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All SKIP members are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Unite for Sight, entitled “Paths to Fulfilling Careers in Global Health” on Thursday October 27th.
Learn from leading experts about their guidance and advice for a path to a fulfilling career in global health. The webinar will include guidance and advice from five panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions. Gain insight about thinking outside of the box, identifying your dream job, and preparing for a successful career in global health.
Webinar Expert Panelists:
- Jana Zindell,Chief Programs Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
- Nitya Kanuri,Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line
- Natacha Poggio,Founder and Director, Design Global Change; Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, Lamar University
- Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
- Carter Powers,Chief Operations Officer, Dimagi Inc.
- Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark,Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight
The live webinar will be recorded, and as long as you register, you will automatically receive a link to the webinar recording when it becomes available. Those who attend live will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists.
To register: https://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/oct272016
For access to previous webinars: http://www.uniteforsight.org/webinars
We would like to announce an exciting opportunity to join the SKIP National Committee for the academic year 2016-7. We have two positions available – National Secretary and National Research and Development Co-ordinator.
Application forms and general details about the roles are attached. The deadline for applications is ***Sunday 23rd October at 9pm***. Please email completed application forms to email@example.com.
We will be holding an online vote after the application deadline. If you have any question about what the role or being on National Committee entails, please contact us for a chat.
It’s official – The SKIP Autumn Big Weekend is being hosted in London on 19th-20th November!
The Big Weekend is an excellent event held twice a year which we encourage all SKIP members to attend. A range of training sessions, forums, discussions, workshops, talks and presentations are run on both days, with fun activities arranged for the Saturday night. Big Weekends are a fantastic opportunity for all members of our national charity to meet face to face.
This year we also have the honour of welcoming back a guest speaker, Claire Marie Thomas, who will deliver a talk titled “Why SKIP?”. To find out more about Claire Click Here.
Further details on how to book yourself a place will be coming soon. But for now, book your transport ready for one of the most exciting events in the SKIP calendar!
Congratulations to all of our SKIP branches who have run stalls at their Students’ Union Freshers’ and Volunteering Fairs to recruit new members to volunteer on their 2017 projects. We value every member welcomed to SKIP and it is wonderful to see our committees working so hard to seek out dedicated students interested in global health.
This past weekend saw the SKIP handover to the new National Committee, Mentor and Trustee team! Time was spent planning the coming year, developing skills and sharing the SKIP love…as well as bonding over a few silly activities!
Keep your eyes peeled for an introduction to the new team members, which will be coming soon!
We hope everyone is excited for SKIP 2016-17 as we are!
Get your SKIP summer project photos at the ready, as the summer photo competition will be returning soon! The winning photo will be announced at the Autumn Big Weekend, and featured on the national SKIP pages! So for now, make sure to sift through your branch’s albums for the best SKIP selfies and snaps 📸📸📸
At the beginning of October 2016, Cassie Bushell, Matt Lindsay, Katey Searle, Jennifer Bushell, Kate Gibbon, Sarah Cakebread, Elliot Stacey, Martin Nicholson and Holly Macdonald will attempt to walk 100 miles across the Pennine Way, raising funds and awareness for two very worthwhile charities – Trekstock and SKIP!
To find out more about this amazing fundraiser and donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pennine-nine
Best of luck to this fantastic bunch of people!
We are immensely proud of all our branches currently doing fanstatsic work on their international projects! Here’s a few snaps we’ve received so far, as well as Lancaster’s very exciting announcement that they are off on their first SKIP summer project!
The locations and dates of the biggest events of the SKIP year have now been confirmed! Make sure to mark them down on your calendar early and not miss out! Keep an eye on the blog, SKIP facebook and twitter and your emails for more details closer to the dates…
Autumn Big Weekend | London 19-20th November 2016
Spring Big Weekend | Glasgow 4-5th March 2017
General Assembly | Southampton 15-16th April 2017