March 26th, 2013
Times for the Interview Skills Evening have now been emailed to all Y13 students. Please check your time and sign the list in study to confirm your attendance. Remember everything Barbara told you during the training seminar, and don’t forget to look over your application form and update your CV before you attend.
Make sure you return your permission slip to Mrs Bingham ASAP. A checklist came with the letter accompanying the permission slip, it is a useful reminder of the dos and don’t s of an interview. Please ensure that you leave good time to get to your interview, and go straight to the Hall on arrival at school to be directed to your interview room.
March 26th, 2013
Parents’ Evening – 15 April 2013: Jordanstown campus
The University of Ulster will be holding a Parents’ Evening on Monday 15th April, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, at the Jordanstown Campus for parents of Year 10-13 school children.
The purpose of the evening is to give parents the opportunity to meet staff and students and to find out more about life at the University of Ulster. During the evening the various progression routes to university will be discussed as well as the range of courses on offer and flexible learning opportunities.
Parents will have the chance to browse Faculty stands and speak to representatives from Student Support, the Students’ Union, Career Development Centre, Access and Distributed Learning, Accommodation Office and Greater Belfast Redevelopment.
This is the first time that such an event has been held and it will help to ensure that parents are better informed before their children need to make important decisions regarding higher education.
The Parents’ Evening is free to attend and refreshments will be served.
We would be grateful if you could promote the event to parents and encourage them to register their place(s) by contacting Leanna Filbey on (028) 9036 6418 or online at www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevening
March 19th, 2013
The new Lagan College Careers website will be launched very soon. To have a sneaky peek, click on the link below.
Please let us know what you think of the new format – comments and suggestions can be emailed to Mrs Bingham.
February 25th, 2013
All Y11 students may now enter their work placement details by clicking on the link and filling out the form.
LINK TO THE FORM
Once you have entered your details, your information will be processed and you will be given your indemnity forms by your form tutor. Please have these signed by your employer and return them to the school.
If you have any problems, please speak to your Mrs Evans or Mrs Bingham ASAP.
WORK EXPERIENCE DATES ARE 10TH-14TH JUNE 2013.
The dates on some of the indemnity forms are incorrect, if you have already had them signed by your employer and returned them to school, please see Mr Gardner, Mrs Evans or Mrs Bingham ASAP.
New forms issued will bear the correct dates. Apologies for any inconvenience.
October 8th, 2012
The new Unistats website is now up and running. The site has a different look and feel. It contains a new information resource, the Key Information Set (KIS), which presents data about higher education courses in a user-friendly way.
What is the KIS?
The Key Information Set (KIS) provides reliable, comparable information about full or part-time UK undergraduate higher education courses. The KIS is designed to give prospective students and their advisers the information they need to make informed decisions about what and where to study at university or college.
The KIS brings together information about UK higher education courses in a new and exciting way:
- data are clearly presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format
- uses official, impartial sources that students and their advisers can trust
- easy to compare information between courses.
Where can I find the KIS?
- The KIS is part of the new Unistats website: unistats.direct.gov.uk
- The KIS can also be accessed via the course pages of university and college websites. Each course page will display a ‘widget’ – an on-screen rolling device – which highlights key information about the course, and provides a direct link to the full data set on the Unistats website. All institutions have been asked to display their widgets by 31 October, although they will be able to do so as soon as the site goes live.
- We have designed a small electronic banner ‘advertisement’ – essentially a link to the home page of the Unistats website – which we are asking organisations involved with higher education to put on their websites.
Who is the KIS for?
- Students considering higher education, and considering what and where to study at undergraduate level at university or college
- Careers advisers and teachers who work with these students
- Anyone else who is interested in higher education, or who is thinking of undertaking a higher education course.
June 28th, 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the Y10 Enterprise Competition – Ethan McKnight and Hannah Cooke – who produced a poster, PowerPoint and Video to sell Northern Ireland to teenagers. Hannah and Ethan received each £30 of HMV vouchers.
To view their presentation, click the link below.
First prize presentation
(uploaded as prezi from original PowerPoint)
In second place were Megan Baron, Taylor Cowan and Rebecca Wynn. The girls shared a prize of £40 in HMV vouchers.
northern ireland presentation
Congratulations to our winners, and well done to everyone else who took part.
June 26th, 2012
Lagan College has been given an award as a Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence. This is to recognise the fact that we have embedded Young Enterprise courses and activities to support enterprise education across the college.
The Award was oresented by Orla Havlin-Lauder of Young Enterprise and was received by Mrs McNamee and Mrs Bingham
June 8th, 2012
Due to a lot of pleading, I have extended the date for the final until Tuesday 12th at 12.30pm.
Finalists should submit their entries for the competition to this email address
If you have any problems, see Mrs Bingham.
May 22nd, 2012
During the session called Young Enterprise on the Year 10 exam timetable, you will be asked to take part in a competition to sell Northern Ireland to other young people your age – to teenagers. Guidelines and the video for the task are given here:-
You will work in pairs to create the outline of a PowerPoint which you would use to sell our area to teenagers from another country. The PowerPoint should be no more than 12 slides long and can contain images, animations, videos, or anything else you can think of. At the end of the session, you should print out the outline of your PowerPoint and give it to your teacher. 2 groups from each form class will be chosen to go forward to the final with a chance to win prizes of HMV vouchers worth £60 (1st prize) and £40 (2nd prize).
If you are chosen to go forward to the final, you will have 1 week to put the finishing touches to your PowerPoint and email it to the address which will be given here. You can use this time to add media to your PowerPoint. The deadline for submitting entries to the final is Friday 8th June at 3.15pm.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 entries. The decision of the judges is final.
Guidance on using PowerPoint is given below. All resources will also be available on RMShared documents.
How to do PowerPoint