Category Archives: Higher Education

Heriot-Watt Virtual Open Day

Heriot-Watt University Virtual Open Day, Friday 3 July 2020

We would therefore like to invite your pupils to join us for our upcoming Virtual Open Days. These will provide key information on our programmes and campuses, as well as give attendees the opportunity to engage with current students through panel sessions and other live content. Our Edinburgh Campus event will take place on Friday 3 July, with details available on a wide range of subject areas including the Social Sciences, Technology and Engineering. Those interested in pursuing Textiles and Design programmes are encouraged to register for the Scottish Borders Campus event that will run on the same date. Registration forms are available at

In addition to this activity, we will also be hosting a series of follow up webinar sessions between Monday 6 July and Friday 17 July. During this time, there will be further opportunities to put questions to our academic staff and admissions colleagues. As part of the programme, our Scottish and UK Recruitment Manager will lead two information sessions for parents and carers, covering not only the support Heriot-Watt University offers to students but also the broader higher education climate in Scotland. These will take place at 19:00 on Tuesday 7 July and Wednesday 15 July, with the link to join us now available at If you feel this webinar would be of interest to anyone within your school community, we would be extremely grateful if you could pass on this information.

Please feel free to let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss in more detail, or if you have any queries.

Many thanks for your continued support.
Ailsa Mackay
Student Recruitment Assistant
Student Recruitment Service
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS


Open University in Scotland Upskilling Modules

Open University have announced free upskilling modules for workers on furlough and at risk of redundancy in Scotland.

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, we’re offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded OU module from a choice of subject areas. Studying one of these modules can help advance your career prospects, whether you are considering a career change or want to build on your skillset. Once you’ve started your studies, if your circumstances change for any reason such as you change job, become unemployed or get back into employment, you don’t need to give up your course, you can continue your studies with us.

All modules start on 3 October 2020 and run through to the end of March or June 2021:

More details here

Did you know that The Open University offers a range of free badged courses on OpenLearn all geared towards helping you with employability and your career?

Details here

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow will be hosting a Virtual Undergraduate Open Day on Tuesday 23rd June, 9-6pm for students interested in applying to any of our undergraduate degree programmes for 2021 entry. Teachers and parents will be very welcome too!

In addition to Open Day we will also be represented at the UK University Search Virtual Fair, 17 June, 12 -6pm

For any senior girls who are considering a degree in Geoscience, the Girls into Geoscience event on Monday 6 July, 9.30-4pm, will be an excellent introduction. Further information here:

For teachers interested in English & Scottish Literature and Language, the College of Arts will be hosting a CPD session 23 June, 3pm. For further information and registration:

Our Teacher and Adviser pages:

Best wishes,


Fiona Black
Head of UK Recruitment
External Relations
University of Glasgow

Internship Experience UK

Welcome to Internship Experience UK. In response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19, Bright Network is bringing together world leading employers and top educators for a series of three-day virtual experiences. Open to students and recent graduates, it’s your opportunity to discover career paths, meet employers and boost your employability. Be proactive this summer and start your application to one of the streams today.

More details here

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow online activity for prospective students
June is always a busy month for the UK Student Recruitment team at the University of Glasgow and this year is no exception despite the very different circumstances. We will miss meeting senior pupils at UCAS fairs and school events across the UK but are looking forward to engaging with students who are exploring their 2021 UCAS options in the virtual world – see below.

UK University Search Virtual Fair, 17 June, 12 -6pm

You may also be interested in some of activity in the College of Arts:

CPD for Teachers (English & Scottish Literature and Language) – 23 June, 3pm
Contact for further information

Student Room, how can studying English make the world a better place?

Summer reading suggestions from the School of Humanities:

Our Teacher and Adviser pages:

For information about how the University’s research community is responding to the Covid crisis:

For information about how the University is supporting its students – including those due to commence their studies in September- during the Covid crisis:

Kirsty Notman
UK Student Recruitment Officer
External Relations, 71 Southpark Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8LE
t 07800 873270 (e-mail preferred)

Med School Virtual Open Days 2020

At The Medic Portal we know how important it is to choose the right university, that’s why we have put together a table of med school Virtual Open Days.

With a Virtual Open Day, you are able to explore campuses and discover what it would be like to be a student at the various Universities.

More details here

S3 June 2020

Welcome to your S3 careers talk.

Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High School

Welcome to your S3 Careers Talk.
This presentation will include:
An introduction to your Careers Advisers​
Learn about Career Management Skills​
Find out about My World of Work​
How to find out about Skills and Strengths needed for different careers​
Think about Subject Choice

Career Management Skills explained

Main S3 Careers Presentation – need to turn your speakers on!
S3 NBHS 2020 (1)

S3 Careers Newsletter – please download and save
S3 Newsletter 2020 NBHS

Something to think about