Dear Parent / Carer,
Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.
Festival of the Humanities
The Festival of the Humanities, which the School of Humanities at the University of Derby will be hosting for a fortnight over w/c 22 May. I appreciate it is relatively late notice, but thought you and your students might be interested in attending, particularly given it provides a flavour of Humanities teaching and research in higher education. Please find a full programme of events attached – as you will see, it contains contributions from both our students and lecturers. I would be grateful if you could circulate widely within your institutions.
If you are interested in attending, please feel free to book on using the links within the document.
Explore opportunities with Jaguar Land Rover
Location: Oxford, Stafford, Brighton & Norwich
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Jaguar Land Rover are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join their teams across vehicle sales, customer service and parts manufacturing. Apply today!
Explore opportunities with Volkswagen Group
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Interested in engineering and vehicle manufacturing? Become a Vehicle Parts Assistant, work in Mechanical or Technical Engineering, or become a Sales Executive, all while gaining a professional qualification.
Explore opportunities with PwC
Latest opportunities: For students who want to kick-start their careers in Management Consultancy.
PKF Smith Cooper Ashbourne
We’re currently searching for an Accounts Assistant to join our Ashbourne team. The role is perfect for those wanting to pursue a career in accountancy in a friendly and environment. We will offer full studysupport which includes a comprehensive training programme, initially undertaking AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, with opportunities to progress onto the ACA / ACCA (Level 7) qualification.
The full role description can be found here – https://pkfsmithcooper.teamtailor.com/jobs/2215780-apprentice-accounts-assistant
Civil Aviation Authority Virtual Work Experience
Civil Aviation Authority Virtual Work Experience programme is available to apply for right now, and takes place on the 24th of July. The programme takes a closer look at the CAA as an organisation, while also taking you on a journey into the careers that you could go into within the aerospace industry. Whatever your interests or career ambitions, there’s a lot for you to discover here and get excited about. The CAA are a public corporation, established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator. They have a number of responsibilities including regulating UK airports, dealing with drone permissions and ensuring pilot medical standards are met. The programme can be completed flexibly around your studies. Even just half an hour per day is enough to finish the programme. And most importantly, it’s completely free for students to apply and complete. Below is a link to the programme. https://www.springpod.com/virtual-work-experience/aviation-aerospace-virtual-work-experience
University of Liverpool
The Pint of Science Festival will run 22-24 May and bookings can now be made. A wide range of issues and topics will be discussed at events all across the UK, and lots of University of Liverpool staff will be involved with our local events. The programme for each city can be found on the website.
Our Disrupted Education programme provides support to year 9 to 13 students who have the ability to progress to university, but may need extra support throughout the application cycle and while they study with us. For more information please consult our website.
Open Day bookings
There’s no better way to get a feel for what Liverpool has to offer than to visit on one of our Open Days:
Students should register online in advance.
Medicine Summer Experiences
In hospitals and clinics across London
Medicine I Veterinary I Dentistry I Psychology I Forensic Science
Last year was described by medical school heads as the hardest year “in living memory” for UK medical school applicants, with fewer than 16% of applications resulting in an offer. The Medical Schools Council says that it is “essential” for students to get meaningful, real-life experience of medical practice before submitting an application.
Your students can get all the hands-on work experience they need with us this summer, with immersive medical experiences in hospitals and clinics across London alongside doctors, dentists, vets, psychologists and more.
Our Summer Experiences are almost fully-booked and we expect to close registration in the next few days.
UCAS parents guide
UCAS Parents Guide (link)
What’s new for results day
As we approach exam season and study leave starts, here are the key details for Confirmation and Clearing in August 2023 so you can plan ahead.
Find out more
University of West London – Courses designed with careers in mind
Join us at our west London campus for an Open Day on Wednesday 21 June or Saturday 8 July to learn more about studying at the University of West London. Our open days are the best way to find out about the University and what we have to offer.
During the day, you will have the opportunity to
- find out more about the courses that we offer
- speak to members of academic and support staff
- hear from our current students on their experiences at the University
- view the facilities at our West London Campus
We offer career focused courses and a great student experience in a supportive environment. Our courses are designed with your career in mind.
We focus on developing the qualities, skills and expertise your future employer is looking for. You will also be taught by highly experienced industry experts and have the chance to benefit from our close industry connections.
Studying with us means you will be based in a vibrant local community, with parks and green spaces on your doorstep, yet only a few stops away from all central London has to offer – everything from work placements and networking to soaking up culture and socialising.
Find out why we are named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction*, student voice** and academic support – National Student Survey 2022.
Webinar – Clearing tool: Results Day 2023, Monday 15 May, 15:30
We’ve updated our Clearing tool to make Results Day 2023 a doddle! This webinar will take you through the best ways to get students using the tool to look up and save well-researched back-up options, ready for Results Day.
We’ll also look at how the tool can be used by students who haven’t yet applied to university this year, to make sure they reach their best next step this application cycle.
|Career corner: Life coach As Mental Health Awareness Week approaches, get your students thinking about different types of wellbeing careers|
What does a day in the life of a life coach really look like, and how could your students get into this career?
In this Careers library profile, we chat to relationship coach Vicki Pavitt. She shares her career path, the best and worst parts of the job, and top tips for students on getting in.
> Take a look (remember to sign in as a student first)
Feel good: Face your fears this Mental Health Awareness Week
‘I decided that 2022 was going to be the year I was going to stop being afraid’
In this inspiring story from the Mental Health Foundation, read about how Steph decided to start taking steps to address her depression and anxiety by doing the things that scared her – like leaping out of a plane!
This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety. Steph says: ‘I will think back to the day when I threw myself out of a plane and know that I could do anything if I put my mind to it.’ What could you do to start tackling the fears that hold you back?
> Read more
|Personal Statement support from the University of Hertfordshire Online resources to get your students writing a successful Statement|
The University of Hertfordshire is offering a series of free Personal Statement resources to help your students make a strong start with writing theirs. These include: A guide to gaining extra experience to mention in a Statement, with tips for over ten different subject areas A 60-second and a more in-depth video to help simplify the writing process
> Read more or share with your students
Birmingham UK University & Apprenticeship Search event
Our next Birmingham UK University & Apprenticeship Search event will take place at Edgbaston Stadium on Tuesday 10th October.
You will benefit from speaking to an array of exhibitors including Russell Group, red brick and modern universities, as well as national and local apprenticeships representing the main key sectors.
See full details here The fair will enable you to: Attend vital seminars by university and industry experts, including UCAS Personal Statement, Degree Apprenticeships, Student Finance and Why take an Apprenticeship.Explore a diverse range of options by speaking to the many exhibitors.Receive free digital guide with vital info regarding uni and apprenticeship options.Access to excusive recorded webinars post event.
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