Careers Advice

 A selection of useful links and careers advice:

‘Which? University’ has published a guide to Higher and Degree apprenticeships. Degree apprenticeships see students combine studying for a degree with working for an organisation (which pays tuition fees and a salary.) Higher apprenticeships see students get a trainee posting within an organisation.  Click here for more information

A Guide to UK University League Tables
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) have jointly published a guide to the three main UK university rankings: Times Higher Education, The Guardian, and the Complete      University Guide, their methodologies and the different facets they use. Click here for more information

Aston University Taster Days
Aston University (Birmingham) are offering a series of taster days in subjects including Medicine, Law, Marketing, Politics and International Relations, and Computer Science. Click here for more information

In addition to the university-wide open days in June, Oxford University have announced details of subject-specific open days including Law, Modern Languages, Oriental Studies and Computer Science.  Click here for more information

Cambridge Coding Academy -
Due to the growing demand for our innovative curriculum, we are now offering Easter residential courses (as well as our summer schools) in Cambridge. Whether you are an eager novice, alumnus committed to honing your craft, a Computer Science graduate looking to impart your wisdom, or a teacher searching for an innovative project-based coding curriculum to facilitate, Cambridge Coding Academy would love to hear from you. Cambridge Coding Academy Prospectus

Oxford Uni subject taster days -
We have details of some taster days at the University of Oxford, including subject specific taster days at University College. For details of the Univ Subject Study Days click here

Break into Tech
The Guardian, supported by PWC, have released the 2017 edition of their “Break into Tech” articles. This year’s edition includes articles on cybersecurity, how to switch from literature to programming, and the popularity of the renewable energy industry.
Break into Tech

Cyber Security
Do you or anyone you know like solving puzzles? If so then a career as a code breaker or Cryptologist could be just the thing.
Increasingly offered as an apprenticeship or sponsored degree, GCHQ have released details of their Cyberfirst cyber security bursary and apprenticeship schemes suitable for students with 3 A levels at grade B or above. This may be useful if you have an interest in computer science, and you want to study a STEM subject at university. Click here for more information

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