Online help for educational choices

An online event has returned to help young people to make choices correct for them as they progress in their education.
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The virtual Scottish Education Exhibition includes a dedicated event for parents and carers, senior pupils and college students across Scotland to speak online with experts about their further and higher education choices.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the exhibition is set to be even bigger with an extra evening event for parents and carers.

Senior phase pupils, college students, parents and carers will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from colleges and universities from across Scotland as well as Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Students Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

The exhibition is returning after the success of last year's inaugural event.The exhibition is returning after the success of last year's inaugural event.
The exhibition is returning after the success of last year's inaugural event.

This partnership event is aimed at supporting young people who are considering going into further and higher education and will also give attendees the chance to join webinars covering subjects such as alternative routes into Higher Education; Graduate Apprenticeships; Personal statements; How to choose and apply; Scottish funding.

The first event, for young people, will take place on Wednesday, October 5 from 10am to 7pm. The second, aimed specifically at parents and carers, will be on Wednesday, November 2 from 6pm to 9pm.

Calum Fraser, senior student recruitment officer at the University of Dundee and event spokesperson, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to bring the Scottish Education Exhibition back for a second year. This gives senior pupils and college students across the country the chance to speak to representatives from Scottish universities and colleges in one place, without having to take time out to travel. And with SDS and SAAS on board as well, they’ll be able to get career and funding information and advice at the same time.”

Sharon McIntyre, head of Skills Dev elopment Scotland’s career service, added: “Parents and carers can join on their own, or with their young person if they prefer, but the important thing is that they’re getting a chance to gather the information they need to have meaningful conversations with their young person about their future.”

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