Another week has passed already and we are as busy as usual with new courses and visits to schools. Let’s catch up.
Steps to Social Science and Care
Are you a mature student thinking of coming back to college in 2013 – or perhaps a school leaver looking for the next step? If you’re interested in the world around you and ‘what makes people tick’, Steps to Social Science and Care might be just the course for you.
This part time course runs for 12 weeks from March – June 2013. The course is spread over four days and you can do as much or as little of the course as you want – from one SQA credit up to four credits.
The course will introduce you to key social issues in the UK and to important care concepts such as needs and wants, and ‘equalities’. You’ll have the opportunity to do some ‘hands on’ research into a contemporary issue, and we will also give you guidance and training to prepare for volunteering opportunities.
Successful completion of this course can lead on to further full or part time study from August 2013 in either the Social Sciences (studying subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, History and Politics) or Care, including practical work experience in the Care sector.
If you are in receipt of benefits or on a low income you may well qualify for a fee waiver and for help with travel and childcare.
Places are limited so apply now – you don’t know where it might take you!
For more information and to apply online visit the Steps to Social Science and Care page.
Computing Open Day
Pupils from years S4 – S6 are invited to attend our Computing Courses Open Day here at Stow College. We look forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to our Creative Industries Faculty on the 13th of February between 10am and 4pm..
Find out what it’s really like to be a student at Stow College.
The Open Day will include:
- A chance to speak to current staff and students.
- Information about the computing courses we have to offer.
- Information about applying for a place at Stow and all aspects of student life.
Any pupil who would like to apply for an August place will be assisted in completing the forms and the applicants will be interviewed and, if suitable, offered a place on the day!
ILS News of the Week!
It is Poverty and Homelessness Week 26 January – 3 February, and to compliment this, ILS has a mini-exhibition of poverty, social issues and homelessness related materials on display from Tuesday 29 January until Wednesday 6 February. Why not drop in to see the display and find out more? You can also find out more about Poverty and Homelessness Week – http://www.actionweek.org.uk/
Victim Support Glasgow
Learner Services have arranged for Victim Support to come in and do a presentation on the services they offer.
They are looking to engage and work directly with local communities to promote their services to ensure victims of crime have access to support services should they need them.
They are meeting with Learner Services, on Monday 18th February 2013 at 10.00 am, to give us information on the services they provide to victims and witnesses and how our students/staff might access this service in times of need.
To see some of the services offered by Victim Support, visit the Victim Support Scotland site.
School Career Events
Learner Services staff have attended several career events at various schools over the past few weeks. Ryan Gillen attended 2 schools last week during the day and this week Ryan and Muhammad have visited 3 schools for evening career events.
At the events Stow staff, along with the other colleges and universities as well as the Police, Fire Brigade, Army, Navy etc. and recruitment companies for apprenticeships or construction work etc all set up stalls to offer information to the school children (or at some big events members of the public).
The students range from S2 who are thinking of their future and what classes they should be picking in school to S4, 5 and 6 pupils who are possibly thinking of leaving school. The students generally attend with their parents and along with giving information we give out the college mini prospectus’s, Stow pens and Stow chocolate.
Well that’s us finished for another week, hope to see you back here soon.