27/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed.

Our entrepreneurial and supportive culture promotes bold, ambitious thinking and a warm, empathetic approach. Trusting, collaborative relationships with clients and each other is at the heart of everything we do.

As an apprentice at DLA Piper you will have wide ranging support throughout your studies to ensure you feel valued, welcomed and supported at all times.

Current opportunity:

Project Manager Apprenticeship

We are hiring Project Manager Apprentices to join our DLA Piper Service Delivery team based in the Leeds Office. This innovative and growing team focuses on delivering efficiency gains, tech solutions and process improvement to enhance our client offering and increase competitiveness. The team also work directly with clients to design bespoke solutions for their organisations and in-house teams.

As an Apprentice within this team, you will get the opportunity to complete four, 9 to 12 month long rotations in a number of departments while you study towards a Level 6 Project Manager Apprenticeship, which takes four years to complete. After the four years you will become a Project Management professional with a recognised qualification (BSc in Project Management) and accreditation from a certification body.

Learn more and apply here

Are you considering a career in engineering?

Did you know that an apprenticeship could be your ticket to a high-skilled job in a world-leading engineering company straight out of education? And what’s more, you’ll get paid a wage and gain qualifications without having to take on any student debt.

Read on to find out about the different types of engineering apprenticeships and how you can apply.

What is an engineering apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you will gain the knowledge and skills for your role on the job. You’ll spend most of your time in the office, lab, factory or field, where you will be trained up by experienced colleagues. Depending on your apprenticeship level, you will also study with a training provider, in college or at university, working towards a qualification which will support you in your day-to-day role.

There are three main types of apprenticeships: intermediate, advanced and higher/degree apprenticeships. Each apprenticeship will provide different qualifications.

Curious about the different types of apprenticeships? Have a read of this article!

The different types of engineering apprenticeships

Engineering has several different career pathways. The 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships are:

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Manufacturing Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Environmental Technology Engineering
    Have a look at this video to learn more about the 5 main types of engineering apprenticeships

3. What skills do I need to apply for an engineering apprenticeship?

Every engineering apprenticeship is different so make sure to read the job description carefully to find out about what skills are required. As a guide, here are a selection of the skills and qualities you would need:
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Dedicated, conscientious, and reliable.
• Practical and hands-on.
• A genuine interest in engineering.
• Hardworking.
• Able to communicate complex information.
• Able to think technically and analytically.
• Happy to work in an industrial environment.
• Organised.
• Good at managing your time.
Here are some articles about skills.

4. So what engineering apprenticeships are available?

Engineering apprenticeships at Volkswagen – Click to Apply

Experience hands-on learning while being mentored by industry experts. You will train at our world class training facilities and work with the very latest automotive technology and amazing vehicles.

Location: Nationwide
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Become a Vehicle Parts Assistant, work in Mechanical or Technical Engineering, all while gaining a professional qualification.

Engineering Apprenticeships at Jaguar Land Rover – Click to Apply

Jaguar Land Rover are the pioneers creating the next generation of outstanding vehicles. They are looking for hard-working individuals to make driving more sustainable, their business more environmentally aware and their services more desirable for our customers

Location: Nationwide
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Latest opportunities: Vehicle Sales, Parts Manufacturing, Customer Service and Engineering Technician.

Start your engineering career today!

Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship

Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship

After completing their GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications there are a variety of options available to students. Have your students considered a Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship?

The Jaguar Land Rover retailer apprenticeship programme are recruiting for over 150 apprenticeship vacancies this year. We are looking for Service Technician, Customer Service Advisor, Parts Advisor and Sales Executive apprentices to become part of our team across the UK.

Below are some of the top benefits of a Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Apprenticeship:
• Earn while you learn without racking up debt
• Gain work experience from day 1 of your apprenticeship
• Receive nationally recognised qualifications
• Brand certification from one of the UK’s prestigious car brands
• Develop life skills and technical knowledge to succeed
• On the job training with support provided throughout the learner journey
• Meet new people and take part in new experiences
• The first step towards a rewarding career in the automotive industry
Jaguar Land Rover have ambitious growth plans and recognise the importance in identifying talented individuals to become the next generation of professional retailer employees.

Click to apply

South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel

This is the second year of South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel – an exciting opportunity for sixth formers to get involved in the running of one of the largest businesses in our region. Students will gain valuable work experience, working closely with senior executives at South Staffs Water to bring their views as young adults into the company’s decision-making process for the future.

We’re hand-picking 24 individuals from the students that apply to join the board, which will allow their voices to be heard at executive level and provide a unique opportunity for them to kickstart a career in the world of business. They must live in the South Staffs Water region to take part, and applications will be chosen based on suitability and to ensure a diverse panel of students representing all schools in the area.
Blue Marble is an independent market research agency facilitating this project. We abide by the Market Research Society code of conduct, which means that personal details of applicants will be protected during the project, and then destroyed afterwards in a GDPR compliant manner.

How will your sixth formers benefit?
They will have real influence on the decisions made by senior management as well as:
• see inside the workings of a major business
• meet other like-minded sixth formers from around the region
• get a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications
• get a £100 reward for taking part.


What’s involved?
The Young Innovators’ Panel will attend board meetings on two occasions, Tuesday 27th June and Wednesday 19th July at South Staffs Water’s headquarters in Walsall. The meetings will start at 10am so applicants need to be able to get to Walsall for this time. We will reimburse individuals for all travel expenses to board meetings. The meetings will finish at approximately 4pm and will include a mix of briefings from senior executives about the business and the challenges it faces, and facilitated problem-solving exercises.
The Young Innovators’ Panel will work in teams to come up with a teaching resource suitable for KS3 (11-13 year olds), which will form part of South Staffs Water’s armoury of tools to deliver water efficiency education to schools across the region.
Between the two board meetings, members will prepare team presentations on their teaching resource which will be judged by a panel of senior executives.

Who should apply?
We would expect sixth formers to be one or more of the following:
• Someone who enjoys getting their point across: taking an active part in class discussions and debates and problem-solving.
• a good team player: a good listener as well as a good talker, and interested in collaboration!
• The Panel is relevant to students of all subjects, for example Geographers reflecting on water efficiency and the challenges of water resources, Business students looking to develop their awareness of business plans and decision making, and Performing Arts students focusing on presentation and delivery.

We are looking for sixth formers from all social backgrounds: this really is an opportunity for anyone who is interested.

Supporting your school or college
South Staffs Water will be publicising the work of the panel to local media and we would like your school/college to be part of this exciting venture. We are contacting all sixth forms and colleges in the region, and would encourage you to publicise the initiative to your sixth formers so they have the opportunity to get involved.
As part of this research initiative school contact details will be shared with South Staffs Water to be used for schools outreach, and stored by them and Blue Marble until 30th April 2025. After this date, both organisations will need to either gain reconsent to store the data or destroy it. If, during the period of data storage you would like your contact details to be destroyed please contact evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk

How to apply
You can apply by following this link: https://forms.office.com/e/rBxFZEHJjc
The application form is quick and easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. You will be informed of the result of your application by the 17th June.
Those that are not selected will still have an opportunity to share their views with South Staffs Water. Once the panel has concluded we will be disseminating surveys to participating schools. Participants can opt into a prize draw on completing the survey, with the chance of winning a £100 Love2Shop voucher as a thank-you for taking part.

Need to know more? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Evie Fleck directly: evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk or call 07732901572

Sunderland University

Come experience all that Sunderland has to offer and discover how we can help you get to where you’re meant to be at our next Undergraduate Open Day!

Saturday 10 June 2023
10am – 3:30pm

On the day you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Explore our campus, student services and professions-facing facilities
• Take a tour of our university-managed student accommodation
• Attend an array of talks and speak to our expert staff about your study and career options
• Chat to our current students and discover what student-life is really like
• Learn about Student Finance and the financial support available
This is your chance to explore our vibrant, ever-changing student-city, award winning beaches and promenades, and discover why we’ve been ranked as a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023)!
Don’t miss out – Book your place today!

Undergraduate Open Day. Saturday 10 June, 10am – 3:30pm. Come Here. Get Somewhere.

Here to help with travel expenses.
With the cost of living increasing, we fully understand how expensive travel can be right now. So, to help you with expenses, we’re offering a travel reimbursement for our Undergraduate Open Day, Saturday 10 June 2023.
If you’re travelling 20+ miles, you could claim up to £100! Check out our website here to learn more about this offer and find out how much you could be entitled to.

Lincoln University


We still have a limited number of places available on some of our ‘Be Inspired’ days. These days give your students the chance to get a feel of a subject area, whilst understanding how other degree subjects link to that subject following a common theme on the day. We are looking for a maximum of 15 students per session from your school or college. Each day runs from 10am until 2:30pm.


13 June – Creative Arts (Drama and Technical Theatre)
21 June – Design (Photography, Fashion, Creative Advertising, Product Design)
21 June – History and Heritage (Conservation, Philosophy, English and History)
22 June – Astrophysics
28 June – Criminal Justice (Criminology, Law, Forensic Science and
Forensic Psychology)
12 July- World in Crisis Day (Social Policy, International Relations, Politics and
Sociology)


To find out more information and book on a specific day, please open the link here.
If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at goliver@lincoln.ac.uk

Unifrog

HelpMeUnifrog: Got any new ideas for revision techniques?
Need some fresh resources to get your students revising? Our Know-how library series has lots!

On the student side of Unifrog, you’ll find a series of revision guides – most with videos – to give your students a boost in preparing for their exams.

They’ll learn about techniques like memory journeys, teaching someone else, and the Pomodoro method.

Browse them here  (remember to sign in as a student first)
Read, Watch, Listen: Study playlists for your students
A YouTube channel to share with students who prefer to revise to music

Taken from Unifrog’s Read, Watch, Listen tool, these ‘Study Session playlists’ feature relaxing electronic tracks and hip-hop beats to get your students in a relaxed place to study.

Listen here  (remember to sign in as a student first)
Feel good: Why we worry all the time and how to cope
‘There are two ways to mitigate risk: to try to remove all risk from the world, or to work on one’s attitude to risk’

This straight-talking video from the School of Life shows how past experience shapes the worries we have now – and how these responses might not be useful any more.

It’ll get you thinking about how often we worry and all the things that add to that load, and help you start to respond in the here-and-now.

Watch it here

20/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Experience Sport Science at NTU

The Post 16 Outreach and Recruitment Team

Join us on 6th June to experience what it’s like to study a Sports course the award winning University of the Year.

Spend the day at our Clifton Campus. You’ll meet our teaching staff and get hands-on experience of:

Sports physiology – measuring oxygen consumption during cycling

Sports Psychology – looking at the strategies for performing under pressure

Biomechanics – tracking movement using 3D motion capture

Book your place here

Our Experience Days are free and created to help you decide if the subject is right for you, they can also help your personal statement stand out.

From sport management and coaching to physiology and nutrition, our varied sport science courses combine practice, theory and industry experience. At NTU, you’ll have full use of our high-tech sports performance labs and Olympic Association-approved facilities at our purpose-built Sport Village.

Keele University

In 2023, Keele University will be running in-person events in the following subject areas: 

  • Friday 23 June – School and Colleges Open Day
  • Tuesday 27 June – Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day
  • Wednesday 28 June – Natural Sciences Taster Day
  • Friday 5 July – Keele Business School Taster Day

Registration is now open for teachers/advisors to express an interest for their group of students to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please book early to guarantee a spot. You’ll find further information about each of our taster sessions including the subjects covered, below. 

Express your interest

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day 

Our Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Criminology Creative
  • Writing Education
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Media and Communications
  • Music and Sound
  • DesignPhilosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Register here for our Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Day.

Draft programme

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Natural Sciences Subject Taster Day

Our Natural Science Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Life Sciences and Geography
  • Geology
  • Maths
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology 

Register here for our Natural Science Taster Day.

Draft programme

Friday 5 July 2023
Keele Business School Taster Day

Our experienced faculty will share their expertise and help students decide if a business degree is right for them. There will also be an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn more about the benefits of pursuing a business education. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to take the first step towards a successful career in business.  Our Keele Business School Taster Day gives students the opportunity to attend multiple taster lectures across different subjects including:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business Management

Register here for our Keele Business School Taster Day.

Lancaster University

Information on our upcoming Virtual Open Day, and two useful webinars: Student Life at Lancaster, and a Campus Live Stream.

Exciting taster sessions in collaboration with Unifrog on our English Literature and Creative Writing, and Architecture courses.

Our top tips for Year 12s trying to choose between degree options. Revision skills and mindfulness guidance for Year 13s starting their exams.

Information on how Lancaster University can visit you in your school and college!

Virtual Open Day: Discover Lancaster

31 May to 1 June   Can’t wait for our next in-person Open Day? If you’re just starting your university search, join us as part of our virtual Discover Lancaster event, and let us tell you about studying with us.

Register here

Unifrog Subject Tasters

We have two wonderful sessions coming up with Unifrog, giving students the chance to have a taster of our Architecture and English Literature and Creative Writing courses.

Below are the details for both sessions:

English Literature and Creative Writing

Tuesday 16th May, 16:30-17:15

Lancaster University Professor John Schad will explore what you can study, what to do with an English Literature and Creative Writing degree, and where it can take you after university.

Architecture

Monday 22nd May, 16:30-17:15

Join Lancaster University course leader Dr. Ana Costa and learn how Architecture can tackle the climate emergency and design sustainable futures. Take an insightful visit to our degree show led by our amazing students and ask any questions that you may have about Architecture at Lancaster.

Webinar: Student Life at Lancaster

Wednesday 24th May, 17:00-18:30

An opportunity to learn about the social and academic life at Lancaster University through the lens of our current students.

Lancaster offers the best of both worlds when it comes to campus and city living, and is a great place to make your home. It’s a friendly city with lots to explore and enjoy plus a great base from which to visit the rest of the UK. During this session, our students will share with you their experience of living and studying in Lancaster, and answer your questons.
Register here

Livestream Campus Tour

Wednesday 6th June, 12:00-13:00

A tour of Lancaster University campus hosted by our Student Ambassadors, delivered to you via a live stream so you can explore without travelling.

Our friendly Ambassadors will talk about what it’s like to be a student at Lancaster and guide you around campus. You’ll be shown to some of the key locations across campus to give you a flavour of what’s on offer: the library, departmental buildings, social spaces, eateries and essential facilities, such as transport and student support.
Find out more

Y12 – Narrowing Down Degree Options

 

Figuring out next steps after college or sixth form can be tough! We’ve gathered together our top resources to help students struggling with that decision, along with some guidance on how to pick a degree course.


• SACU – this site is great for Year 12s struggling to decide on the right degree or apprenticeship for them. Take a short picture-based quiz and SACU will come up with a cloud of subject areas that would suit the student.
• Prospects – another great website for browsing through degree subjects and the careers they can lead to. Prospects is also useful for working backwards – starting with a desired career in mind and seeing which degrees or other pathways would be best for achieving a role within that industry.
• Hear from our Student Ambassadors – here is a blog from one of Lancaster University’s Student Ambassadors on how to choose between universities.

Webinars with an NHS doctor

Having graduated from the University of Oxford Medical School last summer, now working at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. This is the third year this free webinar has been delivered to students planning to apply to medicine or dentistry in the coming UCAS cycle.
Please note spaces are limited to Year 12/13/gap year students who will be applying in the next UCAS cycle.
The seminar will be delivered entirely by a doctor. It will cover the personal statement, strategically selecting universities and the admissions tests. There will also be a chance to ask any questions. It will run twice on the following dates:

Thursday 25th May 18:00 – 19:30
Saturday 10th June 18:00 – 19:30
Please register using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxmZ6wFb1_984e6-K0Fs7AtNbKXZ5iCCPJsipAMf5voqN3Gw/viewform?usp=share_link

12/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

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.

Apprenticeship News

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
Location: Nationwide
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
Location: Cardiff
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.

View & Register: Ages 15-18

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.

Unifrog

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.

Book your spot

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.  

5/5/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Y11 & 6th form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

The London Institute Of Banking and Finance

Do you feel unsure about your university choices or how student life will suit you?

Every year, we host a three-day Summer Taster programme, where students just like you get

together to experience university life in the heart of London’s thriving financial district. It’s a great chance to meet other students, who you may be studying alongside in the future, as well as:

  • exploring the career paths the financial services sector has to offer
  • touring London’s financial district, one of the top global financial hubs
  • getting an insider view from an expert panel discussion and Q&A
    and so much more!

The London Institute of Banking and Finance is not your typical institution. We’re small and

specialised, placing extra attention on careers and employability through our degree programmes.

We also regularly run REACH events for mature, ethnically diverse and female students with the

aim of making the finance sector more inclusive and representative of our society.

If you have any further questions about Summer Taster programme, or want to find out a little bit more, head to our websiteemail our team or catch us at a UCAS fair this June. We’ll be exhibiting at Maidstone, East London, Colchester and Bedfordshire – see you there!

Book your place now

Gov.uk Summer Internship Programme

Homes England

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 18th May 2023

Follow the link: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/ 

Liverpool John Moores University

Come join our Free Revision Masterclass!

Are you beginning to revise for your upcoming GCSE and A-Level exams?

Come to our Revision Masterclass with Liverpool John Moores University and learn;

  • How to create a personalised revision timetable,  
  • The most effective revision techniques, 
  • Mental health advice for the exam period. 

On: 10th May 2023 at 6.30 – 7.30pm
For: Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13. Careers leaders and teachers are welcome to join. 

Book your place today

Apprenticeship vacancies

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
Location: Nationwide
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
Location: Cardiff
Latest opportunities: For students who want to kick-start their careers in Management Consultancy.

Unifrog Subject showcase: Hospitality, Leisure, and Tourism

Learn what it’s like to study a subject that could take you around the world

Hospitality, leisure, and tourism degrees often provide exciting opportunities like work placements or training abroad,

helping to build students’ employability skills.

In this Subjects library profile, we share the skills needed to apply, opportunities within this subject area, and

resources to get students prepared, supporting you to answer their questions on what this degree might be like.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Dates for your diary

Here are just some of the opportunities that our partners are hosting that you can sign up for right now…

Leadership webinar: Hospitality school Les Roches is hosting a webinar to help students ‘uncover their inner leader’.

Senior Lecturer Alexandre Gamberoni—who’s been a restaurant manager, food and beverage manager, and

coach—shares his top tips.

Subject masterclasses: Know a student who’s not sure what to study at university, or wants to get more familiar with

their chosen subject? The University of Southampton is hosting on-campus masterclasses in subjects like earth

sciences, audiology, and geography.

Agricultural summer school: The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is hosting a free, three-day summer school for

Year 12 students. As well as a taste of uni life, students will get a feel for degrees that tackle some of today’s global

challenges.

South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel

This is the second year of South Staffs Water’s Young Innovators’ Panel – an exciting opportunity for sixth

formers to get involved in the running of one of the largest businesses in our region. Students will gain

valuable work experience, working closely with senior executives at South Staffs Water to bring their views

as young adults into the company’s decision-making process for the future.

We’re hand-picking 24 individuals from the students that apply to join the board, which will allow their voices

to be heard at executive level and provide a unique opportunity for them to kickstart a career in the world of

business. They must live in the South Staffs Water region to take part, and applications will be chosen based

on suitability and to ensure a diverse panel of students representing all schools in the area.

Blue Marble is an independent market research agency facilitating this project. We abide by the Market

Research Society code of conduct, which means that personal details of applicants will be protected during the project, and then destroyed afterwards in a GDPR compliant manner.

How will your sixth formers benefit?

They will have real influence on the decisions made by senior management as well as:

  • see inside the workings of a major business
  • meet other like-minded sixth formers from around the region
  • get a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications
  • get a £100 reward for taking part

What’s involved?
The Young Innovators’ Panel will attend board meetings on two occasions, Tuesday 27th June and

Wednesday 19th July at South Staffs Water’s headquarters in Walsall. The meetings will start at 10am so

applicants need to be able to get to Walsall for this time.  We will reimburse individuals for all travel expenses

to board meetings. The meetings will finish at approximately 4pm and will include a mix of briefings from

senior executives about the business and the challenges it faces, and facilitated problem-solving exercises.

The Young Innovators’ Panel will work in teams to come up with a teaching resource suitable for KS3

(11-13 year olds), which will form part of South Staffs Water’s armoury of tools to deliver water efficiency

education to schools across the region.

Between the two board meetings, members will prepare team presentations on their teaching resource which

will be judged by a panel of senior executives.


Who should apply?
We would expect sixth formers to be one or more of the following:

  • Someone who enjoys getting their point across: taking an active part in class discussions and debates and

problem-solving.

  • a good team player: a good listener as well as a good talker, and interested in collaboration!
  • The Panel is relevant to students of all subjects, for example Geographers reflecting on water efficiency and

the challenges of water resources, Business students looking to develop their awareness of business plans and

decision making, and Performing Arts students focusing on presentation and delivery.

We are looking for sixth formers from all social backgrounds: this really is an opportunity for anyone who is

interested. We’re hoping that you will encourage pupils to apply who might otherwise think something like

this is ‘not for me’.


Supporting your school or college
South Staffs Water will be publicising the work of the panel to local media and we would like your school/

college to be part of this exciting venture. We are contacting all sixth forms and colleges in the region, and

would encourage you to publicise the initiative to your sixth formers so they have the opportunity to get

involved.

As part of this research initiative school contact details will be shared with South Staffs Water to be used for

schools outreach, and stored by them and Blue Marble until 30th April 2025. After this date, both organisations

will need to either gain reconsent to store the data or destroy it.  If, during the period of data storage you would

like your contact details to be destroyed please contact evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk

How to apply

You can apply by following this link: https://forms.office.com/e/rBxFZEHJjc

The application form is quick and easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. 

The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. You will be informed of the result of your application by

the 17th June.

Those that are not selected will still have an opportunity to share their views with South Staffs Water.

Once the panel has concluded we will be disseminating surveys to participating schools. Participants can

opt into a prize draw on completing the survey, with the chance of winning a £100 Love2Shop voucher as a

thank-you for taking part.

Need to know more? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Evie Fleck

directly: evie@bluemarbleresearch.co.uk or call 07732901572

29/4/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Year 10-13)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Apprenticeship Support for parents and guardians

If you’re a parent, guardian or carer, you can help inspire the apprentices of tomorrow. 

Apprenticeships are designed by employers so the training reflects the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need for a particular occupation. 

Apprenticeship training is of a high standard and only training providers who are on the register of apprenticeship training providers can deliver the training. 

Working as an apprentice means they earn as they learn. An apprentice works in a real job and spends 20% of their working hours training. So they gain the skills needed for their chosen occupation. 

Some apprenticeships include a qualification, including a degree. All of the training is free, so the apprentice has no student debt to worry about. 

A school or college leaver can apply for university and an apprenticeship at the same time. They can make their final decision after they’ve had time to consider their options. 

To support someone with apprenticeships you can: 

April 2023 parent pack

The April edition includes highlights from national apprenticeship week 2023, gives insight into what life is like as an apprentice and shares guidance on career starter apprenticeships.

Download

Apple Apprenticeship Programme 2023

We are delighted to share with you an amazing opportunity for your Year 13 (or equivalent) students who are interested in careers in tech: the Apple Apprenticeship Programme 2023. This is a unique chance for them to start their career in software development or DevOps with one of the most prestigious and innovative companies in the world. 

The Apprenticeship Programme will begin in September 2023 and it requires the students to be 18+ and available to work full time. They will receive high-quality training from experienced instructors at Makers coding bootcamp, work on real projects at Apple and earn a competitive salary while they learn (starting at £35k). 

This is a highly rewarding programme that will open many doors for your students in the tech industry. The application deadline is 5th May at 11:59pm, so we encourage you to share this opportunity with your students as soon as possible. 

To help your students learn more about the apprenticeship and how to apply, Makers are hosting an informative and interactive event at their London campus on 3rd May. The event is free but spaces are limited so please advise your students to sign up quickly. At the event, they will meet current and former Apple apprentices and Makers instructors who will share their insights and tips for the application process. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with others. 

Job opportunity information and application: https://hubs.la/Q01MnRyJ0 (please be sure to use this exact link when sharing and write ‘Next Tech Girls’ when it asks where they heard about the opportunity)

Makers / Apple event RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/makers-x-apple-apprenticeship-launch-tickets-621793239317 

If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your support in empowering more young people (especially girls) to pursue their passion for tech.Team Next Tech Girls 

Year 10/11/12 & Gap Year Medical Applicants!

Are you struggling to find good quality medical work experience?

Looking for a full package of application support, to help you through the whole process?

Then check out the Medic Mind Medicine Work Experience!

This full week of application help will include targeted exam support, hands-on experience in a hospital setting and interview help, led by a team of real doctors and application experts. You will get:

  • real insights into a medicine career, with thought-provoking prompts.
  • a motivating, supportive group learning environment.
  • learn from real doctors, and learn real life skills ahead of your course.
  • help with your UCAT, BMAT and interviews.
  • stay in central London and meet other medical applicants!

Learn more about the Medicine Work Experience!

Our intensive summer camp is a great option for students looking for a boost of help. Students can pick a full week option with all accommodation and food included, or choose to come for just the days that they need most support on. Keen for more information, or interested in registering a school group? Contact us today and our Partnerships Manager, Daniela, will be happy to help you out!

Words from happy students…

“I found the course super helpful… it was a great chance to ask questions.”    – Shreya

“A really enjoyable experience- I’m convinced of my decision to study Medicine!”  – Hetty

“I would have never been able to organise something this hands-on myself.”  – Ahmad “Thank you for your help… I got 3 offers for medicine!” – Sara

Unifrog  Career of the week

Career corner: Investment banker

Find out what it really takes to get into this popular and high-earning career

New to this Careers library profile, we chatted to investment banker Katie, who shares what the role is like day to day and reveals her favourite and least favourite parts of the job.

We also cover typical entry requirements for an investment banker role and the key skills your students will need to get in.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Feel good: How running can help you cope with work stress

‘Running can offer us a community and an identity beyond our work selves – a valued sense of self over which we have control’

Feeling inspired by yesterday’s London Marathon? The Conversation reports that aside from the more obvious health benefits, running can improve resilience and help neutralise the feelings of failure that may come with work stress.

Take it easy, though – the research also reports that too much running can add to stress by fuelling our desire for competition and achievement.

Read more

Leaf’s Changemakers Fellowship

Changemakers Fellowship: Accelerate your students’ path to impact

Inspire your top students and help them land uni places by sharing Leaf’s Changemakers Fellowship — a free, eight-day summer residential programme in an Oxford College:

  • Who: Smart, curious, and ambitiously altruistic 16-18 year olds (any subjects)
  • Where: Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a college of Oxford University
  • When: 19-27th August, 2023

Leaf alumni are now studying at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and LSE. Our advice, the credential, and the practice discussing challenging topics can all help land uni places.

But this is not your typical summer course. The Fellowship is about exploration of ambitious aims like steering the course of history towards a more positive future. Fellows think critically about issues like poverty, climate change, and risks from AI, plus how to tackle them.

Learn More & Apply

Leaf is an independent nonprofit that supports exceptional sixth-formers. We aim to empower young people to do good, so we’ve raised funds to make the Changemakers Fellowship completely free for attendees. Tuitiontravel, food, and accommodation are all covered.

Applications will be competitive; accepted Fellows usually have a high proportion of 8s and 9s at GCSE. There are about 50 places, and priority will be given to applications received by 7th May. The first application stage only takes 10 minutes.

Learn More & Apply

Law and Finance summer experiences

University of Oxford’s Modern Languages Open Day

Saturday 13th May | Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford is delighted to be able to welcome prospective students to Oxford on Saturday 13th May, 10.30am-4pm for our annual Modern Languages Open Day! The event will be held at the Examination Schools, located on the High Street in Oxford’s city centre.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about our language courses, or who are still considering their options, as this Open Day will cover ALL of our languages: French, German*, Spanish, Italian*, Russian*, Portuguese*, Modern Greek*, Czech*, and Polish*. Most of our Joint School degree subjects will also be represented at the event.

*All of these languages can be studied here at Oxford from beginners’ level. From this year’s admissions cycle, students can also apply to study Beginners’ German with our Joint Schools subjects (e.g. English, History, Linguistics etc.) for the first time. Please encourage your strong linguists who are undecided about their degree subjects to come along and explore something new!

Our Modern Languages Open Day is aimed primarily at Year 12 students and their parents/guardians/teachers, but Year 11 students who are starting to think about university study are equally welcome to attend. The Open Day will offer an overview of our Modern Languages courses and a general Q&A for prospective students in the morning, with individual language sessions and a parents’/guardians’/teachers’ Q&A session occurring in the afternoon. You can view the full event programme here.

Booking for this event is compulsory – you and your students can register your attendance hereBookings will close at midnight on 10th May 2023. We look forward to seeing lots of you and your students in May and welcoming you all to Oxford!

University for the Creative Arts

Our campuses are creative playgrounds – places to discover, to make happy mistakes, to learn, to grow, and to socialise. Each of our campuses has a unique focus with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have everything you need to excel in your chosen course. Plus, they’re located in wonderful corners of Surrey and Kent!

View our facilities

See accommodation

UCA Canterbury is where you’ll find our dedicated School of Architecture and Design, spacious fine art studios and visual communications facilities. Based in a bustling cathedral city, there’s plenty to do and beautiful local scenery to inspire you. 

Architecture / Fine Art / Interior Design / Product Design

UCA Epsom is home to our Business School for the Creative Industries and School of Fashion & Textiles, which has new facilities launching in September 2023. Epsom is a welcoming and sociable town, located at the edge of the scenic Surrey Hills and a short train journey from London.

Business & Management / Communication & Media / Fashion & Textiles

UCA Farnham, our largest campus, is a hive of creativity, packed with specialist facilities for crafts, animation, graphic design, gaming, film, and performing arts. Farnham itself has World Craft Town status and is a national hub for makers – an ideal place to pursue your creative passions!

Animation / Crafts / Fine Art / Film & TV / Games / Graphic Design / Photography / Performing Arts / Music

Want to see for yourself? Book one of our regular Campus Tours or register for our next Open Day.

Staffordshire University

APRIL 2023

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the schools and colleges team here at Staffs with our team out and about at events both locally and nationally. This Tuesday we hosted the Stoke-on-Trent UCAS Discovery event, welcoming coachloads of students onto campus to engage with providers and sit in seminars, hopefully kickstarting thoughts and conversations about career paths and higher education.

Applications for our UniLife residential close on 5 May so there is still time for students to apply to us. The residential takes place between 4 – 6 July and is completely free and we arrange and pay for transport to the event too. We welcome applications from any students, especially those who are unsure about university or have worries about how they would find the university and student experience.

This month also sees bookings open for our Art and Design Degree Show. Schools and colleges can bring groups onto campus to explore over 200 exhibits of our final-year students. From animation to surface pattern, fine art to photography there is something for everyone.

Across the wider University, we’ve been celebrating the first birthday of our £5.8m Centre for Health Innovation on the Stafford campus. Its amazing facilities include simulated hospital wards where healthcare students can practise their skills on incredibly life-like mannequin patients.

If you’d like any further information about any of our events or facilities please get in touch.

Kimberley Chadwick-Reaney, Head of Schools’ Liaison

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR STUDENTS

Inspire the next generation with a visit to our Degree Show 2023

We would love to welcome you and your students on to campus to experience the amazing work by our graduating students across Art and Design, and Media and Performance.

It’s the perfect opportunity to tour a range of exhibitions, explore our campusand inspire your students around the possibilities of University.

Visits are available from Monday 5th June to Friday 9th June, for AM and PM slots.

You can even enhance your students’ visit with one of a range of workshops or academic-led seminars (subject to availability).

Enquire Now

Careers in Education from 0-99 Years
Thursday 11 May, 17:00, Online

A career in Education is about becoming a school teacher, right?

A school teacher is just one choice of career in Education. There are so many career paths you can follow with qualifications in Education and Early Years.

In this live session we offer advice and information on careers within the Early Years and Education sector.

Register Now

EDUCATION MASTERCLASSES

Our Institute of Education have created a series of new academic masterclasses to compliment their pathways in education; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Education for our Sustainable World.

Colours of Hope
Home for Monty
Play and Clay
Terrible Teachers
The Forest School Approach
Using Loose Parts in Education

Click here to find our masterclass listings and our masterclass request form.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOU

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Matthew Slater, Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Monday 15 May, 5:30pm, Catalyst Building

Togetherness and belonging is the beating heart of successful leadership. In this lecture Matt shares stories of how this has manifested itself on his journey in Sport and Exercise Psychology, sharing the findings of his research on the new psychology of leadership and high performing teams and how this knowledge has been applied.

Book Now

Save the date: The Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement Conference

We are delighted to invite you to Staffordshire University to explore some of the exciting developments in education.

For the first time, we have teamed up with the University’s Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Hub for our annual Teachers and Advisors conference, providing more opportunities to delegates from across the education sector and wider community.

The theme of the conference is “Rethinking Learning: Embracing Innovation for a Dynamic Future” which will take place in a hybrid format on Friday, July 14.

The event is free of charge and takes place on our Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Register Now

OPEN DAYS

The next Open Day for our Stoke on Trent Campus is on 10 June 2023 with our Centre of Health Innovation Stafford Open Morning taking place on 17 June 2023.

Book a UG Open Day

Our next Postgraduate open event takes place on 10 June 2023 on the Stoke on Trent Campus.

Book a PG Open Day

FREE SHORT COURSES

Staffordshire University’s training courses are exclusively available to students (aged 18 or over) and graduates living or working in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. For more information or to check your eligability please email us.

The Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways (SHSEP) programme, and the Staffordshire E-Skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway (SEGway) programme are part funded by the European Social Fund.

21/4/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Deloitte

On 25th April from 6:30-7:15pm success at schools will be hosting a webinar with Deloitte:

– Hear from apprentices about their journey and why they chose an apprenticeship at Deloitte
– Learn about the different apprenticeship pathways on offer and how to make your application stand out from the rest
– Have all your questions answered by the recruitment team during a Live Q&A session

Sign up to attend through the link below:

https://successatschool.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=cb9cc2aa1c&e=30ee31ffcc

University of Lincoln

Offer Holder Day Invitation to Year 13 Business, and Health and Social Care Students! 

Deciding where to study is a big decision and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the choice that’s right for you!

That’s why we’d like to invite you to a special offer holder event on Saturday 22 April, specifically for students with offers for courses in our Lincoln International Business School, or Health and Social Care for courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Health and Social Care, or Social Work

On the day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our academics, speak to current students about their experiences, and take part in academic sessions to learn more about the course you have been offered a place on. This can give you a better idea of what to expect from your degree and help you to prepare for studies with us.

There’ll be a chance to look around some of our accommodation and take a tour of our beautiful Brayford Pool Campus too.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other students who have received offers to study with us. This can help build connections and friendships before starting the course, which can make the transition to university life much easier. 

Students can simply use the button below to book their place and join us to discover how they can be more and do more with the University of Lincoln.

We look forward to welcoming them onto campus.

Book Your Place 

Travelling to Lincoln

Lincoln’s central location allows for easy access via rail and road. If you’re travelling via public transport, we are located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Central Railway Station and Transport Hub. 

Guests are welcome to use our main car park located on Ropewalk, off Tritton Road, in the centre of Lincoln for free. Spaces are limited but there are plenty of pay-and-display car parks nearby too.  If you’re planning to stay overnight in Lincoln, you can find hotels, restaurants and other useful information on the Visit Lincoln website.

Plan Your Journey

Make Friends Before You Arrive 

As well as learning more about your chosen subject, broadening your horizons, and preparing for your future career, you’re likely to make lifelong friendships at university.  

At Lincoln, our Unibuddy Community offers the chance to start making friends before you enrol. Simply sign up or log in using your Unibuddy account and start chatting to other offer holders on your course and those with similar interests. 

You’ll also get the opportunity to meet your potential course mates and tutors in person at your Offer Holder Day. 

 Find out More

Undergraduate Prospectus 2024/25 Launch Our brand-new 2024 prospectus has now launched! We have an exciting selection of new courses for academic year 2024/25, and have made some changes to already established courses.

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) The UCAT will open for registration on 16 May 2023 for students who are hoping to undertake a medical or dental degree course. Booking for tests will then open on 20 June 2023. Take a look at UCAT test dates to help your students get ready.

See Test Dates

New Course Update – BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

We have now added diagnostic radiography to our course offering ready for when 2024/25 applications open. This course aims to ensure that upon completion graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), are well positioned to gain employment in a professional role, and are able to register as a full member of the Society of Radiographers.

Course Duration 3 Years Full time

Entry Requirements :

A Level: ABB

BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in  Applied Science, Health Science, or Health Studies

T Level Merit in Health Science or Science Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 Credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing, Radiography, or another science-based course.

Find Out More

Lancaster University

Upcoming events and news-stories

Lancaster voted Top 25 for Graduate Prospects

High Fliers has recently advised that Lancaster University is ranked in ‘the top 25 universities most targeted by graduate employers’.

We are thrilled to share this fantastic news and are keeping up the hard work to ensure our graduates have the best employment prospects possible.

Below is the High Fliers Research page, which details more on their research within graduate recruitment.

High Fliers

Virtual Open Day: Discover Lancaster

31 May to 1 June

Can’t wait for our next in-person Open Day? If you’re just starting your university search, join us as part of our virtual Discover Lancaster event, and let us tell you about studying with us.

Register here

Webinar: Discover Your Neighbourhood

Wednesday 19th April 16:00-17:00

An opportunity to learn about Lancaster University and the local area through the lens of our current students.

Lancaster is an ancient city with a modern outlook and is a great place to make your home. It’s a friendly city with lots to explore and enjoy plus a great base from which to visit the rest of the UK. During this session, our students will share with you their favourite places and experiences of life in Lancaster.

Students and Teachers Workshop on Forensic Linguistics

Thursday 6th July 14:30

The department of Linguistics and English Language are hosting a workshop for current Year 10 to 13 students and their teachers. All sessions will be taught by experts in Forensic Linguistics.

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to linguistics@lancaster.ac.uk before Monday 1st May 2023.

More information on the day can be found below:

Y12 – Industry Placement Degrees

Here are some useful resources for students interested in courses which offer industry placements. Be aware that different universities offer different placement types – some might be 4-year degrees with a year living and working away, while others offer work placement modules which are much shorter! Keep an eye out to make sure you get the experience you want.

  • FASS Placements – this site demonstrates the placement years and internships which Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has to offer, and the difference between them.
  • FASS Video – don’t feel like reading right now? This video detailing Lancaster’s FASS placements is quick and easy to digest.
  • LUMS – our Management School site has further information on how students can benefit from placement years, the roles and responsibilities involved, and how to apply.

Year 13 – Enhancing Employability

Tips to get started Whilst university offers an abundance of ways to improve employability, we recommend that sixth form students make a start as soon as possible. We’ve compiled some suggestions below:   Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)Wider reading and podcastsSubject taster sessionsKeeping up to date with current affairs and developments in sector of interest Go to resource

At Lancaster

Within our Careers team and across the university, we host a range of initiatives to boost employability, with an emphasis on development activities outside of degree study.   We know that part-time employment is important to lots of students. Our Employment and Recruitment Service offers a wide range of part-time jobs via the university and within the local community. You can find out more about the team’s work and how they support students here.  

School Visits to Campus

Bring your school or college to visit us here at Lancaster!

We’re delighted to welcome schools and colleges to our outstanding campus all year round. Our bespoke, group visits, provide students with a great opportunity to experience what university life is really like at Lancaster, a world-class research and teaching university. Find out more and book your visit via the link below:

Visit Us

Liverpool John Moores University

3 Day Free Summer University Residential for Year 12 (13 NI) Students

We are delighted to announce that LJMU will be hosting a Summer University Residential this summer. For 3 days from the 5th to the 7th of July, we will give students the opportunity to discover what being a university student is all about and delve into a subject area of your choice.

The cost of the summer university is completely FREE with luxurious student accommodation and meals all fully funded. Participants in our Summer University programme may be eligible for a reduced entry offer of up to 16 UCAS Points lower.Download our flyer for more information on the courses that will be offered and the eligibility criteria.

Apply for Summer University

Support for offer holders Many of your Year 13 students will have attended applicant days at LJMU so far this year. There may be remaining dates available depending on the course they have applied for. Any students interested in attending should log in to their Applicant Hub and this will list any remaining dates open to them.

Offer holders will also have received an invite to join the LJMU CampusConnect app shortly after receiving their offer. The app will allow students the opportunity to find out everything they need to know about LJMU before they arrive as well as connecting with other applicants, speaking to current students and LJMU staff.

The app also sends notifications about key dates and deadlines for students to look out for. If students haven’t joined they should be able to find the invite in their email, however if they would like a new link sending they can contact our course enquiries team on 0151 231 5090 or courses@ljmu.ac.uk

Online Revision Masterclass, 10 May, 18:30 – 19:30

Do your students have GCSE or A Level exams on the horizon? LJMU are holding an online revision masterclass, in which postgraduate students will support visitors in preparing for their exams.

The event will cover:

  • how to plan revision
  • producing a revision timetable
  • advice on mental health maintenance
  • memory strategies
  • effective revision techniques
  • study skills

improving attainment

Register for Online Revision Masterclass

2024 Mini Guide available now

Our 2024 mini guide containing updated entry requirements and information on LJMU is now available to view online at the link below.

View the mini guide here

Scholarships on offer from LJMU Do you have students who are holding an offer at LJMU?  Applications for a range of generous scholarships are now open.  If students can demonstrate excellence in some capacity, e.g. community involvement, volunteering, sport, the arts or academic achievement, they may be able to access additional ‘free’ funding from the university. In addition there are scholarships for students who have engaged in some of our outreach programmes. Read about the LJMU scholarships here and encourage your students to apply now.

Psychology Taster Days

LJMU’s Psychology department are offering taster days for students interested in studying psychology degrees. The taster activity will provide students with a first-hand experience on how psychologists study how our mind works and what causes us to behave in the way we do. In particular, students will explore the primacy effects, the Simon effect, level of aspiration, and Flanker effects and learn about applications of these basic psychological effects.

The activity is run in two separate sessions of 90 and 30 minutes with a lunch break in-between. We will be hosting one school per day and visits are limited to 30 students per school. Dates will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Psychology taster days take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 23rd May, 10:00 – 14:30

Thursday 8th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Tuesday 13th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Thursday 15th June, 10:00 – 14:30

Wednesday 21st June, 10:00 – 14:30

To book any of these dates email outreach@ljmu.ac.ukDownload our poster here

History sessions for schools and sixth forms

Dr David Clampin, Subject leader for History at LJMU is offering talks for schools around the topic of “What is History at university?” focussing on the differences between study at school and university, how to navigate through the transition to higher education and what transferable skills a history degree gives its graduates. The History department can also look in to bespoke talks which may support the curriculum. If you would like to discuss a session email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Policing Taster Days available at LJMU

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing at LJMU are offering taster days on campus to interested Sixth forms in the local region. Taster days will include an introduction to the school and information on programmes in:

Policing and Investigations

Policing Studies

Professional Policing

Professional Policing Practice

and more!

A visit to a Policing Taster day will also include a tour of our campus including the facilities in the School of Justice Studies. If you are interested in bringing your students on a taster day, please email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Journalism and Sports Journalism outreach opportunities to UK schools and colleges Do you have students interested in the Media and Journalism or Sports Journalism as a potential career?   

Hear from former journalists now teaching at LJMU who are able to offer advice, discuss their own career to date and the numerous opportunities available to those interested in studying Journalism at university. Meet Tim Abraham who spent 23 years at Sky Sports before moving into academia at LJMU and has a wealth of experience to share with you and your students. To book a session please email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk

Public & Environmental Health Webinar for Teachers and Careers Advisors
Friday 5th May, 13:00 – 14:00

From climate change, to pandemics, to housing conditions, to food safety, and everything in between, Public and Environmental Health is central to our everyday lives. Described as both a science and an art, Public and Environmental Health should appeal to a wide range of students but especially to those who want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Join our webinar on Friday 5th of May at 13:00 where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating areas, as well as the varied and challenging careers that would be available to graduates.

Email Outreach@ljmu.ac.uk for link to the webinar.Download our poster here

MA in Leadership in Education

Are you a current teacher with ambitions to be a leader in education? LJMU’s MA in Leadership in Education can provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to take your career to the next level. Read more here

Free resources for schools from the National Schools’s Observatory

Learning about space? Looking for things to do? Use the National Schools’ Observatory! More than 80 free resources, all made by space professionals. Whatever age you teach, you’ll find something on their new Things To Do webpage.Click here to explore the resources.

New Programme: BSC (Hons) Applied Entrepreneurship

Liverpool John Moores University have launched a new degree programme in Applied Entrepreneurship which is now recruiting for September 2023 entry.

Based in the Liverpool Business School, the Applied Entrepreneurship programme is a hands-on business degree, offering a unique approach to practical business learning. Students will learn how to turn ideas into viable businesses, how to communicate and sell to customers, how to think creatively and work collaboratively in a team and how to lead and manage a business venture.

This programme is very different from your traditional degree; instead of attending lectures, students will be learning by applying business skills. Liverpool Business School is the first business school in the North West to offer this type of degree course. Minimum entry requirements for 2023 entry to the Applied Entrepreneurship programme are 112 UCAS points. Applicants will also be interviewed as part of the application process.

Next Tech Girls

Registration is now open for our next FREE online event of 2023, open to all students from

Years 7 to 13 or equivalent (not just girls!) on Thursday 27th April, 9:00-10:20am, to celebrate

International Girls in ICT Day.

Sign up to get your class/school involved here: 

Next Tech Girls Y7-13 Online International Girls in ICT Day Event 2023

The event will include women in tech answering questions about their studies and careers, and

leading short activities to give a taste of what they do day-to-day. Past events have included women

from Google, Accenture, Ministry of Justice, Defra, Government Digital Service, Atos,

NBCUniversal, Sky and more. We’ll send more details on the specifics nearer to the event.

Students don’t need to have access to computers, they just need to be able to see a screen with the

video call on it, and we don’t need to be able to see them.

We had more than 600 Year 8 and 9 students around the UK get involved in our last online event in

March. 73% of them found it inspiring, 35% said they were likely to study Computer Science at

GCSE and 33% said they were likely to pursue a career in tech after the event. 

UCAS day of careers advice!

We’re bringing students a day of inspiration, information, unis and employers, live on 17 May. Featuring everything they need to have meaningful encounters with a range of career paths and opportunities, all online in the UCAS Hub. 

Ask Me Anything
17 May | 10:00 – 15:00
Live in the UCAS Hub

Find out more >

Wherever your students are in their research journey, there’s something for everyone from Year 9 – 12. With practical advice, top tips and more, it’s their chance to hear from the experts and get their questions answered live. 

What’s on…

10:00 | Careers Advice
Hear from dedicated careers advisers Jessica Pieri and James Wilmot and get their questions answered in real-time.
Submit your students’ questions

11:00 | University Life
Discover what life on campus is like at University of Plymouth, University ofManchester, and University College London.
Submit your students’ questions

14:00 | World of Work
Hear from top employers including the BBC and Amazon on how they can stand out from the crowd and future proof their career.
Submit your students’ questions

All they need to do to get involved on the day is sign into their UCAS Hub.

Discover what the Hub has to offer >

University of Northampton

Dates for your Diary, Summer 2023

As we enter the final term of the year, we have a number of exciting subject-specific events coming up, both  on- and off- campus:

  • Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May: Acting BA Performances @ Royal & Derngate Theatre. 
  • Our Acting students will be holding free performances of the plays: ’10 Out of 12′ by Anne Washburn;

and ‘Love and Information’ by Caryl Churchill. (Please note: content of these plays is only appropriate

for post-16 groups)

  • Monday 5 June: ‘Exploration of Film’: Screenwriting Workshop. Our Film and Screen Studies

programme will be hosting a unique screenwriting workshop at the Northampton Filmhouse,

which is currently used as an exciting teaching location for this course.

  • Tuesday 6 June: Health and Education Taster Day. A rotation of 3-4 interactive sessions at our

Waterside Campus with academics from our wide range of healthcare and education courses.

  • Wednesday 7 June: ‘Behind the Lens: Careers in Media, Journalism and Special Effects. This

on-campus event showcases the excellent industry facilities we have for our practical media courses:

Media Production, Multimedia Journalism/Sports Journalism, and Hair, Makeup & Prosthetics for Stage

and Screen.

  • Thursday 22 June: Schools and Colleges Open Day. This event is ideal for Year 12/BTEC year 1

groups to explore any and all subjects we offer at the University of Northampton.

  • Thursday 22-Thursday 29 June: Degree Show. Guided tours are available of our final year students’

Degree Show, with exhibitions from every creative degree we offer at UON.

  • Thursday 22 & Friday 23 June: Shakespeare on the Lawn.Performances and times tbc. Please use

link below to email and express your interest in finding out more.

  • Monday 3 July: Careers in Humanities. Held at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, this event

showcases our History and English programmes through interactive sessions using the Museums’ collections.

Register your interest or book events.

Unifrog Gazette!

Subject showcase: Geology

Celebrate Earth Day this week!

Do you enjoy geography or science subjects? Maybe you’re super passionate about protecting the environment? Geology could be the degree subject for you. 

In this profile, we share tips on getting in, examples of degrees in this area, and jobs you could pursue after graduating, answering any questions you may have.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

World Oceans Day Schools Conference at University of Plymouth

A packed day of talks and workshops for students in Years 10-13 on Thursday 8 June

The University of Plymouth, the ‘Home of Marine Research’ in the UK, invites students to its campus to join

a series of inspiring talks and workshops from its academics on protecting and researching the world’s marine

environments.

You’ll hear from world-leading marine scientist Professor Richard Thompson OBE FRS and learn about the

range of careers available to them in this industry.

Learn more or share with your students

31/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Explore the range of STEM careers available

Following on from National Careers Week this month, explore the variety of STEM job roles that the Army offers and find out how you can join here. These roles could be within any of our dynamic units, such as the Army Air Corps, the Royal Signals or the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Most of the roles offer the following:

  • £16,844 is the minimum amount you’ll earn while training
  • £21,425 is the pay you receive after completing basic trade training
  • Age range from 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • GSCEs in English Language, Maths and Science needed, but some require no formal qualifications
  • Some roles, such as an Army Dentist or Doctor, also offer starting salaries of up to £70,000

Are you looking for an employer who offers a range of STEM careers?

FIND OUT MORE

Take our online job matching quiz!

The Army has many different careers available for people wanting to join as a soldier or officer. Explore the below roles or try our job matching tool Join.  The quiz will ask you about which activities you would like to do, which gives your top 3 job matches at the end.

Aviation Groundcrew Specialist
Responsible for getting our helicopters in the air and providing essential protection for them on the ground

Cyber Engineer
Install, maintain and protect complex networks to support defence communications, on and off the battlefield

Technical Support Specialist
Train to become the engineering logistics backbone of the Army and travel the world

DISCOVER MORE

Lloyds Banking Group

Through our brands, Lloyds Banking Group, has a relationship with just about every household and community in the UK. We underpin the lives of millions of individuals and businesses and play a key role in helping to build a growing UK economy. We’re also a major provider of UK apprenticeships.

We offer valuable work opportunities, combined with exceptional training and development options, for apprentices throughout our business. We see apprentices as a vital talent stream and have created an inclusive, welcoming and challenging environment in which they are set up for success. 

Right now, we have a number of apprenticeships open, from Level 2 through to Level 7. These are aimed specifically at school leavers, for an opportunity to gain hugely valuable experience, plus professional qualifications, in HR, Risk, Customer Services or Software Engineering.

As the year progresses, we’ll be updating the list with many more – Lloyds Banking Group offer various apprenticeships in 9 different business areas. You can find more information on our dedicated apprenticeship pages. We also have a wealth of resources on our Let’s Get Life Ready pages – point your students towards this for information, inspiration, tips and advice on everything from CVs to self-confidence.

Click here to learn more about our apprentice offer

Unifrog Career of the week: Arts administrator

Today, on World Theatre Day, share a Careers library profile of a career your students may not have thought of

‘Arts administration’ might not be the first career your students who are interested in arts work might search for. But this exciting role can include marketing, tour managing, finance, and even running a company.

In this video, Holly shares what it’s like to work on the admin side of dance company Akademi, and how she got into this competitive sector.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

World Autism Acceptance Week: Lina’s story

A Know-how library guide to share with your students this World Autism Acceptance Week (or any time)

In this video and Q&A, we chat to Lina, an autistic graduate who shares her experience of applying for and studying at university.

She shares her experience of the transition from school to university, the adjustments she accessed, and her advice for autistic students thinking of applying.

Read or watch here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Experience days at London South Bank University

Your students can get a hands-on taster of Higher Education at London South Bank University (LSBU)

On an experience day at LSBU, students can take part in a series of interactive workshops on-campus in the heart of London, including subject tasters and student life talks.

Your students can choose from experience days in Arts and Creative Industries, Applied Sciences, Engineering, Business, Law and Social Sciences, Health and Social Care, and Built Environment and Architecture.

Email outreach@lsbu.ac.uk to book your bespoke day

29/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (all year groups)

Glenthorne vets talk

Do You Want To Work With Animals?

Glenthorne vets are offering an exclusive talk to students from Thomas Alleyne’s High School who are interested in working with animals.  This will take place from 3-4pm on Wednesday 19th April in F2.  A vet, a vet nurse and a veterinary care assistant from Glenthorne’s veterinary practice will all be present to explain their career pathway and their current roles. If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs North on north@tahs.net

Get into Law conferences

All students are invited to the next Get into Law conferences on Saturday 22nd April and Sunday 23rd April (9:30am – 2pm). All year groups are welcome!

Registration link: https://lawmentor.org.uk/product/get-into-law-conference/

Spaces are filling up very quickly, so any interested students are encouraged to book as soon as possible.

As a Judge, I will share my insight into law and offer my best advice for building an application to the best law schools in the country. Please feel free to forward this information to your students so that they can get involved! Tickets are £15 to cover administrative and technological costs.
Topics covered in the conference include:
– Life as a law student, solicitor, barrister, and judge
– Legal myth-busting
– Application timeline
– CV, extracurricular activities, and transferable skills for law
– UCAS – key components to be aware of
– Personal statements
– Interviews
– Entrance exams: LNAT, Cambridge/Oxford Law Exam

I will be answering questions throughout the conference.
Applying to law can be a pretty overwhelming process, so I hope to help your students organise their applications and shine through as future courthouse powerhouses!

Registration link: https://lawmentor.org.uk/product/get-into-law-conference/

Kindest Regards,
Emma Serrano
Chief Mentor for Law

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience session

The next NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience session is on Sunday 2nd April.

The session is suitable for students in all year groups considering a year in healthcare. We encourage any interested students to register before Thursday at 5pm when we close registrations.

Registration Link: https://alliedhealthmentor.org/product/live-virtual-work-experience-programme/.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. They will gain a unique insight into how patients interact with a variety of healthcare professionals and what it’s like to work in an NHS multidisciplinary team. This includes:

– Nursing
– Midwifery
– Paramedicine
– Physiotherapy
– Occupational Therapy
– Dietetics
– Radiography
– Prosthetics and Orthotics
– Speech and Language Therapy
– Pharmacy

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals throughout each day. This will empower students to make informed career decisions and demonstrate their commitment to healthcare in their UCAS applications.

Once they’ve registered, students will be emailed links to their virtual work experience portals.

Students are awarded a Work Experience Certificate for every session they complete. Those who complete the full 5-month programme will be awarded a Highly Commended Reference from the Presidents of Allied Healthcare Mentor. These are fantastic additions to their CVs!

Students can register individually at any time throughout the 5-month programme using the link below. We recommend booking early to gain as much out of this programme as possible. Places are £10 a session to cover administrative and technological costs.

Kindest Regards,
Work Experience Team
Allied Healthcare Mentor

23/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

RAF Logistics apprenticeships webinar

Join us to find out more about how to become a Chef, Driver, Mover, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward with the RAF

Join the RAF Logistics webinar
Join apprentices & colleagues from the RAF Logistics team on Wednesday 29th March between 3pm – 4pm to find out more about the different roles available, how to apply and what it’s like to be an apprentice with the RAF.

Register Here

Did you know?

The Royal Air Force offer an exciting range of apprenticeships that give you opportunities that you won’t find in any other career.

Visit the website to find out more about the logistics roles available and how you can apply.

Find Out More

Chef As a chef in the RAF, you will have a varied role from preparing food at five-star themed banquets to cooking in the field. Typical responsibilities can include preparing meals in the RAF messes, helping to order, storing and accounting for food, creating menus and more.

Find Out More

Supplier
As an RAF Supplier, you will be responsible for the management of RAF assets, from the receipt, storage, handling and distribution of equipment to its ultimate disposal. Your typical responsibilities could be providing logistical support for RAF aircrafts and vehicles across the globe, travelling to make sure assets are maintained and more. 

Driver
As an RAF Driver, you will operate many vehicle types, from cars and minibuses to cranes, articulated trucks, coaches and specialist vehicles (such as aircraft refuellers) to ensure RAF personnel, equipment and commodities are in the right place at the right time.

Air & Ground Steward
As an RAF Air & Ground Steward, you will work as Cabin Crew on the A330-200 Voyager aircraft and later as part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron or work alongside industry partners in Military Messes. 

Mover
As a RAF Mover, you will be responsible for planning and executing the movement of RAF personnel and cargo by road, rail, air and sea. Your responsibilities could include checking in passengers and cargo, plan loads using IT systems and so much more. 

Why the RAF? The RAF can provide an exciting career for apprentices who want to be a key part of the team that keep the RAF moving

Voted as one of England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers (2022), the RAF offer the very best training, a chance for apprentices to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF, whilst also gaining a qualification and getting paid to learn.

Unifrog

Subject of the week: social work and community care

A Subjects library profile for students who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives

With a social work and community care degree, you could end up working in areas like child protection, family support, or support for the homeless.

In this Subjects library profile, we show you how to make a strong application for this degree, and equip you with all the details you’ll need.

Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)

There are lots of routes into this subject – like studying an apprenticeship! Read more about our Apprenticeships tool below…

Bridge the gap with Unifrog’s Apprenticeships tool

Addressing the ethnicity gap in apprenticeships this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March)

The Sutton Trust reported in December that young people of colour are significantly under-represented in apprenticeship starts. White British students account for 90% of apprenticeship starts in 16-18-year-olds.

Unifrog’s Apprenticeships tool helps your students find opportunities based on the things that matter to them. They can search by distance from home and subjects of interest, and rank their results by things like student recommendations and weekly wage.

Take a look (remember to sign in as a student first)

For parents and caregivers: what are apprenticeships?

Traditionally, vocational courses were seen as a route for ‘non-academic’ students. But modern apprenticeships are challenging, well-respected, and sometimes the better choice for getting into a particular industry.

In this guide, we show your parent and caregiver community what apprenticeships are, and why they may or may not be a good fit for their children.

Read more or share

St Mary’s: masterclass for students interested in teaching

‘Get into Teaching and Education’ Masterclass Day: Wednesday 21 June, online

St Mary’s Institute of Education is hosting a free, virtual masterclass for your students who are interested in becoming teachers.

It’ll include taster sessions to give a students a feel for different teaching and education degree options, and cover topics like pathways into teaching and interview preparation.

Find out more or share

16/3/23 Roundup – Future Intentions (Sixth form)

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.

Career of the Week: Surgeon

A Careers library profile for students keen to work in medical settings

What does a surgeon actually do, and how many years of training does it take to be one?

In this Careers library profile, we chat to consultant surgeon Sasha Stamenkovic about how he got into this career, his favourite and least favourite things about the job, and top tips to support students interested in becoming a doctor.

 Check out the profile here (remember to sign in as a student first)

Discover your future career in healthcare

If you’re interested in a rewarding career where you can make a difference every day, come along to our Healthcare Careers: Passport to your future event on Monday 27 March, 5pm – 8.30pm, and explore the great opportunities on offer at our Centre for Health Innovation.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our courses from our staff and current students, get expert guidance on our recruitment processes and explore our £5.8 million Centre for Health Innovation at our Stafford Campus.

Monday 27 March
5pm – 8.30pm

Book your place

Learn with us

Our learning and teaching centres around providing you with the skills, confidence and experience you need to hit the ground running when you graduate – that’s why we’ve invested £5.8 million to provide you with state-of-the-art simulation and immersive teaching opportunities at our Centre for Health Innovation.

Our brand new facilities, equipped with advanced VR and AR technology, will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your learning, using cutting edge digital technologies in our wide range of simulation suites.

Learn more

Paramedic and Nursing
Simulation Day

We know how important it is to ensure our students graduate with real-world experience and skills. Check out the highlights of one of our Nursing and Paramedic Simulation Days and see what your future could hold.

Watch the video

Interview Stress

Stress can be a normal part of job seeking, more often than not, it’s the result of over-thinking a situation. This article is full of advice on how to prepare for an interview:

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