Sharing is caring (inspired by @veletsianos)

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Social Media for Learning

This post is inspired by George Veletsianos, who has created a video summary titled ‘Scholarship on Social Media and the Academic Self’ based on his paper ‘Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation’.

George raises the question:

“Is sharing a value of contemporary academic culture overall or is sharing a value of a specific academic sub culture?
For example is sharing a value of the open education sub culture and are we seeing sharing as a value because open education researchers are active users of social media?”

For me sharing was a habit I developed, following the good practice of others. Through social media and the development of my own personal learning network, I was able to learn from the connections I made. Many of these are educators, however others are professionals who are open sharers of information that can be of value to all lifelong…

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Want to join the Careers Service team?

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Are you interested in working 1:1 with students? Do you have excellent people skills and experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting?

Why not apply to become one of our CV advisers?

The Careers Service is now recruiting paid part-time CV advisers for the next academic year.

CV advisers provide 1:1 CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profile feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via email and at Careers Service events.

Applicants must be a Newcastle University student throughout the 2016/17 academic year.

Deadline to apply: Monday 2 May 2016Print

Apply here and search for CV adviser.

Soapbox Science

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We are excited to announce that Newcastle University will once again be hosting Soapbox Science following our record breaking debut last summer. Would you like to be a part of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016?

Our call for speakers is NOW OPEN! If you are female, an academic scientist, researcher or PhD student and are keen to share your science with the people of Newcastle then apply using the following link: . The closing date for applications is Friday the 26th of February 2016.

Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.

For the Newcastle event we’ll be commandeering Grey’s Monument in the City Centre on Saturday June 18th and wowing unsuspecting passers-by with our latest discoveries.

For a flavour of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016 have a look at our short film of the day:

Soapbox Science has been running for 5 years with events in UK cities across the country and has attracted media coverage including BBC, The Guardian, Time Out, The Times (Eureka). 2016 is Soapbox Science’s biggest year yet with 12 events planned across the UK the first ever international event in Brisbane, Australia. It also receives great interest from the scientific community, with coverage in Nature, Science and New Scientist.

For more information go to or to contact the Newcastle soapbox science team email .


Creative Careers Week

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Newcastle Careers International

Are you interested in working in the creative industries when you graduate? Come along to our annual Creative Careers Week which will give you fantastic insight into finding experience and work in this evolving and exciting sector. creative

We have sessions covering:

  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Film & TV
  • Advertising
  • Radio
  • Self-employment in the Creative Arts

As well as practical workshops on applying creatively for jobs and talks from our alumni in the creative industries.

Book your place and come to as many sessions as you want from the 8th-12th February!

The creative sector is growing in the UK. Employment within the sector has increased five times faster than the national average, according to figures published in 2014 by the Department for Culture Media and Sport. Self-employment in the sector is also tipped to exceed the number of people working in the public sector by 2020. (Creative & Cultural Skills)

Further information on…

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AHRC Careers Outside Academia

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The AHRC is holding an event to showcase careers outside the academic sector for its current funded doctoral students. The event will be held at The Studio in Birmingham on Wednesday 17 February 2016

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Speaking the same language workshop for PGRs

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Speaking the Same Language Workshop for HASS PGRs

Friday 5th February, 10- 4 in the Doctoral Training Suite

Hope you can join us for the day – lunch will be provided!

Newcastle PGRs should sign up through the usual PGR training Registration process:

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White House Internships

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Newcastle Careers International

Applications are now open for the White House Internship Program in summer 2016, providing   an opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector.

  • Interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university
  • graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • The above criteria includes applicants…

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