Global Day of Action on Climate Change

We understand that some young people attending East Lothian schools may wish to take part in the Global Day of Action on Climate Change tomorrow, which includes a rally in Glasgow. We want to  support our young people as global citizens to have their voice and to be able to express their views on important matters such as climate change. The safety and wellbeing of our young people is of paramount importance to us. We would therefore ask that any young person who wishes to attend this event first discusses it with their parent or carer before notifying the school of the intention to be absent for this event.  Given that the young person will not be on school premises at this time, and therefore not the responsibility of school staff,  they will be marked as having had an unauthorised absence. Please note that an unauthorised absence will have implications for payment of the Education Maintenance Allowance for this day.

World Book Day

Thanks to everyone who entered the Library’s World Book Day Competition. We had a great response and almost everyone managed to guess correctly! The librarian popped the correct entries into a Lucky Dip Box and the winner was Lucas Bowerbank. Congratulations Lucas – you can collect your prize from the Library!

Remember – World Book Day tokens are still available to collect from the Library. All you need to do is take it to a bookshop and swap it for one of the TWELVE World Book Day books or use it to get £1 off any full price book instead.”

Also, just letting you know the library will be closed from lunchtime today Monday 11 March and will reopen on Thursday 14 March.

Software Development Graduate Apprenticeship Career Information Event

Software Development Graduate Apprenticeship Career Information Event
University of Glasgow, Thursday 28th of February 2019 from 5 to 6pm
Book your place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/graduate-apprenticeships-at-university-of-glasgow-tickets-55634406006
Join us at the University of Glasgow to find out about our exciting new Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering. Food and refreshments will be provided!

Teachers, pupils and parents are invited to join us at the University of Glasgow to hear about our unique Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering which offers students the opportunity to gain their University of Glasgow degree while earning a salary and gaining invaluable industry experience.

This event will include:
• an introduction from Professor Quintin Cutts MBE, leader of the Centre for Computing Science Education at the University of Glasgow
• an overview of the Graduate Apprenticeship programme from Dr Matthew Barr
• a presentation from Sarah Anne Rooney, Employee Development Programme Manager at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), who are one of our growing list of partner employers.

There’ll also be a chance to talk to other staff and students from the School of Computing Science, and we’d be delighted to show you around the campus.

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Matthew Barr Matthew.Barr@glasgow.ac.uk

Dental Insight 2019

We are the Dundee Dental Insight Team!  After three successful years, Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of DENTISTRY

What is Dundee Dental Insight?This unique 3 day programme gives S5 school pupils the opportunity to shadow current dentistry students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs and receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school.  In this current academic year the programme will be running from 3rd-5th June 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible the pupil MUST:

  • Be a S5 secondary school pupil studying in Scotland at the time of the programme
  • Be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University of Dundee which can be found at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/dentistry/#info-entry-requirements
  • Provide a suitable reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed directly at dentalinsight@dundee.ac.uk
  • Show a keen interest in attending dental insight and motivation to study dentistry. The pupils will be asked the following questions on their application form in order to assess their suitability for the insight programme:

    1.     Why do you want to study dentistry?

    2.     What do you wish to gain from the dental insight programme?

How to apply

Applications will be opening on Sunday 10th February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 17th February at 6pm. Pupils who are not successful but do meet requirements will be placed on a waiting list.  

To  apply,  pupils  must  complete  an  application  form  which  can  be found  at https://goo.gl/forms/vS0wWT79W8Yd8oKc2 (please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 10th February) AND must send a reference from a teacher by the deadline stated above.  References are the responsibility of the school pupil to ask their teacher to send a reference.  The Dundee Dental Insight team will not contact teachers to ask them for a reference, the pupil must arrange this and ensure it arrives by the deadline.  Any references arriving after Sunday 17th of February will not be considered, and applications rejected.

Additional information 

·      There is no charge for the programme itself but please note that travel and accommodation will not be provided. We are currently the only dental school in the UK to offer this programme so it’s not to be missed!

Scottish Seabird Centre

The Seabird Centre is re-opening in Easter after a refurbishment and is looking for people to work in our café, boats, gift shop and Discovery Centre teams. We are looking for capable, enthusiastic people who are confident communicators and available for the summer. For school pupils, we are happy to discuss their availability.

In return we offer: jobs where no two days are the same, work in a 5-star visitor attraction in small enthusiastic teams, a free familiarisation boat trip and we pay above the minimum wage. All this, in North Berwick, a lovely seaside town!

It might be helpful to note that we ask for a CV with covering letter. This is so we can see which position the applicant thinks suits them best. For information, the Seabird Centre ensures that all applicants receive a response to their application.

More information can be found here:

https://seabird.org/people/vacancies/46/227