Category Archives: Higher Education

Edinburgh College Open Days

https://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/open-days-february-2023

Take the next step in your journey and come along to one of our Open Days this February to find out all you need to know about studying at Edinburgh College and the courses available to you.

The Open Days take place across all four of our campuses and are for anyone who is considering applying for a full-time course starting in August 2023.

You will have the opportunity to take guided tours of our fantastic facilities, find out all you need to know about our courses and how to apply, get advice on additional support and funding options, and ask any questions you may have.

You can either register to attend or drop-in on the day, so make sure to come along to find out more about the opportunities available and see first-hand what College life means to our students and staff.

Aberdeen Veterinary Medicine and Science Online Q&A

Aberdeen Veterinary Medicine and Science Online Q&A
Join us for an update on the SRUC School of Veterinary Medicine and proposed BVSci Veterinary Science programme, which is currently moving through the approvals process with the intention to begin teaching in September 2023. Learn all you need to know about entry requirements and proposed modules (and more), followed by a Q&A session with a member of staff from the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Don’t miss out and book your space now.

A link to join the Open Day will be emailed after booking, nearer to the date.

Our Veterinary Nursing Open Day is a separate event and can be booked here.

Unite Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship opportunities for care experienced university students.

UNITE SCHOLARSHIP – up to 3 years rent and bills in Unite student accommodation
25 or under
Care experienced
Starting or studying your first undergraduate degree
New and existing students at a Unite partner university (includes Robert Gordon, Napier, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian in Scotland, and many others in England).
Apply by 1 June 2023

More info and to apply go here: Unite Foundation Scholarship = Unite Foundation (www.thisisusatuni.org)

Contact the HUB if there is anyone you know who would like some help to apply.

S2 Careers Talk January 2023

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Dearbhla Gallagher and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2023

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!

What do graduates do?

This edition of What do graduates do? reveals just how resilient UK graduates and the labour market were through the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 191,810 UK-domiciled first-degree graduates who responded to the survey:

The majority of graduates (57.3%) were in full-time work 15 months after graduating, while 11.4% were in part-time employment.
Of those graduates in work, 74% were in professional-level employment – a higher proportion than those who left university the year before.
8% of graduates in work were self-employed or actively working towards this goal.
9.2% of graduates were engaged in further study, while 10.6% were both working and studying.
Despite the difficult environment into which they graduated, just 5.9% were unemployed, and this includes some who were due to start work.

You can download a copy of What do graduates do? here

University of Glasgow – Computing Graduate Apprenticeships event

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow are delighted to invite you and your students to an online event about the benefits of studying a Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship on Tuesday 29th November, 5-6pm.

The online event will be led by employers Barclays, BBC, Morgan Stanley, Leidos and Smarter Grid Solutions, and they will all be sharing 2023 opportunities and application advice during the session. Everyone is welcome: pupils, parent/carers, teachers, lecturers, careers advisors.

You can access further event details and sign up here – www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/software-engineering-graduate-apprenticeship-23-at-university-of-glasgow-tickets-465061239687

If you have any questions relating to this event, please contact Claire and Anna – compsci-ga-team@glasgow.ac.uk.

SAAS funding sessions for parents and carers

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you about our upcoming events we will be offering for parents and carers of a child who is considering entering higher education in Autumn 2023.

We would be very extremely grateful if you could please help us to raise awareness of these sessions by sharing the details with any of your stakeholders you feel would benefit from attending. This could be via a newsletter or social media or any other channels you use to share information.

These sessions will explain the funding packages available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses(HNC/HND/Degree courses) as well as how and when to apply and an opportunity to ask any questions.

These sessions will be online and will take place in the evening during December. Parents and carers can check the available dates and times a and book a place on these talks here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/137287290983

Once booked, they will receive a booking confirmation with a link that will allow them to access the meeting.

If you have any questions relating to this offer, please email saasevents@gov.scot and we will get back to you asap.

Kind Regards,

Michael Scott

S5 Careers Talk 2022

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

Finish with a Kahoot!

Main presentation
SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5 for Nov 2022 final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

Buzz 16 types

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-2022
Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

University of Strathclyde Prosthetics & Orthotics course

The University of Strathclyde has arranged a Departmental tour for anyone interested in applying to study our undergraduate BSc Prosthetics & Orthotics degree. We would appreciate it if you could inform your S5/S6 pupils of this event.

To find out more about studying on our Prosthetics & Orthotics course, register to attend one of our upcoming Department tours on Wednesday 16 November 2022. Meet with staff and students and take part in practical activities within the department to get an insight into some of the work you might be involved in when studying with us.

Tours are running at 1pm and 3pm, with each tour including the same content. There are a limited number of spaces available, so interested pupils are encouraged to register fast to secure a space.

Register for one of our Department tours at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prosthetics-and-orthotics-tour-university-of-strathclyde-tickets-439651548617

The only way to join the profession of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the UK is by graduating with an Honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, which is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Strathclyde’s BSc (Hons) course, within our Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the only Prosthetics and Orthotics degree available in Scotland. For more course information please see: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/subjects/prostheticsorthotics/

During their studies, our students undertake two mandatory clinical placements, one in prosthetics and one in orthotics. Each placement lasts a minimum of four months. Students are placed in approved clinical facilities within hospitals or private companies and placement opportunities are available across the UK and Ireland, as well as overseas, in such destinations as Sweden, Denmark and Australia.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any questions or require any further information.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting this event to your pupils.

Best Wishes,

Moira Laing

Faculty Officer (UG Admissions)

Faculty of Engineering | University of Strathclyde

Room 602, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, G1 1XJ United Kingdom

t: +44 (0)141 574 5476 | e: moira.laing@strath.ac.uk

www.strath.ac.uk/engineering