and tour the hospital wards to get a feel of what it’s like to work for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Representatives from the following departments will be available:

  • The Complex Medical Unit
  • Stroke Unit
  • Respiratory
  • Geratology
  • OCE
  • Rehabilitation
  • Infectious Diseases

For more information on this event or to have an informal chat about forthcoming vacancies please contact:

  • Sarah.Wheeler@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Claire.Sambridge@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Reema.DSouza@ouh.nhs.uk

KYOcodes: IT Students – design an app for Kyocera and your team wins £3000.

05/12/2017

kyocera

KYOCERA is trying to find the best team of developers, business students and idea makers, through the annual KYOCERA invitational competition, KYOCodes. Students from GCU are invited to participate, potentially winning a top prize of £3,000 worth of Apple gift cards, devices for the university, potential job offers and an accreditation as a KYOCERA developer. KYOCERA also uses this programme to find new talent for our technical and sales staff of the future.

       

Your team will be invited to KYOCERA Reading, Manchester or Scotland and tasked with designing, building and presenting an application which meets a real business need and challenge, followed by training on how to develop the concept, before testing and presenting the end product.

       

Last year, Fife College second-year students won the top prize with their Scan to Social application; a solution which allows multi-functional device users to scan documents straight to Twitter. You can read more about the 2017 KYOCodes winner’s story here.

       

Please follow this link for full competition details, timelines and to register a team – good luck!

Online registration launches on 1st December, training weeks start on 5th February and final presentations are on 2nd April.

 

 

 

Career Conversation into Teaching in Scotland.

30/11/2017

teaching scotland

When: Tuesday 5th December 2017

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: Campus Lounge, 1st Floor George Moore Building

All students interested in teaching as a career are invited to come and learn about the opportunities available in secondary education. This session will focus on shortage and hard to fill subjects: Maths; Physics; Computing; Technical Education; Home Economics & English subjects.

  • The ‘Teaching Makes People’ recruitment campaign launched on 30 August 2017 and it focuses on the shortage and hard to fill subjects. The campaign aims to encourage students and career changers to see teaching as an ideal career choice.
  • Teachers make a positive difference in pupils’ lives
  • The teaching curriculum allows teachers to have creativity and autonomy
  • Teaching is varied – no class responds to the same lesson the same way
  • There is opportunity for career development
  • Teaching is a serious and worthwhile profession and not a second-rate choice
  • We would encourage people interested in a career in teaching to visit teachinscotland.scot for more information and advice.