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UCAS - this website has useful information for pupils applying to University - click the links below.

Web icon https://www.ucas.com/ 

Web icon https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/track-your-application/replying-your- ucas-undergraduate-offers#dates

Web icon  https://www.ucas.com/advisers/managing-applications/exam-results

 PDF icon  UCAS Widget

 PDF icon  UCAS Contextual Statement

Web icon  UCAS - Getting a head start - apprenticeships and employers

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 Are you pursuing or about to start a full- time course at University or College in the UK? If so read on-

You are eligible to apply for a Guildry Incorporation bursary of £900 for session 2019/20 if you satisfy either or both of the following criteria:-

OR

Call 01738 623195or email secretary@perthguildry.org.uk for an application form. Closing date for applications is 14th August 2019. Early application recommended!

The bursaries are intended to assist those who would benefit most from monetary assistance

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SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) - Land-based Pre-Apprenticeship’ and ‘Shared Apprenticeship programmes, available for young people 16 years upwards.

Option 1 -  Land-based Pre-apprenticeship (6 months full-time work)

 

Applications are now open for the Summer Intake25 places available with candidates undertaking a 3 week practical induction at SRUC, Craibstone commencing w/c 17th June 2019.

Work placements then follow for a period of 26 weeks working full-time from mid-July - early January. (can start later if preferred)

Apprenticeship rates of pay are £5.30 per hour, minimum 40hrs per week for 26 weeks with £1500 training delivered throughout the programme which includes certificated training tickets.

Closing date for Applications: 22nd March 19.  

Pre-Apprenticeship Applications can be submitted to:  gail@ringlinkscotland.co.uk or to laurencekirk@ringlinkscotland.co.uk

Option 2 – 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: sharedapprenticeships@sruc.ac.uk

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The University of Dundee is delighted to invite five S5 pupils to attend their brand new one-day event called GenerationSTEM; aimed at engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The event will run from 10:00am – 15:00pm on Friday 8th March 2019 in line with British Science Week.  

They are offering a range of interactive workshops on the day from the following subjects:

As well as interactive STEM workshops, their recruitment team will be giving information sessions on applying to University and top tips for your personal statement while our Student Ambassadors will be there to offer you a tour of our campus. Students will have the change to select two interactive workshops to attend.  Travel to and from the university for the event is required, however, refreshments will be provided. Students must register their interest by 28th February here 

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Medic Insight Dundee is a student-led society at the University of Dundee aimed at providing clinical work experience to S5 school students with an interest in a career in medicine.  The 5 day work experience programme will be held during June 2019 at Ninewells Hospital.  The application process will be available from 8am on Monday 4th March until 5pm on Monday 11th March on the following links and more information can be found here.

Web icon http://medicinsight.com/ 

 https://www.facebook.com/MedicInsightDundee/

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Sutton Trust Summer School 30 June to 5 July 2019.  

The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proved that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.

 

The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.

 

Applications are now open and I would encourage pupils to apply early. Further information can be found online on the links below.

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/access/projects/sutton-trust/  https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/

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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 3rd-5th June 2019

To be eligible the pupil MUST

  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 10th February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 17th February 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://goo.gl/forms/vS0wWT79W8Yd8oKc2 (please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 10th 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 17th of February will not be considered, and applications rejected.

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Engineering the Future for Girls - Monday 17 – Friday 21 June 2019: Strathclyde University are holding a 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June) More information can be found below.

PDF icon  Engineering the Future for Girls

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University of Dundee Graduate Apprenticeships: more information can be found below. 

Web icon  Graduate Apprenticeships

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Unistats is the official undergraduate course comparison website for prospective students, teachers and careers advisers. Click here for more information  http://unistats.ac.uk/