Current Opportunities

This page contains current post school or work placement opportunities and is updated regularly.

Currents as of 4/10/21

University of Stirling - Academic Taster Series (October 2021)

Please take a look at the session information below and sign up for as many as you like! You can also find out more by visiting

Paramedic Science: How to perform a neurological assessment

Tuesday 5th October 4-5pm

By the end of this taster session you should be able to understand what a stroke is and the different mechanisms that can cause a stroke, as well as understanding the basic FAST assessment tool for acute strokes and touch on some of the key pre-hospital management options for a stroke. You should appreciate the importance of rapid recognition, alarm, transport and treatment of an acute stroke whilst also getting a taster of a topic within Paramedic Science.

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An introduction to French and Francophone Studies in 10 Objects

Wednesday 6th October 4-5pm

In this taster session, we'll begin by asking you to choose an object that defines what you think the study of French and Francophone cultures involves. We'll then share images of 10 iconic objects that illustrate Stirling's approach to French and Francophone cultures as a global topic of study. Some of these objects may be familiar to you. Indeed, you may even have chosen them yourselves. Others are likely to be less familiar. But all will illustrate for you what you can expect from studying French and Francophone studies at Stirling.

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Accountancy at Stirling

Thursday 7th October 4-5pm

What will you study and what can you expect? An accountancy degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers.

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Sport Studies: The Psychology of Sport

Tuesday 12th October 4-5pm

How does pressure affect human performance? How do top-level athletes manage the impact of anxiety on their thoughts? How do they stay calm and collected when there is a world-title at stake? In this session, we will delve into the psychology of sport, and give you a taster of what it will be like to study for a psychology module on our Sport Studies programme.

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Professional Education - Finding Flow: What keeps us motivated?

Wednesday 13th October 4-5pm

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes flow as, “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” By the end of this presentation participants will be able to: define the theory of ‘flow’, identify conditions of ‘flow’, and reflect on the value of this knowledge for them as students.

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An Introduction to Corporate Finance

Thursday 14th October 5-6pm

In this session we will define Corporate Finance by looking into how corporations address their investment and financing decisions. We will look at investment examples and the different sources for funding these investments, we will look at the role of the Financial Manager and also look at what makes the Stock Market go “up & down.”

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Psychology at Stirling

Friday 15th October 4-5pm

This introductory lecture from Dr Pawel Fedurek will give you an insight into studying Psychology at the University of Stirling.

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Ecology and Conservation: Why is biodiversity important?

Monday 18th October 4-5pm

You have probably heard about the “biodiversity crisis” in the news. What does it mean? In this talk we will cover what is meant by biodiversity and look at how it has changed over geological time and what is happening now. It is well established that humans are utterly reliant on the services provided to us by the species that comprise biodiversity, but what are these services, and which species can we afford to lose?

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Economics: Understanding history, strategic interactions, and how to change the world.

Tuesday 19th October 4-5pm

In this interactive session with Dr Paul Cowell, you will be introduced to the power of economics as a discipline, which is far more than thinking about inflation, unemployment, and profit maximisation. Economics is a way of looking at and understanding the world, and having the ability to change it. In the session we will use game theory to understand the climate change problem and how people behave during pandemics, and use data to learn why the industrial revolution happened in Britain first. This taster session will give you the interactive, data-driven, interdisciplinary, and modern approach to learning economics in using the CORE project, which is embedded throughout at Stirling.

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Sport and Exercise Science at Stirling

Wednesday 20th October 4-5pm

This session will introduce the area of Sport and Exercise Science and some of the skills required by 21st century graduates in that discipline.

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Film and Media: Prologue and Introduction to Global Film as Philosophy

Monday 25th October 4-5pm

This session from Dr David Fleming will give you a taste for Film and Media at the University of Stirling

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Sport Management: The Economics of Sport

Tuesday 26th October 4-5pm

An introduction into the economics of sport, including the pay-performance relationship and competitive balance.

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English Studies at Stirling

Wednesday 27th October 4-5pm

Why study English literature now? To answer this question, our four panellists (Drs Christine Ferguson, Tim Jones, Allan Rae and Stuart Lindsay) introduce students to English Studies at Stirling and explain how an understanding of literary history, genre, reception, fandom, and politics will help you to meet the challenges of today's multi-media age and prepare for a range of careers. Speakers include lecturers and recent PhD graduates whose undergraduate literary study inspired them to develop original, innovative major research projects of their own.

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Environmental Sciences at Stirling

Thursday 28th October 4-5pm

This session will provide an overview of Environmental Science and related degrees at Stirling and give you a taster of the multi-disciplinary approach of this discipline.

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Virtual Open Day

23rd October 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Virtual Open Days will give you a taste of life as a Stirling student. You can find out more about our courses and chat to staff and students online. You will also be able to virtually explore our beautiful campus!

Our next undergraduate open day is on Saturday 18th September 2021. Register for our morning or afternoon event now. If others in your household such as parents or carers want to attend with you, then you only need to register once.

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City of Glasgow College - January Start courses

City of Glasgow College have 31 courses starting in January 2022 in the following areas.

City of Glasgow January 2022 Start courses

  • Hospitality

  • Events

  • Plastering

  • Bricklaying

  • General Catering

  • Professional Cookery

  • Built Environment

  • Patisserie

  • Construction Skills

  • Wall and Floor tiling

  • Carpentry and Joinery

  • Building Services Engineering

  • Woman in Construction

  • Painting and Decorating

  • Practical Journalism

  • Broadcasting

  • Coaching and Developing (Sport)

  • Hotel and Bar operations

  • Travel and Tourism

  • Marketing

  • Bakery

  • Business

  • Nautical Science

  • Building Services

  • Procurement and Supply

  • Chief Mate (Nautical Science)

Speak to your Pupil Support Teacher if you are interested in applying.

Forth Valley College - January Start courses

Registration for the following courses will open after the October break: