Category Archives: Higher Education

Cambridge University

CAMScot is a project run by Cambridge University alumni in Scotland designed to get more Scottish school pupils to Cambridge. We offer free advice, mentoring and interview practice for prospective applicants. Full details are given on our dedicated web site,

Last year we helped 80 prospective applicants, of whom 41 eventually applied, 32 got interviews and 15 got offers.

Please encourage your outstanding pupils to consider Cambridge and make them aware of this initiative. They can contact us direct via the web site to participate.

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Some study resources from Intelligent

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We aim to help students excel in their studies by encouraging them to take advantage of school breaks and learn effective academic habits.

The current educational climate is undoubtedly different from previous years, with stress and anxiety at an all-time high. To address these challenges, we’ve published resources focusing on academic success habits and practices to support students in their studies.

You can see our guides here:

Our resources have been cited by other educational institutions and organizations, including
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S6 Careers Talk June 2023

Our band for today is

Mick Burns, Dearbhla Gallagher and Emma Veitch, Careers Advisers, NBHS

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

This talk is about:
What’s important when thinking about your future.
What you need to do and when you need to do it.
What resources are there to help you.
Timescales involved.

General introduction

or here

This is your S6 careers talk
NBHS S6 Presentation 2023

NBHS S6 Presentation 2023

Higher Education Entry Guide
HE Entry Guide 2023-24

Scottish Higher Education Open Days
HE Open Days for S6 talk

Your S6 Careers Newsletter
S6 NBHS Newsletter June 2023

Your S6 Careers Resources for all options
S6-Careers-Book-MB-June 2023

You can read the book online Online resources for Medicine, Law and Vet Medicine here

University rankings
Get some advice on how to use the different sources that provide this information here

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here you may find the Profiling Tool particularly useful at this stage.

CMS Law Scholarships and Work Experience

Opportunities at CMS
• Here at CMS, we believe that a career in law should be accessible to all. Therefore, we are
delighted to be launching two programmes for Year 12 (Year 13 NI) students; CMS Law
Scholarships and CMS Connect (work experience).
• These programmes are designed to help students discover a career in Law.
What do you need to know about CMS?
• CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has been named in The Times Top 100
Graduate Employers 2023.
• CMS has over 80 offices worldwide with 9 offices in the UK including: London, Bristol, Sheffield,
Manchester and Liverpool.

CMS Law Scholarships and CMS Connect Slides for Schools – RUK

SAAS Funding Awareness Team – Online Application Workshops

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you about the upcoming online application workshops we will be offering from the 4 April 2023 up until the 30 June 2023.

These sessions can be attended by students and the parents/legal guardian of a student who is considering starting higher education in the 2023-2024 academic year.

During the online application workshops we will explain the funding available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses (HNC/HND/Degree courses). In addition to this, we will provide advice on how to register and create a SAAS online account, and how to submit a funding application. We can provide bespoke advice to attendees should they have any questions about completing their SAAS application.

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

These sessions can booked here

We can also deliver bespoke application workshops for schools, Colleges, Universities, and other stakeholders. These can be delivered in person or online via Microsoft Teams . If you would like to book an application workshop or a SAAS funding presentation then please contact the SAAS Funding Awareness Team by emailing us at

Thank you in advance for your continued support, and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Michael Scott
Customer Outreach Manager
Funding Awareness

Scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

If you are currently in S5 or moving into S5 in June and thinking of applying for this, please let Mr Burgess know via email at

Application for a scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

For the first time, the Physics and Geosciences departments at the University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, will open their doors to S5 students who would like to discover what it is like to be a scientist. We will run a scientist experience placement programme from the morning of the Friday 16th June to the Wednesday 21st June 2023. You will have the chance to meet with research scientists from the University and work with them and other pupils during your placement.
Pupils on placement will be expected to make their own way to the King’s Building campus; we will however provide lunch as part of the placement.

The placement will start at 9am every day and finish at 4.15pm, apart from the 16th when it will finish at 1pm.
We are very excited to launch this new scheme, and we invite you to complete this application before the Tuesday 23rd April at midnight. We will get back to you about the outcome of this application by the end of April.

Mr Burgess will be the guidance contact.

We have enclosed an application form for students to complete

Law Work Experience Opportunity

Are you interested in a dynamic and thrilling career in the legal industry? Would you like to gain invaluable experience, insights, and build connections that will set you apart from other students pursuing a career in law? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you during the Easter holiday!

Young Professionals are thrilled to be hosting a full day of work experience for students looking to learn more about the legal industry and pursue a career in law! This event will be taking place virtually (live on Zoom) on Tuesday 4th April between 10am-4pm and you will be joined by some of the biggest global law firms, such as Freeths, Charles Russells Speechly’s, Fragomen, and the University of Law!

With offices all over the country (and globally!) between the firms they range from international corporate immigration law specialists, leading education providers, to multidisciplinary business law specialists, so you are bound to find out about your dream sector of law (or ‘seat’) during this work experience!

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting workshops as well as hearing all about the fantastic apprenticeship programmes and alternative routes into a career that are available with these huge firms! This is an exciting chance to interact with some of the most successful and respected employers in the law sector, who will be able to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with you.

In addition to learning more about the industry, attending this work experience will also provide you with a rare and unique experience to add to your CV! You will gain a better understanding of the skills and attributes required for a career in law, as well as a certificate of attendance and the opportunity to make valuable connections with professionals in the field.

Don’t miss out on this brilliant opportunity and sign up now to secure your place!

Application link:

We look forward to seeing you then and helping you take the first steps towards a fulfilling career in law!

Please feel free to share this opportunity with any friends who may also be interested.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Bella / Young Professionals

Isobel May-Smith
Social Media Executive |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

ICE QUEST Undergraduate Scholarships open for applications

Do you have students who are planning to start a full-time Undergraduate degree course in civil engineering this autumn?

If so, they could apply to be one of our next QUEST scholars and receive up to £8,000 over the course of their studies and paid work placements every summer. This prestigious award would be great for their CV and could potentially lead to a full-time job with a leading civil engineering or construction company on graduation.

To be eligible, they need to be starting a full-time accredited civil engineering undergraduate degree at a UK university in September/October 2023. All the details and application process are on our website QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship | Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Applications close on Friday 14th April 2023.

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone that you think would benefit from it.


Alison Ward
Education & Inspiration Co-ordinator
Institution of Civil Engineers
T: +44 (0)7917 508041 | | W:

Horticulture Taster Day

Oatridge Taster Day Poster

As part of “Choose College” week we are having a taster day to showcase our Horticulture, Garden Design and Landscape Construction courses.

The event will take place on 30th March between 2pm and 4pm

I would be most grateful if you could share the attached poster to guidance, careers, SDS, DYW and other relevant personnel in your school.

To register visit our website here:

Kind rgds,

Graham West

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Oatridge Campus

01506 538834