Strathclyde’s Engineering the Future for Girls

Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde
19th-23rd June 2017

Please see below leaflet describing the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde’s newly-launched 1 week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June).

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 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. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student should be submitted online using a designated link by 17 March 2017, for the application to be considered.

If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email:

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains including the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.  Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by return.

GTG Edinburgh Open Day


 As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 9th March 2017 from 10am until 3pm. 

 We would like to invite you to attend our showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration, Customer Service, Alarm and Garage Engineering.

This is a fantastic opportunity to view our leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer.

Our apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.


Opportunity for S3-S6 female students: be a Stonemason for a day

St Mary’s Cathedral are keen to raise awareness of careers within Stonemasonry amongst females. They are offering S3-S6 females the opportunity to spend a day at the workshop and discover a possible exciting career. During the day those attending will:

  • Learn the art of letter carving
  • Use the various tools used in Stonemasonry
  • Meet Erin (current female apprentice)
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions to Andrew Ramsay, Master Stonemason


Wednesday  8th March from 10am until 2pm. Lunch will be provided.


Those interested after the open day have the opportunity to participate in a work placement during May (or another date.)

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.

For the future you want. Choose Edinburgh College

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.