Student Ambassador Vacancies

Posted on: 23 May 2016
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Applications now open for the Student Ambassador Scheme for students across all Architecture and the Built Environment courses!

 

Would you like to earn some money while gaining valuable transferrable skills working for your University? The Ambassador scheme provides a range of opportunities and is suitable for those who want to work occasionally, or are looking for something up to 20 hours a week. You could sign up for events on campus like open days and applicant days, you could sign up to come out with a member of the Outreach team to a local school – you could even be helping in the office with our social media. I offer full training and am happy to provide references for those who work regularly.

 

‘Being part of the student ambassador scheme makes me feel like an active member of the university. I love showing off our university to prospective students, contributing to the difficult decision of which university to go to, being part of the scheme makes a daunting open day an exciting time for prospective students! Furthermore, being part of the scheme has allowed me to meet lots of students from across the university, enhancing my team building skills and many many more!.’

– Amy, current Student Ambassador

 

Student Ambassadors are required for enrollment in September/October 2016 – 1st and 2nd years only please!  Email Rosie Reynolds at R.Reynolds@Westminster.ac.uk for an application form, or with any questions.

Boost Your Employability at Skills Academy

Posted on: 13 May 2016
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Skills Academy
Tuesday 31 May to Friday 10 June 2016

Are you looking for work and trying to establish your career path? Do you want to develop your skills and gain useful practical advice from experts in preparation for an increasingly competitive graduate labour market?

Thirty-two carefully designed seminars and workshops have been selected precisely to help you do that. You can choose one session or attend them all, including: A day with Goldman Sachs featuring CVs, Interviews and Commercial Awareness, Networking, Public Speaking, Assessment Centres, Self-awareness, your online brand (LinkedIn), mindfulness, entrepreneurship, leadership, hidden jobs, Innovation, and much, much more.

Delivered by experienced consultants and external speakers, including Goldman Sachs, CIMA, IBM, Teach First, NACUE, Jump training and development, Stabb Construction Ltd, The LinkedIn Man, AIESEC, Production Base, CMD Talent Consulting, the Thinking Revolution, the Wellcome Trust, and Employ-Ability.

See the Careers blog for a full list of all seminars, dates and venues, and to confirm your place, please book on Engage.

For further information or any questions, contact Iram Sial, Careers Consultant, i.sial@westminster.ac.uk. If you have any difficulties accessing the online information or booking please email careers@westminster.ac.uk or call 020 7911 5184.

Internship Opportunity

Posted on: 12 May 2016
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For Attention Of: Property, Construction and Tourism Students Only.

 

Eco Ltd is a London based consulting company with a long track record in the creation of sustainable energy and energy efficiency markets.

 

They are part of a consortium implementing the ZERO-PLUS project:

Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

This Horizon 2020 project, funded by the European Commission, meets the challenge to develop a comprehensive, cost-effective modular system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements and to implement it in a series of case studies across the EU.

In the 4 years of the ZERO-PLUS duration, an international consortium of partners from academia and industry (technology providers and case study owners) will work together to significantly reduce the costs of NZE settlements through the implementation of three parallel strategies:

  • Increasing the efficiency of components directly providing energy conservation and energy generation in NZE settlements.
  • Reducing the “balance of system” costs through efficient production and installation processes.
  • Reducing operational costs through better management of the loads and resources on a district scale rather than on the scale of a single building.

 

In ZERO-PLUS, Eco is leading the work package on:

Market analysis and model for business growth

The objectives of this work are:

  • To analyse trends in the construction of highly energy performing buildings
  • To analyse the business case for the technology developed within the project
  • To analyse the market potential within the EU 28 for new buildings constructed using the technology developed within the project to achieve ‘nearly zero-energy’ performance levels
  • To propose a sample business plan for commercial-scale implementation of the technology

We are looking for an intern to contribute to our work on this project.

 

Duties

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, including literature reviews and background searches on the project subjects
  • Collect data using various methods (e.g. desktop research, interviews, surveys) and analyse data gathered (e.g. policy, barrier and comparative analysis)
  • Present findings in reports and presentations
  • Support Eco in similar way on other ongoing projects in related subject areas, as needed

 

Timing

Start date: June 2016 or September 2016, negotiable

The intern we are looking for will make a significant contribution to the analysis of the business case and the market potential. This work must be completed by May 2017. The timing and extent of the work within this period are flexible and will be agreed upon with the candidate.

 

Requirements

  • Location: Eco offices, Chislehurst, S.E. London
  • Working towards a postgraduate degree – MBA, MA, MSc, PhD
  • Interested in working in a consulting environment
  • An outstanding academic and career record
  • Sound knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, empathetic and open
  • Interest in assessing sustainable energy / climate changes markets, identifying market barriers
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly conversant with Internet and office applications
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from them

Paid internship, salary based on level of experience

For enquiries about the post or to submit your application please contact Morna Isaac morna@ecoltdgroup.com

Changes to Summer Exam Times & the Referral Threshold

Posted on: 3 May 2016
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The University is making two changes that will affect students taking exams this summer.

1)     The first change is to the academic calendar – when exams for referrals and deferrals will be held.

This means exams will start a day earlier (on Thursday 7 July) than previously stated in the academic calendar and the new times include Friday evenings.

2)     The second change is to the referral threshold for students who do not pass exams or coursework.

The regulations state that if a student fails a module with an overall module mark of at least 30%, the Subject Board may decide to permit one referral in all or specified parts of the module. However, in respect of modules at Levels 3, 4 and 5, the University is removing this 30% threshold for referral eligibility. You can check which level your modules are using SRS Web if in doubt.

Read full details here: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/news/2016/changes-to-summer-exam-times-and-the-referral-threshold 

Erasmus+ 2016/7 Open for Applications

Posted on: 3 May 2016
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The Erasmus+ Application form for students to apply for funding in 2016/17 is now live.

Students interested in…

–          Studying at a HEI during 2016/17 with whom we have an Erasmus+ partnership (minimum 90 days to qualify)

OR

–          Undertaking a work placement (aka traineeship) during 2016/17 in an Erasmus+ programme country (minimum 60 days to qualify)

 

…should apply by 16 May 2016 to be considered for funding, even if their placement is not confirmed yet. (If this is the case, they should complete the application form with as much detail as possible and state ‘to be confirmed’ where information is not yet known, ammending it later as appropriate.)

 

The application form and guidance can be found here: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/westminster-extra/student-exchanges/funding-your-exchange/erasmus-grants

 

Section I must be signed off by your academic exchange coordinator (or course leader if there isn’t an AEC) and you must sign the declaration in section J before submitting their application to the Outward Mobility Team. Signatures can be provided electronically by the student. An email can be provided by the AEC confirming that they agree with section I, if a signature cannot be provided.

 

Interior Architecture Scholarship Opportunity

Posted on: 3 May 2016
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All students enrolled in Interior Architecture may apply for the Sto-Foundation’s AIT Scholarship . The total scholarship fund amounts to 21.000 Euro, with chosen scholars receiving up to 580 Euro per month for a period of one year.

Applications are accepted until May 13th, 2016.

 

The Scholarship’s Jury consists of a representative of the Sto-Foundation, Professor Peter Cheret | Cheret Bozic Architekten BDA DWB, as well as the renowned interior designers and architects Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk (JOI-Design), Thomas Korb (Büro Korb GmbH), and Kristina Bacht (Director/Curator AIT-ArchitekturSalons and Publishing Director GKT).

 

The scholarships are financed by the Sto-Foundation which has set itself the aim to support the academic training of the young generation. The overriding purpose of the Sto-Foundation takes up the leitmotif of “Aware Constructing” of the Sto AG and promotes the awareness for the significance of the environment- and people-friendly design of the habitat.

 

Further information (application form, content and scope of the application etc.) is available at www.ait-architektursalon.de/stipendium. For detailed information please contact Sto-Foundation directly at stipendium@ait-architektursalon.de.