All Year 12s should now be registered on Unifrog and progressing as per the timetable provided by Mr Tamizian. However, please remember that Unifrog also has an excellent tool for searching MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). Most of these are free and would add valuable content to your personal statement and university applications as a whole. Therefore, please do make sure you are making the most of this site.
In case you are not already following us, we have an Instagram page: @wlfs_sixth_form. On here you will find regular updates regarding all sorts of different opportunities for students during remote learning and beyond
NHS Virtual Work Experience
Date: Monday 20th July to Friday 31st July
The virtual work experience programme involves 10 hours of activity which can be completed over a 2 week period. You'll meet NHS professionals in live workshops where you'll be able to ask them questions and complete activities and work assignments to develop an understanding of what a career in the NHS can mean.
West London & Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trusts work experience programme is open to 15-18 year olds who attend schools based within the following local authorities:
Hammersmith and Fulham, Camden, Hillingdon, Ealing, Westminster, Richmond-upon-Thames, Harrow, Barnet, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Hampshire, Wokingham, Surrey, Windsor and Maidenhead, Oxfordshire, Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, Berkshire, Reading or Slough.
Meet a Chemistry Academic
Date: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd July
Deadline for registration: Tuesday 21st July
To register: https://forms.gle/U2G5VBvy1zrUuBFEA
"Meet a Chemistry Academic" event is organised by the Chemistry PASS Scheme and Chemistry Society at University of Manchester.
The event is a great opportunity for sixth form (current Advanced Level) students to get an idea on different themes in chemistry, from inorganic chemistry to teaching.
We would like to encourage school students, aged 16 - 18 (including those who are graduating this year) to take part in this event. They need not be studying chemistry at university, just an interest in science would be great!
UK University Search: Results Day Webinars
Date: Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th August 2020
For more information: https://www.ukuniversitysearch.com/blog/post/webinar-wednesdays
To support Year 13s this Results Day, we have teamed up with a range of universities from across the UK to offer a series of Results Day Webinars. All of these webinars are completely free of charge, and different universities will be featured every day with advice for students about predicted grades, Results Day and Clearing. Each webinar will also feature a live Q&A session so students can ask any questions they have directly to universities and receive a response.
Monday 10 August: Predicted Grades - Everything you Need to Know
Tuesday 11 August: Results Day Guide
Wednesday 12 August: Clearing, Adjustment and Deferrals
MyBnk has launched a weekly financial education livestream for 16-25 year olds.
My Moneycast is a 30 minute show focusing on personal finance news and features explainers, special guests and Q&As. It aims to bring money to life for young adults in a fun and engaging way whilst tackling some of the big issues affecting their income, benefits, housing and employment.
This week focuses on scams. Online fraud has soared across the UK since lockdown and young people are the most susceptible section in society to these deceptions.
Viewers can ask questions in the comment feeds and have their queries answered by a financial education expert. You can view previous episodes on income, debt and a special coronavirus show here.
Tune in every Thursday at 4pm across all MyBnk social media profiles!
London Schools Eco-Network
Date: Thursdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Students from three schools (North London Collegiate, South Hampstead High & St Paul’s Girls’) met on Zoom for the first time last Thursday as a trial and it went well – one student chaired, another took notes and they discussed writing to MPs about climate education on one day, how to influence the government to green the Covid economic bailout and ideas for a Virtual Schools COP26 in the autumn term. They are very keen for students at other schools to join them!
Format: students from a different school will chair, take minutes and set the agenda on rotation so they practise these skills.
Who for: students Year 11+ interested in learning about the environment, politics, debating, leadership and team-work.
If you are interested: Contact Ms Ridout (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InvestIN organise immersive career experiences for over 20 different career areas – and due to the current situation, they are offering virtual versions of many of their courses. From one day ‘experiences’ to internships, the programmes contain a blend of interactive simulations, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching advice, all carefully curated and delivered by experts from those industries who want to help the next generation of talent succeed. They offer experiences in: Architecture, Art, Computer Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, International Development, Investment Banking, Journalism, Law, Management Consultancy, Marketing, Music, Politics, Psychology, Publishing & Veterinary Science. For more information, click here.
We can give you a 10% discount for any programme or may be able to help fund your place depending on your circumstances. Please contact Ms Allan for further details.
In place of our guest speaker slot, we are delighted to continue our work with CIRCL who have shared the following videos with business leaders:
Watch these, consider if there are any follow up actions you would like to take – research on aspects mentioned in the video, look into the business they work for etc. Remember you need to be building up a portfolio of evidence for your Higher Education applications – log the talk and any thoughts / points in the ‘Activities’ tool of Unifrog so your teachers/tutors have access to it. You may also want to use the talk as a prompt for further reading, which could be used in drafting your Personal Statement. For more information, please contact Ms Allan.
Lucy Cavendish College – How to make a strong application to the University of Cambridge
On this page you will find advice and support resources designed to help you make a strong application to the University of Cambridge, as well as other competitive universities. Please visit the ‘Academic Enrichment Guide’ – a comprehensive list of academic enrichment resources, grouped according to undergraduate degrees at Cambridge.
Lucy Cavendish College wants to support students as much as possible over the next couple of months, therefore they will be continuously producing brand new content, so please keep checking the webpage regularly.
Pembroke College, Oxford - Online Resources
University of Oxford is busy working on plans for a virtual open day, to ensure that students can still engage with Oxford and have all of their admissions questions answered. You can find the latest updates on Oxford Open Days here, or sign up for the latest news on Undergraduate Admissions here. Pembroke College is currently closed to visitors and school groups. However, the virtual open day is available here.
Digital Resources Hub
The University of Oxford has recently launched a digital resources hub. This hub acts as a single database of the many sources of online engagement and information offered by Colleges and Departments across Oxford.
Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences
The Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences team have launched a series of webinars to support students considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge. The webinars are pre-recorded, so can be watched at any time with no booking required.
You may already have come across Oxplore, a free website which encourages students aged 11-18 to engage with big ideas in fun and interactive ways. With students working from home, the team at Oxplore have created a new webpage with guidance and activities for getting the most out of the site.