Universities

Fraternities offer a new way of getting involved

By Marcus Dysch, December 13, 2012

It is nearly 100 years old, is run from global headquarters in Indianapolis, and counts Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Richman among its alumni.

But the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity has swapped California and New York for Yorkshire and the Midlands as it successfully develops chapters for Jewish students on British campuses.

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Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.

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Trio hit campaign trail to secure Union of Jewish Students top job

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

Three contenders are vying for the top role in Jewish student politics.

Adam Charlton, Abigail Kay and Joe Tarsh will battle to be elected president of the Union of Jewish Students during a series of campus tours and hustings.

The winner will take on the one-year paid sabbatical post in the summer of 2013, with a mandate to represent Jewish students nationally.

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Stand out from the crowd to get a job

By Daniel Tannenbaum, November 28, 2012

It’s a tough economy and whether you are looking for work experience or a full time job after university, you need to have a strong online presence.

The internet is the stage for self-promotion, and it’s free, so be sure to grab the low-hanging fruit.

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Israel's Negev mission to attract scientists from around the world

By Orlando Radice, November 23, 2012

It was a uniquely Israeli irony. As Professor Smadar Cohen stood in a seminar room on the Ben Gurion University campus in Beersheva last week presenting a groundbreaking bio-engineered solution to preventing heart attacks, a dull thud rattled the window: rockets from Gaza were hitting the city. A scientist who stood poised to save the lives of millions was herself in the line of fire.

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Glasgow society celebrates landmark with gala dinner

November 22, 2012

Glasgow's Jewish student society has celebrated its centenary with a gala dinner attended by hundreds of current and former members.

Thought to be the first JSoc 100th anniversary party in Britain, Saturday night’s event followed a civic reception held to mark the contribution of Jews to the city.

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Take a new approach to find your post-uni job

November 22, 2012

Despite all the warnings over the difficulties of finding graduate employment, there are genuine opportunities waiting to be snapped up. Our panel of post-graduates explain how they found fulfilling jobs by thinking creatively:

Emily Black - Teacher

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Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.

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I proved myself and earned a year-long placement

November 1, 2012

Laura Freedman participated in the TrainE-TraidE placement scheme last summer:

“As a first year I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or how to get into different placements.

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The new reality - a degree does not guarantee a job

By Marcus Dysch, November 1, 2012

There can rarely have been a worse time to be graduating from university ‑ with unemployment soaring over the past four years, having a degree is no guarantee that a job in your chosen profession will follow.

But help is on hand. Charity TrainE-TraidE has achieved success with its mentoring scheme for students and graduates.

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