Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Youtube's UCAS Online facility...

For all students who are looking for help with their applications to University, the UCAS website is a fantastic source of information.  However, are you also aware of...

  1. UCAS TV this is a collection of instructional films you can watch to help answer niggling questions that are preventing you from progressing your application - be sure to click on the "Students" tag above the viewing panel to search through relevant films once you are on this site.
  2. Youtube's UCAS Online facility enables you to watch more short films to help you through the process, and even includes some films from individual universities with direct advice from individual departments.
Good luck, Careers Department

Monday, 29 November 2010

Online Basics - free, easy to use courses to help you get started with computers and the Internet

Online Basics (click here)

Online basics is a free, easy to use course that will help you get started using computers and the internet. Online basics includes five short modules. They show you how to use a mouse and keyboard, how to email, and how to search for information and stay safe online.

Free Course for Introduction to tax and National Insurance

Tax Matters (click here)

Tax Matters offers an accessible introduction to tax and National Insurance. The resources are designed especially for young people aged 11-19.

Monday, 22 November 2010

2011 University intake likely to be more competitive than ever - do you have a back-up plan?

For those students considering applying to university entry in 2011, please take a look at the BBC article on the attached link (click here).

NOW, more than ever before, you should be thinking about back-up plans for your time after Long Road Sixth Form.  The number of students failing to get a place at university in 2010 increased from a quarter to nearly a third, and many of those will be applying for 2011 entry.  Not only does this increase the competition facing applicants, but this competition is likely to be boosted to even tighter margins next year as more students try to gain a place ahead of Government plans to allow the rise of student fees in 2012.

In short, those who are most likely to succeed in the future are those students who either gain a place at university, or who have thought through and arranged good, solid back-up plans.

If you need help considering alternatives, you can come and arrange an interview with a Connexions Personal Adviser in the Careers Department.

Remember, "Nobody plans to fail, but many fail to plan."

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

BT Apprenticeship Applications open today!

News Flash

BT are looking for new apprentices!  New Customer Engineering and Delivery Apprenticeships application window opens today.

All interested students who meet the minimum entry criteria should log onto to apply for the new Customer Engineering and Delivery apprenticeships.

On BT4ME you will be able to find out full details about this year's apprenticeships and how to apply.

To visit BT4ME: click here

To be considered for their new Customer Engineering and Delivery apprenticeships applicants will need to have at least 5 A*- C GCSEs including English Language and Maths as well as a full UK Manual Drivers Licence, permanent right to work in the UK and be able to pass a colour recognition test.

BT are recruiting with start dates from January 2011 so applications will need to be completed as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Good Luck.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Chemistry News Flash - ChemCareers 2010 - The Online Careers Fair

Chemistry Careers Fair: 15 -19 November 2010
Hosted by MyRSC, the professional network for the chemical sciences, ChemCareers is a careers fair with a difference.

An online event, featuring employees from over 30 top firms, ChemCareers will allow you to:

• Discover the huge range of career opportunities available
• Learn how to market yourself to employers
• Seek expert advice on career planning and making your next move
• Investigate further study options
• Network globally with both employers and other chemical scientists

Register now at and sign up to the ‘ChemCareers’ group to be kept up-to-date with the programme of events.

Some of the top employers involved in this event include: BASF, Pfizer, Revolymer, Novartis and more!

Brought to you by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this free event will offer a fantastic insight into the career opportunities available to chemistry graduates.

Microsoft Partner IT Apprenticeships

Microsoft Partner IT Apprenticeships available now

Also new to the Careersbox library this month are some new case study films from Microsoft's Partner Apprenticeship providers, QA.

QA are currently recruiting for IT apprenticeships in a number of locations nationally including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Stockport, Slough and Reading and again all applicants will need 5 A*-C GCSE's including Maths and English.

For full details click here

BT Apprenticeships

BT to open apprenticeships soon

BT's award winning apprenticeship scheme is about to open for another year. All applicants will need to have a minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE's including Maths and English Language.

The new telecoms apprenticeships will be for Customer Service Engineers who, once qualified, will have a guaranteed job with BT and work at the forefront of technology and new innovation.

Anyone who is interested needs to register their interest at

Apprenticeship vacancies at Augusta Westland

Career opportunities with AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland are a global organisation recruiting graduates and apprenticeships for business, engineering and technical roles.

We've just added a collection of great new films to the Careersbox's National Career Film Library focussing on apprenticeship and graduate opportunities offered by AgustaWestland.

Find out more here: agustawestland/

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New Gap Year Opportunities


For all of you thinking about taking a gap year, try clicking on to the following link. It will take you to the webpage of a new company with opportunities all around the world, and there's no time like the present for starting to secure that opportunity. Best of luck.

Monday, 18 October 2010

M&S Reveal their Findings from Work and Money Survey

Up to 87% of 8-18s see benefit of part-time work

The UK's 8-18 year-olds are very keen to secure part-time work before they are 18 and believe that it will help them get ahead in life by giving them valuable work and money management experience, according to the M&S Money Under-18s' Work and Money Survey 2010.

Survey highlights include:

72% (tweens) and 87% (teens) would like to have a part-time job by the age of 18
40% believe that working before they leave education will help them to get a job when they are older
One in four 8-13s and one in three 14-18s do chores to earn regular pocket money from their parents

Desire to Work

The survey reveals that 80% of all 8-18s are keen to have a part-time job before they are 18. Teenagers aged 14-18 are most likely to have a part-time job; 25% of 16-17 year olds have one and 30% of 18 year olds do. However 55% of 16-18 year olds, a far higher proportion of the age group, have tried to get a part time job in the past six months, reflecting the toughness of the current job market.

Benefits of Working

The importance of financial independence is seen as a key benefit, with 62% of Tweens and 65% of Teens aspiring to the great feeling of earning their own money.

Many Tweens and Teens also see what they do now as relevant to their future CVs and a great way to help them develop and mature. 37% of Tweens and 42% of Teens believe that working now will help them get a job when they are older, teach them to be more responsible and grow up (35% of Tweens and 44% of Teens) and help them to learn about managing money (28% of Tweens and 39% of Teens).

Top Ways to Earn Money

While 42% of 8-13s and 44% of 14-18s are given some money by their parents without having to earn it, many do work for money, with the top three routes for Tweens being ; an allowance from parents dependent on chores (39%), odd jobs around the house such as washing the car (13%) and doing chores for grandparents (3%).

The top routes for 14-18s to earn money are: An allowance dependent on chores (29%), working in a shop/restaurant (12%), odd jobs around the house (9%), paper round (7%) and babysitting (6%).

Concerns About School Work

Teenagers (14-18 year olds) are a little more concerned about the impact on their school work, with just over one in five (22%) thinking they should concentrate on their studies rather than pursue a part time job compared to 15% of Tweens. In addition, 7% of Teens think they shouldn't have to work at all, compared to 5% of Tweens.

Amanda Newman, M&S Money Head of Marketing, commented on the findings:

"We are impressed to see that 80% of today's Tweens and teens are keen to earn their own money and get a part-time job before they turn 18 years old. While focus on academic success is important, a part-time job can teach young people important life skills such as how to conduct themselves in a professional environment, a sense of responsibility and how to manage their own money.

"M&S Money is committed to helping young people tackle their finances in an informed proactive way through schemes such as DebtCred*, which educates young people about the sensible use of credit, personal financial management and the hazards of overindebtedness. We are therefore incredibly pleased that this generation appears to be learning from the mistakes of other generations and looking to take proactive steps to improve their finances."

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New Minimum Wage Rates

The National minimum wage rate changed on the 1st October to the following:

workers aged 21 and over will increase to £5.93 per hour
workers aged 18 to 20 will increase to $4.92 per hour
workers aged 16 to 17 will increase to £3.64 per hour

For the first time, there will also be an apprenticeship minimum wage of £2.50 per hour, in addition to the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and improve qualifications. The new rate will apply to apprentices who are under 19 years of age or those who are aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Some interesting LAW facts from UEA - it's not necessarily quite what you would expect!

Available careers to Law graduates from UEA...
Jounalist, Accountant, Investment Banker, Diplomat, Chief Executive, Lecturer, Police Officer, Politician, Consultant... and even some lawyers!!

Subjects available as part of Law degrees at UEA...
Media, Crime, Sport, Competition

Percentage of Law graduates in employment or further study...

Average starting salary for Law graduates in the legal sector...

Research by Law lecturers at UEA...
Discussed in courts, published in leading journals, quoted in the national media, advising the government, award winning

LAW - it's not always quite what you would expect

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

UCAS entry points for London Metropolitan University for September 2011

We are pleased, as part of our fair and open admissions policy, to let you have a summary of the UCAS entry points for London Metropolitan University for September 2011.

We are taking part in a wide range of UCAS fairs around the UK in the coming months and look forward to meeting year 12/13 students at these events.

London Met's UCAS code is L68

Here are our general entry requirements by subject area;

Languages including English, Journalism, and Literature 240 points from A2 Humanities 240 points from A2 Performing Arts 260 points from A2 Education Studies 260 points from A2 Art and Design including Film, Graphics and Media 280 points from A2 plus excellent portfolio Architecture 300 points from A2 plus excellent portfolio Psychology 300 points from A2 Biomedical Sciences 320 points from A2 Sports Therapy 280 points from A2 Other Science subjects 240 points from A2 Business, Economics and Finance 240 points from A2 Marketing, Fashion Marketing and Media Management 240 points from A2 Anthropology 300 points from A2 Social Work 280 points from A2 Criminology, Sociology and Health 280 points from A2 LLB 320 points from A2 International Relations 240 points from A2 Computing and Electronics 220 points from A2 including maths or computing or similar

We would also like to draw your attention to our October open events which are on Saturday 16th October at our City campus, and Saturday 23rd October at our North campus. Please visit to find out more.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Accountancy Opportunities at Earnst & Young

The head start pupils need
Whatever pupils are studying at school, Ernst & Young has a programme that will help them to make the right career decision and get them ahead faster. There are three programmes they can apply for now:

EY Degree
If they know that accountancy is for them, they should consider the EY Degree at Lancaster University. It is a four year course leading to a BSc (Hons) in Accounting, Auditing and Finance that includes 18 months of paid work experience and the opportunity to start a professional accountancy qualification faster.
EY Scholarship
If they are going to university and they want to get some real work experience they can start the ball rolling on an EY Scholarship. £1,000 for each of their university years, three work placements in their summer holidays - and for many, a graduate job offer will follow.
EY Insight Day
Spend a day with us and find out what life and work is really like at a global professional services firm.

Find out more and apply at

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Camp America - Information Evenings

Information Evenings

Camp America is hitting the road and coming to a town near you!

It’s a chance for students to get all the information they need about our programme, see our video diaries from summer 2010, speak to past participants and get questions answered!

Why not come along too? Camp America values the relationships we build. Come and find out how we can work together to provide students with this unique summer opportunity!

When and where:
• 11th Oct, NEWCASTLE
• 12th Oct, GLASGOW
• 14th Oct, BELFAST
• 18th Oct, LIVERPOOL
• 19th Oct, MANCHESTER
• 21st Oct, NOTTINGHAM
• 25th Oct, SHEFFIELD
• 26th Oct, LEEDS
• 28th Oct, BIRMINGHAM
• 2nd Nov, CARDIFF
• 4th Nov, BATH
• 9th Nov, PLYMOUTH
• 11th Nov, LONDON
• 15th Nov, BRIGHTON
• 16th Nov, ORMSKIRK

For more information including venue details and directions click here!

Camp America
Ps. If you require more information or would like to request more materials please contact Nicky Byrne at

Join Us!

City University London Undergraduate Open Days

Our next Undergraduate Open Days will be held on Saturday 9 October 2010 and Saturday 6 November 2010 from 10:00 - 15:00 at City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB.

Why attend?
• Meet staff and students from across the university
• Attend talks on the subjects you are interested in as well as workshops and tours of departmental facilities
• Hear from our Vice-Chancellor about the many exciting things going on at City
• Get expert advice on making a good application to City and managing your money whilst you are here
• Attend a campus tour led by one of our students

If you would like to book a place you should visit

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

ICAEW - new Accountancy website

We have been busy working on our website. That’s right! We have a brand new site which is designed to give you all the information, advice and tips you need about becoming a chartered accountant.

So, whether you’ve decided not to go to university or, if you’re still weighing up your options, we can tell you everything you need to know about the ACA qualification and where it can take you. What’s more, our dedicated school leaver area tells you about all the different ways you can become an ACA chartered accountant.

We have advice from ACA students, qualified members as well as video FAQ’s to answer any of your questions. And, once you’re ready to take your first step to the ACA, Training Vacancies is there to help. You can submit your CV online, build a profile and search through our database to find your perfect employer.

However, if you want to get an insight into the career first, why not enter yourself and five friends as a team for BASE - our national business game competition. BASE stands for Business, Accounting and Skills Education and is specifically designed to develop your employability skills as well as giving you a chance to meet potential employers. Regional heats are being held across the UK from November 2010 to April 2011, with winners from each heat qualifying for a place in the national final in June 2011.

So, no matter what stage of career planning you are at, go to to find everything you need to know about becoming an ACA chartered accountant!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Institute of the Motoring Industry

For those of you interested in opportunities that take a less common direction, consider an Apprenticeship in the Motor Industry. The film below may give you ideas you have never thought of before.

Microsoft Partner Apprenticeships

It's the time of year to really begin thinking about next steps. Whether you have already decided to go to University, looking for alternatives, or simply looking to create a back up plan, consider the following link for Apprenticeships in the IT industry. Anyone interested must have, or expect to gain 5 GCSE's grade C or above, and this must include Maths and English.

Click here for a film explaining about opportunities...

Monday, 17 May 2010

Childcare Opportunities

Many of you will, by now, be thinking of next steps after Long Road. If Childcare is the direction you want to take, you could try clicking on the following link and see if there are any Apprenticeship positions that you would like to go for...

Apprenticeship Jockey

For anyone interested in this fantastic industry, the chance to become an Apprenticeship is not one to be missed. Click on the following link to see if this is the way forward for you...

Marine Apprenticeships

For anyone interested in a job with a difference, consider the developing arena of the Marine Industry. With many Apprenticeship opportunities available, it may just be what you are looking for?

Click on the link for a range of opportunities passed to us by the notgoingtouni service... Good Luck

London Anthropology Day 8th July 2010

On the 8th July 2010, the British Museum's Clore Centre will be hosting a FREE University taster day for Year 12, 13 and FE students, Careers Advisers and Teachers. This will be a day of interactive workshops, films and exhibitions, where participants gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study anthropology at university, learn about careers and find out what 17 universities in Britain have to offer.

For more information and to book your free place, visit:

Monday, 26 April 2010

National Minimum Wage Rates

From October 2010, National Minimum Wage Rates will increase from ~
  • £5.80 to £5.93 ph for workers aged 21 and over
  • £4.83 to £4.92 ph for workers aged 18 - 20
  • £3.57 to £3.64 ph for workers aged 16 - 17

The rise is around the two percent mark in each catagory. As promised, the Government has extended the adult minimum wage rage to 21 year olds from October 2010. Previously, the qualifying age for minimum wage was 22.

Apprentice Minimum Wage - £2.50 per hour

The government has also accepted a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to introduce a minimum wage for apprentices of £2.50 per hour.

The new rate will apply to:

  • apprentices under 19
  • apprentices aged 19 and over, BUT in the first year of their apprenticeship

The Pay and Work Rights Helpline number is 0800 917 2368, or 0800 121 4042 for textphones.

3500 jobs being created by Intercontinental Hotel Group

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, is looking to fill 3,500 jobs across the Uk in the next 3 years. The roles include hotel porters, catering assistants, waiters and waitresses, bar staff - all of which are jobs that currently have the highest rates of unemployment at 9.1%. The vacancies have been created as IHG prepares to open up 36 new hotels in the UK over the next three to four years. The company is creating over 100,000 jobs worldwide in the same period as it opens 1,400 new hotels across the globe. For more information, click on

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

2010 UKCAT University Admissions Tests

Please note that any student who wishes to apply to study Medicine or Dentistry for 2011 entry (or deferred entry for 2012), it is necessary to sit the UK Clinical Apptitude Test (UKCAT) this summer.

There are 26 Medical and Dental schools who require you to undertake this test as part of the admissions process, and it is offered at a choice of 150 UK high street test centres (300 test centres world wide)

The OPENING DATE for registration is 4th May 2010.

The CLOSING DATE for registering to take this test is 27th September 2010, but there is very high demand and students are advised to register much earlier if interested.

For more information, click

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Many, many thanks! Long Road Sixth Form College Annual Careers Event, Wednesday 31 March 2010.

We would like to thank all the exhibitors who donated their time to participate in our annual Careers Event which took place at Long Road Sixth Form College on Wednesday, 31 March 2010. After months of planning, it was great to see the event come together at last. The exhibitors showed a great willingness to share with our students their own careers experiences and give them advice in relation to their own specialism. No doubt, their input will help contribute towards our students' success with future plans.

The students overall expressed that it was an informative and worthwhile event. They also felt that exhibitors were sincere, engaging and helpful.

For us therefore, the day was extremely successful. We enjoyed sharing ideas and working together to create the best Careers Day yet. We are grateful for their commitment and appreciate that they gave freely of their time and energy to make this event not only possible, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the students and staff of Long Road.

Our thanks to the following exhibitors:

Addenbrookes Hospital Project Offices (Work Experience, Apprenticeships, Volunteering)
Ambulance Services
Cambridge Cookery School
Cambridge Regional College
Classworks Theatre
College of West Anglia
Deloitte & Touche
Fire HQ
Gap Activity Projects Latitude Global Volunteering
Hotel Du Vin
Julie Crick Art Restoration
Marshalls Aerospace
Microsoft Research
Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd.
National Apprenticeship Service
Northern Rock
Not Going To Uni
Orchard Manor Transitions
PMB Theatre & Exhibitions
Premier Training International
Raleigh International
Royal Geographical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry

2010 Careers Event, Wednesday 31 March, Long Road Sixth Form College

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I-Could occupational videos

Please check out the weblink below for an excellent resource of occupational films. In particular, try out their big "tag map" (the interactive green section at the bottom of the i-could webpage). This allows you to search through the database of films according to themes like job features, job location, influences and choices etc., and links to many films that could give you an insight into the world of work according to YOUR needs.

Click here -

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

BT Apprenticeships - time to apply!

Click to open and print the Assembly Update

To apply for a BT apprenticeship students need to complete an online application form before the end of March, but the sooner applicants complete it the better their chances are of being successful.

Those who are successful will then be invited to an assessment 'Hub' day in April or May and they will then start their apprenticeship in September.

BT are looking for applicants who have either achieved or been predicted the equivalent of 5 A-C GCSE grades including Maths and English.

Students wanting to apply they need to visit and click the Apply Now link.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Trainee Management Programme

Tesco's 12-month Trainee Management Programme is ideal for students who want to get on with their careers; who aim high and want independence, responsibility and a salary – instead of university debts. The programme is for students with 180 UCAS points (three A-levels grade A-D (or equivalent) and GCSE Maths and English grade A-C. To find out more click here.

AAT Training Opportunities with KAPLAN - URGENT

As the largest national provider of AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians) in the UK, Kaplan offer all year 11 and 13 students the opportunity to apply for a place on their Accountancy Scholarship programme. Those interested must apply before 28th February. For more information, students can visit

Health & Fitness Training Opportunities

January is a peak time for people to look at improving their health and fitness so we are proud to announce a fabulous opportunity provided by The Training Room. Offering some of the UK’s leading training facilities, distraction free learning and the opportunity to work and train alongside some of the best trainers in the industry, The Training Room are the chosen provider of employees to some of the UK’s top leisure companies. Students will find further details at

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

AAT, Accountancy Technician Films

We have recently been contacted by the AAT to advertise their programmes. For anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as an Accounting Technician, click on the short YouTube film below to watch a piece on the experiences of 3 trainees. It's 7 minutes that could change your life!

Click here
We have recently received some materials from AAT, for those people who are interested in pursuing a career as an Accountancy Technician. To see if this is right for you, click on the following link to watch a short YouTube film about the experiences of 3 trainees. It's 7 minutes that could change your whole life!

Click here

Level 7 Interview Technique Films (3) from BT

BT are launching their apprenticeships again this year so anyone who wants to apply needs to register their interest with Club BT here: Club BT sign-up.

Watch Part 3 of the Level 7 Interview Technique films here
We are releasing the 7 parts of the Level 7 Interview Technique films week by week and you will also be able to download all 7 levels from the Careersbox website once they have all been released.

This week is Part 3: Preparation & Appearance Click here to watch.
If you missed Parts 1 & 2 you can catch up here: Level 7 catch-up

The Open University offer debt free degrees
Those aged 18-24 and earning less than £16,510* a year, can now study with The Open University for free. Unlike standard grants and bursaries, any decisions are based purely on an individual's own earnings, increasing their chance to qualify for this great opportunity to further their learning with OU.

For full details on the wide range of courses on offer and the opportunity for students to study for free, visit the website below:
To watch a short case study film of someone's experiences with Open University, click here.

Level 7 Interview Technique Films from BT

Level 7 is a step-by-step guide to interview techniques to help school leavers prepare for the world of work. BT and Careersbox have worked together to present seven fundamental stages of the interview process in fun and educational bite-size levels.

We are releasing the 7 modules week by week and you will also have the option to download all 7 levels from the Careersbox website once they have all been released.
This week is Part 2: Planning the Journey. Click here to watch

If you missed the first level you can catch up here: Level 7 catch-up

Level 7 Interview Technique Films from BT

Level 7 is a step-by-step guide to interview techniques to help school leavers prepare for the world of work. BT and Careersbox have worked together to present seven fundamental stages of the interview process in fun and educational bitesize levels.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing the 7 modules

BT Apprenticeships

We are also pleased to announce that BT are looking to recruit for their award winning apprenticeship scheme again in 2010.
Anyone who is considering applying for an apprenticeship with BT needs to register their interest by signing up to Club BT on the bt4me website. This will ensure that they will receive updates and information via email about this year’s apprenticeships. Further information can be found on the BT apprenticeships website.

Monday, 1 February 2010

The Open University and free studying

Watch The Open University student case study film
Find out more about The Open University's offer here
Those aged 18-24 and earning less than £16,510* a year, can now study with The Open University for free. Unlike standard grants and bursaries, any decisions are based purely on an individual's own earnings, increasing their chance to qualify for this great opportunity to further their learning with OU.
On many courses The Open University offer personal tutors who guide and support students, ensuring that they are supported throughout.
With 570 courses and 250 qualifications available, The Open University offers great choice and flexibility. It has also been voted top for student satisfaction three years running, and used by many of the top companies in the country for employee training.
For full details on the wide range of courses on offer and the opportunity for students to study for free, visit the website below:

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Work Experience Help

Every year, many students undertake work experience as part of their course requirements and the benefits are numerous. Not only does it help them to complete course work, but it also gives invaluable insights into industry sectors they have expressed an interest in. Often, students return with greater self-confidence and a newly found vigour for their studies as they become more committed to the course(s) they have chosen, and more determined to achieve they highest grades they can. It really can mean the difference between mediocrity and enhanced performance leading to a more successful future.

Sadly, in recent times the pressures of recession have forced many employers into a position where they have had to tighten their belts regarding what they are able to offer. This means that it is increasingly difficult to find good quality placements for our students, particularly with Science and Art/Fashion/Photography companies. For this reason, we would like to extend a request to you; if you think you could help our students by offering a work experience placement (in all types of companies), please contact the Careers Department at the college to discuss it. We have a lot of experience in terms of working with many employers and will endeavour to help you to help our students. Simply call the college on 01223 507 400 and ask to speak to anyone in the Careers Department.

Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor / Lawyer

Improve your chances of Becoming a Doctor/Lawyer

Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor
Saturday 27 February 2010, 10:00am-4:30pm, at University College

LondonImprove Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer
Saturday 6 March 2010, 10:00am-4:30pm, at The College of Law in London

Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor
Saturday 20 March 2010, 10.00am-4.30pm, at The University of Manchester

These careers conferences give students the opportunity to:
*Gain practical advice on getting into university and the profession of their choice,
*Talk to admissions tutors and university students,
*Find out about the career and its specialist fields,
*Speak with doctors or solicitors and barristers,
*Discuss their academic options, alternatives and related careers.

The events are designed primarily for students in Year 11 and Year 12. For full details, including costs and the application form, please visit ourwebsite ( ). If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact me at:

Frances Scott
Careers Adviser
Epoc Careers
18 Church Road
Potters Bar
Hertfordshire EN6 1ET
Tel: 01707 661107
Fax: 01707 665556

VetCam 2010

VetCam 2010

Introduction to Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University,
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Following the successful courses held here in recent years we are holding another two-day residential programme for year-twelve students interested in applying to study Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University. The course will take place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March 2010.

There will be an opportunity to visit both the pre-clinical and the clinical departments to give a taste of the course and meet with staff and current students. Places will be limited to 150 on the basis of first-come, first-served and it would be sensible to encourage only likely A-grade candidates to attend.

This information is being sent to almost 4000 schools; however, by necessity the course is limited to 150 participants. It is always over-subscribed therefore we request a maximum of two candidates from your institution.

Those who do attend can collect information for any additional interested candidates and share it with them on their return. There will be no discrimination against any candidates who apply for Veterinary Medicine if they are unable to attend either this course or any other open days.

Early booking is essential.