Robert Gordon University Workshops for S5/6

Robert Gordon University has three workshops coming up before Christmas. Details of these events and how to register are included below;

Engineering and Computing Sessions – 14th November 2018 – 09:30 – 14:45 – RGU Campus, Aberdeen

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This is a day of interactive sessions to provide pupils with an insight into courses and careers on offer in Engineering and Computing. Led by experts in the subjects and supported by current RGU students, these workshops are suitable for any 5th and 6th year students current studying any of the following subjects; Maths, Physics, Computing, Engineering.

Further information and details on how to register are available at


Scott Sutherland School of Architecture Sessions – 21st November – 12:00 – 15:00 – RGU Campus, Aberdeen

This is an afternoon of interactive sessions to provide pupils with an insight into courses and careers on offer Architecture and Built Environment. Led by experts in Architecture, Construction, Surveying and Architectural Technology, this event is suitable for any 5th and 6th year student who would like to find out more about their options in these industries.

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Further information and details on how to register are available at


A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist – 18th December – 10:00 – 15:00 – Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

This interactive session has been designed to provide an overview of what occupational therapists do in their daily work whilst exploring the key skills involved in being an occupational therapist. This event is open to any 5th or 6th year students who are considering a career in occupational therapy.

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Further information and details on how to register are available at

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Various organisations are looking for apprentices – you may find with companies like Leonardo that they open applications now but will not start the apprentice until July / August.
EDF Energy Torness Power Station – they tend to recruit every year – to see details, go to
Leonardo (they make the electronics for fighter jets / military planes) also recruit every year
Network Rail are looking for students to participate in their graduate and placement opportunities (tend to recruit on a regular basis also)
BBC also seem to be looking for production apprentices and trainees – have a look at and search for careers and then click on the tab “apprenticeships and traineeships.”
Barbara Moir Careers Adviser

Scottish Cabinet Question & Answer Session

15 Modern Studies Advanced Higher and Higher pupils were given a unique opportunity on the 5TH November to take part in the democratic process. The entire Scottish Cabinet were hosting a question and answer session in the Ladywood Centre, Penicuik. The discussion was very open, and we can verify that the Cabinet did not see the questions beforehand. The Question and Answer session lasted for 1 hour 30 minutes, and afterwards the Cabinet had tea with the audience. Many of our students took this opportunity to be photographed with Nicola Sturgeon, and to speak with Ministers. This was an amazing insight into the workings of Cabinet, and students very much enjoyed the experience.

Skills Scotland 2018

In partnership with Skills Development Scotland and sponsored by CITB, Skills Scotland Edinburgh 2018 is an exciting and interactive careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event aimed at 14-19 year old students. Focusing on bringing young people together with employers, training providers, specialist schools, further education colleges and universities, it opens their minds to the range of education, employment and training opportunities available in your area.

Free to attend and with an NEW evening opening between 5pm-7pm on the first day specifically designed to welcome family groups, parents, individuals and groups of friends, Skills Scotland Edinburgh is an ideal opportunity for young people to discuss their future and receive help in taking the right steps to achieve their full potential.

Come along to see the vast array of employment, learning and training opportunities available in your region. For further information, please visit or email:

Edinburgh College will be exhibiting at stands 3, 31 and 23. You will find our stands in the centre of the hall so please come and say hello if your school is attending!

Not only will the Foundation Apprenticeship Team be there, but also a variety of faculty representatives with interactive activities for young people.

Book your free individual/family visit tickets through the following link:

DHS Remembers the Great War (1914-1918)

As part of our focus week ‘DHS Remembers’, our History Department thought that it would be a nice opportunity for staff, pupils and parents to reflect on the contributions made by their own families during the Great War (1914-1918).
If you have a family member who fought in the war or contributed in the Home Front and you would like to share their story, it would be great if you could complete the attached document.  I have attached one for my great uncle who was a Royal Engineer and died in 1917 aged only 20 years old.
It would be fantastic for our pupils to see how the war impacted families in our local area.
Completed profiles should be sent to me either by email or hard copy by Wednesday 7th November.  They will be displayed on our wall of remembrance in block 1.
Nicola Hogg, CL Humanities, Dalkeith High School (