Careers News

The Careers Diary contains many important dates for November, such as upcoming Virtual Open Day Events, Mock Teaching Interviews, and reminders for UCAS Deadlines. Check out the diary below for more information.
  • Careers Diary – November 2020

  • Year 13 Students are invited to participate in the Nuffield Research Placements Summer 2021. The program will run in situ, blended or online. It will provide the students with a very important research experience to acquire high level skills and help to inform career decisions. Additionally, the students will achieve a prestigious certificate upon completing the program that will be very distinguished on their UCAS application. Who is available to apply?
    1. Year 13 students that are doing AS level subjects or equivalent BTEC.
    2. The projects are available in a wide range of subjects from STEM to Social sciences and IT.
    3. There is one pathway that is means – tested and pays the student a bursary.
    4. There is another pathway which is not means – tested and is open to all students
    How to apply?
    1. Means – tested pathway application is by online application from Monday 9th November
    2. The non means tested pathway open to all students and will be through an online application in the Sentinus website. This application is not live yet but it will be open from Monday 16th November

    Queen’s University Belfast are pleased to advise they are holding a Computing Parents’ Evening event for years, 11, 12 & 13 students who are studying or considering studying Computer Science subjects at GCSE, A Level or equivalent vocational qualifications. The event will take place on Thursday 3rd December, 7.00pm – 9.00pm. The event will be delivered online Register online here
  • Computing Parents’ Evening

  • St Mary’s have organised a Virtual Open Event for students who may be interested in their Liberal Arts or BEd degree programmes. The event takes place on Monday, 7th December 2020 at 6.00pm and wil include contributions from the Principal, members of staff and students of St Mary’s Students can book their place using this link Attached is also a copy of an advert placed in local newspapers outlining St Mary’s courses.
  • St Mary’s Courses

  • Another chance to experience Ulster University, Belfast School of Architecture Information online event on Wednesday 2nd December 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Their 2nd free online event is open to teachers and GCSE, BTEC, A Level pupils from all disciplines but in particular Art & Design, Contemporary Crafts, Technology or Engineering background. This online event will discuss topics such as:
    • What to include in your portfolio for your UCAS application submission
    • Hear from our current students studying Architecture
    • View our purpose-built studios on the Belfast Campus and lots more
    Registration for the event is at the Eventbrite link We will be using Microsoft Teams and an invitation link will be sent upon registration

    The University of Ulster’s schedule of webinars for the week commencing 30th November is attached below
  • University of Ulster Webinar Talks Schedule 30th Nov

  • The University of Ulster are holding a series of Virtual Insight Evenings for students interested in pursuing a career in Life & Health Sciences
  • Personalised Medicine | Monday 23 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Find out how you can use your career to make a difference with the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time. Register here
  • Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics | Tuesday 24 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Find out how by studying the areas of nutrition and dietetics, your career can impact on health and well-being. Register here
  • Optometry | Thursday 26 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Join us to find out why you should choose to study Optometry, and find out about the clinical experience you’ll gain through our in-house clinics and hospital placements and career opportunities. Register here
  • Biology and Biomedical Science | Thursday 3 December, 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Join us to find out why you should choose to study Biology or Biomedical Science, and why at Ulster. Register here

    Liverpool John Moores University have published their November Outreach Bulletin.
  • LJMU November Outreach Bulletin

  • Trinity College Dublin recently held a zoom call with Ballymena Academy in advance of their Virtual Open Day on November 7th. Much of the useful information from this call has been compiled into a series of slides in this powerpoint presentation.

    The University of Dundee is now using Unibuddy. This platform connects people directly with University of Dundee students where you can ask about student life, the transition to University or anything else you want to know about what it’s really like to study with us. You can chat with our students now using the link below.

    Link: Uni Buddy 


    Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with PwC are pleased to announce another year of recruitment for our higher-level degree apprenticeship in Software Engineering, for those starting in September 2021.


    The Medic Portal are running a one-day Medical School Interview Course, delivered live online. The course features a full-length online mock interview and a 85,000-word workbook. Find out more information here

    The University of Ulster are running a webinar to help prepare candidates for the 2021 HPAT. The HPAT is required for Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiotherapy and Imaging, Radiotherapy and Oncology, and Speech & Language Therapy at the University of Ulster.

    The NHS has published a guidance booklet on financial support for new and continuing nursing, midwifery and allied heath professional students

    Swansea University provide useful information here relating to subject choices for those wishing to pursue a career in Medical Science

    Information from the Management School at Queen’s University Belfast on Language and Business Undergraduate Programmes