#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 13 December 2017

Here’s the last weekly events and opportunities digest for 2017.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our first edition next semester.


This week

Writers @QMUL: John D’Agata | Friday 15 December 2017 | 6pm

American writer John D’Agata is the author of About a Mountain (2011) and The Lifespan of a Fact (2012) and is editor of Graywolf Press’s three-volume New History of the Essay. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts, and is Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, where he is M.F. Carpenter Professor of Writing. D’Agata will read from his work and be in conversation with Patrick Flanery.

For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

Career Conversation: Life as a London Barrister | 17th January 1-2 pm,  ArtsTwo. In conjunction with QMUL Bar Society.

Click on the link above for more info & to book your place. Andrew Simmonds is currently an MA student at QM but previously spent 35 years as a Barrister, he became a QC and later a deputy High Court Judge.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the realities of life as a barrister.  N.B. This discussion will not focus particularly on how to become a barrister.


Houses of Parliament Graduate Development Programme | Deadline: 7 January

For those of you interested in public service e.g. with the Civil Service, here is an alternative but fantastic opportunity: the Graduate Development Programme will appeal to those with an interest in politics, public policy, and the constitution, and the scheme will give you the experience and skills you need to develop into a future leader of the organisation.


Attention 3rd years/PostGrads/Alumni – Jobs/Grad Schemes etc

There are lots of interesting jobs available via our JobOnline site: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/index.html  (login with normal QMplus details) & select all of the criteria down the left hand side relevant to your interests .  If you are going for individual entry level graduate jobs starting next summer, these are unlikely to be advertised until April onwards.  However there are still LOTS of graduate schemes available in general business, marketing, retail, consumer research etc.

Currently on JobOnline here is a handful of Grad schemes that are available:

  • Sky Commercial
  • BT Product Management
  • BT Client Service
  • Conde Nast Advertising Sales
  • TK Maxx Merchandising
  • Think Ahead: Graduate route into Mental Health Social Work
  • Marriott (hotels) Voyage Programme
  • BA Research and Analytics
  • National Grid Communications
  • London Stock Exchange Business Programme
  • Ipsos Mori Research

Attention 2nd years – Summer Internships etc

There are some interesting paid internships available now for Summer 2018 via our JobOnline site: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/index.html  (login with normal QMplus details) .  Individual job opportunities will come up nearer to the summer, so keep an eye on the site.

Current examples include:

  • The Met Office looking for HR or Marketing Interns
  • Associated Press Global News
  • Research Consultancy with Wood Mackenzie
  • Sky Summer Placements in Marketing or Finance


Opportunities & Volunteering


No listings this week.


Calls for Papers/Contributions

Contributions wanted for PEACH

 🍑 The name of PEACH’s second collection of the academic year has been decided – Oscillations. 🍑
We are looking for creative work related to the theme of frenetic energy, uncontrollable emotion and a wild whirling of states. Please send all submissions to the email address below. To have your work published you must be a member, and have payed your £3 subscription. This can be done by following this link https://www.qmsu.org/groups/10061/.
Also a big thank you to the truly talented Julia Lou Moe, who drew the fantastic image you see on the poster below.
Do you dare disturb the universe? 🍑



The Society for Theatre Research invites submissions for the 2018 New Scholars Essay competition, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Society’s foundation.

The competition is open to postgraduate students, academics with an institutional affiliation, and independent scholars, but not undergraduates. Entrance is restricted to scholars who have had no more than one article previously published in a refereed journal. Entrants do not need to be members of the STR or to reside in the UK


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