HE & Careers issues for week 6 are as follows;



  • MEDICINE IN EUROPE.  Please see the message from Study Medicine Europe…..It is with great pleasure that we inform you that our 2018 London Open Day will be held on the 19th of August at Kensington Conference and Events Centre (Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX) at 12:30pm (free entry).  Our Event will be the perfect opportunity for both teaching staff as well as students to explore the opportunity of studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine taught in English at top accredited European universities. During the event prospective students will have the opportunity to attend informative speeches and meet and network with current and graduate students from our partner universities.  Our goal is to inform students that even if they could not manage to get a place in a UK Medical University, there are other options available, in order for them not to give up on their dreams and ambitions.  For any further information regarding our Annual Open Day or what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us at 02038082983 or by emailing schools@studymedicineeurope.com.


  • STUDY MEDICINE EUROPE helps students enter Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary programmes at fully accredited EU Universities recognized by the GMC, GDC and the RCVS! We Guarantee Your Entry after consultation with our academic advisors, even if your A-levels, BTEC, ACCESS didn’t get you into a UK University! We guide you to the right school based on your skills & budget! Tuition fees start from £2,100 per annum.  See schools@studymedicineeurope.com.


  • MEDICINE AT UCL. Please see the message from UCL…We are running our 7th Careers in Medicine and Healthcare Summer School at University College London Hospital from 9th– 13th July.  We still have a handful places available for students who are thinking of medicine and the other health professions as a career choice.  The week-long residential programme, aimed at Year 11 and 12 students, will provide an excellent insight into  the skills and dispositions required of the modern healthcare professional.  The unique combination of lectures, workshops and visits to various departments in our top ranked hospital will provide an experience broader than a work experience placement and far more extensive than a one-day taster. This experience will facilitate the participants’ decision making as to which profession to apply for (becoming a doctor isn’t a be all and end all) and enable them to add a USP to their personal statement and in the interview. The residential aspect of the course is also a valuable experience as it gives an insight into what life will be like in the first year in halls.  For details of how to apply please got to http://www.ucheducationcentre.org/summerschool/
  • UNIVERSITY TASTER COURSES IN LONDON.  There are still places available on the following university taster courses for year 12 sixth form students taking place at City, University of London this May and July.  You can find the dates, subjects and further details of their taster courses listed under each of City’s schools and departments here;  https://london.ac.uk/ways-study/study-campus-london/university-taster-courses .  Places are limited so it is recommended you apply to your preferred taster course/s as soon as possible.


  • PHYSICS SUMMER SCHOOL 2018.  Held at Student Central, Bloomsbury Campus, University of London.   Physics attempts to explain the natural world, from the smallest quantum particles to the largest spiral galaxies, from the inner workings of your laptop computer to the dazzling explosion of a dying star. Physicists look at the big questions: Why are we here? How did the universe begin? How will it end? What is everything made from? Why is the past different from the future? Are we alone in the Universe? It is by asking these questions, and seeking answers, that human beings have begun to understand and appreciate the underlying fabric of reality. The Physics Summer School is an opportunity for students to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary physics. Each course consists of a structured 5-day programme covering a selection of interesting and diverse topics, ranging from black holes and time travel to the search for exo-planets and life outside our solar system. This Summer School is particularly appropriate for students who may be considering further study of physics, mathematics or engineering at undergraduate level, or who are interested in related disciplines such as chemistry or computing.  See   https://debatechamber.com/project/physics-summer-school/

Please note that neither I nor Wellington have vetted or significantly researched these opportunities.  They have been selected due to being of potential interest to pupils and assumed to be supported by a recognised institution and thus thought to be worthy of note.  Do please carry out your own research and do please let me know if you have any opinions on these opportunities, good or bad, so this service can be improved.If any course you are interested in is during term time make sure you seek HM permission to miss any of your school commitments before you book a place on the course.


Mr Ewart