Careers Centre Open Day – 10th of February

Call in to find out all about the Careers Centre and how we can help you get your future plans off the ground. Whether you’re planning to embark on your career, considering further study, keen to set up your own business or ready to gain some work experience, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions and get you started on the right track by providing information and showing you resources that can help you. You’ll also learn about the job vacancies that we advertise, the Careers Adviser appointments that we offer and hear about the Careers Fairs, Events, Talks, Presentations and Study Skills workshops that we run in conjunction with employers to help you develop those all-important employability skills.

All in all, we’re really looking forward to seeing you at our Open Day and helping you to Focus on your Future.

Oh! …and by the way…there’ll be goody bags to take home too!

Date – Tuesday 10th February 2015
Time – 11.00am-2.00pm
Location – Careers Centre, The Palatine Centre, Durham Campus

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Careers Bulletin 26-30 January

This week’s Careers Bulletin can be found here:

Careers Bulletin 26.01.15

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Trevs stash – order deadline 21st January

The stash deadline is Wednesday so get on it! Stash can be ordered until Wednesday (21st) from the Phoenix website:

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Mowlam Formal – 27 January

On the 27th of January the yearly Mowlam formal takes place. This formal is organised for finalist and postgrads. The aim of this dinner is to give all finalists an opportunity to talk to postgraduates about postgraduate life, as well as give them an insight into further study.

The price for this formal will be £9 for livers in and £10 for livers out. This formal will not be gowned, but will require smart attire and evening wear. The menu is as follows:


Smoked salmon, leek and chive tart with lemon and chervil vinaigrette
Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Tart


Lamb rump with gratin potato, ratatouille, red wine sauce and mint pesto
Wild mushroom, asparagus and artichoke fricassee with braised rice


Dime Bar Pie (Contains Nuts)


Cheese and biscuits

Port and Coffee

If you would like to go, please sign up by midday 22nd January, using our brand new online sign-up form:

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Josephine Butler inter-MCR formal

Josephine Butler College invites us for its inter-MCR formal on Monday 2nd February 2015. The evening will have an “Around the World in 80 Days” theme. The dress code is formal attire with a touch of Phileas Fogg (gowns are not required). You are invited to join us in Butler Bar between 6:45 and 7pm where you may enjoy a drink before moving through to the Howlands event hall. Food will be served from 7:30pm. Following the sit down meal, you are all invited to attend entertainment back in the bar including an A cappella band.
For the menu see the invitation:

Butler MCR Formal

To sign up, please send the following info to by midday Thursday 22nd January:

– Name
– Dietary requirements

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Careers bulletin 19-25 January

Careers bulletin 19.01.15

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Telephone fundraiser job opportunity

The university is looking for telephone fundraisers to promote and enhance relationships with alumni/ae and friends of the University as well as ask Alumni to donate back to Durham. They pay 6,50 an hour. Here you can find the job description, FAQ’s and the application form:

Job Description – January 2015
Telephone Campaign FAQs
Application Form

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Careers bulletin and CIS summer internships

This week’s Career-bulletin can be found here:

12.01.15 Career Bulletin

CIS are looking for paid summer interns. More details and a job description can be found here:

Internship Job Descriptions

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Student Union referendum

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Carol service in Durham cathedral – Monday 8 December

On Monday 8 December the annual carol service in Durham Cathedral, hosted by the Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (DICCU) takes place! For this event, over 3000 students come together for a traditional Christmas carol service led by Durham University Choral Society. Christmas refreshments will be served afterwards in various venues around Durham.

The service starts at 7.30pm, but you should aim to arrive by 7pm as it tends to gets really busy! A few MCR members will meet on the cobbles at 6.30pm to walk down to the Cathedral; please feel free to join them!

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