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.