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STUDENT MONEY MANUAL

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.

http://themoneycharity.org.uk/media/MoneyCharity_SMM17_AW_Online.pdf

INTERESTED IN PHARMACY ?

I am a Pharmacist from Wythenshawe Hospital and I am organising an open afternoon for students interested in a career in Pharmacy.
It will be held on the 4th of October 2-5pm at the Pharmacy Department and will be a brief overview of the profession, entry requirements & general information.
If any students are interested please could they email myself so I can add them to the list.
Many thanks,
Victoria Whelton
Rotational Pharmacist
University Hospital of South Manchester
Southmoor Road
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 9LT
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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.

 

Apprenticeship – Financial Planning

Brewin Dolphin  are one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, independently-owned and award winning.  They offer personalised wealth management services, bespoked to meet diverse and varied individual needs.  They work for individuals, charities and pension funds.

They are currently recruiting in their Manchester office for Finanacial Planning Administrators to join on a 2 year apprenticeship scheme.

The link to the role can be found below:

 

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.
 
 

Manchester Access Programme

Manchester Access Programme 2017 Cohort Recruitment (Year 12)

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is The University of Manchester’s flagship Widening Participation scheme for local post-16 students. The aim of the Programme is to support entry to The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university, through the completion of a portfolio of work demonstrating specific knowledge and skills.

The MAP application form is available on the MAP website: www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/map

The MAP team will be able to visit local schools and colleges to give a MAP talk between mid-October and the start of December 2016. The application deadline is Monday 19th December 2016. 

Potential MAP students need to be in Year 12 and reside or study in Greater Manchester.

Further information and the application form can be found on our website. Please get in touch with the MAP team if you have any questions. map@manchester.ac.uk

 

Discover Computer Science Day

Later this month the School of Computer Science will be holding another Discover Computer Science Day, designed for Year 12 students who may be interested in studying Computer Science at university.

The Discover Computer Science Day is scheduled for Wednesday 30 November. The draft programme, along with registration details, can be found here:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/aspiring-students/discover-days/computer-science/

Legal Apprenticeships – Kennedys

 
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Kennedys Law are delighted to confirm we will be offering Legal Apprenticeships to start in September 2017. 
 
The purpose of this email is to give you as much information as possible, as I’m sure some of your bright students completing their A levels next summer will be interested by this alternative route into law rather than going to university.  It is a fantastic opportunity to work, learn and earn.
 
Kennedys were named as a Top Apprenticeship provider in the Telegraph in 2015 (and were the only law firm to be listed). We have been offering Legal Apprenticeships since 2012, and have created a video featuring our current and previous legal apprentices’ experiences here: