Tuesday, 17 October 2017

ARU are in the LRC today - Come along and ask questions about University


We are pleased to welcome Amy Stanton- Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer from Anglia Ruskin University into the college today.  She is based in the LRC to the left of the main Reception, and any student or staff member can approach her to discuss Higher Education matters.  Examples of what you may wish to ask include:

  • questions about what it is like to study at that university
  • questions about university fees
  • how to choose a good course
  • are there open days coming up
  • how to sort out accommodation
  • transport links
  • etc.

Please note, Amy is here to discuss any matters regarding HE in general, and not to try and convince you that you should attend her university.  As such, she can be approached by anyone between the hours of 10.00 and 2.00.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Lincoln University are in the LRC today!


We are pleased to welcome Penny Miller - Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer with Lincoln University into the college today.  She is based in the LRC to the left of the Reception counter, and any student or staff member can approach her to discuss Higher Education matters.  Examples of what you may wish to ask include:

  • questions about what it is like to study at that university
  • questions about university fees
  • how to choose a good course
  • are there open days coming up
  • how to sort out accommodation
  • transport links
  • etc.

Please note, Penny is here to discuss any matters regarding HE in general, and not to try and convince you that you should attend her university.  As such, she can be approached by anyone between the hours of 10.00 and 2.00.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

University of Bedfordshire in the LRC today


We are pleased to welcome Amanda Hillman of the University of Bedfordshire into the college today.  She is based in the LRC to the left of the main Reception, and any student or staff member can approach her to discuss Higher Education matters.  Examples of what you may wish to ask include:
  • questions about what it is like to study at that university
  • questions about university fees
  • how to choose a good course
  • are there open days coming up
  • how to sort out accommodation
  • transport links
  • etc.
Please note, Amanda is here to discuss any matters regarding HE in general, and not to try and convince you that you should attend her university.  As such, she can be approached by anyone between the hours of 10.00 and 2.00.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

University of East Anglia (UEA) in the LRC today

University of East Anglia (UEA) in the LRC today

We are pleased to welcome Hannah Owens of UEA to the college today.  She is based in the LRC to the left of the main Reception, and any student or staff member can approach them to discuss Higher Education matters.  Examples of what you may wish to ask include:
  • questions about what it is like to study at that university
  • questions about university fees
  • how to choose a good course
  • are there open days coming up
  • how to sort out accommodation
  • transport links
  • etc.
Please note, Hannah is here to discuss any matters regarding HE in general, and not to try and convince you that you should attend her university.  As such, she can be approached by anyone between the hours of 10.30 and 2.00.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Bishop Grosseteste University in the LRC today


We are pleased to welcome Bishop Grosseteste to the college today.  They will be based in the LRC to the left of the main Reception, and any student or staff member can approach them to discuss Higher Education matters.  Examples of what you may wish to ask include:
  • questions about what it is like to study at that university
  • questions about university fees
  • how to choose a good course
  • are there open days coming up
  • how to sort out accommodation
  • transport links
  • etc.
Please note, they are here to discuss any matters regarding HE, and not to try and convince you that you should attend their university.  As such, they can be approached by anyone between the hours of 10.30 and 2.00.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Masterclasses at the University of Cambridge


Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.
Aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college, the Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.
A range of subjects is offered each year, which in the past has included Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music and Psychology.
Each Masterclass includes:
  • two taster lectures delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates
    When are they?
Subject Masterclasses take place on selected days throughout the year. The majority of Masterclasses start at 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm


For more information, click here and remember to enter "Cambridge" into the search box after you open the link.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Rail Week 2017 - opportunities for students


Year 13s and careers advisors: here's your chance to speak directly to rail employers

Working on the railway is just about tracks and trains, right? And I can only get a job if I’m good with maths? Wrong!

Next week is Rail Week 2017. It aims to bust loads of myths about what working in rail is really like. These myths could be standing between you and your dream job!

So here we’ll answer your questions about careers in rail – plus join our Rail Week forum today to question top employers directly!
 

1. Is it all about tracks?

Working in rail is all about engineering, right? And I would spend all day out on the tracks? Nope! In fact, there are loads of different career routes in the sector that many people aren’t aware of. Everything from customer service and marketing to interior design and even archaeology are possible. 
 

2. Is it only for people with a particular skillset?

Most people think you have to be excellent at science and maths to get a job in rail. But in fact there are jobs for young people with a wide range of skill sets – from great communication skills to adaptability. There are even roles for creative types. 
 

3. Do I need a degree to get started? 

If you're in year 13 (or you're advising year 13s) you'll be thinking about the various options and routes into work. It might come as a surprise to learn that you don’t need actually a degree to get a job in rail. There are a wide range of apprenticeships where you can train (sorry we couldn’t resist) on the job, earning a salary at the same time. You can even become a highly skilled engineer this way!
 

Year 13s and careers advisors! Do you have more questions? Now you can ask employers yourself...

Our Rail Week forum is your chance to learn about careers in rail by talking to rail employers directly. You can get tailored advice by asking about different career paths, skills, apprenticeships and loads more! This is particularly useful if you're in year 13 and you're thinking about your next steps.
Rail Week 2017 is taking place from 9-13 October. But you can ask your questions right now - and here's how to do it in 3 easy steps:

1. Create a free account


2. Go to Rail Week Forum

 

3. Ask a question

  1. Click the big pink Ask a question button (see pic on the right).
  2. Fill out the simple form.
  3. Hit submit, and hey presto, your question will appear in the forum!
  4. You'll get an email alert when someone replies - employers will start responding during Rail Week, 9-13 October.
 

What can I ask?

Anything you like (provided it's rail related and careers related...)! Here are some ideas:
  • Can I begin a high-skilled job in rail without going to uni? If so, how?
  • What rail careers are open to arts and humanities students?
  • I'm thinking about studying engineering at uni. What specific areas will help me into a career in rail? Do I need to go to university?
  • I feel like rail is mainly for guys. Persuade me I'm wrong.
 
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Thanks
Success at School Team