News and Announcements

Election Results, ACCA 'Ethics in the Work Place' Workshop

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Friday, 11th March 2011 @ 1:33am

Hello Everyone,

The new committee for 2011/2012 have been elected, thank you to everyone who came for the elections. Congratulations to the newly elected committee members we hope that you will maintain and enhance the acheivements of the current committee. We are very pleased with the diversity of the university degree backgrounds of the new committee members. Bright Futures York is a society for all students and we hope it will be more efficient to cater for everyone through a diverse committee.

The 2011/2012 committee will commence duties in the summer term, they are as follows:

Aman Brar, 2nd Year Economics

Josh Wood, 1st year French and Philosophy

Laura Patrick, 2nd year English Language and Linguistics

Corporate Liaison Officers
Daniel Gardiner, 1st year Economics 
Ryan Bellman-Jefferys, 1st year Economics and History

Event Officers
Kiu Yi Leung(Dara), 1st year Psychology
Ping Wang, 2nd year Accounting Business Finance and Management

Marketing Officers
Martin Ferry, 2nd year English
Vlad Scovordov, 2nd year Economics and Finance

Committee Elections!!, "ACCA Ethics in the Work Place Workshop" , and More!

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Wednesday, 9th March 2011 @ 2:33pm

Hello Everyone,

Committee elections will be held tomorrow March 10th 2011 in P/T/005 by 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 

Deadline for Nominations is tomorrow by 12pm send in your nominations to and

Find out full detials on facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=115178958556823&index=1

Positions available: President (1), Secretary (1),Treasurer (1),Corporate Liaison Officers,(2)Events Officers,(2)Marketing Officers (2) ,IT officer (1/2)

So far we dont yet have nominations for Treasurer and Scretary we encourage poeple interested in joining the next committee to look into running for one of these posts.

For all those who have already sent in your nominations you should be aware that atleast one of present committee members will be at Roger Kirk from 5pm tomorrow to speak with you. Please come along with any questions you have.

For the rest of the society not running there will be Free Food and Drinks so please come along and take part in choosing the next committee.

Committee Elections for 2011/2012 - GET INVOLVED!!!

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Tuesday, 1st March 2011 @ 10:34am

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all off to a great start of the week. We will be running committee elections for 2011/2012 session. This will take place on Thursday March 10th, 2011 6.30pm - 8.30pm in P/T/005. Like our usual events there will be free food and drinks and you can bring your friends to support you.

Facebook event page: (confirm attendance)

We hope you have all been impressed with the achievements of the current committee. We only hope that next year this society grows even stronger and bigger . A position on the committee involves real responsibility and initiative. You will be holding events for some of the biggest graduate recruiters and helping students at York to increase their knowledge of each industry, improve their 'soft skills' and hopefully learn a lot along the way. As part of a national organisation, committee members are invited to exclusive recruitment and skills events with some of the biggest names, gaining close business contacts with heads of HR in their respective companies. Being part of this society will give your CV a boost as well as actually make you put employability skills to practise.

Read below to find out about available positions and the nomination and election process.

*Reminder for Today's event with Deloitte *

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Monday, 21st February 2011 @ 12:58am

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick reminder for today's event.

Deloitte Assessment Centre & Interviews Skills Workshop

Find more details on facebook event page

Date/Time: 21/02/2011 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: P/T/005 (Physics and Electronics Building)

Details: Darren Page who is Top in Deloitte graduate recruitement will be coming along with a number of Deloitte staff to Run an Assessment Centre and Interviews skills session for the society.

Come along and take part in the excercise. This will particularly benefit anyone intrested in working for Deloitte and other professional services and financial sevices firms. This will expose tips employers are looking for generally and how to excel in interviews regardless the firm/ employment sector.

In an informal setting you get to interact with Deloitte staff one on one. Daren Page is really senior who knows you could even impress enough to be favoured for a Job!!!

Like all our other events there will be free food and drink..

Hope to see many of you today!!!

Deloitte Assessment/Interview skills, ACCA Ethics workshop & More!

E-mail sent by Aman Brar, Wednesday, 16th February 2011 @ 4:55pm

Hi all, 

You may have noticed a slight lack of emails coming through from Bright Futures; fear not, we're still planning some more excellent events, and would like to publicise some others for you as well!

Ernst and Young - Strengths Session

E-mail sent by Ione Mignogna, Thursday, 10th February 2011 @ 12:25pm

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder of today's event Enrst and Young Strengths Session which will be held in P/T/005 (Physics) at 18.30-20.30 (Please start arriving from 18.15)

Here is a link to teh facebook event: 

At this session you will get the chance to learn about the strengths the company looks for in graduates and, through a real business case study, learn how you can apply these.

EY still have undergraduate and graduate vacancies available, so make sure you come if you have any questions!

Also, free food and drinks will be provided!

Hope to see many of you today!

Enrst and Young Strengths Session & Microsoft Certified Career Conference

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Monday, 7th February 2011 @ 12:59am

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well. Thank you to everyone who attended our last event with PwC the pictures are now up on our Facebook page. Hope you all took something from it as that is the kind of exercise you'd be expected to do in an assessment centre. For those who have not yet come for one of our events please try to, guaranteed you will always learn something new and plus there is always loads of refreshments.

Next Event :- Enrst and Young Strengths Session

Facebook :- (Confirm your attendance here!!!)

Venue:- P/T/005 (Physics and Electronics Building)

Date/Time:- Thursday, Feburary 10th / 6.30pm - 8.30pm (please start arriving from 6.15)

Details:- Come and discover your strengths and learn how to use that to market yourself effectively to secure a job. Strengths aren’t simply the things you know how to do, or even the things you’re especially skilled at; they’re the positive personality traits that, when you’re putting them to use, make you feel energised, happy and effective. They’re the things that get you going – and help you get things done. At this session you will get the chance to learn about the strengths we look for in our graduates and, through a real business case study, learn how you can apply these. This session will be run by EY staff and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have on the recruitment process, interviews and more...
With undergraduate and graduate vacancies still available, we hope to see you there to help you onto the next stage in your career!!!

For more information about careers at Ernst & Young, please see


PwC - Lead and Contribute to Team Success

E-mail sent by Ione Mignogna, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 @ 12:30pm

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder of today's event.

Time: 18.30-20.30. Please start arriving from 18.15

Venue: P/T/005 (Physics building)

Team Challenge session with a focus on problem solving.

Free food and drinks provided

Next Event on Thursday with PwC (Lead and Contribute to Team success)

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Monday, 31st January 2011 @ 10:17pm

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all off to a great start of the week!! Thank you to all those who attended our last event on Thursday with Qedis, pictures are now on our Facebook page. Welcome to the new members that signed up today, hope this society gives you a competitive edge in securing a Grad job or internship.

Next Event:- go on Facebook and confirm (
PwC skills session - Lead and Contribute to Team Success
Date/Time: Thursday 3/02/11 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm (please start arriving from 6.15)
Venue: P/T/005 (Physics and Electronics Building)
Details :
 The ability to lead and also work effectively as part of a team is increasingly important in every business environment. During this interactive session you will have the chance to take part in a TEAM CHALLENGE which provides the chance of reviewing how effective teams should work. There will also be a strong focus on problem-solving, another area increasingly important for many graduate roles.This session will be run by PwC staff and will give you the opportunity to network and ask questions in an informal environment.
Free food and drinks provided - bring a friend :)

For those of you who don't know PwC it is one of the big four professional services firm in the world. They are still actively recruiting for this year graduate schemes and internship intakes. Having on your CV or stating in an interview that you have attended a PwC skills session and took part in a Team challenge will take you a long way.
Find out more about PwC here :

Hope to see many of you on Thursday!!!

Qedis - Present Like a Pro

E-mail sent by Ione Mignogna, Wednesday, 26th January 2011 @ 6:46pm

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder of tomorrow's event, a presentation skills workshop run by Qedis, from 18.30-20:30 in P/T/005 (physics building).

Qedis is currently 4th in the Times Top 100 small companies to work for, higher placed than any other management consultancy.

Free drinks will be offered in the event, so come along!

Here is a link to the facebook event:!/event.php?eid=172150492828529

*Very Important Updates and Invitations*

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Friday, 21st January 2011 @ 12:11pm

Hello everyone,

Hope you all got the email yesterday about our next event with Qedis (thursday 27/01/11, P/T/005 6.30PM-8.30PM) find out more on facebook event page Hope to see many of you there.

Qedis - Present like a Pro

E-mail sent by Ione Mignogna, Thursday, 20th January 2011 @ 2:15pm

Hey everyone,

Our next event will be a presentation skills workshop run by Qedis, on January 27th from 18.30-20:30 in P/T/005 (physics building).

Qedis is currently 4th in the Times Top 100 small companies to work for, higher placed than any other management consultancy.

The event will run as follows:

· Introduction to Qedis

· Find out about our graduate and intern recruitment

· Open session to develop presentation skills

· Drinks

For more information on Qedis:
Qedis recruitment:

Here is a link to the facebook event:!/event.php?eid=172150492828529

Hope to see many of you next Thursday.

Alumni presentation

  • Thursday, 24th February 2011 at TBD



  • 10/02/2011



  • Thursday, 3rd February 2011 at TBD



  • Thursday, 27th January 2011 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Physics exhibition centre, room P/T/005

    Not your average Management Consultancy. From the outset, Qedis made the conscious decision to…

*End Of year News* plus Coming soon!!

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Tuesday, 14th December 2010 @ 1:47pm

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well, to those that have exams this week Good Luck. We hope you have all been pleased with the efforts of the committee this term. Thank you to everyone who has attended our events this term and for those who have not hope to see you at one or all of our events next term. For those who have not yet done this please like our facebook page

Coming Soon Next Term/News
1. Our first event will be with Bibby Financial Services (Assessment Centre exercise) week 2 thursday Jan 20th 6.15pm-8.15pm. For those of you who have not heard about Bibby Financials its the, the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider is currently providing cash flow funding for nearly 4,500 businesses. 
This is a great opportunity as their graduate scheme deadline is in June. Find out more about them here

2. Our second event will be with Qedis . Week 3 thursday January 27th 6.15pm . Qedis is a friendly, open and energetic Next Generation Consulting company,Qedis is a high energy, open and fresh company with a passion for consulting excellence. They have internship and graduate positions so this will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in consultancy. Find out more here

3. Coming as well next term The Big Four (PwC, Enrst & Young, Deliotte, KpmG) ,we have ACCA coming too to run an ethics work shop, IBM (event that had to be cancelled).

4. For those of you interested in Investment Banking we are in talks with some banks. Also the York Alumni Office is currently in talks for us with York Alumni in this profession to come to York next term(possibly last week of feburary). We are also looking at arranging Video Conference calls with Alumni who cannot come up to York. The Video conference calls we think will be of value to us all. We are also in close relations with the Investment and Finance Society, so don't worry we are doing our best to bring value to Bright Futures members.

5.The society is currently looking for an IT cordinator, we need help with our website. Apart from facebook our website is our public image to corporations. This will be a good opportunity for you to be part of this society at committee level. It's a very friendly committee and we all work together to bring the best events. The committee list is on the info part of our Facebook page. if you are interested in this role email

                                       MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
                                       Hope to see many of you in 2011 at our events

Let's Build a Smarter Planet

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Monday, 6th December 2010 @ 3:38pm

Hello everyone,

We have been asked by Amit Sinha one of the organisers of 'Let's Build a Smarter Planet' to forward this very important message to you all. The event is on Thursday in the Computer Science Pod, Department of Computer Science Heslington East Campus 6pm to 9pm. There will be a free buffet there at the event Cheers!

Dear Bright Futures York Members, 

I am writing on behalf of Students for a Smarter Planet to invite you to our inaugural event: "Let's build a smarter planet".  The Students for a Smarter Planet organisation (SFSP) was born from the Smarter Planet JAM in April 2009, bringing together students from around the world to promote the Smarter Planet concept within Universities.

In the first event of its kind globally, we have brought together key individuals from The University of York and IBM to present the Smarter Planet concept. This event has already attracted many senior academics and significant number of students from a variety of disciplines. Representatives of York City Council will also be attending.

"Let's build a smarter planet" will be held on *9th December 2010* at *6pm - 9pm*, at *Computer Science Pod - University of York*, Heslington East Campus, Heslington, York, YO10 5NB.

The event will include welcome talks from the Head of Computer Science, followed by a Smarter Planet overview by Gerry Riley. We will then move on to a talk on Smarter Cities, which will be given by Ian Abbott-Donnelly. Following this will be a Smarter Campus Workshop, which will be delivered by Amit Sinha, the UK Lead for Students for a Smarter Planet. The event will conclude with a networking session and a buffet.

We believe that this event will act as a platform for IBM, The University of York and York City Council to develop a collaborative relationship that will provide several key opportunities in the future.

Please RSVP to Amit Sinha at

(Facebook event page)

We would be very grateful if you could attend this event.

8 Task Challenge in partnership with Grant Thornton

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 @ 11:37am





Hello everyone,
Sorry for sending another email today but we have been asked to forward this email to you. This is an exciting opportunity so please do read the email. Cheers!


Please find below the email text which we would be very grateful if you could forward onto your society list. There is also some hard marketing material in the post for your attention.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any further questions and, as always, thank you for your support in helping us promote our events.
Kind Regards,


I’m writing to let you know about a fantastic opportunity for your society members to have a great day out whilst also being in with a shot of winning prize money for your society.
The exciting 8 Task Challenge in partnership with Grant Thornton will be taking place for the second year on 9 April 2011. It will allow you to test yourselves against other students from universities in the UK, all with the aim of a chance of winning a part of an£8,500 prize fund!
The event kicked off to a fantastic start in 2010, with over 100 teams from universities all over the UK taking part. Students truly had a fun-filled day in Rutland Water:

The 8 Task Challenge is first and foremost a whole lot of fun, a great chance to enhance your CV and also a real chance for any team (of any fitness as we had none!) to win some money - a fantastic day out' 

‘It was one of the most fun days I've had in a long time and I met some great people. It was so well organised and the tasks were really exciting and varied. We're definitely coming back next year!’

The upcoming event is going to be even bigger and better and is being supported by BAE Systems, CIMA, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent-A-CarE.ON, The Financial Services Authority, and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The event will involve you working in teams of four to complete a combination of mental and physical tasks – think of it as a cross between adventure racing and the krypton factor!
The mental challenges will test your skills and competencies similar to how graduate recruiters would test these during the recruitment process, while the physical challenges are an exciting combination of canoeing, cycling and running. The day will then conclude with a free BBQ and prize-giving ceremony.
There are 13 different competition categories, increasing your chances of winning on the day. The overall winners get £1,200 for their team plus another £1,200 for their university club or society!
I have some flyers and posters for the event, and if you let me know I would be more than happy to post them to you so that you can distribute them amongst your members. For further information about the day, and to apply please visit you can also see some video footage of the last event.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact us at or 01491 828915.
TARGETevents team

Kind Regards,

Kate Hicks 
Events Assistant 

Dept tel:+44 (0)1491 828915 Main tel: +44 (0)1491 826262 Fax: +44 (0)1491 826401 Web: 

Today's Event Cancelled due to Weather

E-mail sent by Itoro Etuk, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 @ 9:01am

Hello Everyone,

Today's event Evening with IBM 6.15pm to 7.30pm has been cancelled due to bad weather. The staff from IBM are finding difficulty with getting trains from London. We will still hold this event in future and will let you know when we are sure on a date. 

We now encourage more people to go on the Centrica Webnair today email or to get your log-in code. The talk is on success at internships and is not just about internships with Centrica but with all corporations.

In other news there is an opportunity for any interested member of the society to hand out 300 NHS flyers on campus before December 10th. You will earn £30 for your time, no harm with some extra cash!. Send an email to the first person to email gets this opportunity.

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