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Oxford Brookes Union organises Black Students Careers Week

first_imgOxford Brookes Student Union is currently running a Black Students Careers Week. It is part of the Brookes Student Union’s commitment to “tackling racial inequality on campus as a matter of emergency”. Black Students Careers Week offers online networking events with successful individuals in the finance, law, music and technology industry, as well as recruitment and interview coaching. The events have been curated by Brookes Union Black Officer Iman Tadu, but are open to all.Brookes students are invited to join the talk with Amanda Mapanda about her experiences as a lawyer at Freshfields, or to register for a talk with chartered accountant Thelma Matsaira on the financial sector. They can also sign up to listen to Radha Medar share her experiences co-managing Skepta or popstar Mabel, or listen to Andrew Osamyemi outline his successful launch of the Netflix series ‘Meet the Adebanjos’. Events to improve recruitment skills include “Write Job Applications That Work”, “Ace Your Assessment Centre” and “How to level-up your LinkedIn bio in 1 hour”. Black Students’ Officer of Brookes Student Union, Iman Tadu, says: “My vision for the Black Students Careers Week was to bring a light to the faces of individuals that are from the backgrounds of students who are not always given a platform to share the story of their career journeys … visibility can empower someone and help them believe in themselves where they were not able to before.”  The event series is a collaboration between Brookes Union, ACS, Brookes Enterprise Support, Oxford Brookes University Careers, and Oxford Brookes University Alumni office. Oxford Student Union (OSU) runs a permanent Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) dedicated to “creating a more just and inclusive student experience at the University”, though the last report uploaded on the CRAE webpage is over 5 years old. OSU also supports the University-wide Race Equality Taskforce, launched November 2020. The taskforce is “in the process of establishing our own equality, diversity and inclusion action plan” which will be presented in September 2021. In the past, OSU has run BAME Leadership in Oxford conferences.Oxford University Careers Service told Cherwell: “Our research strongly indicates that there is statistically minimal difference in the graduate level employment outcomes of our students of different ethnicities, but we are working hard to speed up the pace of change outside the University.”On its website, it provides resources on BME recruitment schemes as well as on the Equality Act (2010). It “[offers] a number of more target activities to support Black students” including the “10000BlackInterns initiatives” and “delivering careers sessions for Black Boys Cant”. Image credit: Jpbowen / CC BY-SA 3.0last_img read more

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Taking shape

first_imgWith over 50 years’ experience in the baking and confectionery industries, Perrett and Kane Machine Services (Backwell, Bristol) has supplied the majority of celebration cake manufacturers with its machinery designs, including sheeters, horizontal cutters and shape stamping machines.Latest machine to join its range is the P&K 2D Shape Stamping, which has taken five years to develop and can produce a line of two-dimensional shapes in icing, pastry or marzipan every three seconds.Shape boards can be changed in minutes by an operator and are a fraction of the cost of conventional rotary machine change parts, claims the company. The 2D shape boards utilise a number of technologies in their design and are durable in everyday bakery use, adds the firm. All of the details in the customer’s original creation can be reproduced in the finished moulds.last_img read more

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Sunburst race canceled due to cloud of COVID-19

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook By Jon Zimney – July 16, 2020 0 220 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Runners in the Sunburst 10K race begin running at the start of the course on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in downtown South Bend. (Krystal Vivian/95.3 MNC) The annual Sunburst race has been canceled.Originally set for June, then moved to August, organizers put a halt to the event, altogether, due to the health and safety of the participants in the midst of the pandemic.The event, put on by Beacon Health System, draws several thousand runners from across the country.Those who’ve registered can take part in a virtual race, apply the fee toward next year’s registration, donate it to Beacon Children’s Hospital, or get a refund. WhatsApp Sunburst race canceled due to cloud of COVID-19 Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleTexas man pleads guilty to molesting girl, 10, from PortageNext articleParents of victim react after execution of Wesley Purkey Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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Mike Vallely’s Street Plant Releases Jerry Garcia Estate-Approved, Tiger Guitar-Inspired Skateboard Deck

first_imgMike Vallely, the pro-skateboarder, launched his Street Plant skateboard company in 2015. Today, Street Plant has released its second Jerry Garcia-inspired skateboard deck, following up its Wolf Guitar-themed skateboard earlier in the year, which served as the first-ever skateboard officially sanctioned by the Jerry Garcia estate.For this new release, the company continues to draw inspiration from Jerry Garcia’s famed guitars, adding a skateboard inspired by Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar, which the Grateful Dead guitarist used as his main instrument of choice between 1979 and 1989. Street Plant is releasing two Tiger-inspired decks: a 9.25″ old-school version as well as a 8.5″ popsicle edition. In addition to these two Deadhead-friendly decks, the company is continuing to sell its Garcia Glue Footed Griptape, which features Garcia’s now iconic four-fingered handprint.As Mike Vallely explained in a statement on Street Plant’s website,My Reverence for Jerry Garcia is without end. I find Wholeness, Harmony, Freedom, and Radiance in His Music, Filling me with Optimism, Love, and Hope. Our daily soundtrack here in Garageland is Infused with Garcia’s Songs, Inspiring the Best in us, and Encouraging us to continue to Move in the Direction of our Dreams.Working with the Garcia Family via Street Plant to Present the First-Ever Jerry Garcia Skateboards and accessories is a True Honor, and it brings my Family and I Great Joy! Where Music and Skateboarding intersect, there is my Heart, and Jerry’s Music is Playing.You can currently order Street Plant’s Garcia Tiger skateboard decks now. Head to their website here for more information and for purchasing.[H/T Jambands]last_img read more

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