Universities and Careers

Taster Sessions At University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire (UHCW)

Taster days for students aged 14 to 17 years, are available throughout 2019 and will operate on a 'first come first served' basis. 

Paediatrics - 15 March and 12 September 2019

Midwifery - 5 April, 4 July, 19 September and 6 December 2019

Dietics - 13 May and 20 September 2019

Psychology - 16 April, 11 June and 1 October 2019

A Taster week is also available and includes Pathology, Sterile Services, Theatres, Surgical Training and Air Ambulance. The date being offered is week commencing 8 July 2019.

Please email workexperience@uhcw.nhs.uk to book your place.

Jacqui Quinney
Head of Careers


University Student Finance

Student Finance applications for students starting their university study later this year are open now.

Please see below some top application tips.

Gather together the right information
To apply, students will need to gather the following information:

·         Passport (or original birth/adoption certificate)

·         University and course details

·         National Insurance number

·         Bank details

Parents who are supporting the application may find it helpful to have their P60 for 2017/18 and any other income information to hand.

Apply early
Students should apply as soon as they can by visiting www.gov.uk/student-finance . The deadline for application is 24 May 2019.

Apply even if you don’t have a confirmed place
It doesn’t matter if you haven't yet decided where it is you want to study. Just apply using your current first choice and this can be updated easily later through your online account.

Jacqui Quinney
Head of Careers

Year 11 Work Experience Placements - Reminder

Work Experience Placements at Princethorpe College, as part of our Careers programme, take place at the end of Year 11.  We believe that all pupils can gain immeasurable benefits from their placements; not only can a good placement teach a pupil a lot about an area of work that he or she may be interested in, but it can also develop communication skills, self-confidence, initiative and teamwork.

Many thanks to all Year 11 parents for helping your son/daughter to find a work placement. These can be done at any time after the last GCSE exams, at any point in the summer holidays to fit in with family plans. We normally expect at least one week, although historically we have had many undertake more than this, often in more than one placement. Such experience is invaluable for considering a future career path, getting used to the world of work, and for references.

So that I can complete the necessary paperwork, possible references and so on, I'd be grateful if you could you let me know the company name and contact details, for the placement(s) you have arranged either by return of the slip attached to the letter sent to you in June, or by email to me at miketaylor@princethorpe.co.uk.

If you need a hard copy of the original letter, please could you ask your son or daughter to ask me for one at school.

Mike Taylor
Work Experience Co-ordinator