PGRs – gain paid experience for assessing students

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Postgraduate Assessors (rate £12.20 per hour)
Closing Date – 21/12/11
Upon successful completion of training, work with a partner to assess Career Development module students by means of a simulated job interview.  With reference to the assessment criteria, agree provisional student marks and write formative feedback for each student assessed.  Provide cover in the event of examiner absence and to liaise with module staff on specified assessment matters. 
Experience & qualifications – This post is available to Newcastle University full time postgraduate students only.  Applicants are expected to possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised University and can demonstrate current experience of assessing undergraduate students.
Skills & qualities The successful applicants will have demonstrated that they are skilled communicators able to simultaneously ask a question, actively listen to response, record evidence of assessment criteria in response and formulate follow up questions that give students the opportunity to address identified gaps within the assessment criteria over the course of a series of 20 minute oral examinations. 
Career Development Module
This opportunity is available from 14/5/12 – 1/6/12.  Candidates are expected to attend assessor training in March as part of the selection process.
How to Apply: For informal enquiries and to apply, please email with a copy of your CV and a covering letter. More Details.

Newcastle University Careers Service


Career Bites – for Newcastle University research staff

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Career Bites for Research Staff

These lunchtime sessions will provide an informal forum for research staff to come together and discuss questions, queries and concerns about an aspect of their career planning.

Facilitated by the Research Staff Careers Adviser, Rachael Roberts, each session will aim to address the needs of those that attend and the issues they raise. You can come along and ask questions, contribute suggestions, share documents you are working on relevant to the topic or to listen to the discussion. The aim of the sessions is to provide you with input and feedback on an issue in the way that you need at that point in time, rather than deliver a generic workshop that may not be appropriate for you.

Each session has a theme including; CVs and Cover Letters, Application Forms and Supporting Statements, Interviews and other selection methods, Networking and developing contacts.

Research Staff from all faculties are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you!

Research students should look at their own faculty programmes (HASS, FMS and SAgE) and book onto the courses organised for you!


Application Forms and Supporting Statements

Date: 24th November 2011

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link:


Networking and developing contacts

Date: 8th December 2011

Time 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link:


CV’s and cover letters

Date: 19th January 2012

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link:


Interviews and other selection methods

Date 2nd February 2012

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link:  

If you have any questions about the sessions please email

Research students – tell us what you think of our website

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Fancy telling us what you think of the Careers Service website in exchange for £5?

We’re looking for up to nine participants to help us test our site between 28 March and 5 April. We will take up no more than 45 minutes of your time and we’ll also reward you with a £5 Amazon voucher for your trouble. No prior knowledge or technical skills are needed. We are looking for participants who are available during the following times. You will then be given a 45 minute timeslot to attend.

Monday 28 March: 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Thursday 31 March: 9.30 am – 12.15 pm

Tuesday 5 April: 9.30 am – 12.15 pm

You must be a current student or recent graduate of Newcastle University to take part and you will need to be able to visit the Careers Service.

Interested? E-mail  with your availability, course title and stage of study. Places will be issued on a first come, first served basis. If you do not hear back from us, please assume that all places have been filled.

Academic CVs workshop

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At lunchtime I delivered a session on Academic CVs to Newcastle students and research staff. For those of you who wanted the slides after the session or couldn’t attend this time, the slides are available here – CVs for Academia participants copy

The session will be repeated in the new year. In the meantime, if you are a Newcastle student, graduate or member of research staff you can access 1:1 support from the Careers Service to review an academic (or other) CV that you have been working on. Have a look at the Careers Service website for more information on how to do this and for further CV resources and examples.

Research students sought for part time role

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Newcastle University Careers Service is looking to recruit part-time CV interns to work throughout the academic year 2010/11. Each intern will work a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 hours per week, particularly during the months of October, November and February and will receive £7.96 an hour. Interns will provide 1:1 CV and covering letter feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and all academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via e-mail and at Careers Service events. Comprehensive training will be given.

Applicants will be qualified to at least degree level or equivalent and must be a Newcastle University postgraduate student throughout the academic year 2010/11. They will have experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting and have excellent written English and oral communication skills.

 Please apply with a CV and covering letter via the university’s online recruitment system – where further details of the post and person specification can be found.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Stephanie Barton, Careers Service Information Team Manager, to discuss the posts further (tel. 0191 222 8051). Closing date for applications is 31 May 2010.