University of Edinburgh
Opportunity:Winter Fun in Edinburgh!
Interested in Postgraduate studies? Edinburgh University’s
Postgraduate Open Day is on December 4th 2009. Why not join us on
the day and find out about the wealth of postgraduate opportunities
we have to offer? While you’re here you can take advantage of the
Edinburgh winter festivities and experience Scotland’s capital city.
For more information about the Open Day and to register please visit:
Tweet us! Event hashtag #uoepgopen
You can find more at:
Jonathan Tait from the Academy of Music and Sound Edinburgh visited North Berwick High and the following podcasts covers the range of courses on offer and a question and answer session.
Good evening and welcome to this training session on Careers Scotland.
Tonights session aims to give you some idea of the services we provide both locally and nationally, to make it as hands on, practical and interactive as possible and yes, you will be on camera!
The local scene rh-destinations and againrh-destinations1
Youth Workers blank-destinations
and for Mick
Scottish careers and course information here and this is a video highlighting some of the site
Who are you? Find out here
Armed with this new found insight it’s time for some interview experience!
Example of S3 input – employability skills
Here’s some students role playing as interviewers!
And finally, the quiz
Following the success of our Accountancy and Business Finance Career taster day earlier in the year we have been asked to hold it again as some students could not attend the one earlier in the year. As before places at this day have been sponsored by the leading accountancy firms so it is free for your students to attend (there is a £5 lunch fee). Students in S4 and S5 may attend if they are thinking about studying for, or taking up a career, in this area or are interested in learning about business, finance or accountancy. They must be 16 on the day of the event. For full details and for students to book their free place please direct them to:
www.myfuturewise.org.uk/events and search under experience events for the accountancy event. Or, the direct url to the course detail is:
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Welcome from Mick Burns and Alison McGeechan, Careers Advisers.
Some of the reasons why you are important in career planning!
First up, can you please complete the following survey
Tonight we are going to show some websites that you can use to help students with some aspects of their career planning. We do not have enough time to show you all of them, so we have attached a series of short videos that you can use to help you in the future. As you can see the blog allows you look at information, see what’s happening, view various careers presentations and ask questions. You can always reach us by email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at our office in Musselburgh, 0131 665 3120.
Main Careers Scotland website here
Careers Scotland Parents Page here
Planitplus here and the video is here
Higher Education here and the video is here and degree options video here as well as students opinions here
Further Education here here here and here
Try a 3rd year game here! to reinforce the importance of positive actions and saving the world!
This is an actual S5 careers lesson the sites and action plan are more important than the Incas.
Find out your personality/animal type here!
Looking for All Kinds of Everything? Try here and here’s the video
s3-rhs-group instructions for this session
After this it’s time to go online!
Here’s the tomato
As you know we are discussing how to look for, apply and get jobs and the following websites will hopefully help you get stared. There’s even a chance to save the universe at the end of the lesson!
Template with notes all-about-me-and-my-fantastic-cv
CV Newsletter template cv-newsletter-template
Websites for vacancies websites-for-a-job-search1
Personal Profile try this
Short video on how to use CV Builder
CV can be set up and amended here – remember your password!
You could set up a portfolio here and keep a record of your employability skills
Have you got what it takes?
Have a go here!
New Opportunities for Women in East Lothian
FREE TRAINING COURSE STARTING JANUARY 2010
3 mornings a week for 12 weeks
Offering women the opportunity to explore options in training,
further study and career choices
An information fair for young people with a disability and their families, about life after school.
Thursday 19th November 2009, between 3pm and 7pm, Main Hall, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh
- Unsure about what you want to do when you leave school?
- Are you a family member / carer / friend of a young person with a disability, and are thinking about how their life will change when they leave education?
Drop in to the Futures Fair and get ideas, pick up information and chat to people who may be able to help. We’ll have over 50 organisations there to help you start thinking about life after school, including: colleges, work and training opportunities, day services, social work, money, advice and information organisations, leisure and much, much more!
You’ll also be able to speak with young people and families about their experiences of the transition from school to adult life. The fair is free and refreshments are included.
Find out what’s out there for you in East Lothian! We look forward to seeing you there.
Any questions, please contact:
Catherine Dempsey – Transition Coordinator, Capability Scotland
07843 369 340
I’ve added 3 new podcasts featuring Claire and Julia talking about their student experiences at St Andrews and York and you even get a musical bonus as well!
Claire and Julia return on film this time to give us an update on their experiences at St Andrews and York. Apologies for the gremlins who create some flashing green stills!
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Bonus clip – Julia plays piano!