If you are in S4 or S5 and would like to study any of the following:
- Computer Science
- Electronic & Electrical Engineering
- Product Design
Then you may be eligible for the Accelerate course at the University of Strathclyde. Accelerate is a one-week programme, for pupils at the end of S4 or S5 thinking about going to university. It aims to provide a targeted focus on the pupils’ chosen area of academic interest, giving them a head start on the road to their chosen career.
The 2019 programme runs from the 24th to the 28th of June.
Teams of academic experts have put together week-long Challenges in each of these subjects to allow you to find out all about your area of interest and the career opportunities open. Led by undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors from the relevant fields, you will undertake a variety of group challenges, as well as attending a careers and industry afternoon.
Two of the Accelerate Challenges (Chemistry; and Product Design) have official accreditation on the SCQF Framework. This means that there will be some assessment on these programmes and, should you pass this, you will gain 5 credits at level 7. Level 7 is the same as Advanced Higher or first year university work.
For more information see Miss Kennedy