One of England's top performing colleges
We Asked: Did you know that a Student Union card can save you far more money than it costs?
You Said: 549 – No (51.7%)
513 – Yes (48.3%)
We Responded: Students in school, college or University, studying in professional organisations, distance learning & work based Apprentices are able to buy an NUS extra card or NUS Apprentice extra card to get exclusive discounts. The Student’s Union sells NUS Extra Cards which allow discounts in places such as Pizza Express, Timberland, McDonalds, New Look, and many more retail, food outlets and other facilities. To acquire your NUS Extra Card cards, you should take £12 and one passport sized photograph to the Student’s Union office where they can prepare your card for you, or you can apply online on the NUS website here: https://cards.nusextra.co.uk/ .
The cards are available throughout the year, and if you have any questions, the Students Union will be only too happy to help.
National Careers Week at Selby College - 3rd to 7th March
This week is National Careers Week. Selby College has a variety of events happening each day including information, advice and guidance on careers from a range of employers (Britvic, Haribo, Kinnerton Confectionary and Nestle to name a few), Higher Education institutions and our own advisors, and the Job Club will run all day on Tuesday.
Visit the display stands in Jubilee each day between 10am and 2pm, and take a look at the lunchtime activities e.g. Job Club, CV Workshop, various presentations including Confidence Building, Gap Year Projects and Transferrable Skills.
For the full programme, click on the link below.
Student Job Club
Come along to the Student Job Club on Tuesday 4th March, running all day as part of National Careers Week. The Student Job Club is also open for business the last Tuesday of each month at lunchtimes, 12 noon to 1.30 in room J121 starting Tuesday 25th March.
- Find out about the latest job vacancies
- Search for jobs and apprenticeships
- Get help to apply
Just drop in and talk to Rebecca James.
Accessprofessions.com - One Website, Hundreds of Opportunities
We’d like to make you aware of the online charity accessprofessions.com which was started by the founder of Pure Potential.
accessprofessions.com (AP) is a refreshingly straightforward site which matches students, parents and teachers with fair access opportunities provided by highly-regarded partner organisations.
Spend just 10 minutes filling in an online profile and the site will intelligently sift through partner opportunities and find the most relevant ones for you. From then on you'll be alerted, via email, to opportunities which match your profile. It’s free to register and all activities are free to attend.
Opportunities on the site include; apprenticeships, masterclasses, summer schools, public lectures, school leaver programmes, internships, mentoring schemes and many more. Users range from year 7 all the way through to graduates so make sure you have a look.
Here is a copy of the most recent newsletter: AP 2014 Newsletter
Register today at accessprofessions.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or queries.
Civil Service Apprenticeship Placements
If you are aged 18 to 21 and would like to work at the heart of Government in a role where you can really make a difference with a starting salary of at least £20,369 the Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme may be for you.
Click on the link below for more information.
Business Insight Week - 60 places available
PwC are proud to launch their new Business Insight Week. Aimed at Year 12 students, this week long paid placement aims to give young people an opportunity to gain access to professional services and develop both their employability skills and confidence to help secure a role within the organisation longer term. Paul Cleal, PwC Partner and commissioner for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty commission is championing this new programme.
‘The professional services sector has tended to recruit from what is now a relatively small part of the population joining the workforce. The future workforce will be much more diverse in terms of social background as well as gender and ethnicity.
Diversity of thought is key to our business and it is fundamental that we identify talented individuals from a broad pool of students. We believe the Business Insight Week goes some way to helping us do this by widening access to our organisation to students who, in the past, may not have had the awareness, opportunity, or the social capital to find out about PwC.'
Running in summer 2014, the programme has around 60 places across 11 offices in the UK and aims to fully support each student throughout the week through buddying and employability skills tutoring together with a full induction at the start of the week. Each student will gain an insight into PwC and shadow a current employee to see first-hand what the role is all about and what kind of skills we look for in our people. Beyond the week, successful students will have the opportunity to be fast tracked onto one of our longer term programmes for 2015 or beyond really cementing the value of attending.
Interested students need to be in Year 12 and expected to achieve a minimum of a 240 UCAS tariff. You also need to have a genuine interest in PwC and business.
Click on the link Business Insight Week above for further information.
Insight Days, Paid Work Placements and more ...
Pure Potential would like to invite our students to take part in a range of events and opportunities with leading professional services firm EY.
EY recognise that students will be making some very important decisions throughout their time in the sixth form or further education, but whichever pathway students choose, EY want to provide students with opportunities to explore their future options. Whether students are applying to university, taking a gap year, or would like to enter the world of work, it’s their decision. All EY want is for students to get involved with as many opportunities to help them decide what’s right for them. They are hosting a series of events and opportunities for students to get involved…
EY Smart Futures 2014 – Unlock your students’ potential
EY want ambitious and motivated Year 12 students to join them during a three-week paid placement at one of their offices this summer. If students are interested in developing their skills and business knowledge then this is the perfect opportunity. Following on from the placement, students will receive support throughout Year 13 through mentoring and support. Applications are now open for the 2014 programme in London, Manchester, Leeds and Hull. Applications will close on Sunday, 23rd February. Visit the following page for full details of the programme, criteria and the application process: http://ukcareerguide.ey.com/schools/ey-smart-futures.
EY Skills Academy – It’s never too early to make yourself more employable
The Skills Academy is a fantastic programme aimed at Year 12 students who are interested in exploring competitive alternatives to university. This event is perfect for students who are looking to enhance their employability and business skills. Over the three days, students will learn about EY and develop essential skills through interactive challenges and workshops. EY will cover the cost of their accommodation and arrange social events too! Visit the following website for full details of the programme, the criteria and the application process: http://ukcareerguide.ey.com/schools/ey-skills-academy.
Your Future, Your Ambition – 14th March 2014
EY is supporting Cisco’s Your Future, Your Ambition event held at the Emirates Stadium on Friday, 14th March. The aim of the event is to inspire students about STEM subjects and the exciting career paths they could follow. Students will get the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, learn about STEM careers and attend specific breakout sessions aimed at providing experience and exposure to the softer skills and differentiators required to stand out in front of prospective employers. To find out more and to register visit: www.yourfutureyourambition.com/index.html.
Full details of all three programmes above can be found on the following page of the Pure Potential website: www.purepotential.org/home/ey---current-opportunities.
FE Choices Learner Survey
Each year students across the country are entitled to take part in this survey which is run by the Skills Funding Agency. The results for each college are published. It doesn’t take long to complete and asks you how satisfied you are with your course and the college.
To complete it you will need to enter the college/provider number which is 10005741. You will also need to enter your personal number which you will find on your badge or copy of your learning agreement.
The survey can be found here http://www.ipsos-mori.com/learnersatisfaction
There is another survey which you have the opportunity to complete for OFSTED which can be found at www.learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk
There are plans for a new exciting, vibrant and dynamic community radio station for the Selby District.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a £40 iTunes voucher simply fill in the online questionnaire, (available to staff and students)
Be part of the largest national careers survey of school and college students!
Trendence, supported GTI and CASCAiD have launched the largest national careers survey, for students in years 10 to 13 or equivalent, to find out what their aspirations are for the future.
The survey is part of in-depth research into the educational and employment plans of young people. The results will be used by employers and universities to help them shape the opportunities they offer young people in the future.
All students who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win up to £300!
To complete the survey please visit www.cascaid.co.uk/careerssurvey
Save A Life - Give Blood
A blood donation session will be held on Thursday 20th March at the Methodist Church Hall, Portholme Road, Selby. Session times are 14:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 19:30.
To book an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23
"Have Your Say” – Your Feedback!
Selby College welcomes student views and where we can, we use your feedback to improve our services to you. Here is some of the on-line feedback you gave us last term…
Selby College Wifi
The Guest Network is now running across the college now.
If you are staff or student at the college then you are free to use this service, please logon to Moodle and go to the "COMPUTER POLICY & PUBLIC WIRELESS ACCESS" course for details.
If you have difficulty with the wireless network then please report via the helpdesk http://helpdesk
Do you want to give us some feedback? Whether it's a compliment, a complaint, or just a comment about how we could do things better, we would welcome ALL your feedback. All you have to do is write it down, then post it in one of the red wall-mounted feedback boxes situated in the entrance to each college building. Or click here to send us your feedback electronically.
Your feedback will be confidential, but will be used to improve the range of services provided by the college to existing and future students.
Student Network Drives
If you don't get your mapped network drives then open the folder below then click and run the appropriate script.
To open the folder just copy/paste the above into windows explorer or internet explorer
Please also report the PC name where you had this problem on to http://helpdesk, so we can get it fixed on that PC.
Priority LRC Computer Use
Now that E05 is available for timetabled lesson use, there will be some changes to ensure effective utilisation of the 61 computers in the LRC. Please note that from Monday 7 October priority, timetabled pc reservations in the LRC will be held for just 5 minutes from the lesson start-time.
This means that students wishing to use their timetabled LRC independent study slot who know they will be late arriving need to make LRC staff aware of their estimated arrival time to guarantee a pc will be available for them at the later time. Sorry but there can be no guarantee a pc will be available for those who arrive late and have not notified LRC staff in advance.
For those wishing to work using LRC computers in their ‘free’ study time, the best time to check LRC pc availability from Monday will be around 10 minutes after lesson start times as this is when any ‘spare’ computers will be released. Drop-in availability will improve as a number of classes that were timetabled in the LRC have been relocated to E05.
Check Out The News On Moodle
Moodle is one of the ways that Selby College uses to communicate with students. On this front page you will find news items, notices, events and messages. Don't forget to check on a regular basis so that you know what's happening in college.
Do You Need Some Financial Help?
Selby College has bursary funds available to help students with the cost of travel, kit, uniforms, meals at college and equipment. Further information and application forms are on the Student Services page (click on Student Info then Student Services at the top of this page). OR, you can talk to Student Services or your GST to get help with your application.
Student Lanyard Colours 2013/14:
PURPLE – FT second years + new students joining for A2 year
RED – FT first years, including students starting a new course
- BLUE – Years 10 & 11
- YELLOW – HE
- ORANGE – Apprentices
Remote Access from Home
Staff can access their email from home by using the following web link
Smartphone users can link to their emails using mail.selby.ac.uk as the email server.
Citrix Remote Access
You will need the citrix client to be installed on your PC at home.
The web address for remote access is:- https://remote.selby.ac.uk
If you have a smart phone then go to the Apple store or Google Play store and install the Citrix Receiver App. Then put the above address into the receiver app settings, you don't use a web browser on a smart phone/tablet. Then connect using the Citrix App.