There will be a series of Parents’ Evenings held by the University of Ulster for parents of students in Years 10-13, to support and guide parents as they help their children make future career decisions. Parents and children are welcome at the events. Coleraine campus: Tuesday 18th March; Magee Campus: Wednesday 26th March; Jordanstown campus: Thursday 20th March. All events run from 7.00-9.00pm. For further information and to register visit www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevening
News from the Careers Department.
The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification, currently have a 1500 Euro scholarship opportunity available to fund the Certificate of Accounting Technicians Programme. Thjis is a two year porgramme which will allow full progression into a full Accountancy qualification, such as CIMA, ACCA, along with final year entry into a number of degree programmes. For further Information visit, www.AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie/Scholarship
The Royal School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University is offering potential Veterinary students a chance to gain an insight into what it is like to enrol in a veterinary degree through a free ‘Mass Open Online Course’ (MOCC). Their MOCC ‘Do you have what it takes to be a Veterinarian’ is running in May and would be of interest to anyone who is interested in taking a degree in Veterinary Medicine. The free online course offers participants a taster of some of the courses offered in the first year of a veterinary degree. Other MOCC courses available through the school include ‘Equine Nutrition’ and ‘Animal Welfare’. All courses can be found on the Coursera website, www.coursera.org/edinburgh
Any Sixth Form student with a career interest in becoming a Doctor, Midwife, Dentist or Nurse and who is free over the February half-term may like to take the opportunity to apply for a place shadowing Medics in Tanzania through an organisation called Gap Medics. For further information visit http://www.gapmedics.co.uk/blog/2013/10/23/february-half-term-special or alternatively call 0191 230 8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Yr14 pupil who is applying for a university place which may require an interview are invited to attend an Interview Skills and Multiple Mini Interview workshop, which have been organised by the Careers Department for the evenings of Tuesday 19th and Tuesday 26th Novemeber. The Workshop will be held from 7pm-9pm on both nights and the cost is £35 for the Interview Technique session and £50 if you sign up for both the Interview Technique and Multiple Mini Interview Workshop. For further Information email Mrs. Kelly.
The University of Ulster (Jordanstown Campus) are hosting an insight night in the Main Assembly Hall atJordanstown on Wednesday 23rd October from 6.30pm – 9pm for any yr14 student considering applying to do a degree at the School of Health Services. Information will be presented on Radiography, Dietetics, Healthcare Science, Cardiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiotherapy, Oncology, and Speech & Language Therapy.
The University of Ulster (Belfast Campus) are hosting an open night on Tuesday 22nd October from 6pm – 9pm for any yr14 student considering applying to do a degree at the Faculty of Art, Design and Built Environment. If you are interested in attending this event you must register your attendance by 18th October at email@example.com
PWC for currently on the look out for talented people to join their Tax and Transaction Services Higher Apprenticeship Programme. This programme is a good alternative to a full university application for any Yr14 pupil who has a career interest in Accounting, Finance or Consulting. The programme is designed to teach successful applicants business skills, while at the same time completeing formal training and gaining professional qualifications. For further information visit www.pwc.com/uk/schools
Barclays are offering a number of Sponsored degree programme places for students who are on course to leave school with 320 UCAS points and enroll in a BA (Hons) Business Management course at Nottingham University’s School of Business. This is a fantastic opportunity for any pupil who has an interest in pursuing a career in Banking and/or Business leadership. All University fees will be paid on your behalf; allowing successful applicants to receive a University Degree without incurring any debt. For further information visit http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/sponsored-degree-and-certificate-programmes-uk-only/barclays-degree-programme-external-candidates/
UCAS are currently experienceing difficulties with the way results are returned for Durham University in Course Search. Not all relevant courses at every institution may be returned and there are inconsistencies in the order that search results are reported (these are not necessarily in alphabetic order). For a number of courses Durham University is listed towards the very end of the listings and for some other courses Durham University is not returned at all by the search. Applicants are therefore advised to check all results pages on Course Search and to check on Durham’s website www.dur.ac.uk/undergraduate/course if their chosen course is not listed on Course Search. Please do this in order to ensure you are fully aware of all the course opportunities Durham has to offer.