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Gresham College Free Public Lectures

Gresham College’s free public lectures (running since 1597) are delivered by world-class experts in fields ranging across the arts and sciences.  For students they are a resource for careers advice, EPQ projects and UCAS statements. They are currently held online, and they have a searchable back catalogue of 2,500 free digital lectures on their website (ordered by school subject at www.gresham.ac.uk/schoolswww.gresham.ac.uk/schools.

2020-21 LECTURES:

ASTRONOMY
A series called Cosmic VisionCosmic Vision by Astronomy Professor Katherine Blundell, and another by Visiting Professor Roberto Trotta, The Unexpected UniverseThe Unexpected Universe.

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
A series on The Psychology of FinanceThe Psychology of Finance by Business Professor Alex Edmans; a series on Intergenerational JusticeIntergenerational Justice by Visiting Professor Martin Daunton.

CLASSICS
A three part series on Great ThinkersGreat Thinkers by Visiting Professor Edith Hall.

ENGLISH
The Powers of the NovelPowers of the Novel by Visiting Professor John Mullan, a one-off lecture on Offensive ShakespeareOffensive Shakespeare, a series on ‘classic’ film, Exploding the Film CanonExploding the Film Canon by Visiting Professor Ian Christie.

GEOGRAPHY
Two short series about the environment, Our Connected WorldOur Connected World, and How to Build a Just and Prosperous PlanetHow to Build a Just and Prosperous Planet, by Professor Jacqueline McGlade.

HISTORY
A fascinating series on Evil WomenEvil Women in history by Professor Joanna Bourke; a series on England’s ReformationsEngland’s Reformations by Professor Alec Ryrie; a Black History MonthBlack History Month series; a series about DarwinDarwin and his impact by Visiting Professor Jim Endersby and lots of one-off lecturesone-off lectures.

IT
Great Ideas From Computer ScienceGreat Ideas From Computer Science by Professor Richard Harvey, which includes algorithms, data, programs and networks; a lecture on AI and HumourAI and Humour by Visiting Professor Yorick Wilks.

LAW / POLITICS / CITIZENSHIP
Death, the State and Human RightsDeath, the State and Human Rights by Professor Leslie Thomas QC will discuss police restraint and inquests into deaths in custody (Black Lives Matter); The Politics of the CourtroomThe Politics of the Courtroom by Visiting Professor Thomas Grant will weigh the balance between politicians and the courts.

MATHEMATICS
Gresham Professor Sarah Hart will look at Mathematics in Music and WritingMathematics in Music and Writing, Professor Kevin Buzzard will ask Will Computers Outsmart MathematiciansWill Computers Outsmart Mathematicians, Dr Kit Yates discusses The Maths of Life and DeathThe Maths of Life and Death.

MEDICINE
Major Debates in Public HealthMajor Debates in Public Health by the Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty, and Performing MedicinePerforming Medicine by Visiting Professor Roger Kneebone includes a lecture on knife crime.

MUSIC
Russian Piano MasterpiecesRussian Piano Masterpieces by Music Professor Marina Frolova-Walker; 100 years of BBC Radio100 years of BBC Radio by Visiting Professor Jeremy Summerly; Dr Xenia Pestova-Bennett will look at Toy and Cyborg PianosToy and Cyborg Pianos.

 

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Over the summer holidays we would like you to research courses / jobs, where to study / work, level of study / job.  Click here for more information.

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Scottish Government along with SQA, SDS, Education Scotland, and SCQF, have been working with employers, employer networks and business organisations (such as FSB, CBI and Scottish Chambers of Commerce) to ensure employer understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and the National Qualifications.

On a number of occasions feedback has been received that employers would like to have information on qualifications ready to hand when it comes time for them to recruit. As a result it was agreed that it might be helpful to provide web links to explanatory materials for employers, which young people could include in their CVs or Job Applications. 

For information on the National Qualifications, and how they compare with each other and over time, please follow these web links to a summary table from SCQF or a short leaflet for employers from SQA 

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/BD6794_CfE_Employers_guide.pdfhttp://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/BD6794_CfE_Employers_guide.pdf

http://www.scqf.org.uk/content/files/Old%20Vs%20New%20(low%20res)%20-%20Updated%20July%202013.pdfhttp://www.scqf.org.uk/content/files/Old%20Vs%20New%20(low%20res)%20-%20Updated%20July%202013.pdf

Careers Info & Advice

 

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My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service.

At school and right through to retirement, My World of WorkMy World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:

  • Subject choicesSubject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
  • Leaving schoolLeaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
  • Exam resultsExam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
  • Preparing for a jobPreparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
  • Modern ApprenticeshipsModern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn? Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work

Get the help you need for the career you want.

My World of Work is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the national skills body which supports the people and businesses of Scotland.

Other information about Apprenticeships can be found herehere.

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Preparing for University

Going to university opens up a whole world of new challenges and experiences. Choosing a university / course is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. It is worth taking time to make sure you make the right choice. Many students drop out every year from university courses as a result of choosing the wrong course or the wrong university. Don't make that mistake! The key to choosing the right course and the right location for you is thorough research.

The links below are designed to give you help in all areas of your decision and application processes. There are a number of websites that will give you additional help.



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