The Year in Industry (YINI) programme offers students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. We help place students in top UK companies every year, including Shell, Rolls-Royce, EDF, Network Rail and GKN. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and can be paid or unpaid.
We have placements for students interested in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.
Our placements offer students the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Around a quarter of all our students are sponsored through university each year and many of our 300 partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate recruitment programme.
Why take part in the Year in Industry
• Gain insight into a particularly industry or role
• Take on real responsibilities and gain valuable experience
• Earn while you learn
• Develop transferable skills and increase your employability
• Apply the theoretical knowledge that you have gained at school/college/university
Who is The Year in Industry for?
YINI is for post IB and undergraduate students who are looking for work placements within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Students can apply to the programme before or during their degree course.
For more details including how to apply, click here.
A new initiative from the Women’s Engineering Society, Time for…Engineering Girls allows you to read testimonials from women in engineering, advice from students who ended up studying engineering (and dual honours degrees) despite initially not knowing what they wanted to do, and explore links to clubs, competitions and schemes to encourage young girls to take up Engineering subjects and join the industry. You can access the website, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, here.
Executive Director of the International Business Administration course, Adri Meijdam, gave a speech at the International Open Day, which you can find in its entirety on Youtube here. You may also be interested in the IBA Alumni session with Nijat Mammadbayli who is currently working at SKIM as a Research Analyst, which can be found here.
There are also five Virtual Information sessions coming up, where current students will talk about their experience moving from different education systems to the IBA course at Erasmus Rotterdam. Click the link to sign up for one of the sessions and find out what it’s like to live in Rotterdam, what the level of math is in the IBA programme and other differences between high school and university.
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InvestIN’s Spring Term programmes are now available for booking online. Following multiple requests to expand outside London, three of the programmes – the Young Investment Banker, Young Lawyer, and Young Doctor programmes – will now be held in both Manchester and London. These programmes provide 15-18 year-olds with live and interactive professional experiences in some of the UK’s most sought-after industries.
The Young Engineer Programme:
London – Sunday 25th March 2018
The Autumn programmes were booked up well in advance and these have been popular with the students who have gone on them in the past. Click the links for more information.
Year 12 Subject Study Days
Univ is delighted to host a full programme of subject study days for Year 12s each year in the Spring and Summer terms. These are an excellent way to gain an insight into potential degree subjects. These will also give high-achieving students a taste of a university study and ideas for how they can develop their academic interests and skills beyond the classroom. They will be run by Univ’s subject tutors and post-graduate students, consist of classes and lectures, and include a tour of the college and lunch with current undergraduate students.
How to Apply
The application processes for these Study Days run separately for each subject based study day. Applications will generally open at least two months before the study day. There will be a short application form to complete including academic achievement and approval from a supporting teacher. There is no requirement to submit a personal statement.
The College may consider information such as GCSE results, school and background to choose students who will best benefit from the workshops. In case of over-subscription the College may also have to limit the number of attendees per school.
In the case of students who apply for more than one of our subject study days, depending on popularity we may only be able to offer students a place on one subject study day each. If you would like to apply to multiple but have a preference for one study day over another please make this clear as soon as possible.
English and History Study Day – Applications open
We are excited to host an engaging and challenging study day for 60 Year 12 students interested in English or History. The day will include lectures from Univ’s tutors and some extended break-out sessions where you will be able to discuss your subject in detail with other students. Alongside this, you’ll get the opportunity for an insight into life at University College through College tours with undergraduates and lunch in our dining hall. Check out the provisional programme of the day here.
To apply you will need to fill in this online application form. The deadline is Wednesday 13 December 2017.
We also need to receive approval from your school that you can attend the day. You should ask a teacher to fill in this ‘teacher approval form’ and submit it by Wednesday 13 December and submit by email to email@example.com or by post to Nelli Chamings, Schools Liaison and Access Officer, University College, Oxford, OX1 1BH. *Please do all you can to ensure we receive the completed form from your teacher before the application deadline.*
Mathematical Sciences Study Day – Applications open
We are offering a study day for 60 Year 12 students interested in Maths, Computer Sciences, and Statistics. The day will include lectures from Univ’s tutors and some extended break-out sessions where you will be able to discuss your subject in detail with other students. The day will also include some information and guidance on the Maths Admissions Test (MAT). Alongside this, you’ll get the opportunity for an insight into life at University College through College tours with undergraduates and lunch in our dining hall. Check out the provisional programme of the day here.
To apply you will need to fill in this online application form. The deadline is Tuesday 16 January 2018.
We also need to receive approval from your school that you can attend the day. You should ask a teacher to fill in this ‘teacher approval form’ and submit it by Tuesday 16 January 2018 and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Nelli Chamings, Schools Liaison and Access Officer, University College, Oxford, OX1 1BH. *Please do all you can to ensure we receive the completed form from your teacher before the application deadline.*
Philosophy Plus Science Taster Day
Wednesday 10 January 2018, 09:45 – 4:45pm.
What is chaos? What is infinity? Can machines think? The links between Science and Philosophy are broad and deep, extending well beyond the obvious overlaps in logic, artificial intelligence, and ethics. Some of the greatest philosophers of the past – from Aristotle to Newton – are now known as scientists. Sir Isaac Newton’s first book, Mathematical principles of Natural Philosophy, outlines this everlasting relationship between science and philosophy which can still be seen today. This taster day provides an opportunity to find out more about how science and philosophy intertwine. More specifically, how Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics all have one thing in common, Philosophy. This event is an opportunity for students who are considering applying for a joint degree in these subjects, and want to find out more.
- explore the areas where science and philosophy meet — attend lectures by Oxford experts
- find out about some of our joint-honours degrees — specifically Maths & Philosophy, Computer Science & Philosophy, and Physics & Philosophy.
- learn about the Oxford application process — explore real interview questions with the Tutors who ask them
- visit an Oxford college — find out what its really like to live and study at Oxford
This event is open to high-achieving year 11 and 12 students from UK schools. (Year 13 students taking a gap year, who will be applying for 2019 university admission are also welcome.) Students should be taking, or planning on taking Maths A-level (or equivalent), and expect to receive at least an A grade in it. Students taking Further Maths A-level are particularly welcome, as are those taking Physics A-level. Attendees should be considering applying to university. This event is not designed to be a school trip for classes of Philosophy A-level students. If you have previously attended a Philosophy Plus event, this is not for you, as much of the material will be similar to previous years.
When and where
Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. Wednesday 10 January 2018, 09:45 – 4:45pm. Booking essential. Please note, that schools need to book places for their students, even if the student is coming unaccompanied, or with a parent.
For more details including an FAQ click here. Interested St Clare’s students should e-mail email@example.com by Friday 8 December. Pre-IB students please say in your e-mail whether or not you will be over 16 on Wednesday 10 January 2018.
Maastricht University have developed an app for Android and iOS phones to aid you with attending their open days. The free app will provide you with a schedule which you can edit, information on the local area, and automatic check in to the event.
You can find the app by searching for “Maastricht University Open Day”. It is free to install.
The next Maastricht Open Day for Bachelor’s programmes takes place on Saturday 25th November.