On Wednesday 22nd March Kirsty Mackay, our RGU Hub officer will be in Alford Academy.
All pupils who have applied to RGU will have received an email with a QR code to scan and book an appointment with Kirsty to discuss their application and any queries they have regarding Uni – funding, accommodation etc.
You can simply book an appointment at a time that suits best during the hub day. The appointments are not mandatory and are available to students if they wish to attend. It is a casual chat but will hopefully answer any queries they do have.
Please check your emails if you have applied to RGU and would welcome this input and help.
MEDSOC free webinar. Please see details below:
Webinar topic: A Timeline for Applying to Medical School
Date: Thursday 16th March 2023
Time: 6:30pm (UK Time)
Ages: Year 12
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a national webinar for senior phase pupils, parents and carers on How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeship on the 9th of March.
The session will include a panel discussion with SDS Careers adviser, Apprentice employer and an Apprenticeship offering their experiences and advice.
Join Skills Development Scotland in our webinar for senior pupils, parents and careers on ‘How to apply for a Scottish Apprenticeships’ as part of #ScotAppWeek23.
Find out about apprenticeships and get tips on the application process.
Sign up https://fal.cn/3vZK8
RSM Would like to invite you to an insight evening for prospective school leavers, placements & graduates.
Taking place on Thursday 23rd February 2023, 17:00 – 18:30 at the RSM UK, Aberdeen Office
For more information Click Here
We are pleased to make you aware of short courses which are on offer at NESCOL to assist candidates in preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths. All sessions are at Aberdeen City Campus, but physics is also available at Fraserburgh Campus.
Over seven evening sessions in the weeks leading up to the final exam, learners will work in small groups with other candidates to practice exam-style questions. Coaching during the class will help them improve the way they approach a range of questions. We will also cover aspects of the curriculum that have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.
In previous years these sessions have been oversubscribed, so we would encourage early booking from any interested individuals.
Further details of all courses may be found on the links below.
Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 27th February (Aberdeen City Campus)
Biology – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)
Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 15th March (Aberdeen City Campus)
Chemistry – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)
Preparation for Higher Maths – commencing 1st or 7th March (Aberdeen City Campus)
Maths – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)
Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 16th March (Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campus)
Physics – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)
Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 29th March (Aberdeen City Campus)
Computing Science – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)
For further information on Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology please contact Douglas Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org or for Computing Science please contact Ben Thorn email@example.com
On Tuesday 22 March, Robert Gordon University delivered a workshop to the S5s on note taking and revision skills. This included identifying what type of learning style, what learning methods to use to be an effective learner as well as exam preparation tips. They also covered how to manage your mental wellbeing; what affects our mental health, what can we change and how we can find support. The pupils comments were:
Really helpful and in depth, I learned what learning style works best for me
It was interesting and useful
Very interactive session, good because of personal examples used
Helpful and informative
Project Trust also delivered a presentation on taking a gap year and volunteering with project trust overseas. Pupil comments were:
Great to hear about someone’s actual experience rather than an overview
I think what project trust is doing is amazing and I can’t wait to participate this year.
Definitely considering taking a gap year with project trust inspiring and informative
The presentation made me seriously consider going on a gap year with project trust. It seems like good life experience
The presentation I found really inspiring as it made me realise that there is maybe a good option of what to do after school as I still don’t know what I want to do after I leave school.
On Tuesday 1st March our senior pupils in S5 and S6 who will be leaving Alford Academy in summer 2022, were invited to take part in a practical session lead by our career advisor, to help write a CV in preparation for their future pathway.
The turn out was very good and pupils followed a step by step process to create their personal CV’s and covering letters.
The session was lead by Jemma Kinnaird, our Skills Development Scotland Career advisor and Aimee Maitland, our Developing the Young Workforce school coordinator.
After the session, pupils were equipped with an up to date CV ready for distributing to potential employers.
“This was extremely helpful and informative and now I have a CV that I can use straight away and update regularly when I need to”.
“Very helpful and now I can write a CV. This helped me develop my personal CV and made me think of aspects to add to my CV that I wouldn’t have considered”.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week
Please see below if you are interested in apprenticeships within STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Suitable for: Secondary school learners
Tuesday 8 March, 11.00 – 12.00, Teams Live
Hosted by school learners who are part of the Young STEM Leader Programme, where you will have the opportunity to hear from four STEM Ambassadors currently undertaking apprenticeships. The Apprentices come from Dounreay, GE Caledonian, Graham Construction and Rolls Royce. This is a great chance to learn more about apprenticeships, what they involve and the opportunities that are available.
Register here: https://www.stemambassadors.scot/event-details/stem-ambassador-apprentice-panel-hosted-by-young-stem-leaders