Junior Bake Off – Applications now open

The Junior Bake off team are looking for bakers aged between 9 – 12 years old (for the period of 1st July 2016 – 1st September 2016) to apply and potentially feature in the show, with a chance of being crowned Junior Bake Off Champion 2016.

Please see below for details of how to apply

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Dundee Dental School

Dundee  Dental  Insight  team  are composed  of  current  dental  students  studying  at  the  University  of  Dundee.  For  the  first  year  ever,  Dundee  Dental  School  are  opening  their  doors  to  potential  undergraduate  applicants  who  are  hoping  to  gain  further  insight  and  experience  into  the  world  of  dentistry.

This  unique  3  day  programme running from Monday 6th June- Wednesday 8th June  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  on  how  to  smash  the  UKCAT,  write  an  enticing  personal  statement  and  information  regarding  the  application  process.

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

Applications  are  now  open  and  will  close  on  Friday  25th  March  at  12pm.  To    apply  pupils  must  complete  an  application  form  which  can  be  found  at http://goo.gl/forms/L9eAumTN21 and  must send a reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed to us directly at dentalinsight@dundee.ac.uk

There is no charge for the programme itself and lunch will be provided on all three days.    Travel and accommodation will not be provided but if finances are a barrier to a pupil attending then please let us know.

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

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Dundee Dental Team.

S@S Accelerate 2016

S@S Accelerate offer two summer programmes, which are held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, for pupils at the end of S4, S5 and thinking about going to University. It aims to provide a targeted focus on the pupils’ chosen area of academic interest, giving them a head start on the road to their chosen career.

In 2016, there are ten areas pupils can choose from, depending on their career aspirations:

S@S Accelerate 1 (Monday 20th  – Friday 24th June 2016)

  • Mini Space Academy (Electronic & Electrical Engineering)
  • Psychology
  • Product Design
  • Sport

S@S Accelerate 2 (Monday 25th – Friday 29th July 2016)

  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Physics

The cost of S@S Accelerate is £125 and the programme it is non-residential.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/wideningaccess/


If you are considering a career in the armed or uniformed services you might like to do your week of work experience with the army.

If you are interested in this, please ensure that your guidance teacher or Miss Patterson, who is collating the list, has a note of your name before the end of this week so a place can be booked for you.

This will take place in June so would be instead of any other work experience placement.

[Further details, consent forms etc will be issued at a later stage.]


Science and Engineering Open Day

Are you interested in Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths?

Edinburgh College are holding a Science and Engineering Open Day on Friday 26 February at their Midlothian Campus from 1.30-4.30 pm.

Edinburgh College is inviting you to explore their facilities, find out about opportunities in STEM related courses, grab the opportunity to chat to local employers and see first-hand:
• Scotland’s first solar meadow research and teaching centre
• Live 3D printing
• PLC elevator in action
• Inner workings of our electric car fleet
• Student built electric race car
• Interactive hydraulics lab
• Tensile testing where you can test metals and plastics to fracture

Schools and students can book to attend during scheduled slots:
1pm – 2pm
2pm – 3pm
3pm – 4pm
Tours will start half past the hour and will last approx 20 minutes.

We understand some schools finish at lunchtime on Fridays, please be aware students can attend this event independently during the listed timeslots.

Edinburgh College, Midlothian campus
46 Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 3FR

Book your slot here