Tomorrow's students learn about college and university life

Prospective students and their families will descend on Old Aberdeen tomorrow and Wednesday (September 16 and 17) for an annual event providing information on all aspects of higher education.

The University of Aberdeen is hosting a higher education convention - in association with UCAS and Skills Development Scotland - to arm potential students with key facts on topics from applying to study, career prospects and financial help available.

The free event will also give visitors the chance 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 and Imperial College London.

Exhibitors to have information stands at the event include the Army; RAF; Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Skills Development Scotland and UCAS.

SDS’s Careers Adviser, Irene McIntosh said: “The Convention is a great way for young people and their parents to find out the facts about courses, colleges and universities by giving them access to all of the experts at one time and in one place.”

Lesley Maclennan, Senior Marketing Officer at the University of Aberdeen, is one of the convention organisers. She added: “Every secondary school in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has been invited to attend the convention which is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about further and higher education.

“Making the right choice involves careful planning as further study can mean a significant commitment for the whole family.

“However the convention is not just for secondary pupils – it’s aimed at anyone of any age with an interest in further or higher education.”

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

For information about how to get the best from going along to the Convention visit