27 August 2015
Higher Education Convention for pupils
Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the University of Aberdeen
and UCAS are having a Higher Education Convention in Aberdeen where
young people can find out more about careers, college and
The event, in the University of Aberdeen's Elphinstone Hall, on
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September, brings together representatives
from 25 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
SDS's Irene McIntosh said: "There will be talks from Aberdeen
University, Robert Gordon's University, Scotland's Rural College
and two of SDS's own interns at sessions throughout the day."
"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,
as well as a number of employers who will be showcasing '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 sessions will run from 4.30pm until 7pm on Monday 14
September and from 9.30am until noon and 1pm until 3pm on Tuesday
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
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