Category Archives: Higher Education

Scottish Seabird Centre-Marine Careers

SSC – Marine Careers
Ever wondered what sort of jobs there are that involve working with the ocean?
The good news is there is a huge variety of work out there for all types of people from all sorts of different backgrounds.
Take a look inside for information and advice from variety of experts in the field of marine science and technology.
SSC Dive In! – Marine Careers

Neurotheatre 2021 – ONLINE Simulated Brain Surgery!

Are you interested in medicine and surgery?

‘Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!’ is back due to popular demand! Edinburgh Medical School will be going online for an immersive, captivating re-enactment of brain surgery, featuring state-of-the-art surgical technology, alongside a diverse cast of neurosurgeons, A&E doctors, and medical students!

‘Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!’

Neurotheatre will offer audiences a glimpse at the neurosurgical treatment of a simulated patient following a road traffic accident. In an experience that promises to be as exciting as it is educational, members of the public will witness the work of emergency services, watch a simulated neurosurgery- before hearing a first-hand account of the effects of traumatic brain injury by a patient ambassador from Edinburgh Headway Group.

Programme for the evening:

1830-1930: ‘Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!’

1930: Q&A Session With A Surgeon, A&E Doctor, Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor and Medical Students.

Optional: Stay at the end to learn more and ask questions about Medical School from Edinburgh Medical Students!

This is a free event. Audience members are reminded to register using the link provided.

Neurotheatre is a joint collaboration between Edinburgh Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh Neurological Society and medical students at Edinburgh Medical School. Medical students will be on-hand and are more than happy to take questions relating to studying in Edinburgh.

Register here

Future Asset Careers Insight Videos

Careers in Investment presentations from www.futureasset.org.uk
Real People in Investment · What is investment and why is it so important? https://youtu.be/Q6Ik4xn8UwM
Real People in Investment · What do people who work in investment do? https://youtu.be/UWamHz8QK1M
Real People in Investment · Getting into the investment industry https://youtu.be/uOgKxVkXRwc

Contact:
info@futureasset.org.uk
www.futureasset.org.uk

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Friday Event

In this panel discussion, we’re looking at the critical area of tackling the workforce gender gap. The issue of gender inequality across many sectors, particularly STEM, is well known. In this webinar we’ll look at how employers can tackle this issue, and how it is now even more important than ever. On our panel we’re delighted to welcome: • Lesley Laird, Director at EQUATE Scotland • Marguerite Adam, Equality Executive at Skills Development Scotland • Sara Dodd, Digital Business Strategist at Heriot-Watt (formerly Director at CodeClan) Hosted by Lynne Somerville, Business Relationship Manager at Heriot-Watt Graduate Apprenticeships. In our discussion we’ll look at: • An overview on the challenges facing current gender landscape in Scotland • What positive action employers can take to create a more gender balanced and diverse workforce • Sharing some real employer examples of how they tackled the gender imbalance in their workplace • What employers should consider when tackling the gender imbalance and how Graduate Apprenticeships can help with upskilling/reskilling and bridging of skills gaps Other panel members include: Sam Rhynas from Girl Geek Scotland and Emily Mason from WATT Women in STEM.

David Aaron

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-the-workforce-gender-gap-tickets-142879316883

University of Glasgow update

Dear Higher Education adviser,

We hope that you and all of the school community are safe and well. Please forward this email to the appropriate contact(s) and let us know if anyone should be added to our contacts list.

If there is anything we can do to support your current UCAS applicants, or any pupils starting to think about their applications for university study in 2022, please let us know.

Information about the recent decision to defer students offered a place on the BDS Dentistry to September 2022 is available via our admissions information pages as well as a copy of the communication that is being sent to all applicants for 2021 entry who are still waiting for a decision on their UCAS application(s): www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/admissionswideningparticipation/

We’ve revamped our videos and resources pages to help you find information more easily. Please feel free to use any of these resources in school and do let us know if there’s anything else that you would find useful. We’ll also be very happy to provide live virtual presentations and Q&A sessions in (or after) school: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/videosvirtualresources/

Our What’s On pages include information about our next Open Day in June, online fairs and information sessions, Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship information session and vacancies, and masterclasses in History and English Language & Linguistics for senior students: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/whatson/

Best wishes,

UK Student Recruitment

External Relations, University of Glasgow

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Get help with your CV!

CV – Curriculum Vitae

This means life works – it’s something most employers want when you apply for work.

You provide information including your name, contact details, education, qualification, work history, hobbies/ interests and any other information you think would be useful for the job you’re applying for.

Your CV needs to be amended every time you apply for a new position to reflect the appropriate skills and personal statement as necessary.

You need a working email in order to complete the ‘My Strengths’ and then ‘My CV’ on My World of Work. Link below.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/getting-job/building-cv

Examples of CV’s for a school leaver follow link below

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/example-cvs-and-cover-letters-school-leaver

Covering letter
This is a document sent alongside your CV when applying for jobs. Its acts as a personal introduction and helps to sell your application. A cover letter is necessary as it gives you the chance to explain to an employer why you’re the best candidate for the job. Link below providing examples.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/cover-letters

Ask for help!!! Contact a Careers Adviser for help and advice

emma.m.scott@sds.co.uk

wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk

mick.burns@sds.co.uk

A couple of really good short videos how to write a CV as well as avoiding mistakes

Additional good sources for creating your CV can be found below

https://www.planitplus.net/EasyCV/