The college is currently advertising to fill the post of a Mentor on a temporary basis. For further details and application forms please go to our Staff Vacacies page on the John Leggott Website.
Applications need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 9am on Monday 13th April 2015.
The college is currently advertising to fill the post of a Work Based Learning Assessor on a temporary basis. For further details and application forms please go to our Staff Vacacies page on the John Leggott Website.
Applications need to be submitted to email@example.com before 9am on Tuesday 14th April 2015.
Last chance to register for the Pre-election Political Debate!
We are now approaching the last chance to register your interest for the Pre-election Political Debate on Friday 24th April! If you would like to attend then please pop down to the SLT Office to get registered. It is more than likely now that any first years that have registered will also be in The Core so if you are a first year and would like to attend we will have space for you in The Core! For any information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the SLT Office.
Northumbria University Summer School- applications now open for 1st years!
Northumbria University are holding their annual free Summer School for first year students, with applications open now! The event is taking place from Monday 29th June - Wednesday 1st July 2015, and applications must be in by Friday 15th May.
The Summer School gives students the opportunity to take part in a varied and fun programme of activities which will provide them with an insight into what student life is really like, and what studying at university may involve. All students will be staying in the university's Claude Gibb Halls of Residence.
This year priority will be given to students who meet the widening participation criteria on the application form, but also to high achieving students who are expected to achieve 320+ UCAS points.
Application forms can be collected from the Opportunities desk in the ARC, or can be downloaded here where you can also find out more information about the Summer School.
If you need help completing an application please come see a member of the Opportunities team at our desk in the ARC, who will be happy to assist you!
Interested in Law?
Two Professors from Lancaster University will be here TODAY delivering two Law sessions: if you are interested in studying Law at University or just have a general interest in the subject, please attend!
You are not Batman!: Vigilantism, Police and the Prison System – This session explores the role of vigilante justice and the arguments for and against it. Period 2
Criminal and Tort Law - this is a two part interactive seminar on the history of key cases in each field, explaining how these cases came to influence the development of the common law. Period 3
Both sessions in M004
Oxbridge Open Days 2015
There will be a meeting at lunchtime on Thursday 16th April in B010 for students interested in attending the Oxbridge Open Days. These will be residential visits and a great opportunity to experience staying in an Oxbridge college. The open days allow you to explore the university and obtain relevant information about your chosen course and the application process.
Oxford Open Days 1st & 2nd July
Cambridge Open Days 2nd & 3rd July.
Applying for a HETA apprenticeship or interested in engineering?
Improve your application prospects with these workshops from HETA - a local specialist engineering provider. You will work in teams to see who can build and design the most efficient wind turbine, taking into account the investigation, experiment, designing and testing of the wind turbine. This exciting hands on activity day will give you an insight of what the offshore wind energy industry does every day.
On Thursday 26th March in The Core Meeting Rooms (next to the shop)
Sessions start at 9.00am and 10.30am.
R.A. Butler Politics Prize 2015
The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies is a competition for students in Year 12. The questions for the 2015 competition are now available on the website, and the deadline for submission will be Friday 12 June 2015. The Prize is jointly organised by Trinity College Cambridge and Cambridge University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, and includes a top prize of £600 to be shared between the winner and their school.
For more information visit the website.
Trinity College Law Prize 2015
Trinity College was pleased to launch the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law in 2013. The competition is open to anyone in Year 12 or 13, and the deadline for entries is Monday 20 April 2015. First prize will be an award of £300, second prize an award of £200, and the authors of the top ten essays will be invited to Trinity to see the College and meet the Law Fellows.
More information can be found on the website.
VETSIM Conference for aspiring vets
Central to Vetsim is the recognition that winning a place at veterinary school is significantly more challenging than for any other subject. Typically, prospective veterinary students are academically committed and possess substantial work experience. For this reason the course has been designed to considerably enhance the student’s UCAS application, to ensure that those who attend are better prepared and are able to offer a range of skills, experiences and even a qualification not possessed by the majority of students. Significantly, the opportunity to work in small groups under supervision using veterinary equipment, and dealing with clinical and surgical scenarios (real and simulated), provides a genuine sense of what it is like to be a vet. In addition, exposure to a range of animals, some of which may not be encountered outside a specialist animal sanctuary, is an exciting element of the course. The experience confirms for most students their commitment to veterinary medicine and returns them to their studies with a renewed enthusiasm and determination to succeed.
To be held at University of Nottigham on 5th - 7th July 2015
See website for more information
MEDSIM:Two day conference for aspiring doctors.
Competition for places at medical school is intense. To assist students in their application to read medicine, Medsim offers a rich selection of patient contact and practicals that will considerably strengthen your UCAS application. MEDSIM is designed to pack as much practical experience as possible into the limited time that most students have available in their busy programme of study and preparation for medical school. Working under supervision in small groups, with real patients and equipment, allows you to experience what it is like to be a doctor, to diagnose, to be on-call and to work under pressure. Most of the supporting material and clinical briefing will be offered online to be studied before arrival, so your time at Medsim can be concentrated on hands-on medicine.
To be held at University of Nottingham on 4th and 5th July 2015
See the website for more information
REGISTRATION - Pre-election Political Debate
Just a reminder that if you haven't registered for the Pre-election Political Debate then there still is time! We have another registration session this afternoon (Wednesday) during period 4 in reception. Places are filling up fast so it is best to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Foreign Film Society
The new Foreign Film Society is asking for opinions on films to show in the core.. The survey link is below so fill it in and maybe there'll be a film showing near you!
HETA Engineering Workshops - places still available!
HETA - a local specialist engineering training provider will be here on Thursday 26th March during periods 1 & 2 in The Core Meeting Rooms.
You will have an opportunity to work in teams to see who can build and design the most efficient wind turbine, taking into account the investigation, experiment, designing and testing of the wind turbine. This exciting hands on activity will give you an insight of what the offshore wind energy industry does every day.
Don't miss out! Book your place using the Insights link at the top of this page.
Considering an Engineering apprenticeship? HETA are holding open days!
Local apprenticeship providers HETA are holding open evenings and taster days for prospective students to find out more information and look round the workshops.
Open evenings- 16th April & 21st May 2015 - 4.30pm & 6.30pm
Taster days- 9th May & 29th May 2015 - 8.30am-12pm & 12.30pm-4pm
To book your place email email@example.com
To find out more information see the attached posters or click here.