College application website links

S4, S5, S6 Edinburgh College applications

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Edinburgh College applications for August courses are now open.

Go to http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/Courses/ and apply online. (Remember that you can only apply for one course at this college).

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 SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College, also known as Oatridge) are also open for applications at:

http://www.sruc.ac.uk/

  as are

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West Lothian College at:

http://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/

 

S6 Induction 2016

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Reminder – If you have chosen to pay for the S6 Induction by instalments the second payment of £17 is now due. Payment can be made online, cheque or cash to the school office.  Thank you.

FAO All S4/5 pupils pursuing career in medicine

Medic Insight, a University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian organisation which aims to organise medical work experience for school students in order to gain greater understanding of a career as a doctor. We have been running successfully for 9 years in Edinburgh and have now branched out to Dundee and Glasgow.

DAY EVENT (S4 students) – Day conference of talks from guest speakers and a series of interactive workshops

Saturday 20th February 2016, 9.30am – 4pm

Registration opens Monday 11th January at 0900 and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Competition is high so please apply in the first day or two to avoid disappointment.

WEEK EVENT (S5 students) – A comprehensive week of work experience involving clinical exposure to hospital clinics, ward rounds, operating theatres and GP practices.

6-10th and 13-17th June 2016

Applications are open 15th February at 0900 to 21st February at 2359 only. Applications require a UCAS-style application and will be double-marked before places are given.

For more information, please visit our website www.medicinsight.com or email us at contactus@medicinsight.com

Pathways to the Professions – Medicine: Important Information for S4 Pupils

Medic Insight is an organisation that runs work experience opportunities for school pupils who are interested in Medicine. They are running a one day career exploration event on Saturday 20th February for current S4 pupils, at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute next to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The event will involve talks on the medicine application process (including academic and non-academic requirements), talks about studying medicine and talks from doctors working in a wide variety of specialist areas. Pupils will also take part in hands-on practical workshops.

It is *free* for pupils to attend, but is strictly limited on numbers – and the organisers have informed me that places will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.

Registration for the Medic Insight Day opens on Monday 11th January at 9am and will be via an online form here: www.medicinsight.com

Of course, any of your S4 pupils who are interested in Medicine can also register for Pathways, if they haven’t already. They can do this online here:

www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation/projects/pathways-professions/registration

Clarinet group rehearsal

The clarinet group that played at Harlawhill Day Care Centre last week are playing this Thursday 10 December at the afternoon concert in school and on both nights of the school Christmas concert on 14 and 15 December. There is a rehearsal period 1 on Monday 14 December in the school hall.