Careers Links for this week.

Posted on: 21st September 2018

If you need more information on any of the following please come and talk to us in the Careers Office.

University Of Warwick - Pre University Tasters

We have launched a new Philosophy Pre University Taster taking place on Thursday 25 – Friday 26 October 2018.

In addition to paid places, we have bursaries for free places available to students from a widening participation background.

The two-day programme is aimed at 16-18 year olds wishing to sample University study, learn about the study of Philosophy at degree level and is held in King’s Cross, London.

There are no specific entry criteria, students interested may be studying subjects such as RE, History, English, Classics, Politics and Philosophy but it is open to anyone with a passion for learning.

There are discounts available for paid places.

Details on the course are below which could be forwarded to students.

We are more than happy to discuss the programme in detail with any teachers or students who wish to know more and would be grateful if you could share these opportunities with your students.

Thank you very much for your support on this and I hope some of your students will join us for the programmes.

Please note we also have Pre-University Tasters in Economics, History and History of Art available. Please do share with your colleagues from other disciplines if of interest.

Events from Target Careers and Futurewise,   There is a fee and some are quite a distance.

Free Guides for Law Careers  




Edinburgh University Open Days 2018 and new degree programmes

The next Open Day will take place on Saturday 6 October and booking is available on the website here:

BSc (Hons) Acoustics and Music Technology and BMus (Hons) Music

Do your students want to study Music at University, or have a strong background in Physics and Mathematics with a passion for Music? We now offer two innovative degree programmes with unparalleled opportunities to engage creatively with music and sound, and to explore musical cultures and technologies within the context of the sciences and humanities. Please see the attached PDF for details of our new programmes.

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Science programmes

There is a global shortage of skilled leaders in sustainable farming so the University of Edinburgh has launched a portfolio of BSc (Hons) Agricultural Science programmes to educate the next generation to help deliver the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students develop skills in science, business, technology and geography to optimise food production systems to within economic and environmental targets. Knowledge gained in this field will be essential for the world-leaders of tomorrow. Why study Agricultural Science?  Find out in this short video:


career in medecine

The Perse Community Lecture (for students interested in Law)

in partnership with The Cambridge Building Society.

Lord David Neuberger, former President of the UK Supreme Court, will be delivering a lecture on the topic “Lawyers, Judges and the Rule of Law”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 3 October at 19.30 and will take place in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre at The Perse Upper School.

 As ever, the community lectures are free to attend and open to everyone in the community, whether they have a connection to the School or not. Due to capacity restrictions, entry will be by ticket only. More information, including a reservation link, can be found at

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

are running an evening event in London on the 10th of October as part of their effort to encourage girls to join the profession. This would be of interest to the girls in years 12 and 13 who are taking higher maths, and those in Year 11 who are thinking of it. The agenda looks very informative. The person in charge of this event, who can give you more information, is

Interested in STEM careers?

Are you interested in studying in the US? 

 USA College Day, the largest US university fair in Europe!

This free event provides students, parents and advisers with the unique opportunity to meet representatives from over 150 American universities and educational service providers in London. 

  • Time: Friday, 28th September 2018 - 4:30-7:30pm & Saturday, 29th September - 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Venue: ILEC Conference Centre, London (map)
  • Tickets: FREE to those who register. Available for specific entry times only, and must be booked in advance. Click here for group/school bookings.
  • View confirmed exhibitors using the USA College Day University Search

You can register here.

As part of the US Department of State’s EducationUSA network, the US-UK Fulbright Commission offers students from the UK accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at universities in the USA.

Many students who study in the US are able to partly fund their studies through scholarships and financial aid schemes.

Their website has all the information you need to apply to universities in the USA, plus they also regularly attend large university fairs across the country, details of which can be found on the events calendar at Please read on to find out more about two upcoming opportunities, and forward this email on to anybody who may be interested.