So you want to be…

The University of Edinburgh holds a series of career exploration events during October and November for S5 and S6 pupils in local state schools. These events are aimed at providing pupils with an insight into specific career areas. Sign up ASAP as these events are very popular. See the poster

Your S5/S6 Tutor has information in a poster, or see the careers notice board outside the library or the 16+ Opportunities board beside Ms Sharp’s room.

So you want to be.. poster (PDF, 278KB)


University of Edinburgh Personal Statement Workshop

The University of Edinburgh is  running a workshop giving advice and guidance regarding UCAS personal statements for pupils studying at LEAPS “Group 1” or “Group 1 +” schools who are applying through UCAS this year. Note that the content of this workshop will be relevant regardless of which universities pupils are applying to.

This will take place in the University of Edinburgh’s central campus, on Friday 5th October (2.30pm to 4.30pm)

To sign up to attend, pupils can register on our EventBrite page here:

Full details re directions to the venue etc are also on that page.

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland is hosting IGLYO’s conference this year. IGLYO is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation which is the largest LGBTQI youth and student network in the world, with over 95 members in 40+ countries.

As part of this conference they have offered an exciting pre-conference engagement session for young activists from 16 years upward with an interest in LGBT inclusion on Thursday 4th October from 11am until 5pm.  If any pupils are interested in taking part in this event then please let Mr. Paley know by Wednesday 19th September.

Eurocities Conference

Edinburgh is host city to Eurocities Conference 28-30 November 2018 and your young people AGED 16+ are needed!

Please share the two opportunities below as relevant with young people aged 16+ and encourage them to apply to be involved. Great skills development, experience to include in their C.V. and personal statement, chance to show off this wonderful city that is theirs to young people (18-30) from 60 cities across Europe, who are attending along with their mayors. Both opportunities are free to the participants and full support is given from our experienced and dynamic EUROCITIES Edinburgh Youth Programme Curator, Beata Skobodzinska.

The two opportunities to apply for are:
1. Be a volunteer to welcome and help host the conference! – free, flexible involvement opportunity. See details and apply via link below:

‘Do you enjoy meeting new people and sharing your passion for Edinburgh? Volunteer with the EUROCITIES 2018 and support us in hosting youth delegations from across Europe (28-30.11.2018)!

  1. 2. Be a Youth Ambassador an join in the conference ! – fully funded opportunity to engage with events and dialogue, contribute ideas and meet mayors and youth ambassadors from cities across Europe. See details and apply via link below:

‘Passionate about Edinburgh, its culture and heritage? Eager to meet young people from across Europe and engage in discussions surrounding young people’s impact on urban development? Be the EUROCITIES 2018 Edinburgh Youth Ambassador (28-30.11.2018)! All participation costs covered.

LEAPS Events

Online applications are open now for:

Creative Extras Art & Design Experience 2018

What: For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply for an art and design related course at any higher education institution. Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to – fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles – this programme will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and, ultimately, your application to higher education.

When: 16th–18th October and 9th November 2018

Where: Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels

Find out more and apply online at:

Application Deadline: Thursday 27th September 2018



Online booking will open soon for the below events (more info to follow):

Editing Your Personal Statement Workshop, 2nd November 2018

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement. You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement – ideally a paper copy – to work on during the session.

S6 Session: HN at College, 5th December 2018

This workshop will look at how to put in a good application for a college course, before considering what it is like to study an HNC/HND at colleges in Scotland. There will also be advice on where to go to research how to use an HNC/HND to progress to university.

Creative Extras Acting Sessions, dates tbc

Acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will comprise practical activities focusing on preparing for future auditions.