Education convention welcomes pupils

ALMOST 400 Outer Hebrides senior school pupils are expected to attend the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) higher education convention at Stornoway’s Nicolson Institute on Thursday, September 27th.

The convention is the largest of its kind in the area and will see college and university representatives from all over the UK gather under one roof.

Local careers adviser Christine Munro said: “The convention should not be missed by anyone who is thinking about further or higher education.
“It is a great opportunity to get the facts about a wide range of courses, colleges and universities. Making the right choices involves careful planning and this convention gives people access to the experts in one place at one time.”

Almost 20 organisations will be at the event to provide information and advice to prospective students with their parents.

Details about further and higher education courses, accommodation and funding opportunities will be among the wealth of information on offer.

All Scottish universities and local colleges will be represented, as well as a range of other institutions from other parts of the UK.

“Further and higher education can mean a significant commitment for the whole family and it’s important that students and their parents can access all of the information they need before they make any decisions,” added Ms Munro.

The Skills Development Scotland convention will run from 10am until 1pm at The Nicolson Institute, Sandwick Road, Stornoway.

For those who may need some help with their next steps, SDS’s careers advisers will also be on hand to provide impartial and professional career information, advice and support.

More information is available online through SDS’s web service My World of Work at