Tomorrow’s students hear about college and university life

Would-be students and their families will descend on campus today and tomorrow (September 11 and 12) for an annual event covering all aspects of higher education.

The University of Aberdeen is once again hosting a higher education convention - in association with UCAS and Skills Development Scotland - that will arm prospective students with the facts on a range of topics, from applying to study through the UCAS entry system, career prospects and the different types of financial help available.
This free event offers students the opportunity to compare and contrast courses in one place at one time.
Local colleges and all of the universities in Scotland will be represented, along with some from England, including Oxford.
Exhibitors will have stands at the event which will also feature representatives from organisations including the Army; RAF; Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Skills Development Scotland and UCAS. Organisations will be there to offer information and advice to students and their parents. Adults who want to learn more about further education are also welcome to attend.
Lesley Maclennan, Senior Marketing Officer at the University of Aberdeen, said: “Every secondary school in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has been invited to attend, however the convention is open to anyone of any age who is interested in further and higher education and the event is free.

“Making the right choice involves careful planning and understanding, and this convention brings all the experts together.

“Further and higher education can mean a significant commitment for the whole family and it’s important that students and their parents have access to the facts before they make any decisions.”

The Aberdeen Higher Education Convention takes place at Elphinstone Hall on the University’s King’s College campus on Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm and 5pm and 7pm and then again on Thursday between 9.30am and 12 noon and 1pm and 3pm.

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