Edinburgh Uni Careers events in Engineering, Nursing & Social Work – Oct 2010

Edinburgh University are running some careers events in non-Pathways subject areas in October.

These are in addition to the normal Pathways events in Medicine, Vet Medicine, Law and Architecture, details here.

These are open to any S5 or S6 pupil from schools in the local area.

The events are as follows:

Wed 20th Oct: So You Want to be an Engineer?
Wed 20th Oct: So You Want to be a Nurse? (run in conjunction with Queen Margaret University)
Friday 29th Oct: So You Want to be a Social Worker?

Each event will take place in the afternoon and will involve workshops, discussion sessions and the opportunity to talk to people already working in the professions.

If you would like to sign up, email lesley.stokes@ed.ac.uk or call 0131 651 1755, with your name, school and email address. Lesley will then email you full details of programmes, venue, directions etc.

Thanks for your help!

Lesley Stokes
Pathways to the Professions Co-ordinator
Student Recruitment and Admissions
University of Edinburgh
57 George Square

T: 0131 651 1755
E: pathways.ed.ac.uk
W: http://www.sra.ed.ac.uk/pathways

Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Conference

Are you between the age of 14 and 17?
Would you like to find out about the realities of life as a writer?
The Young Writers Conference will include advice from
professional writers and industry insiders, as well asa
performance and creative writing workshops from
Jason Donald, Ella Hickson and Ryan Van Winkle.

For further details and how to apply visit

National Archives of Scotland Secondary Schools Programme 2010 – 2011

The National Archives offer Glow Meet sessions and free workshops for pupils in S1-S6.

We aim to provide a flexible service to meet the needs of individual teachers. Our programme uses primary sources of evidence held in the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) and supports Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualifications.
The NAS has guest access to Glow. If you are too far away to visit us for a workshop in Edinburgh, book a Glow Meet or video conferencing session with us. Each session runs for about 30 minutes. Each workshop runs for 2 hours.

Secondary Programme, June 2010 (pdf, 510KB, 6 pages)

Launch of ‘see me’ Creative Writing Competition 2010

‘see me’ is delighted to launch its new and exciting national creative writing competition for 2010. The competition is open to anyone living in Scotland who is interested in writing whether you are someone who scribbles at home, have a keen interest or are an accomplished writer.

There are three categories: short story, poetry, or send us a tweet.

We are delighted to have three great judges on board. Children’s author and professional story teller, Lari Don will judge the short story, Dundee Street Poet, Gary Robertson has signed up as our poetry judge and Mark Thomas, well known comedian and political activist, will judge your tweets!

‘Support’ is the theme for all three categories and is open to your own interpretation. We all give and receive support as we go about our everyday lives – from family, friends, neighbours, teachers, colleagues and everyone in between. We encourage your to use your imagination and draw from your own personal experiences.

Winners from each category will receive £250 of Amazon Vouchers, The winners and runners up will be published on our website and an anthology featuring the best work will be released next year.

Closing date for entries is 10th December 2010.

Full details and entry forms are on the website http://www.seemescotland.org. If you would like leaflets promoting the creative writing competition, please let us know and we will get them out to you. Contact info at seemescotland.org or call ‘see me’ on 0131 554 0218.

The John P Mackintosh Memorial Lecture: 15th October, 7.30pm, Knox Academy

The University of Edinburgh
The John P Mackintosh Memorial Lecture
The Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM, former First Minister for Wales, will deliver the next John P Mackintosh Memorial Lecture on Friday 15 October at Knox Academy, Haddington. The lecture, which is open to the public and free of charge, will begin at 7.30pm (doors open from 7pm).
The title of the lecture is ‘Wales – the Hypotenuse of the Celtic Bermuda Triangle?

Find yourself with a Navigation Award

Tired of always getting lost? Then book yourself onto the Navigation for Hillwalkers course being run this weekend by the Outdoor Learning Service. Two levels of courses are running ; one for map virgins (Bronze NNAS) and one for intermediate navigators (Silver NNAS). To reserve places on one of these courses please fill out the Application Form linked from the Course Details page and send to Outdoor Learning ..

See here for information on all courses.

East Lothian Multi Cultural Day, 10th October 2010

The grounds of Prestongrange Museum will be taken over for a fun filled day of music, food and crafts from around the world for this year’s East Lothian Multi Cultural Day event.

It will take place on Sunday the 10th of October from 12 noon to 3.30pm. An African women’s choir, Bollywood dancers, Egyptian bellydancing, classical Indian dance, Chinese performers and East Lothian’s Sangstream Choir are just a few of the highlights of this year’s East Lothian Family Multi-cultural day!

Interested in fashion and world crafts? Why not view our Sari draping exhibition and join in a demonstration or watch Nepalese crafts people work their magic! Visit our crafts marquee for more world crafts, fair trade goods and information stalls.

For the little ones why not come along to be enchanted by Tania’s French Puppet Show and storytelling! A fun day for all the family is guaranteed and entry on the day is free!

For more information about the day, please visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/multiculturalday2010

This is a copy of a post from Prestonpans Infant School web site.

First Aid Training

First Aid Training

We will be running First Aid courses in conjunction with Outdoor Education from October through to next May. These courses are available to all ELC employees as well as external organisations.

HSE Emergency First Aid Course (1 day) for anyone requiring basic emergency first aid training.
Internal Cost £40 / External cost £70
HSE First Aid at Work Courst (3 days, valid for 3 years) for anyone requiring full designated First Aider Training. Internal Cost £120 / External Cost £240
HSE First Aid Wt Work Revalidation Course (2 days, valid for 3 years) for anyone who currently holds a valid HSE First Aid at Work Certificate. Internal Cost £80 / External Cost £160

For all dates and full course outlines please click here

Please e-mail corphsd@eastlothian.gov.uk if you wish to book a place on any of these courses.

Design My Break Competition

Welcome to the future. This is a chance for young people at your school to create lasting change for the better. Just like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this initiative is about going for gold.
GE’s Design My Break initiative is a unique opportunity for young people to come up with their own ground-breaking ideas for the midday break, to make it a real highlight of the school day and unlock its full potential.

We are looking for big ideas that will supercharge the midday break by boosting emotional well-being as well as encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

This is a chance for your students, aged 11-14, to come up with pioneering ideas that transform the midday break at your school. This could radically change young people’s school experience for the better and help your school too.


Malcolm MacFarlane Masterclass

Malcolm McFarlane

The Haddington Bridge Centre Music Project is offering a unique and free opportunity for young people, aged 12-25, to take part in a guitar master class on Sunday 26 September, 2.30-4.45.

The class will be run by acclaimed guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane. A seasoned performer and recording artist, Malcolm also teaches at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

Here is a poster which you could pass on to those you feel might benefit from this opportunity: Malcolm MacFarlane Masterclass

Via Alan Coady: https://www.edubuzz.org/alancoady/2010/09/18/malcolm-macfarlane-masterclass/