Higher education convention

People in Dumfries and Galloway can find out more about college and university life at Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Higher Education Convention on Monday, September 8 at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.

The Convention will bring together experts from universities, colleges and professional organisations. They will be available to offer advice and information and answer questions about a variety of courses.

SDS Personal Adviser Caroline Harkness said: “It will give young people in the area a chance to find out study options for university or college as well as funding advice and tips on what employers are looking for when they are recruiting.”

Caroline added: “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. Parents and carers may want to find out more about the new qualifications and the effect on UCAS applications. Having all the information they need can make the decision making process easier.”

She stressed that adults looking to return to learning would also be very welcome at the Dumfries event.

“During the morning we will be having fifth and sixth year pupils from local schools coming along, but our final session from noon until 1pm is aimed at providing tailored information for parents and adults who are considering higher education. We hope people will come along and find out more about courses, labour market information and funding,” said Caroline.

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.

The Convention will be open from 9.45am until 1pm.

To find out more contact caroline.harkness@sds.co.uk or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/heconventions