Inspire courses provide an opportunity for secondary school students to be introduced to engineering and science through project work to get a flavour of what to expect at University first year undergraduate level.
During three days at a leading UK university students learn how to manage a project, develop research techniques, carry out problem solving and write reports. They also hear about university life from lecturers, admissions tutors and post-grad students.
The photographs above were taken by one of our S6 students who took part in an Inspire course in summer 2018 at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Our events page has been updated with Scottish university open days through to the end of 2018. For the full list of university open days go to opendays.com.
We have updated our events listings to include all the university open days at Scottish universities up to June 2018.
The opendays.com website is also a useful reference to *all* the university open days and has lots of advice on what to do at open days, how to apply to university and college, revision tips, what to do on gap years (and whether they are worth it!), and university subject/course advice.
Summer is the best time to visit your shortlist of universities and colleges — almost all institutions have open days in June and July. Saturdays 17th/24th June and 1st July are the big ones with institutions across the UK opening. Wherever you are, or wherever you want to visit you’ll find a nearby university or college with an open day in the next few weeks.
Take a look at the Opendays.com Calendar for more info, maps and all the detail you need for the forthcoming dates.
We also have a list of the more local open days on our events page.
An UCAS exhibition is being held at the Royal Highland Centre on 5 September 2017.
UCAS exhibitions are the only opportunity students have to explore a variety of options in one setting. They’re a chance to get talking with university admissions staff and subject specialists, find out what life’s like on and off campus, and discover what else is on offer when exams are done and dusted − volunteer work, gap year adventures, and career opportunities. And they’re free to attend − for students, parents, teachers, and advisers.
Before visiting, you’ll also need to register for a ticket, ensuring you select the booking option ‘parent attending without a group’ when prompted.