Medical Projects are running a free online event for year 11's who are just starting to think about applying to medical school. This is primarily aimed at year 11's who will be starting A-levels (or equivalent) in September 2021. They will have Doctors and current medical students covering the application timeline, work experience, entrance exams and everything pupils need to hit the ground running in September. An event timetable can be found on the Google registration link below.
Event name: Medicine Application Timeline - Getting Ready
Date: 21st August 2021
Ages: Current year 11 (going into year 12 in September)
This is a FREE event and booked on a first come first serve basis.
Google registration link: https://forms.gle/Dud254nM1dozd3uF7
SpringPod's Virtual Work Experience programmes, running from the 2nd to the 13th of August, are now open for applications. These August programmes will really give students the chance to take control of their future this summer, ensuring that they come back more prepared than ever.
See below this Dyson Perrins Academy year 10 pupil - one of 22,000+ students who went through work experience with the organisation in June. ‘Rather than let the pandemic stop him’ he’s completed Virtual Work Experience in both law and politics, learning with speakers from the likes of the BBC, Brabners Law Firm and Public Health England - (you can view the school’s original tweet here!).
There are over 20 programmes which are completely free for students (and always will be). They include everything from politics and journalism, to sustainability and engineering and can be completed at times that suit your students. Most notably, they offer a certificate great for CVs, cover letters and future interviews upon completion.
You can view all of their August programmes, open to applications from students aged 14 - 19 below:
Are your students looking to break away from the ordinary in the next stage of their education journey? Then training at the Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate as a junior soldier might be the perfect place to start.
Did you know?
Junior soldiers get paid around £950 a month after food and accommodation.
At AFC, junior soldiers aged 16 and 17 learn skills from map reading and weapon handling to leadership and using their initiative, whilst earning a salary. After graduating they will start their Army initial trade training, and usually an apprenticeship related to their role.
Students can find out everything they need to know about their options in the Army after they have finished school, including enrolling at AFC Harrogate, at our 16+ Options live webinar taking place 22nd April at 6pm. Places are limited so click below to register today.
“The experience my son had there was fantastic. He didn’t enjoy school but did well [at AFC] and really loved the fact that everything is very hands on. He had some great role models. Taught him some good basics and he continues his army career. I had initial reservations but couldn’t recommend it enough.”
Parent of AFC student
Doctors Live are a group of doctors passionate about inspiring the next generation of students into Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions. They run an online interactive weekly Anatomy club covering live virtual dissection of various human body systems, how they work and what could go wrong. They've been running sessions throughout the pandemic and received great feedback, so they wanted to reach out to more keen students. They make sure the sessions are fun, interactive, and are accessed online from the comfort of the students' home. Each session starts with an organ system and then we delve deeper into various topics including:
1. How the organ system works
2. What could go wrong
3. Live virtual operations – getting an insight on how Surgeons operate
4. Live practicals – demonstrating how organ systems are examined
5. Looking through various scans of real-life cases (all of course anonymized).
These sessions are perfect for any students aged 14+ interested in a career in Healthcare and certificates will be provided for participation.
Their sessions run weekly every Tuesday from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Please note, places are limited and are first come first serve basis. The next session for the Anatomy club starts in May 2021 and runs weekly for 1 month. To learn more about our club and how you can sign up please visit:
STEM for everyone with The Big Bang Competition
Inspire, empower, and boost your students’ confidence and skills by entering the UK’s top STEM competition for young people.
It’s not just for top students and you don’t have to be a STEM expert to take part - projects can be entered into The Big Bang Competition online between March and early May, but you can sign up for top tips and advice today on how to create a project and prepare for judging.
BAE Systems will be hosting Engineering Taster Week 2021 on 12th-16th and 19th-23rd July. Due to the current global situation and following Government guidelines, the Engineering Taster Week 2021 will be held virtually promising to give you the best experience from wherever you are.
The Engineering Taster Week this year will give an insight to the new working environment amidst the pandemic and how the technical work is done. Attendees will be able to
- Work on a real engineering project in a team
- Learn from various leaders across the business about their work and experience
- Gain an insight into the Defence and Aerospace industry and BAE Systems
If you are interested in joining us for Engineering Taster Week 2021, please visit our website. The application window is open and will close once enough requests have been received. The portal is the same as last year so feel free to reuse your question responses from last year. Make sure you select Engineering Taster Week then Air Sector as the business unit:
We appreciate that some of you may have advanced in your career, however we will consider your applications if you still fall into the 16-18yo category, still in school education or started your foundation or a first year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent. We are, unfortunately, unable to consider applicants who have already started an apprenticeship.
We will review your individual circumstances on a case by case basis and are determined to provide an opportunity to those who could not join the Engineering Taster Week last year due to the event cancellation in the current climate.
We are looking forward to having you on board this year! If you required any assistance please contact the Taster Week Team.