Thursday, 29 August 2013

How to get ahead of the crowd when preparing for Year 2

Which university have produced this simple guide about things students can do to prepare for Year 13 (we refer to this as Year 2 at our college).  Click on the link below and think about how you can start things moving...

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Clearing places still available at Anglia Ruskin University

The Careers Department recently received this message:
"We thought we would let you know that we do have some spaces left on some of our courses starting in September. If any of your students have yet to find a place at university do let them know that they can call 01245 686868, come and see us in our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses weekdays between 9-5 (excluding bank holiday)or visit our website to find out more.

Students may also wish to find out more about the range of scholarships available to them, and the webpage for them to visit is here:"

International Study - information event

The Global Study Expo is the ultimate event for international study, Travel and experiences, focusing on challenging education for a changing World.

The Expo will feature:

  • International universities offering courses taught in English
  • Summer schools offering short term and longer term experiences and courses
  • Gap Year providers
  • Volunteering organisations
  • Education advisers and student service providers
  • Institutions running exchange programmes with UK universities

Free to visit call 01823 362 800 or go online at to book your place

Science Apprenticeships and Healthcare opportunities

With A level results out this week you may find it useful to know that students aspiring to become nurses and who have sufficient UCAS points, can work as a Healthcare Assistant before entering nursing education.  This is a national pilot being led by Health Education England.  If you would like further information, log onto .   

Addenbrooke’s Hospital will also have Science Apprenticeships being advertised from the 19th August on the same website.

Help for those trying to find a course via Clearing

We have just been alerted to a new site that can help in the search for appropriate courses in Clearing. 
This has been put together by and they call it their Clearing Course Finder. Students choose their A level subjects and grades, and the subject they want to study from a drop-down menu The Course Finder then shows a list of suggested universities to approach first for a clearing place, based on previously accepted A-level grades for their chosen courses.  

Don't forget, that courses come and go on Clearing throughout this period, right up until 25th October. With this sort of information at your fingertips you can help your students make the right choice at the right university.

Opportunities for a Year out in Industry (YINI), now that results are known


How can The Year In Industry help?
The 'Year in Industry' (YINI) is a scheme run by the not-for-profit charity EDT, which is designed to help students find a paid work placement. No matter what your subject background is, we have placements that are suited to you, and which employers are looking for students to begin ASAP.

By joining YINI, we will help you to produce a strong CV, give you training to succeed in interviews, and can open doors to organisations that only make placements through us. You will also be provided with a personal mentor throughout your placement, so we will support you all of the way.
A 'Year in Industry' placement can also grant you the following benefits:
  • Complete the LUMEN Maths course alongside a placement, boosting your UCAS application and demonstrating your commitment to maintaining your mathematical abilities
  • 70% of graduates regret their choice of degree... You're going to be investing >£30,000, so what better way to confirm your decision than trying a career in it first?
  • The maintenance loan only covers 2/3rds of the average students' living costs, saving away money from a paid work placement can really help to reduce your financial stresses
For more information and to apply for a place, click on this link NOW