Pupils set to find out about life after school

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Young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can find out more about college and university life at Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Higher Education Convention on Tuesday and Wednesday , September 16 and 17 at the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Hall.

The Convention will bring together representatives from over 30 Higher and Further Education institutions in Scotland and elsewhere.

They will be available to offer advice and information and answer questions about a variety of courses.

SDS careers advisers will be at the free event to give impartial, one to one advice

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and UCAS will also have stands at the Convention and their representatives will be on hand to speak to senior pupils.

There will also be talks on the UCAS system at the Convention’s daytime sessions.

While the sessions are aimed primarily at 5th and 6th year pupils, anyone interested in finding out about Higher Education opportunities, including parents and college students, are welcome to attend.

Parents and carers may want to find out more about the new qualifications and the effect on UCAS applications.

The opening hours on Tuesday, September 16 are from 1pm until 3pm and from 5pm until 7pm.

The sessions on Wednesday, September 17, will run from 9.30am until 12noon and from 1pm until 3pm.

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 the experts at one time and in one place.

“Having all the information they need can make the decision making process easier.”

To find out more about the event you can contact irene.mcintosh@sds.co.uk or visit the website: