Friday, June 28, 2013

Demi Lovato Launches The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program

Demi Lovato has just announced the launch of the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. The program will help to pay for treatment expenses for individuals at Cast Recovery.
The Lovato Treatment Scholarship will cover expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including the costs for one of CAST Recovery’s transitional living homes, as well as the clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient program.

Demi and the CAST Recovery team wish they could help everyone, but unfortunately they can’t. And while the scholarship will only be able to help one person at a time, Demi will continue to speak out on these issues and lend their voice to those in need.
For those who need immediate help and cannot afford treatment, please go to for all of what SAMHSA’s database has to offer plus so much more.

Here’s Demi’s note about her new scholarship program:

I believe that everything happens for a reason and I want some good to come out of my father’s passing…So I am launching the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program to help pay for treatment expenses at Cast Recovery for someone who needs help. Tell me your story. Go to and click on programs.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

3 Mistakes to avoid when applying for a UK student visa

The British government still active with the policies and activities in order to attract high-quality students from non-European countries. However, the phenomenon of abuse of foreign students to the UK visa policy work instead concentrate on academic career forced the British government to review the existing immigration policy.

According to information from the British Council, UK announced a number of changes to student visa policy, including: the new rules of English language proficiency, financial and Health check and interview required.
Some of the main causes leading to the denial of visas including:

Profile is incomplete or misleading information

You need to prepare at least 3 months before admission to avoid visa extended review than normal, affecting learning. Furthermore, the early well prepared to facilitate the visa you are applying for the second round if the first round fails. However, the preparation of a complete dossier is also a major problem, especially when students with no experience and understanding of the processes and procedures for visa.

You should visa carry full academic papers such as diplomas, transcripts, IELTS or simply information on enrollment confirmation letter (CAS) is incorrect. This proves that you do not have a well prepared and time-consuming for staff to receive visas UK records.

Finance unsatisfactory

The most important factor to be granted a student visa is to demonstrate financial, indicating that you can afford to study in the UK for the duration of the course. The fundamental error is often seen as insufficient savings book open, at least 28 days, certified bank balance before applying the visa applicants and granted a month when not enough savings accounts at least 28 days. In addition, savings accounts due to visa students or parents of students new names have proven financial value.Open a savings account with gold, stocks or value stocks may not demonstrate financial value.

Interview unsatisfactory

The student visa application to the UK to face requests undergo tests mandatory interview, conducted by the UK Border Agency (UK Border Agency - UKBA). If signs of false papers or not easily express wish to study English as well as undergoing tests basic conversational English, they may be denied a visa. The students interviewed also can not be denied entry to the UK if they do not give the reason.

If the interview does not know the information about courses, schools, housing in the UK, giving false information, such as interviews memorized, you can be denied a visa. The interview questions revolved around trade issues as simple as: student information, learning objectives and the ability to meet the financial requirements to study in England. The goal of the interview to check the truthfulness of the students, and students with sufficient English skills to meet the immigration law.

To overcome this interview, you need to be prepared carefully targeted and clear study plan, answer questions fully, avoid using answer simple "yes" or " not "to be honest, especially when participants interviewed.

Monash University International Merit Scholarships for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Level in Australia

Monash University offers international merit scholarships for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree in Australia. Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by Monash University. International Students can apply for these scholarships. Countries with strategic priorities for Monash will be given preference. 25 scholarships of $10,000 for a full time study load (48 credit points) paid per year until the minimum number of points for their degree are completed. Students studying Australian Year 12 are not eligible for these scholarships.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Merit Scholarships for pursuing taught Masters degree level in UK

Birkbeck, University of London offers Merit Scholarships for pursuing taught Masters degree level in UK. Birkbeck is offering an unlimited number of merit scholarships for students from Thailand and Vietnam who are accepted onto one-year taught Master’s degrees at Birkbeck starting in September 2013. £2,000 is paid as a contribution towards tuition fees. The application deadline is 30th August 2013.. Birkbeck is offering an unlimited number of merit scholarships to suitably qualified students from Thailand and Vietnam who accept offers to do Master’s degree programmes at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2013. The application deadline is 30th August 2013. Applicants should secure an unconditional offer to study on a Master’s degree programme from Birkbeck, University of London by 30th August 2013. Scholarships may not be held in conjunction with any other Birkbeck-funded/supported scholarship (eg Chevening) or where the fees are fully-funded by other sources.. This scholarship is available for pursuing Masters degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are to study the programmes offered under master’s degrees at the university.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Students accepted onto one
· year taught Master’s degrees at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2013. Thailand
· Applicants must be Thai citizens with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Thai university with a final GPA of 3.3 or higher. Vietnam
· Applicants must be Vietnamese citizens with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Vietnamese university with a final GPA of 7.5 or higher.
Benefits of the scholarship: £2,000 is paid as a contribution towards tuition fees.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Birkbeck is offering an unlimited number of merit scholarships.

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2013 Criminology Masters Degree Part-Fee Bursaries at University of Leicester in UK

Department of Criminology announces part-fee bursaries for masters degree programmes. The bursaries are open to new UK/EU applicants and are payable as a 25% discount on the course fee. The bursaries are open to pursue master’s degree in criminology, clinical criminology, applied criminology terrorism, security and policing. Applicants applying for the bursaries must have a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.. . This Bursaries are available for pursuing Masters degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Bursaries
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants must have a first
· class or upper second
· class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
· International applicants can read more about our English language entry requirements.
Benefits of the scholarship: The bursaries are open to new UK/EU applicants and are payable as a 25% discount on the course fee. Applicants must be able to commence their studies in September 2013.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Eight part-fee bursaries are offered.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2013 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programmes can expect an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, the chance to actively explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and to develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

The Summer Institute covers the majority of the participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social programmes, and subsistence, i.e. food, drink, and visa processing.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to:
Experience an exciting academic programme at a top ranked UK University early in their academic career
Explore the UK, visiting museums, galleries, parks, castles, and islands
Develop their learning skills, improving presentation, research and communication skills
Meet people from all over the world, make friends, and experience life as a real student in the UK
Become an ambassador for studying in the United Kingdom

Note: The programme is open to students in all courses of study. Students must be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport. Those holding permanent residency ‘green cards’ may not apply.

For more information and application forms, please visit:

The application deadline is March 11th, 2013.

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Information Technology Graduates at SA Post Office

The SA Post Office is offering a limited experiential learning opportunity in their Information Technology department to 15 highly motivated, analytical and unemployed graduates for a period of twelve (12) months. The positions will be based at their Head Office: Eco Point: Centurion.

Closing Date: 21 June 2013
The areas of opportunity for experience are in IT Architecture, Solutions Design, Business Analysis, Applications Testing, Applications Development, Job automation, Database Administration, Server support, Backup and Storage Support, Microsoft product support.

The Post office would there fore like to invite applications from unemployed graduates who have completed a recognized 3 year tertiary qualification (BSc Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems, National IT Diploma / Degree) specialising in Information Technology at any recognized institution.

Key Responsibilities & Minimum Requirements

- Will be paid a monthly allowance/stipend as determined by the company
- Will sign a training contract for the duration of the training
- Will not be guaranteed permanent positions after completion of the training
- Will not be entitled to company benefits apart from the monthly allowance.

- Persons must be South African Citizens seeking workplace experience.
- Completed a 3 year recognized Degree/Diploma in Information Technology
- Must have report writing, analytical and conceptual skills
- Must be residing within the area for which they are applying for or willing to relocate at own expense.
- Must be willing to render excellent service to the unit
- Must be willing to travel
- Must be willing to undergo an assessment/interview.

NB: All applications to be accompanied by a
- Comprehensive CV,
- Certified copies of qualifications,
- Statement of results,
- ID Copy and contact number

Enquiries regarding the programme can be directed to: Lydia Mabena – (012) 649-6509


The South African Post Office is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially with regard to race, gender and disability.

How to apply

Send your cv to: The Senior Manager: Recruitment and Selection

Human Capital Management: Corporate

Attention: Mamathe Tsolo

PO Box 2042


OR Email: SA Post Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 21 June 2013

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from the South African Post Office or its Agent within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The South African Post Office Limited reserves the right not to fill this position or to re-advertise the positions at any time.

PhD position on 3D photoacoustic imaging for the Marie Curie ITN OILTEBIA | France

PhD position on 3D photoacoustic imaging for the Marie Curie ITN OILTEBIA | France


Development of optical /ultrasound instrumentation and methods for photoacoustic functional imaging with integration of CMUT transducers
PhD position will be focused on 3 main objectives in relation with research teams of Creatis :
- Modelling and design of US sensors for 2D and 3D photoacoustic tomography, including novel approaches with CMUT arrays.
- Development of reconstruction algorithms for photoacoustic tomography adapted to system geometry and bandwidth performances.
- Experimental developments on our imaging platform including laser equipment and research echographs.

Research fields: Imaging. Biophysics. Ultrasound and optical imaging.

Duration : 36 months.
The position is open June July 2013 or until the position has been fulfilled.
Monthly living allowance for the researcher is around 1800 euros plus a mobility allowance of at least 700 euros.

How to Apply
Send an application to Prof. Didier VRAY, CREATIS,
Your application must contain:
• Curriculum vitae and record of marks and technical/scientific publications
• A short motivation letter
• Letters of recommendation
Positions available : 1
Research Fields
Physics - Acoustics
Physics - Optics
Career Stage
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
An attractive training programme will be offered to the successful candidates consisting in expert research supervision by leading researchers, access to training courses, as well as participation to summer schools in conformity with Marie Curie Actions rules. Training in secondment (Italy/Spain), visits and collaboration with both the academic and industrial partners (Vermon, France), are also offered within the OILTEBIA network.
Further Information
Application Deadline : 30 June 2013