Higher Education Convention for pupils

Nicolson Institute, Stornoway.

Nicolson Institute, Stornoway.

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and UCAS are having a Higher Education Convention in Stornoway where young people can find out more about careers, college, and university.

The event, at the Nicolson Institute on Tuesday 6 October, brings together representatives from 20 Higher and Further Educations institutions in Scotland and elsewhere.. These representatives will be on hand to offer advice as well as information on a variety of courses and learning pathways.

SDS’s Christine Munro said: “The Convention is a one-stop shop for young people and their parents to find out the facts about all the options open to them by offering access to the experts in one location at one time.. Choosing which university, course, or career to pursue is a major decision so it is really important to have all the relevant information to help make that process clearer and easier.”

She added: “Digital World will also be at the Convention, to show the opportunities available in the digital technology sector and we will be having talks on choosing a course at university.. This will be supported by talks on personal statements which will be given in school before and after the Convention.”

Christine continued: “We will have information on ‘learn while you work’ routes to Higher Education, non-traditional routes to degree qualifications and alternative learning pathways.”

Careers advisers from SDS will be at the free event to give impartial, one-to-one advice on options and opportunities including employment, training, Modern Apprenticeships and volunteering.

The event will run from 10am until 1pm.

While the sessions are aimed primarily at fifth and sixth year pupils, anyone interested in finding out about Higher Education opportunities, including parents, carers and college students, are welcome to come along..

To find out more visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/heconventions or contact christine.munro@sds.co.uk