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Manchester University Open Days

Open Days: Sat 30 September and Sat 14 October  

You can register here.  Such visits are a great opportunity for students to explore different institutions as well as having the chance to find out more about their chosen courses.

Our work aims to support and add value to yours in providing information, advice and guidance in schools and colleges across the UK.  I would like to remind you of the opportunity for your students to join The University of Manchester Aspiring Students’ Society (UMASS). UMASS is a fantastic initiative which provides students in Year 12 and 13 with a unique insight into university life.  Students joining UMASS enjoy a range of privileges including online support via our website, podcasts, blogs and a monthly e-newsletter.  In addition, students living within traveling distance of Manchester have the opportunity to attend workshops on our campus covering topics such as writing personal statements, preparing for university interviews, taster lectures, revision sessions and one-to-one guidance sessions. Students can sign up online here.

APPLYING TO OXBRIDGE

Make your Oxbridge application super savvy
If you’ve got excellent grades, passion for your subject and a love of learning, Oxford or Cambridge could be the perfect place to study for your degree – and nothing should stop you from applying by Sunday 15th October.
Check out our guide to boosting your chances by making a savvy application. We start by busting some Oxbridge myths.
Some myths you might have heard about Oxbridge and why they’re wrong:
  1. “It’s not for me, I won’t fit in” – 63% of Cambridge undergrads starting a course in 2016 came from a state school, and 58% for Oxford.
  2. “I won’t get in, there’s no point in applying” – Over a quarter of UK undergraduate applicants were offered a place at Cambridge for 2016-17, and 20% of Oxford applicants.
  3. “I’m no good at interviews” – You should certainly practice interviewingat school and home and make sure you’re prepared, but interviewers know how to see through the nerves to recognise potential and passion.
  4. “Interviewers like to throw rugby balls at candidates” – No they don’t.
If you’re not convinced, you can take a look in detail at Oxford’s andCambridge’s admissions stats to see figures for gender, ethnicity, region, disability and more.
Be savvy to boost your chances of getting in:
You can improve your chances of getting a place by being savvy – here’s how to do it.
You will need: The admissions stats for Cambridge and Oxford.
  • Choosing a university: You can apply to either Oxford or Cambridge, but not both. Cambridge has a better overall success rate for applicants.
  • Choosing a college: Cambridge and Oxford are made up of different colleges, and you can apply to one or submit an open application to any. Look at application numbers and success rates for each college to boost your chance of getting an offer.
  • Choosing a course: If you’re still deciding which subject to study, you can see the number of applicants who apply for individual courses to see how competitive each subject is.

Always do your own research before applying, and think carefully about your personal priorities. Never choose a subject you’re not that interested in just because you think you might get a place.

Making your application:

  1. Apply through UCAS: Include your college on your UCAS application as normal. Make sure you apply by the Oxbridge deadline of 15th October.
  2. Extra tests or applications: You might need to do an extra test or fill in a separate application form depending on your subject – check your department’s website to find out. Cambridge will email you a link to a questionnaire after you apply through UCAS.
  3. Interviews: Your college will write to let you know whether or not they’d like to interview you. Interviews usually take place in the first few weeks of December.
  4. Pooling: If you’re not accepted by the college where you interviewed, you may be “pooled”. That means other colleges get the chance to look at your application and invite you to another interview after Christmas.

LEEDS UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE

University Open Day including Medicine on Saturday 17th June 10am – 3.30pm
 
Personal Statement Workshop
Date      Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time      5:30- 7:30pm
Venue    Business School. Maurice Keyworth SR G.31
 
Are you applying to medical school in October? Starting to put the finishing touches on your personal statement or have no idea where to begin? WAMS is running a personal statement workshop to take you through the do’s and don’ts of writing your personal statement.  (This worskhop is aimed at students applying in October 2017)
 
Application closes at 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2017. You will be informed by email if you have been allocated a place
 
GP Placement Scheme
Due to the high application rate, application will close on Friday 16th at 5pm. No late applications will be considered.

Free Journalism Workshop – Journalism Degree

The School of Journalism is having a practical open evening for their BA (Hons) Journalism degree in Manchester on Thursday, June 15 from 7pm-9pm

The opening evening will be hosted by our award-winning editors and training team, giving students a glimpse into the industry and the sort of training they’d receive at The School of Journalism.

Both parents and students are invited to the two-hour session including a talk from our managing editor and a Q&A with our heads of journalism and training team.

Students will also get the chance to participate in a range of practical broadcast and news writing exercises to see if journalism, and our hands-on training, is for them – followed by feedback and careers advice.

If students would like to attend or have any questions, they can  call 0208 545 1662.

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TASTER DAY

Lancaster University
Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day
 
Friday 30th June 2017
 
On Friday 30th June 2017 Lancaster University will be holding its 13th annual Year 12 Science and Technology Taster Day. Over the years we have had over 2000 students from 40 schools and colleges attend this event. The day will give students a taste of university life and provide them with an opportunity to discover whether they would enjoy and benefit from studying science and technology subjects at a top ten university.
 
Departments are well underway with their planning and are looking forward to welcoming students and teachers to campus for an exciting and informative day of subject taster sessions and a sampling of university life.  
 
As places are limited, now is your chance to reserve places for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Last year, sessions were offered in Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Communications (ICT), Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Psychology, and Student life/Finance. Choices will be requested from schools and colleges after the Easter break but in the meantime, estimated student numbers can be reserved.
 
Students will be given the opportunity to select two different disciplines, one for the morning session, the other for the afternoon. The likely format will be:
 
9:45-10:00 Registration/Introduction
10:00- 11:00 Campus Tour and Welcome (including accommodation if time permits)
11:00-12:30 Session 1
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Session 2
 
The day is aimed specifically at those students studying relevant A-levels (or equivalent), and who are likely to be considering studying science and technology subjects at university in future. During this one day event the students will attend a series of short lectures or practical workshops and have the opportunity to talk informally to staff and current students from the various departments. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for the students and staff who attend.
 
 

Sheffield University Taster Day

Free, one-day conference for Year 12 students on Wednesday 28 June 2017. 

I would like to invite your students to our University Options Day in Science, Maths and Engineering at the University of Sheffield on 28th June.

Students are invited to apply individually to the conference and can book their place online at: www.stemexplore.co.uk/events. They can attend individually or with their parents/guardians.

 

Molecular and Cell Biology – University of Leicester

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Open Day 2016
Calling all year 12 students interested in Nature and Science!
We would like to invite your students to the first Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Open Day, an afternoon of scientific adventure and discovery for everyone.
The Department hosts over 40 teams of scientists working on a very diverse range of topics. Your students will be able to talk to researchers, explore the state-of-the-art facilities, have fun with the activities, learn about the newest developments and see how scientists work.
Come and join the Department on Wednesday 12th of October 2016, 12:00-15:00 in the Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester.

Discover Days at Manchester University

Manchester Uni

The University of Manchester Discover Days give you real, in-depth insight into the unique features and opportunities of degree courses that you might study at Manchester. You’ll gain first-hand experience of university study, learn more about Manchester student life, and be able to make informed decisions about your university choices before the UCAS application process starts.

This summer we will be hosting a great programme of Discover Days in the following subjects:

· Discover Fashion Business – Wednesday, 22 June

· Sociology – Monday, 27 June

· English Literature and Creative Writing – Tuesday, 28 June

· History – Wednesday, 29 June

· Chemistry – Thursday, 30 June

· Psychology – Friday, 1 July

· Life Sciences – Tuesday, 5 July

· Computer Science – Wednesday, 6 July

· Law – Thursday, 7 July

· Midwifery – Thursday, 7 July

· Nursing – Tuesday, 12 July

· Engineering – Wednesday, 13 July

· Philosophy – date to be confirmed

Further dates will be announced.

Online booking for this summer’s Discover Days is now open. Check the following website for more details and to sign-up: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/aspiring-students/discover-days/

Trinity College Summer Residentials – CAMBRIDGE

 

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