Please see below course choice booklets for current S3, S4 and S5 students. There are 3 booklets
- Course Choices Senior Phase 2019-20
- Making Choices for the Senior Phase 2019-20
- Vocational Opportunities 2019-20
Please see below course choice booklets for current S3, S4 and S5 students. There are 3 booklets
Engineering the Future for Girls
Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020
Please see below leaflet describing Strathclyde University’s 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June). Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5. The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available on our website: www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls
The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet in January 2020 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 January 2020.
In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Friday 6 December 2019, in order for the application to be considered.
If you would like any further information on the Summer School, please email: email@example.com
I am happy to announce that the Online Application System for Nuffield Research Placements 2020 has now opened.
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2020 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) and Social Science/Humanities subjects at that level. The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. Placements also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students and we hope you will promote the scheme to them.
The Nuffield Foundation are aiming to widen access, focusing on economic and social deprivation, and have found that students who come from lower income families, or whose parents have not attended higher education, benefit most from the scheme. In light of this the scheme is now only open to these students (and priorities are placed on students eligible for the bursary). This means our charitable funding is targeted where it will have the greatest benefit. It also means that we will have fewer unsuccessful applicants.
In your school only those eligible for the bursary should apply – schools are categorised using the number of students on the school role receiving Free School Meals as an indicator, your school is termed either a Category 1 or Category 2 school (fewer numbers of FSMs). In Categories 1&2 there are fewer allocated spaces across Scotland and so only bursary students will be considered for placement. Schools can move in and out of the categories each year and so it may be in the future this changes.
Before encouraging your students to apply, please read the following eligibility criteria carefully as these are different to previous years.
To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:
Students must also meet at least ONE of the following bursary criteria:
Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
Summary of the process:
PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.
I hope this is of some help to you and that you do encourage some of your students to apply. If you would like a visit to the school to meet with you and any interested pupils, do just let me know.
More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements
On behalf of Professor Andy Baker and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, you are warmly invited to attend Professor Baker’s forthcoming inaugural lecture.
Professor Andy Baker
Head of Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Gustav Born Chair of Vascular Biology
DATE: Monday 18 November, 2019
VENUE: Shirley Hall, Chancellor’s Building, Edinburgh EH16 4SB
And afterwards for refreshments in the Sophia Jex Blake suite.
We would be very grateful if you could confirm your attendance via Eventbrite as we expect this lecture to be busy.
We very much hope that you are able to join us.
Please find below times for pupils photos taking place on Monday 4th November.
As the photographer has to be away by 11.30am it could be possible that we might not get through 3rd year. In this case the missed classes will be postponed until Monday 2 December when S6, S6 friendship Groups & Sports Teams will be taken. Thanks
S1-S3 Vet Medicine Information Evening – Wednesday 27th November 2019
Vet Medicine Information Evening is aimed at S1-S3 pupils and their parents/guardians and will take place on Wednesday 27th November from 19:00 – 20:30 at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Easter Bush, Midlothian.
The event aims to give pupils and their guests an idea of what it involves being a vet and a vet student as well as what it takes to become a vet. By the end of the session, pupils and their parents/guardians should be able to:
This is an exciting new event we are running for the first time this year. We hope as many pupils as possible will benefit from finding out more about what it takes to become a vet at this early stage in school and help prepare them for what will be require in their later years in school should they want to pursue a career as a vet.
Pupils and their parents can get more information and sign up at the following link: https://vet-info-evening.eventbrite.co.uk
For those of you who use social media, we also have a tweet you can re-tweet using the following link: twitter.com/UniofEdWPteam/status/1184835823302254597
Scotland’s Rural College is holding an Open Afternoon on 13th November at the King’s Buildings campus in Edinburgh from 2pm – 4.30pm.
If you are interested to find out more about university courses in subjects such as Environmental Resource Management, Animal Science, Business, Agriculture, Horticulture and Garden Design, please book via the website – www.sruc.ac.uk/edinburghopendays.
The Biology prelims will take place:
First set: 11-18 November
Biology: Year two of 2 year National 5, Year two of 2 year Higher
Second set: 20-31 January
Biology: National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher
Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls
20 – 21 January 2020 and 23 – 24 January 2020
Applications Now Open!
Following the success of the Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls outreach programme which saw 100 S2 girls take part in a variety of Engineering challenges here at the University of Strathclyde in January 2019, I am delighted to inform you that the programme will be running again in January 2020.
The programme is again being delivered in collaboration with the Weir Group – one of Scotland’s oldest and best-known global engineering companies, with a current workforce of 14,000. Following a successful first year in 2018, the programme was expanded for 2019 to run twice, giving 100 girls the opportunity to take part and we are delighted to be able to run the programme twice in 2020. 50 girls will be invited to attend from 20-21 January 2020 and a second group of 50 girls will be invited to attend from 23-24 January 2020. The information leaflet below provides further information on the 2-day programme.
The programme is fully-funded by the Weir Group and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel costs, will be covered. The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils. For the pupils’ convenience, we will arrange for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available at the website as detailed in the attached leaflet. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 October 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet early in November and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on Friday 15 November 2019. In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Wednesday 6 November 2019, in order for the application to be considered. Successful applicants will be informed as to which of the dates they have been allocated to attend (either 20-21 January OR 23-24 January 2020). Please note that applicants will be allocated to a specific date by the Young WEIR-WISE organizing committee and this date will be final – changes cannot be made following the allocation.
If you would like any further information on the programme, please contact us by email at