For any girls interested in STEM subjects

Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers (known collectively as STEM). They offer a number of events and activities for female students from all year groups who are considering a career in a STEM field.


Their website is:

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Taster Days for Year 12 Students

The University of London has a comprehensive list of taster courses available over the next few months. Details of the courses and how to apply are available here:

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M&G Insight Event 13th February 2018

M&G are hosting an Insights afternoon on 13th February 2018 to give you more information about Apprenticeships in the Investment Management industry. This is an event that’s open to students, and parents. You’ll have the opportunity to meet current M&G Apprentices and managers in the business to find out more about the opportunities they have available. To register click on the link below. I’ve also posted a Youtube clip from a current M&G apprentice who is also an ex-BGS student, Holly Fryett. Some of you may have met her at last years Careers Fair.,16BNY,7KEKEY,3O3Y7,1


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University of Cambridge – History of Arts Taster Days

If you are interested in studying History of Art, the University of Cambridge are holding their History of Art Taster Days on 2nd, 16th and 23rd of February 2018. These are free events open to any student studying at least one essay-based subject at Higher Level. Travel bursaries are available.

You’ll attend lectures by current Cambridge academics, tour a college and learn about careers that Art History can lead to.

The application deadline is Monday 15th January and you can apply here:

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For students considering studying a Creative Arts subject

UCAS are holding an event for any students considering studying a Creative Arts subject at the Excel Centre on 17-18 October. If you are interested in booking a ticket or would like more information on the event please visit:

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Interested in studying in America?

The US-UK Fulbright Commission’s College Day is an ideal way to learn more about studying an undergraduate degree in the US, and to meet with admissions officers from top US schools. This event is being held on 29 and 30th September at the ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD.

Tickets are now available and can only be booked in advance. If you are interested in attending apply for tickets online at:

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Opportunities with The Brokerage

The Brokerage are a charity that help Londoners from state schools access experiences of work, employability skills and jobs through their partnerships with employers. Their aim is to work with young people to raise aspirations, create access and provide opportunities within financial and professional services to achieve diversity in the workplace. The majority of their work is helping students who are looking for alternatives to University.

They currently have a number of opportunities for Year 12 and 13 students. Details below:

  • The Brokerage Fast Track Programme
    A new programme aimed at London-based Year 12 and 13 students that are looking at alternatives to university in financial and professional services.
  • The Worshipful Company of International Bankers Essay Competition
    The tenth year of the WCIB’s popular essay competition, with cash prizes available for schools and students.

For more information on these opportunities please click here.

Workshop programmes

The following workshop programmes will be running this academic year. All the workshops involve a visit to a business in central London.

Property and the built environment related workshops

As property related businesses are such a large part of London’s economy, this term The Brokerage will be running pilot workshops looking at careers in the built environment. There are a limited number and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • Working in Property
    A variation on our Working in the City workshop, but focusing on careers in property. This workshop is for year 12 and 13 students and is hosted by Cushman and Wakefield. This workshop will be held on 18 October 2017. Click here for dates and more information.

For Key stage 4 and Sixth Form students

  • Working in the City
    This is a two part programme introducing year 10-13 students to City careers. Students learn about the City, the business and careers found there, and how to communicate with employers. Click here for dates and more information.
  • Maths in the City
    This workshop is aimed at maths students in years 10-13 in which they meet people who use maths in their everyday jobs and learn how the maths curriculum connects to the world of work. Click here for dates and more information.

If you are interested in attending any of the above opportunities please contact Mrs Caley-Gardiner as soon as possible to apply.

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What Career Live? and What University Live? – 6th and 7th October 2017

What Career Live? and What University Live? is an annual event to help young people decide what to do beyond school, whether it’s an apprenticeship, further training or heading to university.
At the show, students can meet with top employers as well as leading universities, to help them assess all of their options in one place. There’s also plenty of interactive features including a mock assessment centre, careers advice lounge, STEM Challenge, CV clinic and free presentations.
Employers recruiting for their apprenticeship programmes at the event include J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, EY, Unilever, KPMG, PwC, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, NHS and many more. Universities at the event include the universities of Nottingham, Southampton, Warwick, University of Law, DeMontfort, Surrey, Roehampton and more.
You can see a film of the last event here:
If you are interested in attending this event please contact Mrs Caley-Gardiner to reserve a place. We have made a school booking for Friday 6th October, but students are welcome to attend with their parents on Saturday 7th October as well.
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Taster Days – University of London

The University of London is running a number of taster courses including: Accounting, Biochemical Engineering, Business, Law, Midwifery, Physics and Visual Effects. For more information on these and other courses available, and how to book go to:

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Cambridge University Open Days and Events

Cambridge University are advertising a number of opportunities including Open and Taster Days. If you are interested you can find more information, and book here:


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