Monday, 19 June 2017

NHS Bursary funded Nursing programmes

 Even though it has ended in England Wales still offers NHS Bursary funded Nursing programmes for students who want to study here. 


Bangor University has a Wrexham campus next to the hospital as well as its main campus in Bangor giving options to commute & study to students in the North West & West Midlands. We offer the following BN Nursing degrees (places still available): 





The School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor also offers BM Midwifery, BSc Diagnostic Radiography (both also funded) and a new BSc Health & Wellbeing which starts in September.

Why your clients should consider Bangor University?

•    3rd in the UK for Nursing – Times 2017
•    1st in UK for Radiography – Times 2017
•    100% Employment Rate - Unistats
•    September 2017 & March 2018 start dates
•    Courses available based both in Bangor & Wrexham campuses *
•    3rd in ‘University of the Year’ Category - WHATUNI? 2017 Student Choice Awards
•    Best Student Clubs and Societies (all free to join) - WHATUNI? 2017
•    Voted 'one of best locations in the world' to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet

We’d welcome you or your clients at one of our Summer Open Days:

•    Saturday 24 June 2017
•    Saturday 8 July 2017

If you have any questions about the bursary funding situation in Wales or about our programmes please don’t hesitate to contact us.

More Information:


*not all courses are available at both campuses – check website for details

University of Hertfordshire Midwifery taster day, 14/7

There are a few places remaining on our midwifery taster day, Friday 14 July, 10:00 – 15:00.


The taster day offers the opportunity to learn more about midwifery as a profession. You will also gain insight into some of the skills that student midwives will develop in order to support and provide effective care for women and their families throughout pregnancy, during the process of birth and the postnatal period.


Please click on the link below for further information/to book a place:



Students can also find the link by visiting the university website and searching ‘Midwifery taster day’.


If you have any questions, please contact Graham Ross,


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Do you want to study Medicine or Dentistry?

For students who may be thinking of applying to study medicine or dentistry. Most UK universities require applicants to sit an admissions test in addition to their other entry requirements.

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required by the majority of University Medical and Dental schools in the UK and must be sat in the summer of 2017 by candidates who want to apply to member universities for entry in 2018 (or deferred entry in 2019).

What is the UKCAT?
The UKCAT helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants to medical and dental programmes.

It is used in conjunction with other admissions processes such as the UCAS application and academic qualifications.

The UKCAT is a computer-based test. It does not contain any curriculum or science content but instead focuses on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates and other attributes considered to be valuable for health care professionals.
Who should sit the test?
A full list of universities / courses that require the UKCAT is available on our website.

Students sit the test during the summer before they submit their UCAS application in October.
Where can candidates sit the test?
The test is delivered via computer in partnership with Pearson VUE at over 150 UK authorised test centres and in around 100 countries worldwide.

Candidates are encouraged to register and book early to ensure they get a test slot at their chosen test centre.
Key Dates
Registration & Booking opens
Tues 2nd May 2017
Testing begins
Mon 3rd July 2017
Registration Closes
Tues 19th September 2017 – 5pm
Bursary Deadline
Tues 19th September 2017 – 5pm
Booking/Rescheduling Closes
Mon 2nd October 2017 – midday
Last Testing Date
Tues 3rd October 2017
UCAS Application Deadline
Sun 15th October 2017
Useful Resources
We have created a Candidate Preparation Toolkit to help students prepare for the test. This includes an Official Guide, a Question Tutorial, Practice Tests, a Practice App (for iPhone and Android) and a selection of videos on our YouTube channel.

We have also produced an Adviser Toolkit for schools and colleges. This contains the UKCAT Official Guide, a poster and leaflet plus a presentation and two tutorials to help advise and prepare students who might be sitting the test.
Add us to your address book!
We will send important information out monthly during the UKCAT testing cycle. If you find this useful, please add the email address to your 'Safe senders' list to ensure it does not get filtered as spam.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Extra UCAS points from Leeds Trinity University

Any Year 1 students who are thinking about going to university in Leeds next year may like to consider a special offer to earn extra UCAS points this summer.  Click on the link below to see how some people can earn up to 8 extra UCAS points when applying for their courses...


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Chef Apprentice based in the Cambridge area

Job description- Apprentice Commis Chef


 A great opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join a vibrant, respected fresh food company in Cambridge. You will gain hands-on experience from the best- whilst gaining a Level 2 qualification as a Commis Chef.


CH&Co have a reputation for great food, impeccable service and a passion for making every client’s eating experience a memorable one.


In 2011 they entered the top 1.2% of companies across all industries by being awarded the highest accolade available within investors in People program of ‘IIP Champion status.

They also have a Royal warrant by appointment to her majesty the Queen.


Overall purpose of the job:


You will be expected to prepare and present food to the highest standards as directed by the Head Chef / Sous Chef -  developing knowledge of menu planning and developing skills and techniques through this hands on experience in conjunction with attendance at college.


Additionally, to maintain cleanliness and the required food and health & safety standards of kitchen work, again learning and developing understanding of the rules and guidelines as provided centrally.  Ensuring that you are correctly and neatly attired at all times and in line with Health & Safety requirements.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Maintain a good knowledge of menus
  • Take notes on how food is to be prepared according to Head Chef’s directions and ensure that preparation standards are upheld
  • Monitor stockholding of perishable items delegated, and rotate stock effectively and in line with Company guidelines
  • Assist with stock takes as requested
  • Ensure administration concerning stock transferal or requisition is completed accurately
  • Carry out all cleaning duties allocated in accordance with the unit cleaning schedule- complying with hygiene and health and safety procedures
  • To carry out all reasonable tasks expected by management



Collaboration & Working relationships


  • Communicate effectively with all colleagues
  • Demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Gain knowledge and skills through observation of others at work
  • Assist and help colleagues where required and as instructed by the senior kitchen team
Deal with all colleagues, contractors and customers in contact with in a polite and helpful manner, providing assistance where necessary.

If you would like to pursue this role, or find out more information, please contact:, or call 01429 807265.

Jobs and Apprenticeship Careers Fair in St Neots

From 10am to 2pm on Friday 16 June 2017 at the Priory Centre, St Neot's PE19 2BH

Companies exhibiting are recruiting for a range of jobs and many are also offering apprenticeship schemes, for all ages looking to earn money
while gaining valuable skills and work experience.

Sectors include:
— Care
— Catering
— Construction
— Design
— Education
— Engineering
— Office/admin
— Retail.

Labour manifesto pledges £25bn package for education

The Labour Party released its manifesto this week, including a pledge of a £25bn package for education. 

Please click here to find out more.