Careers Advice: information and taster days

 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

The Caterer
The Caterer has published the 2018 edition of their guide to careers in hospitality, along with details of apprenticeship opportunities and tips on how to tailor your CV to get a job in the industry. The Caterer

National Healthcare Weekend
Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be presenting and networking with students who are interested in:

Veterinary Medicine;

at National Healthcare Weekend on the 24th and 25th March taking place in London, Cardiff, and Birmingham: 8 conferences on different specialities on the same day!

Please note that these events are filling quickly!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each speciality. 

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Teachers can attend for free, as well as students from low-income backgrounds. 

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