13 Oct 2017

Careers Round-up October 13th 2017

Stephanie Hall 250wHere’s a taster of some of our most recent activities and lunch time drop-in sessions

  • U5 girls began their interviews with Futurewise to learn more about study and career options
  • Personal statement clinic for extra advice for UCAS applications
  • Careers students from Napier University spent time with us, talking to girls and how St George’s helps with subjects choices and applications
  • A representative from Queen’s University, Belfast came to talk about funding, bursaries and a new liberal arts degree for 2018
  • Helen Miller and Paula Melville held a lunch time drop-in for girls thinking about history, psychology or teaching English as a foreign language
  • Former student, Holly Davis, gave a lunch time drop-in to talk about her course at Napier and a new course for 2018, Digital Media and Interactive Design

Highlights of news and career notices that went out

Calling all sports reporters!

Introducing BBC School Report Sports Reporter: a work experience scheme for 16 to 18 year-olds from a wide range of backgrounds with placements available in BBC local stations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We're looking for creative and talented young people to pitch their sports story idea to our BBC editors. Those with the best stories will be invited into their local stations to work with a BBC journalist to make their story.

BBC Sports presenter Jessica Creighton said "If you want to be a School Report Sports Reporter you need to pitch a great story. Remember that stories about sport don't all happen on the pitch and not all people who play sport or keep fit are famous".

Applications open on Tuesday 3 October. No previous journalism or media experience is necessary. For more information and to apply go the BBC Careers work experience page. You can also check out some sports stories from School Reporters for some inspiration.

L6 get ready for next year…read why a good personal statement is so important:

Worried about what jobs will still be around in 20 years?

Check out:

Future medics – shadowing opportunities

Medical Projects' courses give students the opportunity to shadow leading Doctors and Consultants in hospitals for 1-4 weeks, in London and abroad.

Read about the courses online,: Medical Work Experience Courses.or contact Victoria Parrott,
Medical Co-ordinator, directly at or call 0191 704 2064

MVM Let's Talk about Health public lecture series 2017/18

This year the series opens with a lecture on Vitamin D: Hope or Hype?

Wednesday 15th November at the Queen's Medical Research Institute.  Doors open 4.30 for refreshments and the lecture begins at 5.30 - 6.30.

After there will be opportunities to speak to young scientists about their work at the university and the opportunity of lab tours, on a first come, first served basis (from 4.30).

For further information, please go to

Interested in a career in business?

Women in Business Conference at St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen in collaboration with Robert Gordon University takes places on Wednesday 15th November.  Please see Mrs Hall in careers asap if you wish to attend as only four places are available to us. The day looks to be an exciting one.

What Is Your Story 250WWhat's your story?

Does creative writing or illustration really matter to you?

Are you aged 14 -17?

Do you want to help the Scottish Book Trust build new opportunities for creative teens?  If this sounds like you, check out the FREE, all-expenses-paid programme.

Apply by 16 October.  For more details visit

Cambridge Colleges’ Physics Experience Days

The Cambridge Colleges' Physics Experience (CCPE) is a one day event organised by the Cavendish in collaboration with several Cambridge Colleges that has been running for over two years. The one day programme consists of a morning spent at a Cambridge College with a tour of the college, information about studying at Cambridge and advice given on Higher Education and applying to Cambridge. This is followed by an afternoon at the Cavendish Laboratory where students take part in a practical session and are given presentations on curriculum physics as well as exciting research topics.

Newnham is hosting a day for Year 9 girls on Monday 6th November; the booking form for this can be found here: You will also find details of alternative dates for mixed Year 9 groups at other Cambridge colleges on this page too. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Martin, CCPE Coordinator:

Subject Masterclasses – Bookings Open

The University is running a large set of Subject Masterclasses this October and November for academically able Year 12 pupils (or equivalent).  Masterclasses are a great opportunity for students to undertake super-curricular activities and explore subjects beyond the school curriculum. Students are able to attend multiple masterclasses throughout the year, so they can also be a useful tool for students still deciding which subject they wish to study at university.

Each Masterclass includes:

  • two taster lectures delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

This autumn we are offering Masterclasses for the following subjects:

  • English, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History of Art, Politics and International Relations, Genetics and Biochemistry, History, Archaeology, Music, Physics, Evolutionary Biology, Modern and Medieval Languages, Law, Chemistry, Sociology, Linguistics, Land Economy

All would-be lawyers - See Mrs Hall for further details and to register for this interesting conference

And finally…see below for the latest on the careers’ seminar open to U5, L6 and U6

If you have any drop-in lunch time ideas, college, career or competition news, please be in touch with Steph Hall at

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