Dundee Dental Insight Programme

The Dundee Dental Insight team, composed of current dental students studying at the University of Dundee. After an extremely successful first year,they are once again opening their doors to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of dentistry.

What is Dundee Dental Insight?
This unique 3 day programme will be running from 20th-22nd and 28th-30th June 2017 (pupils can attend either of these sessions, but not both) and will give S5 students the opportunity to shadow current students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs, and also receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school.

To be eligible the pupil MUST:
• Be a secondary school pupil studying in Scotland
• Be in S5
• Be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University of Dundee which can be found at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/dentistry/#info-entry-requirements
• Provide a suitable reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed directly at dentalinsight@dundee.ac.uk
• Show a keen interest in attending dental insight and motivation to study dentistry. The pupils will be asked the following questions on their application form in order to assess their suitability for the insight programme:
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 Monday 6th February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 12th February at 6pm. Pupils will be chosen on a first come first serve basis, providing all requirements are met (as listed above). 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://goo.gl/forms/hX2sKuMohJ99mpvu1 (please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 6th 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 12th of February will not be considered, and applications rejected.

Additional information
There is no charge for the programme itself but please note that travel and accommodation will not be provided.

This programme is not available anywhere else in the UK so it is one not to be missed!


For more information including photos and videos from last year’s programme please head to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dentalinsightdundee & check out our latest video from last years event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omUjQD7BYcA

Dental Insight at the University of Dundee
Dental Insight Dundee is a programme for potential undergraduate teeth enthusiasts!


S6 LEAPS Conference

Are you LEAPS-eligible and applying to UCAS or an HN at college next year?

Sign-up now for the LEAPS S6 Conference to find out more about the next steps towards higher education as you prepare for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

The LEAPS S6 Conference is taking place on Friday 16 December 1.30-4pm at the University of Edinburgh, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, EH8 9JS.

Find out more and register online at www.leapsonline.org/s6conference



Cyber Security Christmas Lectures for Schools – 15 December

Free talks will take place 10am-12noon and 12.30-2.30pm in the George Square Lecture Theatre, next to the main University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH.

Advance booking is essential.


As the organisers say, “Scotland is leading many nations in creating an army of cyber security experts Scotland will need to become a world leading cyber security nation. 2016 is a big year with Cyber camps and competitions aimed at Schools and the promise of a potential CyberFirst grant to catapult you into a fantastic career starting with the security services!

“The Christmas lectures are the perfect complement to cyber security teaching. This year we are making the event bigger and better than ever, more fun, more learning, more explosions and lots and lots of CHOCOLATE!”

The lectures have been running since 2012, and aim to inspire a new generation into careers in cyber security and the digital sector.

Supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, SICSA, Young Scot, (ISC)2, BSides and Skills Development Scotland, they complement the three themes that the new National Progression Award in Cyber Security are based on:

*       Digital Forensics

*      Ethical Hacking

*       Data Security

These lectures, provided by industry experts, will bring the subject area to life in an educational but fun session.

Register here: http://www.christmascyberlectures.org/

APP Residential

APP Residential
APP Residential offers the opportunity to undertake a one or two week internship with a top employer in London with all expenses paid. Whilst on their residential and in addition to the internship, students receive skill sessions and university application support. Their mentor will be from the employer that they undertake their placement with.
APP Residential is available to students interested in:

Accountancy | Banking & Finance| Engineering & Physics | Law

Useful links
Read about APP Residential here, and find eligibility criteria here.

Find our online application form and student guidance notes here.

Deadline – 9am, Monday 19th December 2016.


City of Glasgow College – Merchant Navy Open Day

Please find details below of a Merchant Navy Open Day on Saturday 19th November from 9.30am – 3.45pm. If you are interested in a career in the Merchant Navy as a Deck or Engineering Officer Trainee, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet potential employers and speak to current students. The brand new Riverside Campus will be fully opened and tours will be on offer to see the world class facilities available.

If you require any further information please contact steven.turner@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 375 5287.


New York/Washington – February 2018

A trip is in the process of being organised to New York and Washington in the February break 2018.  The trip will be from 10th February to 17th February 2018.  The group will spend four days in New York City before transferring to Washington DC to see the sights of the US capital.  The group will visit Ground Zero Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, Central Park, Times Square, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Smithsonian Museum as well as other sights in these two exciting US cities.  We will also be visiting a Broadway show and have enough free time in the itinerary for browsing the busy shops of 5th Avenue.

 An information evening will be held on Wednesday 9th November at 6pm in the school hall.  Please come along for a quick presentation and the opportunity to have any questions you may have.dsc_0382


School Photos – Monday 7 November – REMINDER

School Photos for S1, S3 and S6 will take place on Monday 7 November.

1Go1 8.45am  1Go2 9am 1Gr1 9.15am  1Gr2 9.30am  1Se1 9.45am  1Se2 10am  1Se3 10.15am


3Go1  11am  3Go2 11.15am  3Gr1 11.30am  3Gr2 11.45am  3Gr3 12.00pm  3Se1 12.15pm 3se2 12.30pm




S6 group photo with SMT will be taken at 1.45 pm then senior team and house captains.


6Go1 2.15pm  6Go2.30pm  6Gr1 2.45pm  6Gr2  3pm  6Se1 3.15pm  6Se2 3.30pm

Nuffield Research Placements 2017 has now opened.

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year students who will be sitting their Highers in 2017 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Computing, Home Economics/Food Technology, Psychology, Music Technology, Product Design, Technological Studies etc.). We are also now starting to place students into Social Science placements where there is an aspect of analysis, statistical investigation and mathematics involved, so it is very wide ranging.

 •             Students apply by completing an online application form which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at http://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/ 

 •             The application form has various sections – personal details, education, personal statement, teacher reference, parent consent, bursary application (if appropriate).

 •             Once the students register, they insert an email address of the teacher who is to provide them with a reference.  Then once the student submits their application the system automatically initiates an email to that teacher and allows them to log on to the student application, where they can view the various sections and include their reference.

 •             After the closing date (Feb 24th 2017), appropriate sections of the application will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration – this may then involve an informal interview.

 •             If a student and/or teacher has contact details of anyone in local industries/organisations who could offer a placement, they can let us know and include their details on their application. We can then follow this up.

 •             If successful, the student agrees start and finishing dates with their supervisor.  The placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.


•             Students will receive travel costs to and from their placement. If they fulfil the criteria as set out in the application form, they may also be eligible for an additional bursary.

 •             Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are also invited to display their work in poster form at a celebration event in either the Royal College of Surgeons or Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (as in a scientific conference). Next year’s event date and venue are still to be confirmed but will most likely be on Friday 1st September 2017.

 PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.

 The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.


More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements 


Ernst and Young Choices Evening

If you are smart, ambitious and curious, our EY Choices Evening in Edinburgh 8th November 2016 will give you the opportunity to find out how you could make an impact in the world of business.

EY are a global professional services firm offering apprenticeship opportunities to hundreds of young professionals across the UK.  We offer solutions to businesses of all sizes and sectors over a wide range of problems and help them comply with legislation.  EY offers a solid career foundation complete with the Chartered Accountancy qualification and rounded professional training.

You’ll be amazed what you can learn in such a short space of time. The EY Choices open evenings show school leavers what life’s like at a leading global business like ours, so you can decide whether EY is the right place for you to start your career. We’ll help you to understand how you can make better decisions about your future career, explain the different options available at EY and you’ll get to meet some of our current trainees and senior people. Wherever you go next, it’s a great way to begin your journey

Date: Tuesday 8th November 2016

Location: EY Edinburgh Office, 10 George Street

Time: 16:45 for 17:00 start.  19:20 finish

Year Group: 5th and 6th years

Dress code: Comfortable (suits and smart office wear is not necessary)

Catering: soft drinks and nibbles

Apply today.


Can’t make it?  Don’t worry, apply to our EY Business Apprenticeship now and good luck!