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Do bomboloni Italian filled donuts have what it takes to be Japan’s next biggest sweets craze? Today, Mr. Sato really lives up to his name, which has the same pronunciation, but different characters, as the Japanese word for “sugar”. Despite big events like the Tokyo Olympics finally taking place, 2021 will always be the Year of the Maritozzo to our Japanese-language reporting ace Mr. Sato. This Italian dessert brioche bunContinue reading

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We attempt to conquer the 7-hour all-you-can-eat yakiniku deal at Yakiniku Like Did we bite off more than we could chew? Yakiniku Like, home of the solo sukiyaki deal and creator of the Yakiniku Tower Burger, has done it again with a new way for customers to enjoy yakiniku for hours on end (literally). The Yakiniku Like Megaho Set (2,170 yen, or US$16.26) allows you toContinue reading

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Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol This calls for a contest! The National Tax Agency (NTA) has a problem with the youth of today: They simply aren’t drinking enough alcohol anymore. According to an independent study, roughly half of young adults in Japan do not — I repeat NOT — even have a daily drinking habit. That’s a problem theContinue reading

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Career Development Consultant

£30,460 - £43,317 per annum Full-time Ref: REQ009748 The Midlands’ highest ranking modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2021, Coventry was also shortlisted for University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. People are taking notice of us, so there's never been a better time to join.  Peoples Future Ltd is the dedicated subsidiary within the Group that combines in a single unit all activities related to employment support, career development and advice, employer engagement and core skills development throughout the student journey, providing students with support tailored to their individual needs and career aspirations for the world of work both nationally and internationally. We are recognised as a Higher Education and Industry Leader for providing transformational talent solutions aligned to the global world of work. Role Purpose: This is a key role, providing targeted careers, advice, guidance and coaching to Coventry University Group students and graduates to support them into graduate level destinations. Career Development Consultants also provide consultancy to key colleagues on the development of graduate level capabilities within the curriculum. The role-holder will be responsible for a specialism and contribute to planning, creation of resources and continuous improvement feeding into organisational goals. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Targeted 1-1 careers support to undergraduates, postgraduates and alumni. Working closely with Talent Team and academic colleagues to empower and guide students through careers education. Lead and specialise in a key area to support the career aspirations of a wide range of students and alumni. Keep labour market information (LMI) awareness current as an effective tool for reinforcing personal expertise with multiple stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to join and help to shape a ground-breaking new service for the Coventry University Group. If you have a passion for supporting students to gain valuable professional experience opportunities, we’d love to hear from you. Person Specification: Degree or equivalent professional qualification/ experience. A qualification in Careers Guidance or Career/Life Coaching. Experience of networking with a wide range of professionals at all levels. Excellent organisation and time-management skills, with the ability to plan own workload. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively across organisational boundaries with internal/external stakeholders. Experience of delivering an inclusive service to a diverse range of students  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and career platforms. Closing date: 18/08/2022 To apply, please visit:

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Team Lead (Support Hub)

Location:  Halls - Highfield Full Time Fixed Term (12 months) Closing Date:  Monday 29 August 2022 Interview Date:   Monday 12 September 2022 Location: Southampton City Centre (With requirement to travel to/work at other campuses when necessary) We are hunting for a determined and enthusiastic IT Support Leader to help launch a new team and service dedicated to providing face-to-face technology support and advice to the University’s community of over 25,000 staff and students at our new building in the heart of Southampton. About the Role You will be leading the team in delivering face-to-face and remote support to our students, staff and world-renowned academics as well as troubleshooting the audio-visual equipment in the local teaching spaces to ensure everyone can get the best out of the available technology.  This role is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic IT technician who wants to progress within the field or for a leader currently running a customer focused support team. This is a meaningful role where you will be supporting the world-changing research and teaching the University undertakes. What you’ll do  Deliver an outstanding customer experience to anyone visiting the Support Hub. Lead the team in excelling in the delivery of your service. Provide a knowledgeable and approachable escalation point to your team when needed. Taking ownership of the new Support Hub service, suggesting and carrying out improvements and potentially leading the launch of future hubs at other sites. Identifying the ever-evolving wants and needs of your customers to ensure the Hub always provides a service that is useful and relevant. What you’ll bring Your experience of running a customer facing support service. Your clear and reasoned approach to problem solving.  Your background of working in a high-pressure environment. Your exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.  Your fabulous customer service skills.  Your relevant qualifications and experience The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better. The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (20+ days), defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages. You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1939922JF on all correspondence. Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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