Category Archives: Higher Education

Medic event

The Edinburgh University Student Surgical Society is running an free online event for S5 and S6 pupils all about how to get into medical school on 26th of September.
Students can register for this event via our website here:

I would be most grateful if you could please share this with any S5 and S6 pupils at your school who may be interested in attending.

If you have any questions, please let me know

Many thanks

Úna Curran
Marketing Projects and Activities Coordinator
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW
Direct T +44 (0) 131 527 1701

Vacancy updates

CyberFirst offers students a real choice after A Levels or whilst at University.

A CyberFirst Bursary offers undergraduates £4,000 per year financial assistance and paid cyber security training each summer to help kick start their career in cyber
A CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship allows undergraduates to earn whilst they learn, ready for a job with GCHQ


Healthcare Support Worker NHS Lothian

Iconic TV chef Gordon Ramsay is currently looking for young people who want to have the adventure of a lifetime to join him for a new show he’s got in the pipeline.

He’s on the hunt for “16-21 year olds who are ready to go on an adventure to an international destination”.

Gordon made the TV casting call on Twitter, and a flyer has also been circulated in Edinburgh Facebook groups.

The Graduate & Apprentice programmes we run are equally as important to closing the skills gap facing the industry. At Colas Rail UK we believe the investment made in training and development is vital to maintaining competitive advantage and we are committed to utilising training and development to ensure that every possible opportunity is available to our staff.

Live events for pupils interested in medicine

1) Tuesday 29 September. 7-9pm.
“How to get into Medical School”. Live online lecture evening with information on Life in Medicine, Life at Medical School and Application and Interview Advice.
Open to anyone interested whether they have previously attended work experience or a formal medical school application advice event or not.
More information and Registration at:

2) Thursday 1 October. 7-9pm.
“Meet the Medics”. Live event allowing small group discussions with current doctors and medical students from around Scotland to gain an insight into the career.
Open to anyone about to apply for medical school this October who has not previously attended a work experience placement or a formal medical school application advice event (such as Get Ready for Medicine, Medic Insight or the REACH lecture week.)
More information and Registration at:

We are now live and ready for registration so feel free to disseminate this.

These events are being run as a collaboration between Medicine Outreach Glasgow Widening Access Initiative (MOGWAI), Medic Insight Glasgow, Glasgow University Bridging Education Society (GUBES), Dundee Widening Access to Medicine Student Society and the charity You Can be a Doctor.

University of Aberdeen – Autumn Events

As schools are returning, I wanted to contact you with information about our activities in the upcoming weeks.

We are hosting our Virtual Open Day for all prospective students on Tuesday 25th August. Sessions will be held across the day, and students can register to attend at 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, or 5pm-7pm. There will be academics, student ambassadors, and staff from a range of support services on hand throughout the day to answer any questions, and a full range of virtual experiences available to students. Registrations are now open at the following link:

The University is following ongoing guidance from the Scottish and UK Governments, and therefore our Open Day on Saturday 3rd October will also be a virtual event and fully online. Full details will be available in early September, including times and registration information at

We will also be attending various external virtual fairs throughout the autumn, including those hosted by UCAS and UK University Search. Once these dates and events are confirmed, full details will be added to our Virtual Events and Meetings page at the following link:

There is a wealth of information on our website for students and teachers alike. For students, there is a series of videos covering topics such as student finance, student life, and how to choose your course at:

For teachers and careers advisors, we have a range of documents and information on our “Information for Teachers” webpage : Additionally, we would be delighted to host a virtual talk anytime this autumn, or attend face-to-face careers fairs at your school, once Government guidance permits such events to be held. Please contact if you wish to discuss this further.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a safe return to school and best wishes for the new academic year.

Best wishes,

Helena Ziegler
Manager, UK Student Recruitment Team
Directorate of External Relations and Marketing
+44(0)1224 273967

S1 2020

Welcome to your S1 Careers Talk.
What does a Careers Adviser do?

S1 Presentation 1
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NBHS S1 2020 Final 17 Aug

This short video describes Career Management Skills (optional)

We would like to find out what your ideas are by completing this short form. Your answers will be emailed to school email and you can start a careers folder to keep a copy in.