S5 or S6 Pupils considering studying Law or working in the legal sector.

I am working with colleagues here at the University of Edinburgh’s Law School to run 2 events aimed at S5 and S6 pupils attending state schools in Scotland who are considering studying Law or working in the legal sector. Please see below for further information and links which pupils can use to sign up to events.

Friday 12th November 2021 (14:30 – 16:00): So You Want to be a Lawyer – Academic Focus

How do you know you want to study law if you’ve never studied law? What’s life as a law student really like? How do you manage coursework and other interests? Come along to this session to hear from current students at the University of Edinburgh, and start learning some law. Bring your questions to the session and we’ll aim to answer them all for you. We’re all excited to meet you!

 

Friday 26th November 2021 (14:30 – 16:00): So You Want to be a Lawyer – Professional Focus

You think you want to study law, but what’s it like to work in the law? What do lawyers do? Who do they work for, and why? Sign in to this session to hear from our fabulous panel of lawyers from a variety of areas of practice, and a wide range of backgrounds. They will share with you their journey into law. Bring your questions!

Pupils can sign themselves up by following the links below for each of these events:

These events are open to any S5 or S6 pupils attending state schools in the south east of Scotland and across Scotland.

Please speak to your Guidance teacher if interested.

Ryan Hamilton

Widening Participation Officer (Access to the Professions)

Student Recruitment and Admissions

The University of Edinburgh

33 Buccleuch Place

Edinburgh, EH8 9JS

Free webinar for Parents & Carers of School Leavers

Parents and carers – would you like to hear from expert Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers about the support and options available to young people leaving school? Register for this free webinar, which takes place on 17 November, here:
https://bit.ly/2ZRVOv5

Information for websites, emails, letters etc

Skills Development Scotland national webinar for parents and carers on the options and support available for school leavers……info below. I’ll send round the email with marketing info if you are including it in bulletins etc for schools.

As part of Scottish Careers Week, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has a nationwide online session for parents and carers covering options and support available for school leavers on Wednesday 17 November at 6.30pm.

Parents and carers can find out more about the range of options available for their young person as they prepare to leave school and how parents and carers can support them.

SDS Careers Advisers will be providing expert advice and there will be opportunities for parents and carers to ask questions during the session. Help is also available on SDS’s online home for career information and advice My World of Work.

Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-leaver-options-tickets-195981003457

If you would like any more information just let me know.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Panel event with Investment20/20 and USP: Investing to Improve Climate Change

This USP Panel Event is being delivered in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (‘DYW’) and Investment20/20, which supports young people to explore investment management and navigate pathways through to careers in the sector.

Students will hear from industry experts to understand how their jobs in investment management drives forward positive change on environmental issues.  We are pleased to announce that our speakers for this session will be:

  • Richard Miles, Director of Corporate Affairs, M&G plc
  • Andrew Inglis, Apprentice, M&G plc

By the end of the session, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of investment management in society
  2. Describe the ways in which sustainable investments is helping to drive forward positive change on environmental issues and climate change

iii. Identify routes into a career in investment management

  1. Recognise the skills required to work in sustainable investing

If you are interested in this event please speak to myself or your Guidance Teacher.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities

We would like to let you know about a few Modern Apprenticeship vacancies that we currently have in South/East Edinburgh. Due to the nature of these job roles, the positions are a great route for school leavers looking to start a career.

 

These job roles include undertaking a Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.

 

 

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

L.Bernard@midlothian.education

0131 654 4702 Ext 7223

Event for S5 pupils who are considering a career in Veterinary Medicine

S5 pupils attending a state school in Scotland are invited to join us for this online event to find out more about what it’s like to study vet medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies here at the University of Edinburgh.

Students will hear from staff at the Vet School about the degree here at the University of Edinburgh as well as what they’ll need to aim for to get into vet school. We’ll also be delivering some short teaching sessions on topics related to veterinary medicine to help them explore topics they’ve maybe never covered in school before but which they may cover once you reach vet school.

As this event is being organised by the Widening Participation (WP) team at the University along with staff at the vet school, it is only open to S5 pupils attending a state school in Scotland.

Pupils can find out more information and sign up at: https://sywtba-vet-2021.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us on wpteam@ed.ac.uk

All the Best,

Ryan Hamilton
Widening Participation Officer (Access to the Professions)
Student Recruitment and Admissions
The University of Edinburgh

Future Engineer? – Interactive Talks from Students and Staff

Please see attached information from Edinburgh University on a series of interactive talks with students and staff on what it is like to be an engineering student and employment pathways.

 

All your questions answered

Interactive Talks From Students and Staff

 

The talks will run from Monday to Thursday (5 to 6 pm) on the following dates:

Chemical Engineering 14th, 18th,26th October, & 3rd November

Civil Engineering 13th, 21st,25th October, & 2nd November

Electronics and Electrical Engineering 11th, 19th,27th October, & 4th November

Mechanical Engineering 12th, 20th,28th October, & 1st November

Download: Future Engineer

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

L.Bernard@midlothian.education