CAREERS BULLETIN Year 12/13 18 November 2019

UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

Y12 GEOGRAPHY STUDY DAY & POETRY COMPETITION

Christ Church College, University of Oxford:  Geography Study Day

Christ Church is delighted to be running a Geography Study Day on 21 February 2020.

We welcome applications from Year-12 students who are considering applying to study Geography at Oxford and will be prioritising applications from students who attend UK state schools.

The day will include an introduction to Geography at Oxford, a taster lecture in Physical Geography, and a series of interactive academic workshops in Human Geography. The participants will also meet undergraduates who study Geography at Oxford, have lunch in the Christ Church Hall, and go on a tour of the college. The event will be free of charge and lunch will be provided. Apply by noon on Monday 27 January here: https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/geography-taster-day-student-application-form

Christ Church College also runs an annual poetry competition, which is now open for entries:

The Tower Poetry competition is open to students between 16-18 years of age who are educated in the UK. Students are invited to submit poems on the theme of ‘Trees’ by 2 March 2020. Prizes will be awarded to the winning students and their schools. For more information: www.chch.ox.ac.uk/towerpoetry

Y10 AND Y12 MATERIALS AND PHYSICS DAYS

The departments of Physics and Materials Science at The University of Oxford are running a collaborative event for Y12 on Tuesday 10th December 2019 and for Y10 on Tuesday 8th January 2020 The events are aimed at students who are interested in pursuing physical sciences at A level and beyond.

The Materials and Physics Day will include interactive workshops from both departments with links to the curriculum and an opportunity to find out more about these subjects at degree level.

Further details including an application form can be found here. Do note Y12 students can attend unaccompanied. If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Jayne Shaw schools.liaison@materials.ox.ac.uk

PHILOSOPHY PLUS SCIENCE TASTER DAY

Friday 10 January 2020: What is chaos? What is infinity? Can machines think? The links between Science and Philosophy are broad and deep, extending well beyond the obvious overlaps in logic, artificial intelligence, and ethics. Some of the greatest philosophers of the past – from Aristotle to Newton – are now known as scientists. Sir Isaac Newton’s book, Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (Mathematical principles of natural philosophy), outlines this everlasting relationship between science and philosophy which can still be seen today. This taster day provides an opportunity to find out more about how science and philosophy intertwine. More specifically, how Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics all have one thing in common: Philosophy. This event is an opportunity for students who are considering applying for a joint degree in these subjects, and want to find out more.

This event is open to high-achieving year 11 and 12 students from UK schools. (Year 13 students taking a gap year, who will be applying for 2021 university admission are also welcome.) Students should be taking, or planning on taking Maths A-level (or equivalent), and expect to receive at least an A grade in it. Students taking Further Maths A-level are particularly welcome, as are those taking Physics A-level. Attendees should be considering applying to university.

For more information and to book, visit www.cs.ox.ac.uk/philosophyplus

Questions? Email philosophyplus@cs.ox.ac.uk

Are you interested in Medicine as a career?

University of Birmingham Medical team are offering a FREE One Day Event for Year 12 students from Birmingham & Solihull to learn about the role as a doctor on Saturday 7th December 2019 9.30am – 17.00pm at the University of Birmingham.   They are offering:

  • Surgical skills
  • Talks from doctors
  • Life as a Medical student
  • Admissions advice to Universities to support your applications
  • CPR and many practical activities

If you are interested in attending this event, please register on this link: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/dream-junior-2019-application

CAREERS EVENTS!!!

!!!!!Visit to WorldSkills UK Live at the NEC Birmingham – Thursday 21 November 2019!!!!!

This is the UK’s largest interactive apprenticeships, skills and careers event providing hands-on experiences, talks from employers and information on apprenticeship opportunities. Entry to the show is free but students will need to pay for transport to and from the NEC.

There are still a few places available.  Please see Mrs Cook ASAP!!!!!!

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING SHOULD GO TO THE COMMON ROOM FOR A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AS SOON AS THEY HAVE REGISTERED.

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