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STEM Opportunities

S1 - S2 Opportunities

Interested in taking part in a creative engineering challenge? 

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award competition is open to students between the ages of 3 and 19. Pupils are asked to answer the question “If you were an engineer what would you do?”

The competition asks pupils to find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain it and then send it in.

In 2017/18 the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award engaged with over 37,000 children across the UK who all receive at least a certificate. They are now being supported by the RAF, the University of Strathclyde, Terumo Aortic, Weir Group, Skills Development Scotland, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and Clyde Marine Training in Scotland and will be holding our award ceremony at the Barony Hall, Glasgow in June next year. Entries from schools in Scotland will be on display at our public exhibition at the Barony.

To find out more and register visit www.leadersaward.com

Science club will relaunch in August 2019 when the new S1 pupils start.

This page will continually be updated with new and exciting STEM opportunities as and when they become available.

S3 - S6 Opportunities

Interested in computer science? Wanting to develop skills in computer networks and cyber secuirity?  CyberFirst Defenders is a 5 day FREE residential course designed to increase the awareness of young people around Cyber Security at the same time as equipping them with a set of relevant practical skills.

The course is for students aged 14-15 and takes place in Paisley from 8th July to 12th July 2019.

Find out more information at:

https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/cyberfirst-defenders-paisley/

Interested in computer science? Wanting to develop skills in computer networks and cyber security?  CyberFirst Futures is a 5 day FREE residential course designed to develop an understanding of cyber-attacks by exploring the reasoning and motivation of common attacks.

The course is for students aged 15-16 and takes place in Paisley from 15th July to 19th July 2019.

Find out more information by visiting:

https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/cyberfirst-futures-paisley/

 

Interested in computer science? Wanting to develop skills in the field of cyber security?  CyberFirst Advanced is a 5 day FREE residential course designed to introduce students to possible career paths within the Cyber and Computing sector.

The course is for students aged 16-17 and takes place in Paisley from 22nd July to 26th July 2019.

Find out more info by visiting:

https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/cyberfirst-advanced-paisley/

We are pleased to offer a one-week work experience with our STEM partner, Jacobs Engineering, in Glasgow. This will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th June. If you are a  current S5 pupil interested in pursuing a career in engineering and would like to apply for a place, please complete the application form that has been emailed home to all S5 households. The completed application form should be emailed to Mrs Iafrate at jo_iafrateg@jordanhill.glasgow.sch.uk by Thursday 30th May.  

Interested pupils may have to complete a phone interview due to limited spaces and high demand.

If you have any questions, please contact me in the Science department.

Mrs Iafrate 🙂 

29th – 31st July Residential Course

Girls aged 15-17 from schools across the UK are invited to apply for a fully funded place at this unique residential conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen.

The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore engineering both in a university setting and in the workplace. Staying in halls of residence supervised by experienced teachers, successful applicants will benefit from a travel bursary and a highly interactive programme rich with hands-on activities and face to face time with female engineers. A visit to BP North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen will also allow participants to interact with engineers in the workplace.  The organisers have a long standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

There are 45 places available at this conference. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their application and a school reference.

Application deadline Friday 29 March 2019.

The detailed programme of events is to be confirmed but a draft of the general outline of the conference and details of how to apply can be found via the following link:

Women in Engineering Conference 2019

The online application system for Nuffield Research Placements 2019 is open.

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2019 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level. We are also now placing students into Social Science placements where there is an aspect of analysis, statistical investigation and mathematics involved, so the placements are very wide ranging. The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. They also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers. This is a wonderful opportunity.

To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on a research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings). This means neither of their parents/carers have participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If their siblings have attended higher education, but their parents/carers have not, they are eligible.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care

If you meet the above criteria:

Interested in taking part in a creative engineering challenge? 

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award competition is open to students between the ages of 3 and 19. Pupils are asked to answer the question “If you were an engineer what would you do?”

The competition asks pupils to find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain it and then send it in.

In 2017/18 the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award engaged with over 37,000 children across the UK who all receive at least a certificate. They are now being supported by the RAF, the University of Strathclyde, Terumo Aortic, Weir Group, Skills Development Scotland, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and Clyde Marine Training in Scotland and will be holding our award ceremony at the Barony Hall, Glasgow in June next year. Entries from schools in Scotland will be on display at our public exhibition at the Barony.

To find out more and register visit www.leadersaward.com

Registrations are now open for EDT’s, Year in Industry (YINI) scheme for 2019/20 placements

What is YINI?

A paid job opportunity for School leavers to;

  • Test-drive a potential career
  • Add relevant skills and work experience to their CV
  • Make informed decisions on which Education/Career path is right for them
  • Build links with Employers
  • Gain an Industrial Accreditation
  • Go into the world of work with the support from the YINI scheme

Who is YINI for?

YINI is open to any student with the Right to Work in the UK, who might be considering either;

  • An Apprenticeship
  • Studying a Degree at University (completing YINI before University as a paid Gap Year )
  • Or maybe unsure whether to continue into higher education or go straight into employment

Most placements are in:                Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths

Smaller number in:                          Business, Finance, IT, HR or Marketing

When & How can students Register?

Current S6 students:                            Registrations will close on 31st May 2019

Students register online here:            http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now

Are you 16 – 17? try before you apply with Headstart…

EDT are providing up to a week long summer placement at your choice of top university. There are lots of STEM courses to choose from and decide whether it is the one for you before filling in your UCAS application. 

You will also get the chance to experience uni life and make some important contacts.

Apply online at www.etrust.org.uk/headstart

See Mrs Iafrate for the 2019 programme leaflet 

Are you a 15 – 16 year old girl with a passion for STEM? If so, why not apply for a 3 day Inspire course at a leading UK university. Experience a mixture of hands on activities, lectures and workshops and meet real life engineers, researchers and professionals who will show you how to manage your own STEM project. 

If you are interested then apply at www.etrust.org.uk/inspirecourse 

See Mrs Iafrate for the 2019 Inspire programme.

This page will continually be updated with new and exciting STEM opportunities as and when they become available.