Display Wizard Graphic Design Competition

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Display Wizard Launch New Graphic Design Competition for Students

Display Wizard, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of exhibition stands, have announced a new competition aimed at helping art and design students gain industry experience and a possible £500 grant alongside their studies.

The competition, running for its first academic year in 2015/2016, asks students to design two exhibition stands and write a short essay which showcases the best aspects of studying their course at their university.

The competition is suitable for any students with knowledge of graphic design and is a great way for students to build up their portfolios and gain experience of working on a real-life marketing project.

The prizes on offer are as follows:


  • 1st: A Wacom Intuous Pro Medium Graphics tablet worth £300
  • 1st : £500 grant; 2nd: £100 grant; 3rd: £50 grant
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Display Wizard certificate and publicity through Blog posts and social media.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: The chance to work on a real-life marketing project and showcase your work to The Design Council, University marketing department, the large-format print industry and the wider design world.
  • Summer internship with Display Wizard (optional)


  • 1st: One 3×3 Curved Pop Up Stand with branding designed by student.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: One Budget Banner Stand with branding designed by student.
  • Deadline: 1st May 2016

Full details of the competition including example stands, graphic templates and entry requirements can be found by following the link below:

Display Wizard Exhibition Stand Design Competition

Creative Industries Showcase 13th April

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Are you from a BAME background and looking to take your first steps into the creative sector? If the answer is yes, Creative Access will be hosting a FREE Creative Industries Showcase, 13th April at Channel 4 in London. This event will be the perfect opportunity to find out about career opportunities in the creative sector and network with a panel of industry professionals.

Creative Access are looking for final year students and graduates from all academic backgrounds who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the creative sector.

If this sounds like the perfect event for you, click here for full details of the event: http://creativeaccess.org.uk/events/creative-access-to-host-next-creative-industries-showcase-at-channel-4-april-13th

Creative Access Paid Internships


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For those of you who are not familiar with Creative Access’s work, we are a charity that provides paid internship opportunities in the creative sector for young people from under-represented BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian and non-white Ethnic minorities). We aim to improve diversity within the creative world and address the imbalance in the sector by improving the chances of each of our candidates and helping them secure permanent full-time jobs.

Since launching in 2012 Creative Access has proudly placed 500 talented interns into the creative industries. By adhering to our motto, ‘Media cannot reflect society, if society is not reflected in the media’; we have generated hundreds of internships with more that 200 media partners across the UK in 13 sectors  (advertising, book publishing, film, magazine publishing, marketing, music, newspapers, PR, radio, talent, television and theatre, museums & galleries).

Here at Creative Access, we make sure that our interns are equipped with all the knowledge and skills that are needed to have a successful career in the creative sector. Each of our interns is assigned a senior mentor at the company they are placed with. We also provide comprehensive training through our monthly masterclass sessions where they are encouraged to network with one another and our experienced panel of industry professionals. Our masterclasses have proven to be a huge success and have been hosted by the House of Commons, The Telegraph, the BBC and Google to name a few.

To date, 80% of our alumni have gone on to secure permanent positions in the creative sector. This fantastic achievement motivates us to continue our mission to ensure that under-represented communities continue to thrive in the creative world.

We are currently advertising a wide range of opportunities with companies such as Sugar Films, Google, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Harlequin UK, Radiocentre and National Theatre

You can take a look at our full range of opportunities here http://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunities and register with us here http://creativeaccess.org.uk/register to receive regular email updates with our brand new internships.

Vacancies for Analyst Programmers for graduating students





Abritas is a rapidly growing, Reading based, software company providing innovative web based systems for local government. We have multiple opportunities for students graduating in summer 2012.

As an analyst programmer you will develop new business functions within our software suite. You will work alongside a team of skilled developers and be involved in all stages of the project lifecycle.

Some exposure to ASP.NET (VB or C#) and database design are desirable for this stimulating role developing web based applications. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the full project life cycle undertaking a variety of work, whilst working in a flexible and friendly environment.

Abritas offer good career progression opportunities as you would expect from a fast growing company.

Essential to your success as an analyst programmer will be your degree level education with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

£23,000+ plus profit-related bonus, private healthcare, pension & flexible working hours

To apply please email your CV and covering letter, or if you would like more information, email: stephen.bown@abritas.co.uk


Series of careers webinars for International Students

 INTERNATIONAL FUTURES:  London’s premier website for international students brings you an outstanding series of careers webinars

Monday 11th– Friday 15th June, 12-2pm daily

Each 45 minute webinar is free and delivered by expert Careers Consultants
All you need is a web connection: it’s fast, fun and easy, so sign up today!

Topics include:

UK CVs and application forms

UK interviews

Finding UK work experience and part-time work

The UK graduate market and recruitment process

Using LinkedIn to find global work experience and jobs

Job search when returning home or relocating

Job searching in the USA, China and India

Skype and telephone interviews

For information on how to register go to www/careers.lon.ac.uk/international/events.aspx

INTERNATIONAL FUTURES: Part of the CareersGroup, University of London

Business Training opportunity for Science and Life Science Students

Understanding Commerical Organisations:

The Centre for Entrepreneurship is running a one day workshop for undergraduate students from the Science and Life Sciences faculties to help students build their business knowledge, skills.  It is   aimed at Part 2 students who will be going out on 12 month industry placements next academic session and at Final Year students who are moving in to or looking to move in to science-based industries on graduation.

Workshop aim: To build your transferable exployment capabilities

Where and When: Wednesday 20th June, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.  Hopkins Building Room 101.  Lunch included

Workshop content:

  • what commercial organisations do
  • what their purpose is
  • how they do it
  • what managers do
  • how managers create future business spaces
  • utilising internal and external resources for innovation
  • team working
  • designing

Course leaders: Professor Andrew Godley and Mr Keith Heron, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School

How to apply: Please email Sam Gray at sam.gray@reading.ac.uk indicating:

  • Your name, programme and year of study
  • Your placement or desired employment destination
  • Why you are interested in attending the workshop

Deadline for applications: Friday 1st June 2012


Teach First Brand Manager

What is a Teach First Brand Manager?
Teach First is looking for ambitious, enthusiastic, confident and committed individuals to support our team of recruiters at Reading University. If you are passionate about addressing educational disadvantage, are an effective communicator with strong levels of initiative and organisational skills, this could be the perfect role for you.

To find out more information go to https://reading.targetconnect.net/open/jobSearch.html and search for Teach First.