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

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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


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.

PDF icon    Handout for Schools                          PDF icon    Letter for Schools

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: -


Web icon    Headstart and Inspire Brochure       Web icon      Headstart and Inspire Poster 

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

Yours Sincerely

The Headstart Team

* one or two courses are non-residential

Landline: 01707 871505 | Email: headstartteam@etrust.org.uk
www.etrust.org.uk | www.industrialcadets.org.uk   


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

      of Dundee which can be found at 

      http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/dentistry/#info-entry- requirements

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)

Additional information 

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.

PDF icon  Poster


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: sharedapprenticeships@sruc.ac.uk


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

 Web icon  Graduate Apprenticeships


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