Tomorrow's students learn about University life

Tomorrow's students learn about University life

Around fifteen hundred prospective students and their families will descend on Old Aberdeen today and tomorrow(September 20 and 21) 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 (SDS) - 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.

North East Scotland College and all of the universities in Scotland will be represented, along with some from England, including Oxford and Imperial College London.

Exhibitors 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.”

Fiona MacMillan, from Student Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Aberdeen, is one of the convention organisers. She said: “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 UCAS Higher Education Exhibition takes place at Elphinstone Hall on the University’s King’s College campus today between 4.30pm and 6.30pm and then again tomorrow between 9.30am and 12 noon and 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

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