Jobs, Events & Opportunities from SED’s Careers Consultant Caroline Lisser – Thursday 4 October 2018

  • Teaching
  • SED Careers Appointments
  • Careers in Market Research
  • QMUL Graduate Scheme
  • QM Career Mentoring
  • The Business & Finance Fair
  • Part-time/Temporary roles as QM Annual Fund Caller
  • Alumni tips on work experience

Teaching: the Government has announced the bursary levels for trainee teachers for 2019.  The English bursary is £15,000… read more here:

SED exclusive appointments for career discussions with Caroline, are available on Thursday 11th October afternoon. 

To book, phone 020 7882 8533 or drop-in to the Careers Centre in Queens Building.

Exploring Careers in Market Research: 15th October – 6pm

A fantastic panel of researchers has been signed up for this event including the Head of Research for BBC Media Action… come and discover a whole world of careers that you did not know existed and learn more about how research shapes so many business decisions.  English students have a fantastic skillset, particularly for qualitative market research… come and find out more.  Details and booking here:

QMUL Graduate Scheme:

Attention 3rd years:  have you become rather attached to QMUL and wondering what you will do after your degree?  Join the leadership graduate scheme at Queen Mary… applications are open now for jobs starting in September 2019.  This scheme is a leadership programme for graduates wanting to work in Higher Education. You will receive high-quality training and one year’s membership of the Association of University Administrators, whilst undertaking two 6 month placements at Queen Mary and one 6 month placement at another UK university. The scheme runs from September 2019-February 2021 and you will earn £22-28K. Find out more about this scheme on 18th October at the ‘Careers in the Community – working in the public sector’ event.

Apply at  Closing Date for Applications: January 2019

Business employers on campus:

For those of you wanting to explore a career in Business… The annual QM Business & Finance Fair is next week on 8th October… Come along and talk to employers about why they are interested in English students/graduates  and what kind of jobs exist in their organisations.
Places limited, so reserve here: 


Interested in gaining 6 months of one-to-one support from an experienced professional?  In receipt of the QMUL Bursary?

Particularly if you are in your 3rd year, this is a not to be missed opportunity to have a professional working in a field that interests you, to guide you through the career decision making and job search process.

To apply for a place, please go to:

For general enquiries, please email, or call the team on 020 7882 3690.

QMUL Annual Fund Caller – part-time role, apply NOW!

We’re looking for 40 student callers to work on our telephone campaign in November. Deadline: Wednesday 10 October.

You will: be paid £10.43 per hour (plus holiday pay); gain invaluable careers advice from alumni; be expected to attend 3-4 shifts (one weekend); receive full paid training on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October

School of Languages & Linguistics have an alumni work experience event to which you are invited… useful if you want to hear about how to get experience in order to  build a career in communications, charities or freelance writing. Tuesday 9th October, 5.30pm

Work experience is one of the most efficient ways to test out career ideas.
But how do you get it? What should you look for in a placement?
In this alumni panel you’ll hear the honest stories of three recent alumni (both extroverted and introverted) who did a variety of different things to get work experience.

Charlotte Stockton (French & Eng.Lit) – while at QMUL Charlotte did three different internships in marketing and promotions, including one over 8 months at City Hall for the Mayor of London. She now works in business development for a communications agency in London.

Laura Potter (Comp.Lit & Linguistics) – Laura left QMUL in 2017 and during her degree she got work experience as a News Desk Assistant at the Guardian, worked as features and music editor and a freelance reporter for a variety of on and off-campus publications. She is passionate about mental wellbeing and was the QMSU welfare rep. She now works as Communications Executive at charity Dementia UK.

Aisha Rimi (French & German) – During her time at uni Aisha worked as a fashion production assistant, doing communications for a local charity via QProjects Summer, a telephone fundraiser, a social media intern for a start-up, sub-editor on a student newspaper, shop assistant and more. She’s now works as a freelance writer and as the Volunteer Centre Coordinator at London School of Economics.

Book a place here:

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