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Capital Connections 2018

Your chance to experience London or Manchester first hand, visit some great graduate employers, meet Lancaster graduates at a networking evening, and learn more about travelling and staying in the city.

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Careers will notify you when applications for the Capital Connection Programme open, so you don't miss out on applying. 

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Exploring Opportunities in London & Manchester

Interested in exploring a career in the City? Want to find out more about graduate life, but unsure how? Keen to meet some former Lancaster Students working in the city?

This FREE TRIP is your chance to experience London or Manchester first hand, visit some great graduate employers, meet Lancaster graduates at a networking evening, and learn more about travelling and staying in the city.

It is also your chance to experience a graduate level application process before you start applying for graduate jobs!

This programme offers you the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into businesses and organisations in London that employ graduates
  • Hear directly from Lancaster graduates who are now living and working in London
  • Receive top tips on how to succeed in the graduate application process
  • Develop your professional networks
  • Develop your confidence
  • Progress your career thinking

Visit dates for 2019 are:

  • Manchester – March 6th
  • London  - 10th and 11th April

How can I find out more about this programme?

Attend an 'Insight to Capital Connections' presentation and hear from students who took part last year. 

Read what students have said about Capital Connections:

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to UK and EU undergraduate first and second year students from groups under-represented in higher education; priority will be given to students living 100 miles outside London.

Students from the following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Students with a disability including specific learning difficulties and mental illness
  • Students facing challenges due to their health or well being
  • Students who are the first generation in their family to progress to higher education
  • Mature students (21+ on entry to UG study)
  • Students in receipt of a Lancaster University maintenance bursary
  • Students who are care leavers
  • Students with caring responsibilities
  • Students estranged from their families
  • Students who are refugees and asylum seekers
  • Students from military families
  • Students from Romani and traveller communities

 

How do I apply?

Complete an expression of interest form to be notified when applications open.

The application process involves completing an online application and a video interview; you will also have the opportunity to take part in an optional mock assessment centre delivered by the Civil Service.

Workshops will be offered prior to the video interviews and assessment centres to give tips on what to expect and how to perform well. All applicants will receive feedback on their video interviews.