University Open Forum

We have a group of Edinburgh Uni students visiting the school on Tuesday 28th February and they have said they would like to run a drop-in session to discuss uni live, answer questions about the process and talk to anybody interested in studying medicine. This will take place in LZ7 28/2 1045-1100.

Nuffield Research Placements 2017

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 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.  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 (usually set prior to meeting).  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 (as in a scientific conference), held in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, on Thursday 31st August 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

Girls HPV Vaccinations Thursday 19 January

The HPV Vaccinations for S1 & S2 Girls takes place on Thursday 19 January. 

Please see below for timings, could all classes please report to the Assembly Hall promptly.  Girls should wear a short sleeve top or t-shirt or a vest under their blouse. They should also eat breakfast & if their vaccination time is after break please have something to eat at break time.  This is nothing to worry about it.

Starting at 9am Thursday 19th Jan

09.00 – 1GO1 & 1GO2 – 25 girls

09.20 – 1GR1 & 1GR2 – 27 girls

09.40 – 1SE1 & 1SE2 – 18 girls

10.00 – 1SE3 & 2GO1 – 24 girls

11.00 – 2GO 2 – 17 girls

11.20 – 2GR1 – 13 girls

11.40 – 2GR2 – 15 girls

12.00 – 2SE1 – 19 girls

12.20 – 2SE2 – 15 girls

August Courses Launch Monday 16 January

Get your career on track with a full-time course at Edinburgh College! 

Full-time courses starting in August 2017 open for application on Monday 16 January.

Download our 2017/18 prospectus to browse the range of full-time courses prior to courses opening next week.  Campus Open Days – REMINDER Students can also attend our campus open days this month to get more information on courses starting in August.

Open days will be held on:

Tuesday 17 January 2017 – Milton Road Campus*

Thursday 19 January 2017 – Granton Campus

Tuesday 24 January 2017 – Midlothian Campus

Thursday 26 January 2017 – Sighthill Campus​

School Pre-bookable Tours       11.00am – 2.00pm 

Public Open Day                           4.00pm – 6.30pm 

For more details please click here.

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S2 Recipes on sale in the Canteen

S2 Health & Wellbeing classes have been working to develop new recipes for sale in the school canteen. The first two recipes will be on sale this Thursday (19th January). Both main course options. They are based on the use of ‘locally sourced’ foods, so do go along and try out their new ideas. The marketing materials they created will highlight the dishes available on the day.



Aon’s apprenticeship programme

Information about Aon’s apprenticeship programme, which is available around the UK – more specifically:

Aberdeen  Birmingham  Bristol Chelmsford Farnborough Glasgow Leeds London Manchester Newcastle Reading  Redhill

It’s not just a well-paid programme (£17-19k per annum) – it’s also a good programme for giving apprentices early responsibility in a global business that deals with broking, consultancy and global business.

The company is looking for applicants with 280 UCAS points and the deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 January 2017.

For full information please click here.

Milton Road Gas Works – Road Closure 

On 9 January 2017, SGN will commence work to replace gas pipes in the Milton Road area.  This work will begin outside our Milton Road Campus and will affect travel to and from the campus for around 15 weeks.   We want to make sure schools pupils and visitors to the college have all the help they need to plan ahead while the work is taking place. The college website has detailed information about the work and how it will affect travel, as well support and guidance available to you and your pupils.   We’ll be posting regular updates on the work so please keep an eye on the website Click here   Milton Road East will be closed to traffic travelling east. So, cars and buses coming from the direction of Edinburgh city centre won’t be able to drive along the road directly outside the college. The campus car park will remain open but a detour will be in place. If you are travelling by bus, the eastbound routes (the 5, 44 and 113 routes), will be diverted as they will not be able to travel east from the direction of the city and the west down Milton Road East. Pupils and visitors  will need to get off at the bus stop at Christian Crescent and walk from there. Check the website for full details. If you have questions about the work that aren’t answered, please contact the schools team on    Once the work starts we’ll look at the effect on travel and keep you updated.   Edinburgh College

HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine

http://HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland websiteConsent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and S2

The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against certain strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at secondary school.

If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parent, carer or guardian and return the form to your school as soon as you can.

More information about the programme can be found using the following link to the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).