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Y10 students with Head of Chemistry, Mr F Scullion and Chemistry teacher, Mrs J Nugent - View Full Size Image
Y10 students with Head of Chemistry, Mr F Scullion and Chemistry teacher, Mrs J Nugent
Y10 students with Mr P Jamieson, Sentinus, and Miss M Flannelly, Head of Careers - View Full Size Image
Y10 students with Mr P Jamieson, Sentinus, and Miss M Flannelly, Head of Careers
23/11/2010 STEM CAREERS EVENT FOR LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

A Careers workshop to raise awareness of careers in the area of ‘STEM’ – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – was held at Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, for all Year 10 students on Tuesday 23rd November.

Led by Head of Careers Miss Maria Flannelly the half-day course helped students to put their current studies in the context of the world of work and degree-level study, as well as assisting them in making informed decisions as they approach the choice of their GCSE subjects.

Several guest speakers were on hand to give informed talks to the students and to answer questions about a great variety of issues regarding university study and career opportunities.  The guest speakers were Dr P Dunlop a lecturer in Clean Technology from the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the University of Ulster; Dr C Gannon, a Consultant pathologist from the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast ; Professor F O’Harte from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ulster, Ms K Maguire from the Student Recruitment department of Queen’s University Belfast; Mr P Jamieson from Sentinus and Ms A Millar from the Engineering Training Council.  There was also an input on Cogent Sector Skills Council, which deals with Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Petrochemical and Polymer Industries, from Mr Frank Scullion and Mrs Jane Nugent, members of the Loreto College Chemistry Department.

Paying tribute to all those who had contributed to the successful running of an interesting and informative day for the Year 10 students, Miss Maria Flannelly commented that all those present had left with a greatly enhanced insight into the benefit of the ‘STEM’ subjects in the world of work, and of the value of studying such subjects at university level in order to open up a wide range of career prospects in the future.