University applicants 2021

Aberdeen University Medicine Open Day will be a virtual event and will take place online on Saturday 13th June, 11:00am – 2:00pm. Registration is now open to all prospective students at this link. Further details about Open Days for all subjects will also be available in due course at
The Medical Schools Council has also produced information for prospective Medicine applicants. For students who may be concerned about sourcing relevant experience or shadowing, they have produced this informative document. They are also hosting Medical Schools Admissions Webinars for teachers and careers advisers supporting widening participation applicants to Medicine. Full details are on the PDF attached; the first of these webinars will take place on Monday 8th June at 11am.
A series of informative videos about choosing a course and university, writing your personal statement, and funding information are available here. We hope these videos are helpful to your pupils as they research universities this summer and would appreciate if the link to these can be sent out to your networks. These videos can be viewed at any time and students can ask questions relating to any these talks at our June and July Unibuddy Live sessions, which are scheduled on our Virtual Events page here. Our Information for Teachers webpage is also available here, with guidance supporting informed subject choices for students of all ages.
We will also be attending the UK University Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday 17th June, and staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions from prospective students. Details about this event and how to register for students/teachers can be found here.


health sector webinars at National 5 and Higher

A team of aspiring doctors, dentists & vets are running a series of webinars throughout the month of June in partnership with Medic Mentor.

We have a range of webinars available, a full list of which can be found here:
– For candidates commencing, or continuing National 5 courses, these will cover specific subject areas
– For candidates commencing Higher where we will be ‘bridging the gap’ in order to allow them to best prepare.
– For pupils in S1-6 covering general revision advice such as time management, active vs passive learning.

School leaver webinar

A fun and informative series of short, 30 minute webinars to support you with the next steps of your career journey!

We understand everyone is facing challenges just now and your plans may have changed or seem unclear due to the current situation. We want to let you know that our careers advisers are still here to help and provide you with the career information and guidance you need for your future.

Join our advisers, Hilary and Erin for our second session Thursday 11th June at 3pm on:

Preparing for interviews-

• General hints & tips (phone & video)
• Understand how Skills Development Scotland can help you
• Get actions and links to resources that you can do yourself
• Get involved with questions and comments
• Find out what future webinars to look out for

Click the link to join –

CareerJam 2 – Interviews

We hope you can join us!

Missed the first session? Don’t worry, a recording of ‘Acknowledging the situation and how your careers adviser can help you’ will be available soon on

Head Boy/Head Girl Application Form

Dear S6

I hope this email finds you and your families well and settling into your new courses and on-line learning.  As I have said previously, S6 is an exciting year with lots of opportunities for you to take on additional responsibilities and enhance your personal skills and qualities. I am really impressed by the number of you who have already signed up to different aspects of Community Involvement, Buddying, Mentoring, and the Academic Family. In addition to these opportunities, a number of you have been asking about the applications process for Head Boy and Head Girl.

As with everything else at the moment, we want to keep these traditions going, but we will just have to manage them in a slightly different way: I have attached a link to the application form to be filled in by anyone who is interested in the main Pupil Leadership Roles – Head Boy/Girl. As a first step, those interested should complete this form by Friday 5 June. All applicants will then be asked to submit a video outlining your reason for putting yourself forward and information on what you will bring to the role (further details to follow). The video should be no more than four minutes in length and will be in lieu of you making a speech to the year group. Please wear uniform in the video.

Your application form and video should give a clear indication of your commitment to the school and to Sixth Year and will be shared with the year group and school staff for voting purposes.

Based on application forms, speeches and votes from staff and pupils; candidates will then be selected for interview. As I have said, I have been really impressed by your engagement and willingness to become involved in these wider school activities and I now look forward to receiving you applications for Head Boy and Head Girl.

Please access the Form below by using your Glow email address.
application form

Best wishes
Mrs. Mitchell

UCAS entry 2021 (new S6 pupils)

For the attention of pupils applying for UCAS entry 2021 (new S6 pupils)

June is always a busy month for the UK Student Recruitment team at the University of Glasgow and this year is no exception despite the very different circumstances. We will miss meeting senior pupils at UCAS fairs and school events across the UK but are looking forward to engaging with students who are exploring their 2021 UCAS options in the virtual world – see below.

Science and Engineering Faculty Fair, 3 June, 1-3pm

UK University Search Virtual Fair, 17 June, 12 -6pm

East Renfrewshire Council

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