M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme is open – click M&G plc Apprenticeship Ad (Scotland) to view the roles available.

Applications will close in the last week in April.

They are going to run two live online coaching sessions, exclusive to Scottish candidates – next Wed (15 April) and Fri (17 April). You will have to register via Eventbrite and then join us online via mobile or laptops (we will use audio and video facility to connect).  We will provide an overview for each of the advertised roles, explain the recruitment process and provide practical hints and tips that will help you through the process. The session will also give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the programme, roles or recruitment process.  We ran a pilot session in England and we received excellent feedback so we hope that you will take this opportunity well.

Wed 15th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/102340378828

Fri 17th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/102341877310

Gateway to Medicine 2020 entry

There is an opportunity for students who have completed S5 and just missed out on the grades required to study Medicine at first year undergraduate level.

The Gateway year is an alternative to S6. Pupils who pass the year at an appropriate level and meet the requirements for progression will transfer onto our traditional 6-year A100 Medicine degree programme.

The purpose of the Gateway to Medicine programme is to promote the uptake of higher education, specifically among those groups that are traditionally under-represented at University. Therefore, students will need to meet some of our Widening Participation criteria – this can be individually checked using our Academic Entry Qualification Indicator:


More information about the Gateway to Medicine programme can found through the document below and also online on the University of St Andrews website:


Please note, applications are to be made by emailing gatewayto@st-andrews.ac.uk and not via the UCAS application process. Additionally, any queries can also be sent to this address gatewayto@st-andrews.ac.uk

Sutton Trust Summer School 28 June to 3 July 2020

The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proven that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.

The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.

Applications are now open, and I would encourage your pupils to apply early. Applications close on 3 March 2020.

Further information can be found online at: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/access/projects/sutton-trust

If you have any questions about the Sutton Trust Summer School, please do not hesitate to contact us by email schools.access@st-andrews.ac.uk or by calling 01334 462315.