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Careers Calendar

Careers Calendar 2023-2024

(some of these dates are provisional and may change.  Items in italics still to be confirmed)

There will be a number of additions to this as talks etc. are confirmed.





1 Sept

BMAT entries open through Assessment Centres

5 Sept

U6 UCAS Parent Information evening 6.00 p.m.


L6 Parent Information Evening 7.30 p.m.

7 Sept

F4 Parent Information Evening 6.00 p.m.

8 Sept

UU Open Day Belfast Campus

9 Sept (Saturday)

Queen’s University Open Day

9 Sept

UU Family Open Day Belfast Campus

12 Sept

Oxbridge Early Applicant Meeting 12.50 p.m.

13 Sept

Medicine & Dentist early Applicant Meeting 12.50 p.m.

14 Sept

UU Open Day Magee Campus

16 Sept

UU Family Day Magee Campus

18 Sept

U6th spg talk from WE

19 Sept

UCAT access arrangement deadline


20 Sept

Strathearn’s internal Early Application Deadline

21 Sept

UCAT Booking deadline

21 Sept

LJMU (Liverpool John Moore’s University) lunchtime talk

23 Sept

University of Ulster Open Day – Magee

29 Sept

Last UCAT test date


29 Sept

Final date for BMAT entries

29 Sept

Oxbridge etc. Admission Tests Registration closes.  Deadline to apply for Access Arrangements (e.g. extra time)



1 Oct


5 Oct


10 Oct

F1 Young Enterprise – Step Up

16 Oct

UCAS early applicant deadline

18 Oct

BMAT test date

18 Oct

All Cambridge Admissions tests

18 Oct

Strathearn’s internal UCAS Application Deadline

19 Oct

Oxford Admission tests:  CAT,ELAT,GAT and MAT

20 Oct

Oxford Admission tests:  HAT, MLAT, PAT & Philosophy

25 Oct

Subject Mapping 4 Careers: Form 3

26 Oct

U6 Interview Skills Workshop



Monday lunchtimes

U6 Medics and Dentists MMI discussion group

13 Nov

U6 Mock Interview Afternoon/Evening

20 Nov

Talk on CAO (applying to universities in the Republic of Ireland)

24 Nov

BMAT Results released (9 a.m.)




18 Dec

Form 3 talk: Careers Adviser (Dept of Economy) Post-14 options



16 Jan

F3 Parent Subject Choice evening 7.00 p.m.


Form 5 Talk on choosing A Levels (ARA & AG)

20 Jan

CAO Online Applications. Final day for reduced fee.

22 Jan

Form 5 talk: Careers Adviser (Dept of Economy) Post-16 options


29 Jan – 2 Feb

Form 3 Subject Choice Discussions



1 Feb

CAO Applications Deadline

5-8 Feb

NI Apprenticeship Week

5 Feb

L6 Talk:  Scottish University Tour

5 Feb

F5 Small group Career talks

6 Feb

EBALC Into Film event – 10 F3 pupils

8 Feb

F2 Young Enterprise ‘Blast Off’ 9-1pm

22 Feb

F4 Young Enterprise ‘Learn to Earn’

28 Feb

L6 QUB talk



6 Mar

L6 LJMU talk


Lunchtime meetings for some career areas/early applicant choices for L6



25 Apr

L6 UCAS Exhibition at Eikon Centre



F4 Talk about careers provision from Dept Economy for following year

12 – 25 Jun

L6 June Programme

12 - 14 Jun

L6 UCAS Preparation

L6 Work Experience final preparation


17-21 Jun

L6 work experience

24 Jun

L6 Work experience reports and personal statements

Talk from ER&M on the application process, university life, fees and finance

Former pupils available to discuss their experiences at University

25 Jun

L6 Work experience reports and personal statements

Ongoing events

Sept – Feb       F5 individual Career interviews with DEL Careers Adviser

                        F5 Career talks

Sept-Apr         L6 Young Enterprise Company Programme

Jan-Feb            F1 and F3 visits to the Careers room

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