FREE JOURNALISM MASTERCLASS

FREE JOURNALISM MASTERCLASS For sixth form students

What?

A free mobile journalism masterclass where you’ll learn how to film and edit news stories on your mobile phone – an essential skill for all journalists.

Where and when?

Manchester: Tuesday April 9 (1pm-4:30pm)

London: Wednesday April 10 (1pm-4:30pm)

How do I sign up?

Visit www.schoolofjournalism.co.uk or email Lucy Dyer on ldyer@newsassociates.co.uk

(Please note: To make the most out of this masterclass you need to have a smart phone or tablet with iMovie or KineMaster downloaded.)

University & Apprenticeship Fair – London Emirates Stadium – March 1st

London Spring 2019

I am emailing to invite you and your students to the next UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair, which takes place on Friday 1st March at Arsenal’s spectacular

Emirates Stadium. Please see attached full details and an event timetable.

Our Spring London event will now showcase even more universities, apprenticeship providers, and colleges within three large exhibition halls. The event also features apprenticeship and university seminars as well as Creative, STEM and sport interactive hubs. This will provide your students with a complete range of options for their post-18 education and career choices. Admission is completely free for students, teachers, and staff.

This exciting and inspirational higher education fair is particularly targeted at Year 12s, who are beginning to make choices about their futures, and any Year 13s who are still considering their options.

This fair will feature:

– An array of exhibiting universities Russell Groupred brick and modern institutions.
– University seminars focussed on UCAS personal statements, Oxbridge applications and student finance. These seminars take place within a spacious theatre-style room.

–  An Apprenticeship Hall that features many of the UK’s top apprenticeship providers.

– Apprenticeship Seminars, including a talk about Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

– Creative, Sport and STEM hubs with interactive displays from many of the UK’s specialist universities and providers within these fields.

– A new large teachers’ and coordinators’ relaxation area, which includes TV and WiFi. School staff will all be provided with free teas/coffee and a complimentary lunch voucher.

As well as this, all students will be provided with a free university and apprenticeship application guide, a wall calendar that includes open days and important HE dates, and other free promotional student items.

For further information or if you would like to provisionally book places for a group of students, simply email or call using the details below with an approximate number, and a reservation will be made for you. You will then receive a booking form which you will need to complete and return. This provisional booking can be amended and must be confirmed later.

Experience Engineering residential – University of Southampton

We are delighted to announce that applications for the upcoming Experience Engineering residential at the University of Southampton is now open for applications. Please find further details below for you to forward onto any students you think may be interested in this opportunity.

Experience Engineering –  14th – 16th April 2019

Experience Engineering is an exciting residential course designed for Year 12 students interested in studying engineering at university. This engineering course will introduce students to the areas of Ship Science and Mechanical Engineering. Over the course of three days, participants will design, build and test a Greenpower car and a fastcraft for water as part of a team. Talks, workshops and seminars from staff and students in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences provide insight into the wealth of careers and opportunities that an engineering degree can provide.

Participants live in university halls of residence for the duration of the course, and are mentored by current undergraduate and postgraduate students, giving them a unique opportunity to find out what life is like at university. The course is a great opportunity to get a taste for engineering ahead of university applications. This course is free to attend. To be eligible participants must be under the age of 18 at the time of the summer school, meet the following academic criteria:

  • Have achieved at least five 9-7 grades at GCSE
  • Are taking relevant subjects in relation to engineering (e.g. Maths, Physics and other Science subjects)

and meet at least two of the following Widening Participation criteria:

  • In the first generation of your immediate family to apply to Higher Education
  • Current home postcode shows that you live in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education. (Postcodes within the lowest 2 POLAR4 young participation quintile). OfS Postcode Checker.
  • Attended a school/college whose performance places it into the lowest two quintiles for average QCA points per A level student (or equivalent) (in England, Wales or Northern Ireland) as identified by the Department for Education dataset. Eligible schools for applications.
  • In receipt of a 16-19 bursary or similar grant OR received Free School Meals at any point during your school education
  • Living or grew up in Local Authority care
  • Are a Young Carer

Here’s what past participants thought of their experience:

“This residential was a great taster of lots of engineering disciplines – it helped me decide my future plans!” [Student – 2015 Course]

“This course has provided me with tools to progress in my application to Uni.” [Student – 2017 course]

 

Applications are now OPEN for this course, and can be submitted here.

For further information please visit our website, or please do let Claire Bolton on c.e.bolton@soton.ac.uk know if you have any questions regarding the course

UKCAT is changing to UCAT

The UKCAT has been re-launched this week under the new name of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) to recognise that our test is now widely used in the admissions and selection process by a growing number of international universities.

The UCAT continues to be the largest medical admissions test in the UK, currently used by 30 UK universities for admission to their Medicine and Dentistry Degrees.

Please forward this email to those students applying through UCAS this October who need to be aware of this mandatory part of the university application process.

Visit the UCAT Website

January Open Events: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Undergraduate Courses

The South Thames Colleges Group comprising Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, are looking ahead to our next series of Open Evenings. These are taking place on:

South Thames College

Carshalton College and Merton College

Kingston College

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Please do advise any interested pupils to apply early as many of our courses are over-subscribed. They can apply online at home or at an Open Event.

The events will include:

  • Principal’s Talks
  • The chance to talk to tutors and students
  • Tour of the College
  • ‘Have a go’ activities

Students wishing to attend can register at:

Carshalton College/Events

Kingston College/Events

Merton College/Events

South Thames College/Events

 

FREE Year 12 Summer Schools | University of Surrey | Applications Open!

The applications for the University of Surrey’s 2019 Residential Summer Schools are now open!

Please find a copy of our brochure and flyer detailing our summer schools; this year we are running programmes in 22 exciting subject areas! If you have committed and talented students who you think would benefit from spending a week at university focussing on learning subject specific courses at higher education level please send them the details of our programme. Students will have the opportunity to work with undergraduates, academic staff, and students from other schools.  The programmes will include lectures, seminars, practical activities, and a variety of fun social events in the evenings.

More information on each available subject can also be found in our brochure and on our website, www.surrey.ac.uk/summer

Who is Eligible?

 The Summer Schools are free to eligible 16 and 17 year old Year 12 students from state schools and colleges who permanently reside in England. Priority will be given to students from currently underrepresented groups in Higher Education who meet one or more of the below criteria:

  • From families where parents are in non-professional households (NS-SEC groups 4-8)
  • From low income family (eligible for free school meals in last six years)
  • Students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods (LPNs, defined as POLAR quintiles 1 and 2 in HEFCE’s POLAR4* classification)
  • From families which have no parental history of participation in Higher Education
  • From Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups
  • Care leavers
  • Refugees
  • Classified as having a disability
  • Young carers
  • Students estranged from their families
  • Students who have a parent/carer that has served in the armed forces or reserves
  • White males from economically disadvantaged backgrounds (eligible for FSM, from NS-SEC groups 4-8 or live in an LPN)

* You can check if a student lives in an LPN (POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2) by using the online Postcode look up tool  https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search/

The Residential Summer Schools are free to eligible students.

The University of Surrey will also pay for travel to and from the summer school, accommodation on the university campus, and meals and refreshments during the week.

 How to Apply

Go to www.surrey.ac.uk/summer and fill in the online application form.

Please note, places are limited and the deadline for applications is 22nd March 2019.

If you would like more information on any of our summer schools, or if your students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Widening Participation and Outreach Department on summerschools@surrey.ac.uk.

The South Thames Colleges Group comprising Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, are looking ahead to our next series of Open Evenings. These are taking place on:

South Thames College

Carshalton College and Merton College

Kingston College

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 4.30pm-7pm

Students can apply online at home or at an Open Event.

The events will include:

  • Principal’s Talks
  • The chance to talk to tutors and students
  • Tour of the College
  • ‘Have a go’ activities

Students wishing to attend can register at:

Carshalton College/Events

Kingston College/Events

Merton College/Events

South Thames College/Events

Prospectuses

Our 2019-20 Undergraduate Prospectus is now available. Please email marketing@stcg.ac.uk  if you wish to receive copies stating the quantity needed. If you require additional copies of any of our Full Time/Apprenticeship Prospectuses do let us know.