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Nuffield Research Placements at Glasgow University


Glasgow University Nuffield Research Placements  2020 is open.


The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2020 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) and Social Science/Humanities subjects at that level.

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. Placements also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

The Nuffield Foundation are aiming to widen access and is now only open to students (priorities are placed on students eligible for the bursary). This means the charitable funding is targeted where it will have the greatest benefit. It also means fewer unsuccessful applicants.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

 To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on a research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care.
  • In some schools students will also be eligible if they are the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings). This means neither of their parents/carers have participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If their siblings have attended higher education, but their parents/carers have not, they are eligible.
  • Schools In your area that this applies too – Calderglen High School, Calderside Academy, Carluke High School, Cathkin High School, Duncanrig Secondary School, Hamilton Grammar School, Holy Cross High School, John Ogilvie High School, Lanark Grammar School, Larkhall Academy, Lesmahagow High School, Stonelaw High School, Trinity High School (Rutherglen)

 Summary of the process:

  • Students apply by completing an online application which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at
  • Students insert an email address of the teacher that will provide them with a reference. The system automatically initiates an email to that teacher to allow them to add reference.
  • After the closing date, (February 25th 2020) applications will be scored, matched to placement projects available/suitable (where possible) and the appropriate applications will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration.
  • If successful matched and accepted to a project by the supervisor, the student is then offered the project.
  • Placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.
  • All students will receive reasonable travel costs to and from their placement. Students who are eligible for bursary will receive an additional £100 per week of placement.
  • Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are invited to display their work in poster format at a celebration event (usually in Edinburgh), taking place at the end of August / early September.

PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at

Free Summer Residential Course at Glasgow University

UofG Sutton Trust

Come this summer, will you be a preparing to enter 6th year at school?

Are you considering studying any of the following areas at university?

Medical & Life Sciences


Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Then the University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School might be of interest to you!

The programme will run from 5-10 July 2020 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School and pupils will be accommodated and catered for on campus for the week at no cost to the participant.

Due to the success of the inaugural programme in 2019, the number of places has been substantially increased to 150, with a fifth academic stream being added to the offering. The 5 streams for 2020 are:

  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Further details of the courses can be found on the website here :

Pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest, and attend support sessions in addition to their academic classes. Evening activities will be organised such as a cinema evening, sporting and student club evenings and a tour of Glasgow and the University campus.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. If a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry and mean the pupil would not have to complete Top-Up or our four-week Summer School.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Tuesday March 3rd. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at:

Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school with a below average Higher point score and/or low rate of progression to higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • First generation in family to attend university
  • Have achieved at least five A or B passes at National 5

Pupils are not expected to meet all these criteria, but should indicate on their application, those they think are applicable to them. Priority will be given to pupils who have care experience or are estranged and living without family support.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

Pupils will also be asked to list a teacher as a reference – the teacher will be expected to verify the pupil meets some or all of the criteria listed.

If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact the Sutton Trust Summer School coordinator Victoria Blades:  / 0141 330 3288.

Accountancy Opportunity with Audit Scotland

Audit Programme

Join Audit Scotland with our School Leaver Programme

Reference:     0390 – SL

Salary:     £17,385

Working pattern:     Fixed Term, Full-Time

Location:     Central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow)

Closing date:     15 March 2020 at midnight

If you feel university is not for you and you want to enter the world of work while training for a professional accounting qualification, then join us on our five-year school leaver programme. You will earn a competitive salary while gaining vital on-the-job experience as an auditor and studying towards your ICAS qualification with peer support.

Audit Scotland are Scotland’s public-sector auditor, responsible for ensuring that the Scottish Government and public-sector bodies are held to account for the proper, efficient and effective use of public money. They employ around 300 exceptional professionals from different backgrounds who believe that public money should be spent wisely. They know their important work makes a real difference to the lives of Scotland’s people and you’ll be a valued part of their audit team.

Join them and you’ll:

Get full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS:

  • Their school leaver programme includes full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS. You’ll get a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification, while being involved in varied and interesting work auditing public bodies in Scotland.

Interested in applying?

Whatever your background, if you’ve got great analytical skills and are committed to studying for a professional qualification, they’d like to hear from you.

Visit their jobs application website at the link below for more details about the skills and qualifications they’re looking for and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020.

And if you have any questions,you can contact Audit Scotland at 0131 625 1646 or email



Oxford Faculty of Law Open Day


Faculty of Law Open Days 2020

Monday 16, Tuesday 17, and Wednesday 18 March

It is our great pleasure to announce that bookings are now being taken for the Law Faculty Open Days at Oxford University.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out about studying Law at Oxford and for students to …

Hear all about our undergraduate courses, and opportunities for careers in law following undergraduate study

Receive clear guidance on admissions procedures, entry requirements, and student finance.

Meet current undergraduates and law lecturers.

Have lunch and a tour in one of the Oxford Colleges

Learn first-hand what it is like to study Law at Oxford

Please find below the preliminary schedule of our Law Faculty Open Days for your information.

Law Faculty Open Day
09:00 – 10:00 Arrival / Registration
10:00 – 11:45 Welcome, Admissions and Introduction to studying Law at Oxford
11:45 – 14:00 Lunch / College Tour
14:00 – 14:30 Taster Lecture
14:30 – 15:00 Careers
15:00 – 15:30 Student life at Oxford and Q&A
15:30 End

Trinity High School have 3 places available for pupils to attend on one of the dates listed above. If this is something you would like to attend, you should give your name to your Pupil Support Teacher who should then submit your details and preferred date to Oxford for processing (link will be made available to them). After this, a booking form will be made available to pupils to complete and Oxford offer travel bursaries for eligible students. Students can apply for these on the booking form with your Pupil Support Teacher.

Places are only confirmed after students have completed the booking form. Applications are open from January 16 – February 21 but make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy for advice on applying.


Christmas Fayre – Thursday 28 November 7-9 pm – All Welcome

Our Christmas Fayre is this Thursday from 7-9pm. There will be a variety of stalls on the evening and there are some fabulous raffle prizes to be won. We hope to see you there.

Christmas Fayre

Let’s have a look at what you could have won!


You need to be in it to win it!!

See you there!

Halloween Disco

Tickets for the Halloween disco are available now!

halloween disco poster

For further information please speak to one of the Enterprise Captains.


Primary 7 Information Evening

Thank you to everyone that came to our P7 Information Evening.   We were delighted to welcome so many of our future pupils and parents and look forward to seeing you all again.


P7 info night entrance

P7 info night high   P7 info night low

Trinity Family Learning Events Announced

Family Learning

We have organised a variety of family learning sessions which will take place over the coming months. I have attached a leaflet for your information (see link below). Pupils are encouraged to attend these sessions along with a parent, carer or other family member. All sessions are free of charge. To sign up, please complete and return the sign-up sheet to the school office by no later than Monday 29th January.

family learning leaflet updated

S5/6 Halloween Party



UCAS Information Evening





For anyone applying to university there is a UCAS information evening on Wednesday 25th October at 6pm. Both parents and pupils are welcome.

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