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Life after school - Aberdeen

27 August 2015

  • SDS press release

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 university.

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 pathways.

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 15 September.

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.

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