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Medic Mentor Summer School – bursaries available

Medic Mentor Summer School gives students the unique opportunity to spend an entire week with doctors and medical students perfecting their UCAS applications.

Date: 10 – 14 July
Location: University of Stirling

Medical Wider Reading
(NHS structure, medical ethics, current affairs)
Tuesday: Personal statements
Wednesday: UKCAT
Thursday: BMAT
Friday: Medical School interview skills

Medic Mentor are providing £200 bursaries for everyone who wants to attend the non-residential SS (by using the voucher code medicmentorstudent when registering) and full tuition fee bursaries are available for students from low income backgrounds.  These bursaries are only valid if you register before the end of May.

If you have any questions, please call the Medic Mentor helpline on 07454 704204.

For further information, please visit the Summer School webpage by clicking here.



Career Information: Speech and Language Therapy

The Edinburgh Speech and Language Therapy Department runs information sessions for those who are considering a career in this field.  It provides the opportunity to learn a bit more about what this career entails and also gives individuals the chance to hear first hand from service users and their families about the service they have received, and hopefully, the value the service adds. 

The next session is on Thursday 29th of June, 5:30pm – 7pm at The School House at the Astley Ainslie Hospital. For further details, please click here.


P7 / S1 Transition Information

It’s not long until we welcome our new S1 intake for their transition days.

We have produced the following booklet to answer some of the questions that parents and carers may have both about their child starting their S1 year in August:

The Parent and Carer’s Survival Guide

You will shortly be receiving a letter sent from your primary school giving you further details about the transition process.  This letter and the attachments can also be accessed by following these links:

Transition letter to parents

Timings and Transport Information

East coast bus times
Eve 121 bus times
Prentice Coaches 162 bus times
Prentice Route 163 bus times

A transition guide for the pupils will be sent to their primary schools shortly to discuss with their class teachers.  This can also be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Transition Welcome Pack

We look forward to welcoming the P7s to their transition days in June.



Archiving of S6 Edubuzz accounts

In order to make space for the new S1 pupils, we will be “archiving” the Edubuzz accounts for our S6 leavers in September.  This means that the accounts will be frozen and become inaccessible without a specific request.  Could all S6 leavers please make sure that they take copies of any files or emails they wish to retain, well before August.