We are nearly halfway through the school year - can you believe it? Great job to all of you for all the hard-work and commitment you show each day in both your academics and extracurriculars. Remember that balance is the key to a healthy and productive life. If you feel that you need more balance, see your counselor for ideas and support.
Uniquest Assignment due Monday December 4th...Now, due Monday, January 7th!!
We want your Uniquest Assignment to be the best work that you are capable of, therefore, take the holiday, do your research, complete your assignment, but REMEMBER, we will be expecting that you have completed your assignment and are ready to speak about it to your counselor at your one-to-one meeting that we will be scheduling through January and February.
A GREAT RESOURCE!!
Want to see where what your peers have to say about the universities they went to? Check out this Post-SFS survey to read the what SFS alumni think of the undergraduate schools they attended.
There are many things happening this time of year. The counselors will be in to seminar soon to talk with juniors about stress relief. Please take time to take time amidst all of your responsibilities. Remember that in order to do well, you must find balance. And, sometimes, you need to let things go in order to maintain a happy and healthy outlook on life. You are being asked a lot - consider what is important to you and prioritize the things you have to do while keeping in mind that each day should hold joy and peace. If you are struggling, please reach out to your counselor - we are here to give you perspective and help you learn important skills to navigate a well-balanced life!!
Some families have been asking about summer programs. While we believe that the best summer experiences for students are visiting prospective universities and engaging in meaningful service or educational experiences, summer programs can also be beneficial if it is a program that a student is really passionate about. Make sure to let your counselor know that you are applying to summer programs by filling out the form (under the forms tab). There are many summer programs listed in the "More" tab.
UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT Each month a different university from around the world will be highlighted.
Warwick University - England
In a Few Words: Warwick is like a North American campus in overall feel. It offers a more practical than theoretical education. Campus and amenities are very student-centric. Uniqueness: Targeted as #1 for employers for graduate schools First year employer presentations, workshops for career training Can choose language as part of program 2019 - new sports/wellness complex due to open - biggest footprint in the UK Warwick art centre is a place that public attend because of its great performances Green spaces and lake Every Wed. farmers market Massive library - 5 floors open 24/7 Engineering students have open-access to engineering room once they’ve had training - ethos of “creative confidence” very hands-on. A lot of new resources Biomedical degree starting from 2018 Size: 25,000 students ⅓ international (includes EU) More graduates than undergrads. Curriculum: Popular programs: Politics and international studies, Econ, Business WMG is a graduate program that bridges the gap between engineering and business No fine arts, medicine- only grad level, geography There is flexibility to take courses outside of major - interdisciplinary 5 faculties 2 semesters - 10 modules/yr - some full year courses Location: Warwick is a small city of 30,000 on the Avon river Can fly into Birmingham 20 taxi from airport Admission: UCAS Admissions Expectations: Engineering - intake is 320-350 students Math, physics HL 6,6 Need 38 pts -first year is same for all engineering students 34 av. IB score for other courses Cost: 17,000-22,000 80-160wk living expenses. (pounds)
Keep checking the colleges/universities that are visiting
January 7th Deadline for the UniQuest Assignment January-February: Individual one-hour Post-UniQuest Meetings April-May: 3-Way College Conferences between student, parent and counselor Continuously: University visits @ SFS (approximately 200 universities per year)