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.
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.
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
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:
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:
We look forward to seeing your applications.
M&G Apprenticeship Team
We are delighted to inform you that thanks to continued sponsorship by Baillie Gifford, Heriot-Watt University is again running a residential summer school event for new S5 pupils in 2020.
This year we will be offering a choice of two different weeks;
Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July 2020
Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July 2020
The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week aims to provide those pupils entering S5 in June 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.
The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week is free, including all food, accommodation, transport to and from campus and social activities.
Pupils who are interested in attending this event can find further information and an application form at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/meet-us/brightest-watts-summer-week.htm Places are limited and although we welcome all applications, we will prioritise pupils with carer experience, those with caring responsibilities and those from schools with low progression rates to higher education.
Mr Watt is now running remote guidance support where pupils can video call him using Google Hangouts if they are in need of emotional support or have a question.
All pupils have to do is download Google Hangouts and log in with their Edubuzz accounts.
Mr Watt will reply to messages or calls between school hours Monday to Friday.
Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while we are adding the final touches to the campaign we are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies. Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, we’ve launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.
And we need your help. We would be grateful if you could promote the survey through your social media channels by posting and sharing details of the survey, so that we can reach even more young people. We’re specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points. The survey closes on 9th February.
The survey can be found here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90180312/Young-People-and-Food-Allergies
You’ll be able to find our posts regarding the survey on our usual social media channels by clicking on the below relevant icons.
We’ll be in touch with you again in the coming weeks with more detail on how you can support the allergens campaign, which is due to launch on 25th February, running until the end of March. For any questions on the survey or the forthcoming campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your help