Category Archives: Notices

Virtual Undergraduate Open Day – Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde

Staff from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry will be online and ready to answer any queries from 10am-2.30pm on Saturday 14th November.  The live Chemistry presentation will take place at 10.15am-10.35am.

Students can register to attend the event here:

https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/openday/

We are delighted to let you know that the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry has recently been rated Number 1 in Scotland and Number 3 in the UK for Chemistry (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).

You can find out more about our 5 undergraduate chemistry courses by visiting our departmental web pages www.strath.ac.uk/chemistry

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @StrathChem and view many of our informative videos, including a Virtual Open Day Tour on our YouTube Channel ‘Strathclyde Chemistry’.

We would normally have an array of brochures for students to peruse at our on-campus open days.  Here are the links to pdf copies of those brochures that we hope will be of use to you:

MChem Chemistry

MChem Forensic and Analytical Chemistry

MChem Chemistry with Drug Discovery

MChem Chemistry with Teaching

MSc Applied Chemistry with Chemical Engineering

Chemistry Careers Brochure

Chemistry Industrial Placement Brochure

Online Application System for Nuffield Research Placements 2021 opened today (9th Nov)

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2021 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.

The scheme, now managed by STEM Learning, aims to widen access and priorities are being placed on students eligible for the bursary, this means the charitable funding is targeted where it will have the greatest benefit.

In 2020 although we did not have face-to-face placements we did still offer all students who had successfully applied virtual/online projects with supervisors and complimented these with research skills building modules (62 students in Scotland successfully completed projects). This year we are going for a blended approach and we are hoping to have face-to-face projects where possible (2-3 weeks, possibly staggered over a longer period), or if needed again virtual/online projects only, where government guidance and individual institutions and organisations policies allow or restrict. We will be implementing the research skills modules again and hope to roll these out to all successful applicants, even if they do not receive a project offer, and boost this with other skills opportunities, so most applicants will now benefit.

To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on research modules and the research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free school meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care

There is an eligibility tool for students too, in case they wish to find out before applying: https://www.stem.org.uk/nuffield-placement-tool

Summary of the process:

  • Students apply by completing an online application:  https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/
  • When registering, students insert an email address of the teacher who is to provide them with a reference. The system automatically generates an email to that teacher to allow them to add reference.
  • After the closing date, (March 31st 2021) applications will be scored, matched to placement projects available/suitable (where possible) and the appropriate applications will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration.
  • If successful matched and accepted to a project by the supervisor, the student is then offered the project.
  • Placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.
  • All students will receive reasonable travel costs to and from their placement. Project students who are eligible for bursary will receive an additional £200 per placement.
  • Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are invited to a celebration event (either in-person or virtual, depending on government guidance and restrictions).

PLEASE NOTE – an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement, however all applications are treated fairly and considered.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at https://www.stem.org.uk/nuffield-research-placements

 

S5/S6 – University Scholarship for pupils hoping to study law – entries open until 22 July 2020

CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. As well as supporting students in their university applications, our Law Scholarships offer students a chance to develop a relationship with us and start their journey into the legal profession. We hope a CMS Law Scholarship is a great opportunity for a school pupil hoping to go on to study law.

Who can apply?

We are looking for two S5 or S6 state school pupils, hoping to go on to study law, to become our next CMS Law Scholarships winners for Scotland. The winners will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm. This is now our sixth year of awarding the scholarship in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.

How do pupils apply?

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay and application form, which is to submitted by Wednesday 22 July 2020. You can find full details of the CMS Law Scholarships and how to apply on our website.

You will see that there are certain financial and academic criteria to be met in the competition – we will be happy to receive queries from pupils to confirm their eligibility, if they are unsure about this.

Brightest Watts eWeek July 2020 – Heriot-Watt University

Although the global situation means that we are unfortunately unable to run our Brightest Watts Summer Week in the usual format. Over the past few weeks, we have taken time to consider the options available and are now very excited to announce the updated Brightest Watts programme for 2020/2021 S5 pupils.

This programme is comprised of three parts:

  • Brightest Watts eWeek – Monday 27 – Friday 31 July 2020
  • Brightest Watts eWeek masterclasses – three dates throughout the year
  • Brightest Watts eWeek Residential – Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 July 2021 (3 days and 2 nights)

 The Brightest Watts programme aims to provide new S5 pupils with a motivational insight into university life. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the emphasis is on meeting new people, learning new skills and boosting confidence.

All activities on the Brightest Watts programme are free. We expect pupils to commit to taking part in all three parts of the programme.

Pupils who are interested in taking part in the programme can find further information and an application form at www.hw.ac.uk/summerweek. Places are limited and although we welcome all applications, we will prioritise pupils with care experience, those with caring responsibilities and those from schools with low progression rates to higher education. The deadline for application is Monday 6 July.

University of Glasgow Open Day – Tuesday 23 June, plus HE Fair & Girls into Geoscience

The University of Glasgow will be hosting a Virtual Undergraduate Open Day on Tuesday 23rd June, 9-6pm for students interested in applying to any of our undergraduate degree programmes for 2021 entry. Teachers and parents will be very welcome too! www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/opendays/

In addition to Open Day we will also be represented at the UK University Search Virtual Fair, 17 June, 12 -6pm

www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/exhibitionswebinarsschoolvisits/

For any senior girls who are considering a degree in Geoscience, the Girls into Geoscience event on Monday 6 July, 9.30-4pm, will be an excellent introduction. Further information here:

www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/exhibitionswebinarsschoolvisits/

 

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme Applications

Good Morning,

We are pleased to announce that applications for the M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme are now open.

We have a selection of Business and Tech roles and apprenticeships available in our Edinburgh and Stirling offices.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Business Apprenticeships – please apply via the following microsite

Candidates who wish to apply for the IT / Technology roles and apprenticeships – please use the following links:

Software Tester

Software Developer

Service Management Support

Software Developer

We look forward to seeing your applications.

M&G Apprenticeship Team