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UCAS - this website has useful information for pupils applying to University - click the links below.
Medic Insight, a student led society at the University of Dundee provide S5 school students interested in a career in medicine with clinical work experience.
Information about our work experience programme, as well as a poster can be viewed below.
Applications will open at 08:00 on Monday 2nd March 2020, and will close at 17:00 on Monday 9th March 2020. The link to apply will be shared on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MedicInsightDundee/) and on our Twitter page (https://twitter.com/Dundee_MI).
EDT (Engineering Development Trust) provide more than 40,000 opportunities and STE(A)M experiences and enrichment activities for young people aged 9-21 years every year. It seeks to engage and offer opportunity to ALL young people regardless of background through its Inspire and Headstart programmes.
S4 students – Tell them about our Inspire Programme for 2020
Do your S4 students have a passion/interest in STEM? Let us Inspire them at a three-day residential* course at a leading UK university. Anyone with an interest in creativity, innovation and problem solving and wanting to make a difference to tomorrow’s world today can have a rewarding career in STEM. Find out more about Inspire and apply here: -
S5 students should apply now for 2020 courses
This 30-year long established programme will sell out! There really is something to interest all your students. A 4- or 5-day residential course at a leading UK university with subjects from broad-based engineering to materials science, maths, chemistry and computer science. Find out more about Headstart and apply here: -
These courses combine hands-on activities, lectures and workshops around STE(A)M based projects with like-minded individuals in the company of lecturers, engineers, professionals, undergraduates and postgraduates in order that students are best prepared and well informed for the next stage of their higher education (HE) and possible career pathway.
Our bursary programme (details below) for qualifying students plays an important part in ensuring that both programmes are rich in wider participation and diversity.
https://www.etrust.org.uk/headstart-bursaries (for both Headstart and Inspire)
Act now, applications close March 23rd
The Headstart Team
* one or two courses are non-residential
Dundee Dental Insight?
This unique 3 day programme gives S5 school pupils the opportunity to shadow current dentistry students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs and receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school. In this current academic year the programme will be running from 1st - 3rd June 2020.
To be eligible the pupil MUST:
- Be a S5 secondary school pupil studying in Scotland at the time of the programme
- Be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University
of Dundee which can be found at
- Provide a suitable reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Show a keen interest in attending dental insight and motivation to study dentistry. The pupils will be asked the following questions on their application form in order to assess their suitability for the insight programme:
1. Why do you want to study dentistry?
2. What do you wish to gain from the dental insight programme?
How to apply
Applications will be opening on Sunday 23rd February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 1st March at 6pm. Pupils who are not successful but do meet requirements will be placed on a waiting list.
To apply, pupils must complete an application form which can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B5m3nZ-ByRPLcLUGzHSc2IMOKUHJqxyzvFOcr27d6pM (please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 23rd February) AND must send a reference from a teacher by the deadline stated above. References are the responsibility of the school pupil to ask their teacher to send a reference. The Dundee Dental Insight team will not contact teachers to ask them for a reference, the pupil must arrange this and ensure it arrives by the deadline. Any references arriving after Sunday 1st March will not be considered, and applications rejected (unless in cases of special circumstances)
- There is no charge for the programme itself but please note that travel and accommodation will not be provided.
- We are currently the only dental school in the UK to offer this programme so it’s not to be missed!
- We will email you all a reminder of when applications open.
- Please put the posters (as attached) up around your school if possible, and circulate this email to the appropriate recipients.
Any questions please don't hesitate to contact us!
Elmwood College Careers Event is taking place at the SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar on Wednesday 5 February from 11 am – 2 pm. Any students in 4th – 6th year who may be interested in attending this annual event would be very welcome. More information can be found below.
SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) - Land-based Pre-Apprenticeship’ and ‘Shared Apprenticeship programmes, available for young people 16 years upwards.
Shared Apprenticeship (12 months full-time work, spread over two placements)
The Shared Apprenticeship differs from a standard apprenticeship as the young person gets to work in a minimum of two different businesses over the 12 month duration.
Applications are open all year round. Attached application form which should be submitted direct to: email@example.com
University of Dundee Graduate Apprenticeships: more information can be found below.
Unistats is the official undergraduate course comparison website for prospective students, teachers and careers advisers. Click here for more information http://unistats.ac.uk/