Daiwa Scholarships 2016

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.

The selected Daiwa Scholars will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK during August 2016 before moving to Japan in mid-September 2016 for the remainder of the Scholarship.

No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary.

As of May 2015, 153 Daiwa Scholars – including scientists, artists, academics, lawyers and architects – will have benefited from the Daiwa Scholarships.

The closing date for the 2016 programme will be Thursday 3 December 2015.

For more information see: http://www.dajf.org.uk/scholarships/general-information

Jo Cooper


Win the chance to meet a creative professional!!

Win the chance to meet a creative professional and ask them some questions about what they do! This would look great on your CV, help you build your network (which might even help you get a job in the future) and give you insight into the world of work in the creative industries.

Email us at createmyfuturecareer@gmail.com and tell us what you would like to ask, and you could win the chance to interview someone who works in Media, Television, Film, Art and Design, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Fashion and Costume or Publishing.

Let us know which industry you’re interested in, which university you currently study at, and convince us that you’d be the best interviewer by emailing us before 5pm on Friday 13th March.

Jo Cooper

60 Second Pitch Awards – an opportunity for students & graduates

Are you a student or recent graduate with an innovative Business Idea without the capital or support to make it work?

An exciting opportunity from Santander has arisen for students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.This competition provides 3 entrepreneurs with the chance to win funding and support from Santander UK every 3 months.

To apply, you need to send in a 60 second video pitch promoting/explaining your business idea in an innovative, creative or exciting way.

These videos will then be shortlisted and placed on the portal for the online community to vote for their favourite and ultimately decide the winners.

Closing date for application is 15th December 2014.

For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.