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Engineering the Future for S3 Girls - 8–12 June2020
Please see below a leaflet describing Strathclyde University’s 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June). Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5. The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available on our website: www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls
The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet in January 2020 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 January 2020.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s FREE Start-up Science Masterclasses for S1 and S2 - In Partnership with the University of Dundee
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the 2019 autumn dates for the Start-Up Science Masterclasses at the University of Dundee. The set of 4 classes will take place on Saturday mornings during November and will comprise a mixture of talks and practical activities with guidance and encouragement from session leaders. More information can be found below.
Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls
20 - 21 January 2020 and 23 – 24 January 2020
Applications Now Open!
Following the success of the Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls outreach programme which saw 100 S2 girls take part in a variety of Engineering challenges here at the University of Strathclyde in January 2019, I am delighted to inform you that the programme will be running again in January 2020.
The programme is again being delivered in collaboration with the Weir Group - one of Scotland’s oldest and best-known global engineering companies, with a current workforce of 14,000. Following a successful first year in 2018, the programme was expanded for 2019 to run twice, giving 100 girls the opportunity to take part and we are delighted to be able to run the programme twice in 2020. 50 girls will be invited to attend from 20-21 January 2020 and a second group of 50 girls will be invited to attend from 23-24 January 2020. The attached leaflet provides further information on the 2-day programme and we ask that you bring this to the attention of S2 girls, particularly those that have a talent for mathematics or physical sciences.
The programme is fully-funded by the Weir Group and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel costs, will be covered. The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils. For the pupils’ convenience, we will arrange for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available at the website as detailed in the attached leaflet. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 October 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet early in November and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on Friday 15 November 2019. In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Wednesday 6 November 2019, in order for the application to be considered. Successful applicants will be informed as to which of the dates they have been allocated to attend (either 20-21 January OR 23-24 January 2020). Please note that applicants will be allocated to a specific date by the Young WEIR-WISE organizing committee and this date will be final – changes cannot be made following the allocation.
If you would like any further information on the programme, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stirling University New National Healthcare Weekend Conference Dates for S3-S5 pupils
Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network with your students.
Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary
14 unique talks for each specialty looking at experiences from A Levels, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional.
Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures
A full day of lectures covering work experience, personal statements, interview techniques etc, led by our team of doctors.
Venue and dates: University of Stirling on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2019.
You can download the flyer at this link: https://medicmentor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/National-Healthcare-Weekend-Flyer-Scotland-2019.pdf
Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can apply to attend for free, and teachers can attend for free. I have attached a flyer for you to circulate.
Students can register and find out more information here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/national-healthcare-weekend/
All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.
If you have any questions please email or call the Mentor Helpline number on 07454704204 to speak with a doctor, dentist or vet.
St Andrews University Gateway to Medicine: The Gateway programme provides the opportunity for students who have completed S5 and just missed out on the grades required for medicine to study at first year undergraduate level and is an alternative to S6.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/