Tuesday, 19 May 2015

International study is becoming an increasingly popular option for UK students, and so it should be! There are plenty of benefits to gain from studying in the US, and with over 4,000 American institutions offering up their places to UK students it’s no wonder that over 10,000 students made the jump across the Atlantic last year alone!

If you want to explore the options, receive advice on the application process or hear about the financial support available, our event is not to be missed.

Undergraduate Study in the US Information Evening
Wednesday, 15th July 2015 – 17.00-20.00

The US-UK Fulbright Commission has plenty of experience in supporting students with successfully applying to study in the US. They will be running talks on the following topics:

  • Why study in the US
  • Choosing your course and university
  • Step-by-step guide to applying
  • Short term exchange opportunities
  • Generous student funding schemes

The event is open to all students at college, so please forward this email on to any relevant people. We would like to extend the invitation to students who meet the following criteria:

  • In years 12 - 13 at  college
  • On-track to achieve excellent GCSE results or higher
  • Interested in exploring international study
Students can attend the event on their own or with parents / legal guardians. Please forward this email on to any students who may be interested in attending.

For further details and to register for the event, please click here.

Places are very limited so please book as soon as possible! This event could really change your future pathways  so please do attend.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Coding App-a-thon, 13/6/15

Are you interested in coding and app development? On Saturday the 13th June, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is one of several venues nationwide hosting the BCS App-a-thon. This is a Guinness World Records attempt, organised by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the largest collective number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications. It is a family friendly workshop led by female experts who will teach you how to how to build Android apps using MIT AppInventor, a free web-based system for creating simple apps using drag-and-drop coding techniques. The workshop will run between 10am and 3pm. It is open to anyone over the age of 10, however under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great opportunity for families to come along and learn basic coding together. All you need to do is bring along lunch, a laptop and ideally an android device such a phone or tablet.

Spaces are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment. More information on the event and how to book can be found here:  http://bit.ly/1QIt3Cq