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12 Skills of ASKmas 

The Academic Skills Team presents The 12 Skills of ASkmas! Join our advisers throughout December as we share some top tips to help you develop skills such as academic writing, paraphrasing, referencing, and maths and statistics.  

Follow us on Instagram (@acadskillsuoc) so you don’t miss out! 

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Have you thought about training as a Dietician? 

Dietitians play a major role in the nation’s health, from preventing disease and treating medical conditions, to improving sport performance and general wellbeing. Currently, dietitians are in demand more than ever before. Find out more about studying for this role through our MSc/ PGDip Nutrition and Dietetics course page. If eligible, you can also apply for an NHS training grant of £5000 per year of study. If you have any questions about the course please contact Abigail Price, the Programme Leader. 

Applications will close at midday on Friday 26th January

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LGBTQ+ Student Support Network: Happy Holidays

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Start Date: 7 December 2023 1:30 pm

Date and time: Thursday 7th December at 1:30pm

Location: Community Hub, Exton Park

This will be our first face-to-face network session, and we would be delighted if you could join us to meet up for some social time and hot drinks. It will be a great opportunity to meet peers in the network and welcome new members.

Our LGBTQ+ Student Support Network is live on Teams – click here to join or email for more information.

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Digital Skills Week

Next week is Digital Skills Week (11-15 December). 

Throughout the week teams from across the University are running a series of live events and one-to-one sessions to help you to develop your digital skills and make the most of our services. 

There will also be opportunities for you to upskill by completing online anytime courses. 

The sessions are delivered by experienced individuals from across the University including Careers, Academic Skills, Learning Information Services and Student Services.

Check out some of the sessions from the Venture team below: 

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Become a Student Ambassador – UCB only!

Fancy representing and promoting the University to prospective students to showcase all we have to offer here at University Centre Birkenhead? Apply to become a Student Ambassador!

The role of a Student Ambassador is varied – there’s so much you can get involved in! There are three core aspects: 

Events: Lead campus tours and signpost visitors at our Open Days and Applicant Days.

Academic: Support academics at events by acting as a course advocate and sharing your learning experience, taking part in presentations, workshops and talks or just generally chatting to prospective students.

Digital: From creating informative blogs to TikToks or even Instagram takeovers, there are tonnes of jobs to get involved with from our digital team!

We are particularly looking for Students who are interested in fulfilling the duties within the Digital Student Ambassador element of the role, however please feel free to apply if this role is of interest to you. 

Pay: £12.48/hour

We are currently recruiting for the role of Student Ambassador at University Centre Birkenhead – apply now. Applications close on 3 December 2023.

Please note that you will need be a student studying at the University Centre Birkenhead, University of Chester.

Click here to read about current Ambassador Yana’s experience of being a Student Ambassador.

If you have any questions please contact our Student Ambassador Team via

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Employer in the Foyer: Randstad Education

Key Event Information

Start Date: 29 November 2023 10:00 am

End Date: 29 November 2023 2:00 pm

Location: Binks Foyer

You’re in luck if you’re looking for work this week because four fabulous employers can be found in our foyers and they’re looking out for you too!

Chat to Randstad Education about part-time teaching assistant or cover supervisor roles (experience not needed)

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Employer in the Foyer: Providing Care Ltd

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Start Date: 28 November 2023 10:30 am

End Date: 28 November 2023 4:00 pm

Location: Binks Foyer

You’re in luck if you’re looking for work this week because four fabulous employers can be found in our foyers and they’re looking out for you too!

If outreach or youth support work is your thing, pay Providing Care Ltd a quick visit.

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New Convera payment system 

We’re pleased to announce that the University has now partnered with Convera to make paying your accommodation and tuition simple and easy.    

The new secure payment platform IODM Connect Convera (Previously Western Union) allows you to pay in your local currency with just a couple of clicks. 

You will receive payment reminders from us to your email to pay through our secure portal when you have a payment due. If you have a payment plan in place, we will be sending you reminders when each instalment is due, with simple instructions on how to complete the payments. You can then use the buttons to follow the prompts to pay. 

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Mature Students Online Career Advice Session

Key Event Information

Start Date: 22 November 2023 1:00 pm

End Date: 22 November 2023 1:45 pm

Location: Teams

Book Now

The Careers and Employability team is here to support our mature student population. It’s not just for younger students who may be newly embarking on graduate skills development and graduate careers! Maybe you’re not sure how to make the most of your existing skills and previous experience within job applications. Or you’re changing career and looking for support. You may have a clear plan or might not know what your next steps will be.  

Join the Careers and Employability team in this session to find out about what services and support is available to you during your time at university and beyond! They are a friendly and welcoming team who offer tailored support for your circumstances and goals. It’s never too early in your degree to start looking at career preparations.

Use the link above to book in for the online session. Once you are booked in you will receive an email with the Teams link for the session.

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Showcase of Undergraduate Research Experience: Save the date! Applications open soon! 

Key Event Information

Start Date: 21 May 2024 9:30 am

End Date: 21 May 2024 5:30 pm

Location: Exton Park

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The Showcase of Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024 at Exton Park.  

SURE is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to present research through a poster or spoken presentation as an individual or as a group. Applications will open in early December.  

All students are invited to attend. For further information, Please visit:

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