Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Admissions Events at University of Cambridge

Admissions Events at Fitzwilliam College
Please go to the following website to find details about the following events at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge: http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergrads/opendays/opendays.jsp
1. Open Days for prospective applicants,
2. Progress in Geography Conference for geography students and their teachers.

Please note:
If students cannot attend Open Days they are welcome to visit on other dates and should contact opendays@fitz.cam.ac.uk to arrange a visit.

The University Open Days in 2009 are to be held on 2 and 3 July.
Further information and an on-line registration form will be available in April 2009 at:

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Open Evening at Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge Airport on Thursday 23rd April or Thursday 30th April 2009

Marshall Aerospace is now introducing a new higher education pathway available to students in our area. Aero Academy, a division of Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge Ltd., has entered into a new partnership with Kingston University in order to provide a new Foundation Degree course from October 2009.
Aero Academy, available locally at Cambridge Airport, is both practical and academic in content, which leads to a Foundation Degree and the potential of a successful career in the MRO (aircraft maintenance and repair) or related industries. It can also enable students to achieve an honours degree through an additional top-up year of full time study through flexible part time study over a longer period. The design of the programme draws on the Marshall tradition of high quality apprentice training and then Kingston University's expertise in developing vocationally relevant higher education.

Successful graduates of the course will be well placed to join the aerospace workforce and find a role within the industry where there is a shortage of skilled fitters, technicians and engineers. Graduates from our programme will have a wide range of career opportunities and be able to specialize, in their final year, in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical or design. We will also provide coaching and support in regard to job applications with aircraft maintenance organisations such as Marshall Aerospace and Inflite Engineering as well as Aircraft operators. Others may decide to use the transferable skills offered by Foundation Degree to progress to further professional qualifications.

The course covers a range of subjects required for a job in the industry, such as theory of flight, fault finding and repair techniques in both mechanical and electrical work, plus developing essential handskills from working metal and operating machinery. During the course, supervised work experience will be provided in conjunction with project assignments.

Marshall Aerospace is currently seeking candidates for the two year programme with a predicted 140 points, ideally including A-level mathematics plus a science subject. For those candidates who do not meet their predicted grades in these subjects a one-year introductory programme leading onto the two year course is available. Applicants will require a minimum of 80 points. Both the two and three year programme will be delivered entirely at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge, with learning and hands-on experience taking place in classroom and workshop environments. pathways are available for those students wishing to progress on to an honours degree.

Students interested in finding out more about these opportunities are invited to attend an Open Evening at Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge airport on Thursday 23rd April or Thursday 30th April 2009. Please register your interest in attending one of these events by emailing or writing to the address below. Students with a particular interest in applying for a place this year (starting October 2009) are asked to send a CV by post or email as soon as possible to:

Pam Lord
Marshall Aerospace Aero Academy
The Quorum
Barnwell Road
CB5 8RE pam.lord@marshallaerospace.com

Open Day at Cambridge University Department of Engineering Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July 2009

The University of Cambridge Department of Engineering opens it's doors for two afternoons again this year. Both days will be the same in content, with exhibits and demonstrations, sample lectures, talks on undergraduate options, and guided tours of some of the Department's research laboratories, workshops and other facilities. Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions and to provide information and advice.

The main activities run from 2pm - 5pm. However, there will be a lecture about Engineering Admissions at Cambridge commencing at 1:15pm each afternoon for those that have been unable to attend a college Open Day. All are welcome to attend. There are no restrictions on numbers, parties are welcome and there is no need to book. Please note that these two days are the only days on which it is possible to look around the Department. Programmes will be issued upon arrival, but a preview (which will be updated as July approaches) is available on our Open Days website: click here
If you cannot make it in July or you want to get an even better feel for what to expect if you can, then visit their Virtual Open Day: Click here To find out more about the Department's courses see the 'Undergraduate Courses and Admissions' section of their website: www.eng.cam.ac.uk/admissions/index.html

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Student Jobs, Internships and Graduate Jobs

Our college has recently been contacted by "Employment4students", an organisation that has set up a website specifically to help students with the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs, internships and graduate jobs and the best deals for students. They claim to advertise a range of jobs opportunities and work, from summer jobs to Christmas jobs, and you can go directly to their website by clicking here.