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VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY & APPRENTICESHIP SEARCH FAIR - Wed 27/01/21
A reminder for all year 12 students to not miss the chance to attend the Virtual University & Apprenticeship Search Fair which is taking place between 12:00 - 18:00 on Wednesday 27th January. Full details have been emailed home, but in the meantime here is a link for you to register!
ASPIRATIONS AND TRANSITIONS: Summer online mentoring
*MENTEE PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
Join anytime in July to early August to benefit from this fantastic opportunity.
SIGN UP HERE - https://www.tfaforms.com/4834989
Here at Canterbury Christ Church University we are very excited to offer you the opportunity to sign up to our summer mentoring programme: Aspirations and Transitions
This 12 week programme aims to support you to consider your future options over the summer period, and to transition back to school and face to face learning.
- 12 weeks on the Brightside digital platform to exchange written messages with a current university student as your mentor
- A chance to learn useful study skills and get advice from someone who has been in your position
- Learn about career and education pathways that you might want to take
- Build confidence and develop new skills
Join this great summer opportunity now and SIGN UP HERE - https://www.tfaforms.com/483498
PARTICIPATE KENT: Free webinars for young people.
The Education People are offering a series of free webinars for young people in July 2020.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the government measures to stop the spread of the virus, the Engagement Officers have been unable to deliver face-to-face sessions to young people in school.
This has meant that many young people have missed out on this valuable information, advice and guidance. The Education People have decided to compliment the school’s careers and transition work with virtual delivery of live webinars.
Young people can join from their home or you can utilise these live webinars within the school day. All webinars will start at 2.30pm and last up to one hour. Cameras and microphones for the young people will automatically be turned off. However, young people may ask questions through the chat facility.
To book your place, click on a session below:
- Monday 13 July: Post-16 Session with Chloe Johnstone
- Tuesday 14 July: Apprenticeship Session with Helen Whitcher
- Wednesday 15 July: Higher Apprenticeship Session with Victoria Lawrence
- Tuesday 21 July: College Session with Tammy Whiteman
One registration for each young person.
Please feel free to share our PDF adverts attached to promote to your young people and their families (either promoting all webinars or targeting as appropriate). Please speak with an Engagement Officer for more information.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ANYONE PURSUING A CAREER IN ALLIED HEALTH
The 'I see the difference' website which has been sent to us from Canterbury Christchurch University is a great source of information for anyone looking at allied health careers, it's probably one of the best out there for students on the lookout for advice.
SUCCESS FOR SCHOOLS CAREERS RESOURCES BOOKLET
Please see the following information from Success for Schools:
With the support of our sponsor JP Morgan, we are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, our guide has it all.
The full guide will be out next academic year - but we wanted to share a preview version to help you as lock down continues.
Parents can access a preview of this information by signing up to the Success for Schools mailing list. Please click the following link for access to the booklet:
UNIVERSITY SUPPORT FROM CANTERBURY CHRISTCHURCH
The School and College Engagement team at Canterbury Christ Church University deliver a range of activities to help school and college students. As we are currently unable to do this in person, we are pleased to bring you a range of online resources, including live interactive webinars, to continue to support students that wish to attend university.
These resources are free to access:https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/campaign/you-can-go-to-university
CAREER RESOURCES FROM PwC
PwC's employability skills toolkit includes a number of programmes on technology, financial literacy, and wellbeing. Each lesson pack comes with a lesson plan, a facilitator guide and a presentation. It also contains links to resources such as our free to access Employability Hub and interactive e-learns, which provide an insight and some hints and tips into selection/assessment tools that firms like PwC are using. To access them, please click on the link below:
Anyone looking to increase their skills (particularly for boosting UCAS applications) or research careers might find the following websites of interest:
The first is an online learning centre, where you can join a course free for 8 weeks. They have lots of weird and wonderful subjects on offer:
The second is a career related website, which is supported by universities and colleges in the South West of England, but the information on there is relevant and there are quizzes and worksheets.
SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS - VIRTUAL TALKS
Speakers for schools have launched a Virtual Talks programme and ask that we share it with you all. From next week, we will be offering free livestreamed talks from some of the UK’s top leading figures. You will be able to hear masterclasses and interviews from speakers from across: business, arts, academia, media and more. Speakers will be sharing their own stories and expertise on a variety of subjects.
Upcoming talks include:
- Paul Williams, Producer, BBC Natural History Unit will give insights to students on the work of a Wildlife Producer for TV. He will explore with KS3+ students what it takes to make a nature programme and how they do it
- David Morrissey, Actor and Director will give a short introduction to his career and journey, then KS4-5 will be given the opportunity to submit questions for David to answer!
- Baroness Natalie Bennett, Former Leader of the Green Party will talk with KS3 students about the environment and what we can do to reduce plastic usage and waste.
To access the full schedule of talks; click here
BECOME AN RAF STUDENT NURSE
We have received some fantastic information from the RAF regarding their programme to become a Student Nurse. For more information, please click here
MAGNOX (Nuclear Electric) Apprenticeships
We have been made aware that Magnox (Nuclear Electric) are offering the following apprenticeships:
Nuclear Worker, Nuclear Operative, Health Physics Monitor, Installation Electrician, Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician. The deadline has been extended to May 4th 2020.
For full detail and to apply, please click here
ENGINEERING/FITTING APPRENTICESHIP IN BARHAM!
Showan Hydraulics in Barham are seeking an apprentice fitter and have sent us the following information:
We require a hardworking, honest and reliable person who is looking for a career in engineering/fitting.
Job includes stripping and assembling hydraulic cylinders and other hydraulic components>
As an apprentice you will be required to attend college one day a week, a trainee fitter will not be required to attend college.
Hours 8am – 5pm = 40 hours a week plus some Saturdays mornings
Apprentice minimum wage/fitter wage based on experience
Telephone or email Jonathan for more details:
DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS IN BUSINESS
Please click on the button below to see information on Degree Apprenticeships in Business from Pearson College London:
ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES AT BAE SYSTEMS
INFORMATION GIVEN TO US BY BAE SYSTEMS, ROCHESTER
Engineering Taster Week is an educational and enjoyable event intended to provide the attendees with experience of real world engineering. Attending students will embark on a challenging week-long project intended to develop their team working skills, leadership qualities and engineering expertise. We aim to provide an insight into the engineering that goes on locally at the BAE Systems Rochester site, as well as providing valuable skills and experience that will serve the participants well in future applications and endeavours. Additionally, the experience is an opportunity to learn more about the variety of future careers within STEM. It will help all students learn about the different paths to a career in the sector and opportunities that are available within the company; including post-secondary apprenticeships, placements, internships, and post-graduate opportunities. For an insight into Engineering Taster Week and the opportunities it offers, please refer to our website which contains a helpful video that we encourage you to show to eligible students.
Engineering Taster Week 2020 will be the sixteenth consecutive event at Rochester. Over the years the week has proven to be a resounding success. Engineering Taster Week will be run twice in 2020, from 6th to 10th July 2020, and 13th to 17th July 2020.
Due to the limited number of places available and the popularity of the event, there is a formal application process. Students are encouraged to apply promptly once the application form opens as the event is being advertised to many schools and organisations in both the local and surrounding area. The application window opens on 27th January 2020 until the closing date of 16th April 2020, and all applications can be made from the Engineering Taster Week webpage: CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
COMMERCIAL TECHNICIAN VEHICLE APPRENTICESHIPS
Channel Commercials (Ashford) are seeking Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprenticeships. For further information about the apprenticeship and what it entails, please see the manufacturers website on the button below:
Channel Commercials would prefer online applications directly to their website, please click here:
IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE MRS DAY IN G2.
ENGLISH TALK AT KING'S SCHOOL - 3rd March 2020 7.30pm
King Lear, Jesuits and Evil Spirits
Professor Alison Shell is a Professor of Early Modern Studies in the Department of English, University College London, and previously taught at Durham University. She has written extensively on Tudor and Stuart literature and a number of articles on Shakespeare, Donne and early modern manuscript culture.
MEDSTART4U TASTER DAYS 2020 - East Kent Hospitals Trust
East Kent Hospitals Trust are offering a number of Taster Days at their hospitals for Year 11 and 12 students that are considering becoming a doctor in Medicine.
The dates are as follows:
- Friday 5 June 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
- Tuesday 30 June 2020 at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
- Friday 17 July 2020 at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
For full details and to register, please click here
BRIGHT IDEAS PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF KENT:
Application deadline 20th Jan 2020The University of Kent is pleased to announce the return of the Bright Ideas project for Year 12 students who are interested in applying for medicine. The programme is completely free to participants (including lunch, travel costs and a summer residential!). It's a great opportunity to explore the role of a doctor, to complete a research project with the help of current medical students and to learn more about the application process and life at medical school.
Students should be studying Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level or equivalent. We are keen to widen participation to medicine and therefore priority will be given to students who meet certain criteria. For more information visit https://data.heat.ac.uk/event/apply/university-of-kent/brightideas
The deadline for applications is midday, Monday 20th January 2020.
INSPIRING WOMEN IN LAW EVENT: Thurs 6th Feb 2020To mark the centenary of women's entry into the legal profession, Canterbury Christchurch University is hosting an event where four successful and inspiration women speakers share their thoughts, view and their respective journeys into and through law. From diverse backgrounds, the speakers provide a holistic and inclusive picture of 'women in law'. There will be a Q&A session giving opportunity for further lively discussion. This event is open to students of CCCU, students of UKC, members of the Kent Law Society, local law firms and the general public as well as Sixth Form students considering a career in law. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Speakers: Stephanie Boyce, Deputy VP of the Law Society, Professor Susan Millns, Professor of Law and Dean of Graduate college at CCCU, Pero Ramadan, Mature Graduate - LLB with honours, CCCU, Sally Penni - Founder of Women in Law.
KENT LAW SCHOOL VIRTUAL OPEN DAY: Sat 30th Nov 1.00pm
Students are invited to join academic staff and undergraduate students from Kent Law School at the University of Kent for a Virtual Open Day, live streamed on YouTube this Saturday at 1pm. To access the event, please click here:
Kent Law School Virtual Open Day
The event should be of interest to any students who are considering studying Law at university, as viewers will get to hear about the content and structure of an undergraduate law degree and hear the experience of current students. We are also encouraging viewers to get involved by asking their own questions of the Law School lecturers and students through the live chat that will be accompanying the event.
Kent Law School is highly ranked and regarded law school, based within the 300 acre Canterbury campus of the University of Kent. Kent is ranked in the top 20 for law in each of the three major UK league tables, as well as 51st in the world for law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by Subject. We have a multi-award winning pro-bono Law Clinic which enables students to help assist real clients under the supervision of qualified lawyers, and a critical approach to law which encourages students to discuss and debate the role and impact of law, enhancing an already fascinating subject and developing a wealth of skills to help students succeed in their future careers.
Please feel welcome to contact me if you or your students have any questions about the Virtual Open Day, or about studying Law at the University of Kent.
23rd September 2019:
MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY OF KENT:
UKC ONE HOUR DEGREE
“This year UKC has developed a first-of-its-kind online adventure game that simulates all the key elements of gaining a degree at Kent called the One Hour Degree. It is a narrative based game that allows players to test out decisions at University and see what the effects of those decisions might be.
The game was developed after significant research showed that many students were making choices early on in their student journeys that had a detrimental impact on their studies. Many of these students were high achievers who had performed extremely well in a school environment but had struggled to transition to university life and were not accustomed to asking for assistance or seeking out new resources that would help them.
The One Hour Degree game was released 3 weeks ago and has already been played over 3,000 times in nearly 90 countries. I am hoping that, by sharing it with school students who are currently considering their Higher Education options, it will help many more.The game can be started by clicking this link, it does not require a login and therefore can be played by anyone anywhere in the world (display is best in Google Chrome).”
KING'S SCHOOL STUDY IN CANADA FAIR
The King’s School will be hosting a Study in Canada Fair on Monday 30th September at 7.30pm and they would like to invite our Year 11 and Sixth Form students to join them.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to discuss their higher education options for studying in Canada with experts from a select group of top-quality Canadian institutions. Even if students aren’t sure about their next steps, they would benefit from finding out more about the exciting opportunities available to them.
Canada is internationally recognised for its competency-based teaching approach that prepares students to be productive in the workplace immediately after graduation. It also offers a fantastic post-study work visa programme, which allows students to stay in the country should they wish to work or travel in Canada.
The following universities will be present:
• Acadia University • Ryerson University
• Bishop’s University • University of British Columbia
• Carleton University • University of Guelph
• Centennial College • University of Toronto
• Concordia University • University of Waterloo
• Queen’s University
If you would like to attend, please email Mrs Ireland.
WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY:
THE LIFE OF A LECTURER
Any Students in Year 12 or 13 who are interested in English language, modern or ancient languages, or a related subject, there is an opportunity to undertake work experience with Dr Laura Bailey in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent. Students would undertake work independently at the Canterbury campus, under the supervision of Dr Bailey.
Please contact Mrs Ireland for any further information.