Applican’s Medicine Practical Afternoon Course

Applican’s Medicine Practical Afternoon Course which will take place this year on the 24th March from 12-4pm, at the University of Strathclyde. The taster afternoon would be suitable for S5 pupils, and will cover a range of topics relating to medicine and the medical school application process.

To cover the costs of the event, pupil’s are asked to pay£5 for the session.

For the last 2 years this event has been fully booked and we operate at first come first served with a waiting list – therefore we would highly recommend your pupils sign up as soon as possible!

The itinerary for the afternoon is as follows:

12pm – 1pm: Entry to medicine, Personal Statements

1pm – 1:45pm: Situational Judgement UKCAT Teaching

1:45pm – 2pm: Quick break and snacks!

2pm – 3:45pm: First Aid, Anatomy, History taking, Blood pressure, Stethoscope workshops.

3:45 – 4pm: Questions and Answers.

For more information and to make an application please go to the website below.

Applican’s Medicine Practical Afternoon Course

Medic Insight Glasgow

The applications for the Medic Insight Week Programme is now open  and will close on the 10/03/19 at midnight. The link to the application form is posted on their FaceBook page as well as a copy of the link attached below.


All young people on Facebook are encouraged to follow this page for the most up to date information regarding the programmes Medic Insight offer.

All pupils are reminded that applications are usually very competitive, so should take time when filling out the form (treating as a practice for applications to Medicine should prove useful to them and also increase chances of being successful). Also, as places are very competitive there are many high quality applications which may be unsuccessful, but this should not deter them from applying to Medicine!

Medic Insight Application Form

‘Be on the TEAM’

Fifth year students have been asked to volunteer to take part in a study called ‘Be on the TEAM’ This study will see if immunising teenagers with a Meningitis B (MenB) vaccine could reduce the risk of others getting meningitis across the whole community

What is the ‘Be on the TEAM’ study?

  • Pupils who take part will receive 2 doses of a MenB vaccine
  • These are licensed vaccines you would not otherwise receive  and will reduce your risk of meningitis
  • They will also require to have 2 throat swabs, 1 year apart
  • Visits would be held at your school, with follow up community visits for pupil who leave school during the study period.

The NHS team will be in school Monday 4th April to begin the study.

Below is a copy of the parental information letter.

Be on the TEAM Parent letter

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

The application process is now open for the Sutton Trusts flagship UK Summer Schools. Thirteen partner universities will be hosting week long residentials for students to explore what university life is really like.

Young people who apply and are successful get the chance to explore a subject of their choice and experience taster lectures, workshops and social activities completely free of charge.

Any fifth year student who’d be interested in applying should register at to find out more. Applications close at 5pm Thursday 28th February.

Dundee Dental Insight 3rd June – 5th June

After three successful years, Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of DENTISTRY. 

This UNIQUE 3-DAY EVENT will give S5 students the opportunity to shadow current students on clinic, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and also receive talks on how to smash the UKCAT, write an enticing personal statement and more!


To be eligible pupils MUST:

Applications open on Sunday 10TH February at 6pm.

DEADLINE for the applications is 17th February at 6pm!
This event is free and not available anywhere else in the UK so apply now!

How to apply

To  apply,  pupils  must  complete  an  application  form  which  can  be  found at

(please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 10th February) AND must send a reference from your Pastoral support teacher by the deadline stated above.  References are pupils responsibility and they must ask their Pastoral support teacher to send a reference.  The Dundee Dental Insight team will not contact teachers to ask them for a reference, they must arrange this and ensure it arrives by the deadline.  Any references arriving after Sunday 17th of February will not be considered, and applications rejected.

Pupils who are not successful but do meet requirements will be placed on a waiting list.

for further information contact  Dundee Dental Insight on the details below.

 Facebook: Dundee Dental Insight

Scottish Space School

The 2019 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 9-14 June 2019 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.

Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.

Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:

How pupils should apply:

  • Applications are now open to all S5 pupils.
  • Applications will only be accepted using the online system so if you do not have internet access at home it can be completed at school.
  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 20 January 2019 at midnight and no late applications will be accepted.
  • All applicants must be in S5 in the current school session and be studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.
  • You should include the results of all relevant national examinations you have already achieved, and also provide details of the Higher examinations you intend to sit in 2019.
  • Your personal statement in Part A should clearly state why you are applying for Space School, your expectations if selected, and what contribution you think you can make to the programme. You must also complete the short questionnaire in Part B.
  • You must obtain permission from your teacher before including his/her name and contact details on the application form. Teachers’ supporting statements will be accepted up until Friday 25 January at 5pm, and no late supporting statements from teachers’ will be considered after this date.
  • Once an application has been submitted no changes can be made – so please ensure that you only submit your fully completed application.
  • The selection panel will meet in early March to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of March. Please note, the panel’s decision is final and no feedback will be provided.
  • It is recommended that you keep up to date on Space School via Facebook and Twitter.

University of Oxford: UNIQ access programme

Pupils interested in studying at the University of Oxford (2020 entry) should consider the UNIQ access programme and discuss this with your pastoral support teacher.

UNIQ is a free programme which gives students an opportunity to study at Oxford, meet tutors, sample their chosen course, stay in a college and learn how to make a strong application.

Visit their website for further information regarding the different courses and how to apply.

Deadline for applications is the 28th January 2019

Mock Court Project Winners

Zaynab Sarguroh (6a3), Liam McBride (6a4) , Maria Taylor (6a6), Leah Sinforiani (6a1), Skye Stander (6a7), Easham Manzar (5a4), Rosa Ferry (6a1) and Aoife McLaughlin (6a6) have all taken part in the Mock Court project over the past 8 weeks.

The pupils attended a Mock Court Awards Ceremony last night in the Signet Library in Edinburgh and won 2 awards;

Best Solicitor team (Pursuers) and Best Writing  (Pursuers).

Well done everyone.