New Medical School Announced
Following an announcement by the Secretary of State for Health, after a highly competitive process to allocate 1,500 additional places to train doctors in England, Edge Hill will establish a Medical School at the University. From 2019 we will offer an Access to Medicine course and we willl offer a degree in Medicine from 2020. The new Medical School is one of only three new free-standing medical schools in the country and the only one in the North West. To find out more information, follow this link.
In addition to this the University has recently secured a top 20 place out of 116 Universities in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2018. Our accommodation was rated as the 4th best in the country and our campus as a whole was ranked as the 7th safest. Our academic experience (including staff, lecturers and course structure) was rated in the top 20. If you would like to take a look in more detail, you can read the article here.
Open Days are being held on the following dates:
Saturday 16th June 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018
Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.
We are writing this blog for those interested in taking medical-based studies in the future. Our aim is to inform you on:
· upcoming events and talks (for Y10/11/12/13) based on medicine, sciences, and universities
· recent medical breakthroughs and advances
· Specific and current medical topics e.g. dementia, cancer etc.
· controversial medical topics/debates
· the ethics of scientific studies
· Tips for applications and interviews to universities for medicine
We hope that you enjoy reading about and expanding your knowledge of medicine by reading our blog. If you have requests or recommendations please feel free to comment or contact us.
The Future Teaching Scholars programme is an exciting new initiative from the Department for Education to get more maths and physics students into teaching.
Successful applicants will be awarded a significant scholarship programme that includes a £15,000 grant whilst they study at university, a place on an initial teacher training course paid as an unqualified teacher, support in finding their first teaching job, as well as extensive personal and professional development support for six years through a network of outstanding Teaching Schools.
This prestigious programme only has a limited number of spaces – applications for the current round are open until 21st January 2018. To find out more and apply, visit www.futureteachingscholars.com.
Incorporating Aviation Careers Zone. The first step towards a career in aviation and aerospace.
Saturday 4 November 10am-4.30pm
Sofitel Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport
Are you ready for a career as bright and unique as you are?
Join Network Rail as an engineering apprentice and help to shape the future of Britain’s railway! We are looking for talented apprentices to join us in March 2018 on our advanced apprenticeship scheme. When you’re transforming Britain’s vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you’ll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.
The first 20 weeks spent living and learning at our world class training facility in Coventry with 150 other apprentices and then it’s out gaining hands on experience at a depot local to you.
To Apply –
We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. There’s lots of information on our website to help explain what you’ll be doing on the scheme and what to expect. We recommend you take some time to read through the sections to make sure this is the right opportunity for you before applying.
You must be 18 on or before the 16th of March 2018 to apply and have 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at Grade A*-C in English, Maths, Science or Engineering and 1 other subject.
Visit our website for full details and to make an application.
If you have any questions please post them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/networkrailadvancedapprenticeship
We look forward to hearing from you,
The difference is you!
Network Rail Recruitment Team
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.
The student money manual is a great guide for those going off to Uni; helping you to plan your finances, giving you ideas etc.
Please find below a link to the online version which is well worth printing off.