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Thinking of studying a degree in the Biosciences or Health? Think about going along to the University of Sheffield’s “University Options in Biosciences and Health’ on Wednesday 5 July

Sheffield biosciences and health

Wednesday 5 July

This free event is for students in IB1/Year 12 studying Biology HL/A-Level or equivalent.

Choosing a university course can be difficult, but with A-levels/HL’s in Biology and Science there are so many study options open to you in biosciences and health. Register now for our free event for the chance to find out your options with a strong focus on understanding careers and roles.

Students can expect to:
  • Experience hands-on activities, demonstrations and short lectures to give you a taste of what studying biosciences and health subjects at university involves.
  • Talk to our current students and staff to find out about their subject.
  • Talk directly with admissions staff.
  • Hear from our graduates and ask them about their careers.
  • Find out what it’s like to be a student on campus for a day!

Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend a parallel programme to get an overview of student finance and student life.

The event is completely free to attend and includes refreshments and lunch for all attendees.

Important: This event is not intended for students who are committed to applying for Medicine or Dentistry, as this will not be a focus.

To register for your free ticket, or find out more details, click here.

Bedford Square Festival 28 June – 1 July: A collaboration between 5 of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in London – take part in tours, workshops, listen to talks and lectures or watch a performance….and a lot of it is free

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28 June – 1 July


Bedford Square Festival will open the doors of the cultural and educational organisations located in the Square to the public through an exciting programme of events.

Bedford Square Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury. In September of 2016, representatives from these institutions – Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yale University Pressand New College of Humanities met to the discuss the idea of putting on a free collaborative event in the Square.

From the outset the aim of the festival was to promote the culture based around the Square whilst building a sense of community and promoting this to London and beyond. We want to open the doors of the grand facades of the buildings in the Square and celebrate the culture that the we pride ourselves on – art, publishing, architecture, culture, education, creativity and more.

All our events are free (apart from Shakespeare in the Squares) and should be booked in advance. During the Festival we will be raising money for our charity partner Centrepoint who is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people.

You can view the full Festival Programme here. There are some great events focused on Architecture, Art History, Curating, Shakespeare, and Poetry, as well as a talk from A.C. Grayling on ‘Education the Future’.

You do need to book tickets in advance.

Invesco Perpetual are offering 17 trainee roles to start in September – it could be a gap year, or a step into your future career

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Invesco Perpetual are offering you 17 roles to start in September

Invesco Perpetual

Invesco are opening their roles to both school/college leavers and graduates. These are 12 month fixed term paid placements. They could be a Gap Year before university or a stepping stone into your career.

The structured program means you will gain invaluable insight into the industry and experience, as well as earning a salary.

The deadline to apply is 25th May to start in September 2017. The roles are all based in Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire.

Here is the list of their current opportunities:

  • Account Onboarding Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Channel Communications Assistant
  • Channel Communications Specialist (UK Institutional)
  • CRM Trainee
  • Digital Content Specialist
  • EMEA Institutional Trainee
  • FCS Assistant
  • Independent Risk Support Executive
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investments Office Junior Analyst
  • Junior BA
  • Market Research and Campaign Evaluation Trainee
  • Performance Measurement -Investment Analyst
  • Product Communication Administrator
  • RFP Administrator
  • Sales Support Administrator 1
  • Sales Support Administrator 2
  • Trade Support Analyst – Repo Money Markets
  • Valuations Officer – UKFA

To find out more and apply, click here.

Interested in studying Physics? – Oxford Physics Live Q&A with a tutor and current students


Oxford Physics Live Q&A with a tutor and current students

Interested in studying Physics at Oxford?

Log in to Facebook on Tuesday 20th June at 16:30 where St John’s College will be running an Oxford Physics Facebook Live Q&A with a Physics tutor and current undergraduates.

You can send in any questions you have (e.g. about the Oxford Physics course, the admissions process, life at Oxford etc.) as you are watching the event or in advance by emailing any questions to access@sjc.ox.ac.uk.
(Please title the email ‘Oxford Physics Live Q&A’).

Please click ‘Going’ to receive a reminder to watch the Facebook Live event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858111007797082/

Enjoy both Biology and Chemistry? Take a look @Biochemsoc especially their e-publications and careers pages

Biochemical Society

Enjoy the study of Biology and Chemistry? Thought about working in the field of Biochemistry?

Have a look at some of the great resources on the Biochemical Society’s webpages.


The University of Sydney is launching the ‘Sydney Undergraduate Experience’ taking a new approach to graduate education


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The University of Sydney is delighted to announce some exciting undergraduate curriculum changes coming to Sydney in 2018.

The Sydney Undergraduate Experience is a new approach to undergraduate education, combining academic rigour with real world application. The changes will take effect from Semester 1, 2018. (February)

It reinforces our commitment of creating an unparalleled learning community where students are given the best academic environment and opportunities that allow them to excel. Through multi-disciplinary learning and real world experience, every student will gain an understanding of how to think critically, collaborate effectively and apply influence anywhere in the world.

The Sydney Undergraduate experience has been designed to create resilient graduates with the foundations for leadership and a global perspective.

Specifically, the curriculum changes will reinforce the University’s positioning as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and will see us deliver:
• a wider range of subject choice;
• interdisciplinary study options encouraging students to integrate their developing knowledge, skills and personal values; and
• more professional learning experiences, such as internships and other work integrated learning experiences

This FAQ doc will provide you with some additional details of what the changes entail.

Essay Competition for IB 1 (Year 12) – Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize


Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize

Established in 2006, the Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize is an essay competition open to students in Year 12/IB1 (or equivalent). The first prize is £250, and there may also be a second prize of £150.

The deadline for entries is 12pm on Thursday 15th June, with winners announced Friday 23rd June.

The judges will look for originality of thought, a clear grasp of the issues, clarity in presentation and a critical approach to what has been read. Essays should be no more than 2500 words in length and should be on one of the topics listed below.

Titles for 2017 Entries:

– How can you know that you really exist?

– How important are our memories for our identity?

– ‘Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few … or the one” (Spock and Captain Kirk). Discuss.

– ‘Since philosophers cannot seem to agree on anything, philosophy is a sham.’ Discuss.

For more information, including the winning 2016 essays, please visit http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/study-us/schools-liaison/lloyd-davies-philosophy-prize


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