Speech and Language Therapy Information Sessions

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/or their families about the service they have received, and hopefully, the value the service adds.

We will be running out next session on Thursday 29th of June, 5:30pm – 7pm at The School House at the Astley Ainslie Hospital.

Please see further information below.

Charles River Modern Apprenticeship

The Chemistry Department of Charles River Laboratories are looking to recruit a Lab Technician and will offer this as a Scientific Modern Apprenticeship. This would suit students who have a keen interest in chemistry and/or biology and have achieved (or are predicted to achieve) qualifications at NAT5 in Maths, English and a Science, and wishes to seek employment rather than full time further education. Anyone interested should contact Mr Kidd in Chemistry who will give you more information.

Room Sharing for Paris/London Trip

Due to unforeseen circumstances today’s trip meeting for pupils did not go ahead. Please attend a trip meeting on Tuesday 30 May at 1.10pm in Mrs Fitzpatrick’s room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss who you would like to share a room with. If you do not attend you may not be guaranteed your first choice! You are welcome to bring your lunch. Be prompt!

Mrs Fitzpatrick

Paris /London Trip: Urgent!

All students who have not yet brought in passports must do so on Tuesday 2 May.

In addition to this all students should hand in their EHIC ( European Health Insurance card) as soon as possible.  These are free and can be obtained from:https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card.

Please pass passports and EHIC cards to Mrs Fitzpatrick.


Scottish Youth Parliament Vote

The Scottish Youth Parliament elections are running from 3 March to 17 March. Voting for Scottish Youth Parliament is open for anyone aged 12-25 years and anyone with a Young Scot card. If you don’t have a Young Scot card please see your guidance teacher who can organise you with a number to allow you to vote.

This is your chance to make a change in your community, the people in charge are now listening to us.  It’s time to make our voices heard.

Preston Lodge HS has a candidate running – Morgan Lewis-Wilson 5Go2. If you would like to chat to him regarding any concerns/issues that you wish to raise pass a note to the office which will be passed on to him.

To vote https://goo.gl/zF8ilJ

Please see link below for a short video on how to vote

National Medic Mentor Weekend – Stirling University 17-18 June and 4-5 November

For the attention of students in S3, S4 and S5.

200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:
• Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Nursing & Midwifery
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Biomedical Sciences
• Psychology
at National Medic Mentor Weekend on the 17th and 18th of June taking place at the University of Stirling: 7 different healthcare conferences at the same venue happening on the same day!

Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!

It is a highly valuable opportunity to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for the Saturday conference and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty. Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events: http://medicmentor.co.uk/about/events-2/

All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde

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 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 University of Strathclyde 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 at http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in late March/early April to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7 April 2017.

If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email: engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk