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Career Clinics and Career Appointments

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics which lasts for 15 minutes - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details:

Book an appointment with a careers adviser which lasts for 30 minutes, and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

If you graduated within the previous two years and wish to make an appointment, contact the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building or email:

Me, Myself and A.I: an evening of short talks, pizza and drinks for IT students.


AI Event

When: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Where: BJSS, 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BZ

There’s nothing artificial about our intelligence…

With AI, machine learning and data science increasingly driving the agenda of all serious technology businesses, it’s time to learn more about the latest approaches to AI and innovation from the commercial world.

BJSS, SPARCK and Be-IT will present a series of short talks which are essential listening for everyone working in the digital arena in central Scotland. This digital world in which we live is full of latent threats and foreboding. According to Stephen Hawking, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….it would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.

It’s time to find out the truth.


Simon Sear – Founder of SPARCK – BJSS’ Digital Design Consultancy -“Me, Myself and AI”, talking about how AI is advancing, how we have helped clients with digital transformation and the importance of user-centred design.

Carl Austin (tbc) – CTO at BJSS – “AI – what might the (surprisingly near) future hold?” delving into how AI will change lives for the better (and potentially the worse)… driverless cars reducing pollution and time, improving the quality of education and its effect on society.

John Davis – Head of Technology Consultancy at BJSS – *Understanding AI*. How an appreciation of what AI is, and what it isn’t, can help us understand how to harness its power.

Registration is at 6pm, with the talks starting at 6:30pm. There will be a break for pizza (and beer for anyone who is not driving!).

Sign up here or if you have any questions please call the organisers, and sponsors, Be-IT on 0131 344 4788


Two Extra Drop-In Sessions w/b 26th February



Due to popular demand they’re back! We have two extra Drop-In sessions next week:

Tuesday 27th February 2018: 12 noon – 1pm

Friday 2nd March 2018: 11:30 – 12:30pm


Why should you come along?

Well, Drop-In sessions are ideal for any quick careers related questions that you may have. There’s no need to make an appointment, just turn up and wait your turn. Please remember that these sessions are first come, first served so get here as early as you can to ensure that you meet with our adviser!

Where do they take place?

In the Careers Centre, part of the Campus Lounge in the George Moore Building!

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Supporting Student Success at GCU: Join our Grit 3-Day Workshop



GCU would like to offer its students & graduates a unique opportunity to work on your own personal development – and it’s free!

We have partnered with an organisation called Grit to create a 3 day programme that will help develop your confidence, resilience and give you a new way of looking at the world.

The intensive workshop runs over three consecutive days and is designed to:

  • Raise your aspiration, motivation and achievement levels by examining the self-doubt and limiting belief-systems that can impact on your academic and personal success, as well as your current and future professional life.
  • Significantly impact your confidence and resilience levels.
  • Give you tools to deal with those challenging conversations that you usually avoid.
  • Challenge your way of thinking about yourself and the people you deal with.

After the workshop you will receive follow-up support from the Grit trainers to stay focused on the course you have set for yourself and to embed the attitudinal changes you want to make.

For more information on Grit watch this film


Places on the workshops are strictly limited to 75, but these are being taken up fast. To express interest contact with details of your name, course at GCU, year of study and telephone number. Please also state that you are happy for this information to be passed to Grit, who will contact you directly with full details of the programme.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March 2018 from 9 am – 5 pm at GCU Glasgow.

Attendance is completely free and catering will be provided.

** Please note that you will need to be able to attend all 3 days in full**

STEM Summer Placements available to Women at Scottish Universities


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Careerwise is an internship scheme aimed exclusively at women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Now approaching its 5th year, demand for Careerwise placements is high.

As well as a paid summer placement relating your to STEM studies, students who successfully obtain a Careerwise placement are enrolled on our programme that provides pre and post placement support to help women make the transition from STEM studies to STEM employment.

Round 2 of Careerwise is now open for applications!  A further 5 placements are now being advertised for summer 2018!

EDF Energy, Nuclear Summer Internship – Closing date Friday, 23rd February 2018

Cummins, Engineering Summer Placement – (2 placements available) Closing date Friday, 23rd March 2018

Baker-Hicks, Trainee Architect – Closing date Friday, 23rd March 2018

Edinburgh Napier University, Research Assistant – (2 placements available) closing date Friday, 23rd March 2018

University of Glasgow, Micro-Technologies Placement – closing date Friday, 23rd March 2018

Placements take place between June and August 2018 and are paid at least the living wage. Applications are welcome from women currently studying science, technology, engineering and maths related subjects at any Scottish University or College, from 1st to 4th year UG students.

All enquiries regarding placements or the Careerwise initiative should be directed to or telephone 0131 455 2267

Morgan Stanley: Graduate Jobs, Summer Internships and Open Days!


Morgan Stanley

It’s a busy time over at Morgan Stanley, and there’s a few Technology and Finance related opportunities coming up that you should be aware of:

1. Full-time vacancies & Summer Analyst Programme (Glasgow office). Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create? Across Technology in Glasgow, we have additional vacancies for our Full Time and Summer Analyst Programmes. If you want to hear how you can put your talent and ambition to work and be part of a team that creates positive change, join us. To apply, please click here – closing date is Wednesday 28th February 2018.

2. Meet the Team  – Finance; Fund Services. Wednesday 21st March 2018, 2-4pm, Cerium Building, 55 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 7N.

If you want to hear how you can put your talent and ambition to work and be part of a team that creates positive change, join us at our Meet the Teams session aimed at students from all degree disciplines in their first or second year of study.

During this informal networking session you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from recent graduates and senior representatives from across our Finance and Fund Services Divisions about what it is like to work at Morgan Stanley and why we believe our culture is a real differentiator. Students in Years 1&2 from all disciplines are welcome to attend.

To learn more, please visit

To apply, please click here. Registrations close Monday 19th March.

3. Technology Spring Insight Day. Monday 26th March 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm, Cerium Building, 55 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 7N.

The Spring Insight Day is your chance to learn everything you need to know about what a Technology career at Morgan Stanley can offer. You will get direct access to many of our Technologists, from recent graduates to senior management, you will learn about the projects and products they work on and have the ability to ask them questions about their day-to-day activities. Still undecided on whether you should apply? Here are some of the technologies we have experts in:

  • UI Development (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Flex, C#, WPF)
  • Server Development and Databases (Java, C++, Sybase, DB2)
  • Build automation and tooling (Source code management (git), Code quality analysis, Continuous integration and deployment (jenkins))
  • Cyber Security Engineering (Encryption technologies, Big-Data, Advanced malware detection and analytics, Multiple platforms – Linux, Windows, OSx, Databases)

This event is aimed at 1st & 2nd Year students interested in joining us in 2019 for either a 13 week Summer Internship (Jun-Sep) or a 52 week Industrial Placement (Jun 17-Jun 19).

To learn more, please visit

To register for a place, please click here. Registrations close Wednesday 21st March 2018. Further event information will be communicated to successful applicants.

Cool T-Shirt Alert for Electronic & Electrical Engineering Students!



Following the success of their last competition, Gradcracker employer Cirrus Logic has provided some really amazing t-shirts to help promote their business among 1st year Electronic & Electrical Engineering students.

I know what you’re asking yourself. “What do I have to do to get my hands on one of these wonderful garments?”. Well, the first ten 1st year Electronic & Electrical Engineering students from GCU to ‘follow’ Cirrus Logic on Gradcracker before February 28th, will receive a free t-shirt!

Only 1st year students from relevant disciplines can apply as Cirrus Logic want to build a pipeline of potential candidates for future years. To learn more about Cirrus Logic, check out this great behind-the-scenes video on their Hub.

To enter the draw go to the Cirrus Logic page on Gradcracker and hit that ‘Follow Us’ button!

Your invite to the GCU Annual Student Summit


When: Monday 26th February 2018

Time: 10am –  2pm

Where: A526/A526C

The title of this year’s annual summit is ‘Mental Wealth; Enhancing GCU Student well-being’, and the focus is to inform the development of an action plan to enhance student mental health and well-being at GCU. The event will be opened by Professor Valerie Webster, then followed by an introduction from representatives of the Students’ Association.

The event will consist of round table and panel discussions, followed by a networking lunch.

The event is open to all staff and students, please register in advance via Eventbrite.