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.
We’ve added this year’s UCAS parents’ guide to our download area.
This guide is intended for anyone supporting a young person applying to study at university or college in 2017, and covers the key stages of the UCAS Undergraduate application process.
If you’re child is thinking of studying with Edinburgh or Aberdeen univeristy, they have open days coming up soon. Edinburgh is 24th September and 8th October.
Aberdeen is on the 30th August and it’s still possible to register. To book, click on the dates to jump to the university websites.
We recently updated the website to include all the university open days in Scotland during 2016/2017. We received some feedback from Facebook that any resources to help narrow down the choice of universities would be welcome.
The Complete University Guide website has a guide to choosing a university or college in general and the Study in Scotland website has a useful guide that allows you to see what universities provide specific courses.
And of course, the school’s Pupil Support team are available to help too.
Both sites are now included as permanent links on this website.
We have added a permanent link to the opendays.com calendar of university and college open days.
The site also has a practical advice page covering a number of topics such as how to choose a university and what questions to ask at open days.
Once the new school year starts we will link to some of the more local univerities though Twitter, Facebook and the weekly email bulletins.
Interested in a career in Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine or Architecture?
Take a look at Pathways to the Professions. This programme is run by Edinburgh University and provides advice and guidance to state school students in Edinburgh interested in applying for Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine or Architecture.