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Inspire – Year 11 /Scottish S4 Girls

Update 11 September 2014: Please keep a look out here for the new course information that will be displayed from 1 October 2014 to apply for courses in 2015

Are you a Year 11 / S4 girl who wants to learn new skills and get ahead in the sixth form – and beyond?  If you love science, technology, engineering and maths check out our Inspire courses for 2014. 

When and where are these courses being run?

Non Residential courses
(please read important information below) 

 Three days non-residential
 Course dates:  Tuesday, 8 July 2014 to Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 09:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs each day
 Cost of course:  £120 (includes £30 returnable deposit) which covers tuition and food

 Three days non-residential
 Course dates Monday, 30 June 2014 to Wednesday, 2 July 2014 at 09.30 hrs - 16.30 hrs each day
 Cost of course: £120 (includes £30 returnable deposit) which covers tuition and food 

 NB  This course is specifically for girls in the MIDLANDS area and we are saving places for you as our priority!   We really want you to bring  your friends from school, so do select this course if you are within an hours' travelling distance so you can get here easily and encourage your  friends to apply too.

Residential courses

 Three days residential
 Course dates: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 9.30 hrs to Friday, 1 August 2014 at 16.30 hrs
 Cost of course: £155 which includes tuition, accommodation and food

 Three days residential 
 Course dates: Monday, 14 July 2014 to Wednesday, 16 July 2014
 Cost of course: £155 which includes tuition, accommodation and food

 Three days residential
 Course dates: Monday, 7 July 2014 at 12.00 hrs to Wednesday, 9 July 2014 at 12.45 hrs
 Cost of course: £155 which includes tuition, accommodation and food

 Three days residential
 Course dates: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 11.00 hrs to Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 15.00 hrs
 Cost of course: £155 which includes tuition, accommodation and food


It sounds obvious, but if you are applying for a non-residential course, you must make sure that you can actually get there each day!  If you don't know exactly where the universities are or whether you can make arrangements to get there, please check with your parents who should help you to consider this before you apply.

Because non-residential courses are intended for students who live close to that university, we suggest that you should live no further than a 1 hour journey away.  If you decide to attend a non-residential course which is away from where you live, (for example you might apply for a course near your grandparents), please add a note to your personal statement explaining why you are choosing a course away from where you live and explain why you are applying for it.  We reserve the right to check with you what accommodation/travel arrangements are in place for you prior to accepting you onto a non-residential course, to make sure that you are kept safe.

Information you'll need to hand before you apply:
Before you start your application, we'd like you to give us information about your school and a teacher who would support your application. This could be your maths or science teacher, or your form tutor. Please have the information to hand so you are ready to enter it onto this on-line application. We need the details because if your application is successful we will email your teacher and let them know that you have been awarded a place. You may be able to find your school and teacher's details on your school's website, or you will need to ask your teacher to give you the information so you can type it in here.

We need:
• Your teacher's name (any of you STEM subject teachers)
• The name of your school 
• The phone number of the school 
• Your teacher's email address (please make sure that you check all spellings)

Travel arrangements
You will need to organise and pay for your own travel arrangements to get to the course.

Can my friend apply too?
Yes, Inspire courses are very inclusive and we'd love you to bring a bring a friend, so do encourage them to apply too.

What happens next?
Once we receive your Online Application you will be considered and we will let you know by March/April 2014 if you have been successful.  A formal offer will be issued by email along with a request for payment.  Just before the course, we will send you joining instructions.