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Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Job description

At Edinburgh Napier University, we are welcoming in a new phase of event delivery for Student Recruitment.

Market insight tells us that events form the top 3 influencing factors of students’ decision making around their university of choice.

As someone with previous Student Recruitment or Events Management experience, this post will offer you the opportunity to hold leadership of all of our upcoming university student recruitment events and play a critical role in establishing and managing our new approach to physical, virtual and blended events for student recruitment purposes.

The Role:

The work of the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team includes the delivery of an annual programme of events targeted at raising awareness of the university, liaison with key schools and colleges, and supporting the wider university strategies of delivering effective and responsible recruitment, outreach and engagement services to support the student journey.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your previously gained skills and experience in student recruitment or events, to manage a small team of student recruitment professionals, overseeing work and motivating the team to achieve successful outcomes.

Given that planning and organisation will be your key strengths, you will be given the autonomy to lead the delivery of our annual schedule of undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment events, including key University Open Days and smaller scale events (including virtual and social media activity), both on-campus and across the UK.

Working in partnership with staff in our academic Schools, and our Marketing and External Relations team will be key, as will participating in committees, working groups and project teams as appropriate.

This will be a natural progression for you should you be looking to take the next steps in Student Recruitment, with an opportunity to manage a team, deputise for the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager when required, and capitalise on the exciting prospect of dictating a new phase of event delivery.

For a full role profile, please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • Experience in student recruitment, HE marketing, communications or similar areas OR significant experience in events management
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise competing demands and meet deadlines
  • Proven presentation and customer service skills, together with negotiating and influencing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekend work (includes flexibility on working patterns)
  • Full UK Driving License

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Salary: £33,309 – £39,739 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information:

The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 16th May 2022. Interviews will be held on week commencing 23rd May  2022. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.  

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Student Spotlight: Booth brings DJing to campus events

Student Spotlight: Booth brings DJing to campus events

By branching out to different venues, the DJ collective has grown tremendously, providing a space for artists to explore music and intersecting styles.

by Veronica Winham
| 4/28/22 2:00am


Courtesy of Luis Verdi ’22

Source: Courtesy of Luis Verdi

Booth, Dartmouth’s DJ collective founded in 2016, is a social and art group that provides DJ services to Greek houses and other functions on campus. The collective is currently expanding their services by branching out to cover more events to fit a growing campus demand for DJs. 

“Our main purpose is to provide DJ services … but more than that, we think of ourselves as an art collective on campus,” Booth’s founding member Juhnwi Kim ’22 said. “There’s a very strong DJ culture at Dartmouth [and] we provide high quality service.”

Booth performs primarily at fraternities and sororities, where it is hired for on-nights, semis and formals. It also puts on Booth raves, which are shows typically hosted at Chi Gamma Epsilon and Scarlett Hall. 

In addition, Booth performs at campus events, ranging from shows at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Thayer School of Engineering to the Friday Night Rock performances at Collis Commonground. A couple weeks ago, the Programming Board hired Booth to play during intermissions at Battle of the Bands, according to Booth’s director, Luis Verdi ’22. 

“We’re trying to expand beyond Greek houses. Something that we really value is a relationship with the school,” Verdi said.

The members of Booth all have their own distinct styles, which means that every show is unique and has a different aesthetic. For example, Verdi specializes in dance, pop and electronic dance music, while new member Raegan Padula ’24 said she prefers house and techno. 

“We all have different niches that we love to explore in music, and that combined with our ability to get a crowd going is so important to bring new sonic spaces to campus,” Padula said. 

Booth also encourages its current members to incorporate new styles. Padula is excited to experiment in her Booth performances over sophomore summer when she returns from London, where she is currently studying electronic music. 

“Getting to go around the city and take some of the experimental stuff done here and grunge and grime and bringing those back to campus is going to be really exciting,” Padula said. “[Booth’s] function is to introduce students to new flavors and new styles.”

Despite each member’s niches, Kim said that Booth has a “commercial front,” in which they still play pop music that people recognize and enjoy. 

“My favorite thing is just seeing a crowd of people singing the words. To me, there’s nothing cooler as a performer than seeing everyone excited about what you’re putting on,” Verdi said. “Having that liberty to say ‘I’m in control, but I want to make sure that you’re all having fun with me.’ Because it’s about having fun but also making sure everyone else is having fun.” 

Booth members meet once a week to discuss upcoming shows and contribute to external projects, such as their SoundCloud account. Padula said that at these weekly meetings, people will bring their boards and mix songs back and forth between each other. 

“[This] is a real challenge, especially since some of us have quite different tastes,” Padula said. “To go from hip hop to experimental funk is a really fun switch.”

New members typically join Booth during their freshman year, with a variety of experience levels. Some are experienced DJs, while others simply show interest in getting started. According to Verdi, Booth’s expanding popularity on campus makes it easier to recruit. 

“Over the years we’ve gotten a lot more interest over time,” Verdi said. “It feels cool to have that presence on campus.”

Verdi said he first experimented with DJing in high school, when he taught himself how to play using a friend’s equipment and performed at his school’s dance. He discovered the opportunity to continue his passion for DJing in college through Booth.

“Once I got [to Dartmouth], I felt like [DJing] was something I wanted to get back into and keep working on,” Verdi said. “Once I found out about Booth, met people in Booth, I was completely sold.”

After joining, new members are trained in the winter quarter. According to Kim, winter training consists of mastering techniques and learning how to navigate the Dartmouth music scene.

“We make sure that they are technically proficient enough to perform at a high level that people require and want,” Kim said. “Our members are not only DJs, but they produce and are in bands, so we like to think we are one of the leading musical voices on campus.”

Kim helped start Booth in 2016 when he and a group of ’20s identified the need for a DJ group at Dartmouth. He said they were inspired by the Boiler Room group, which Kim said had a “more varied music scene.” 

In the beginning, Booth started performing at BarHop, an event held every Thursday at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Booth then transitioned into DJing fraternity and sorority formals through personal connections. Now, Kim said that Greek houses ask Booth to perform at their events.

In addition to providing DJ services, Booth provides a sense of community for its members. Verdi commented on how the social aspect is his favorite part, and how he still keeps in touch with Booth alumni. 

“I have met some of my biggest mentors through Booth,” Verdi said. “Those are really solid relationships we got to build through this shared interest, and I don’t think I would have met them otherwise.”

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Special Events and Administration (Summer Student)

Special Events and Administration (Summer Student)

Job Class: Special Events and Administration (Summer Student)
Reports to: Manager of Corporate Services
Location: Various Programs
Terms of Employment: 35 hours per week, up to 12 weeks
Salary: $15.00 per hour

Summary of Function:
The Special Events and Administration Student is responsible for supporting CMHA staff by assisting with a variety of tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to: the organization of mental health education events and/or fundraisers, monitoring and managing social media platforms, involvement in committees and/or community projects, administrative tasks, and other duties assigned. The Special Events and Administration Student will promote a safe work environment and exhibit exemplary professional conduct when interacting with staff, clients, volunteers, and community partners.
• Post-secondary student in a human services field
• Current First Aid/CPR certification is considered an asset

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Experience using WordPress and various social media platforms
• Experience working with accounting software (Sage, Simply Accounting)
• Experience working with various partners or working on collaborative projects
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Ability to prioritize tasks and complete them by their deadlines
• Ability to move, ascend, descend, and position self from floor and back up for prolong periods
• Ability to provide effective services in English and French is an asset

• Must be between the ages of 18 – 30 years old
• Must be a full-time post-secondary student from the previous academic year that is returning to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
• Must be a Canadian citizen
• Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

DEADLINE: Please forward a covering letter and resume, by email only, no later than Friday May 6, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

Angela Quizi, Manager of Human Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association – Algoma

Candidates who meet the minimum academic qualifications as well as the minimum requirements of skill, ability and experience for the vacancy shall be provided with an interview.

CMHA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer
CMHA is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with
the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

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Sullivan County has School Showcase events in March, April

Sullivan County has School Showcase events in March, April

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Schools is inviting its families, stakeholders and community members to the first annual Sullivan County Schools Showcase.

During March and April, each school in Sullivan County that has not yet done so will host an evening highlighting its campus.

Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski said that most schools have not had parents and the public in them the past few years except for athletic events, and the Showcases are a time for people to walk the halls and see the classrooms, not just the gyms, athletic fields, auditoriums and theaters.

During the event, each school will showcase its individual programs. Students and guests may visit classrooms, academic learning spaces, see displays of student-created work and experience what makes each school a special place for students.

“We hope our community will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see the exciting things happening in Sullivan County Schools,” a news release from the school district said.

For more information, go online to– county-spring-showcase-2022/.

Upcoming events are:

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• March 15: Miller Perry Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.

• March 21: Mary Hughes Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 5: Emmett Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 5: Sullivan Heights Middle, 6 to 8 p.m.

• April 6: Rock Springs Elementary, 6 to 8 p.m.

• April 6: Sullivan Central Middle/Innovation Academy, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 7: Sullivan East Middle, 6 to 8 p.m.

• April 11: Sullivan Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 12: Holston Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 14: Sullivan East High, 6 to 8 p.m. (Fine Arts Festival)

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Living Skies Student Film Festival takes seats for 34th annual event

Living Skies Student Film Festival takes seats for 34th annual event

“[We’re] trying to recreate this festival [and] almost pay homage to the past festival and keep its essence, but also be something entirely new.” – co-organizer Jillian Bader

REGINA — Co-organizer and filmmaker Jillian Bader was excited to step into the Shumiatcher Open Stage Thursday night for the opening of the Living Skies Student Film Festival, to celebrate the talents of up-and-coming student filmmakers.

“I think everyone’s excited  to have in-person screenings,” said Bader, prior to the event’s debut. “I just feel like it makes the festival even more exciting.”

Living Skies takes place annually through the University of Regina film program, as a festival organized by students to spotlight students. It’s one of the longest-running student film festivals in the country, celebrating 34 years.

This will mark the first time that the festival is being offered as a hybrid event, said Bader, with audiences welcome to join virtually from home or come down to the Shumiatcher — known locally as the Shubox — on campus to grab a seat and watch the broadcasted events live.

The festival, set to offer workshops and screenings of films submitted from across the globe, will be continuing from March 3-5, with three exciting guests and 67 films selected for this year’s shortlist.

“The theme this year is ‘Reunion,’” said Bader. “We just haven’t seen a lot of people in a long time and really wanted [the festival] to feel like a family reunion.”

For Bader, who has played the role of audience member, filmmaker and now organizer for the event, it’s an exciting moment to see the festival evolve into something new.

“It’s kind of daunting [as an organizer], in the sense that you’re trying to recreate this festival [and] almost pay homage to the past festival and keep its essence, but also be something entirely new,” said Bader. “But I think it’s been a really rewarding challenge.”

She said organizers have seen a surge of interest in the festival in the past few years, especially after things went virtual two years ago and audiences outside of Regina were suddenly able to tune in more easily.

So while organizers were happy to welcome audiences back into the Shubox, keeping ahold of some online aspects was important to them, said Bader.

“It’s nice to have international students who submitted be able to view our festival,” said Bader. “And then relatives in America, the U.K., they can come watch the films their friends have made, so I think it’s definitely getting more attention.”

Around 1,100 film submissions from 90 countries were received by the festival selection committee this year, and 15 films from University of Regina students were selected as finalists, including Bader herself.

“We have a really good amount of submissions from the U of R , which we love including,” said Bader. “We’re really thankful for that because it means so many more people are out for Best of Saskatchewan, one of our awards.”

living skies student film festival
The festival is organized by a crew of University of Regina film students, pictured L-R: Adrienne Kaye, Giovana Nabarrete, Amy Hameluck, Matthew Hood, Calandra Iverson, Gabrielle Caswell, Jillian Bader, Olivia Epp. Not pictured: Samuel Greenman-Barber. (supplied by Living Skies Student Film Festival)

Bader described Living Skies as an opportunity for student filmmakers to dip their toes into the industry, allowing first-time directors to get involved in a low-key industry event.

“It’s just a really inspiring event to go to, because you get to see all these international films from students your age, and it helps you realize what kind of potential you have,” said Bader.

“With a lot of student filmmakers, it can be kind of nerve-wracking to get involved with the film industry, or even the arts community in Saskatchewan,” she continued. “But seeing what other students have to offer and seeing the sense of community played out here at our festival, students feel more comfortable getting involved, reaching out, asking to collaborate.”

The festival kicked off Thursday night with a workshop on documentary filmmaking with acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Su Rynard, followed by screenings of several festival films.

Continuing on Friday, the Saskatchewan Filmpool will host a roundtable discussion about the filmmaking industry, followed by another evening of film screenings.

Saturday will close out the festival with a question and answer event with Danis Goulet, director of film Night Raiders which debuted at the 2021 Berlinale and the Toronto International Film Festival, where Goulet received a TIFF Tribute Award. 

“[Goulet’s] film is having really great success in both Saskatchewan and Canada, so we’re very excited to have her,” said Bader.

The evening will end with screenings of the final group of films, followed by presentation of the festival’s awards.

Living Skies Student Film Festival is an event entirely free of charge, and more details about this year’s schedule and selected films can be found online through the festival’s website. Attendees choosing to 

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UNM grad student Jessica Yeaton competed in 5 events at Winter Olym…

UNM grad student Jessica Yeaton competed in 5 events at Winter Olym...

Jessica Yeaton

Australian cross-country skier Jessica Yeaton, a 30-year-old student in the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of New Mexico, finished 43rd in the women’s 30-kilometer mass start in 1 hour, 37 minutes, 6.1 seconds to close out her events at the Games.

It was her second time competing in the Winter Olympics.

Yeaton finished 31st in the 15K skiathlon on Feb. 5; 52nd in the sprint on Feb. 8; 51st in the 10K classic on Feb. 10, and eighth in the Team Sprint on Feb. 16.

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