Category Archives: Higher Education

Glasgow Caledonian University Information Evening

We would like to make you aware of our Glasgow Caledonian University Undergraduate Virtual Information Session on Tuesday 5th December at 6pm

During the event, you can expect to hear from the Student Recruitment team who will provide information about the range of our academic programmes, our vibrant student community, as well as our supportive learning environment. You will also get the chance to meet some of our incredible Student Ambassadors who will take you on a virtual tour of the GCU campus. You will then get the opportunity to ask the recruitment team and our current students questions in our Live Q&A question, which will be an excellent opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have regarding GCU itself, our campus culture, our programmes, student life and any other aspect of University life. No question is too big or too small and we would love to hear from you!

Please see the following link for more information:

Follow this link to our Virtual Information Evening page where you can find out more information, as well as to book your place!

Applying for College 2024

Hello and welcome to this presentation.
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher – Careers Advisers
Emma Veitch – Work Coach

Please note this page will be updated so keep a note of the link
In this session we will cover:
Applying to College
Resources to help you
Next steps and who helps

More resources at MWOW here

Edinburgh College website here

Edinburgh College Open Days 2024 here

Progression routes at Edinburgh College here

Other Scottish Colleges here

Scottish Colleges

Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.

SQA qualifications framework

College courses:
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry

Interview preparation notes

A former NBHS student tells us why he chose college as a degree route into a computing career here
The second part which takes us to his degree and employment here

Another NBHS student who took the HNC-Degree-Masters route into a career in counselling here

Personal Statement:
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.

More information here

More information on writing a Personal Statement here

Please complete the form below with as much detail as you can.


S5 Careers Talk 2023

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

Finish with a Kahoot!

Main presentation
SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5 final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here

or here

Buzz 16 types

Careers Newsletter – please download

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

S4 Careers Talk 2023

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher
Careers Advisers

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Main presentation
S4 NBHS 2023

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy


This may help when you complete the form

Please complete this form with as much detail as you can

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!

What do graduates do? 2023 edition

We open with an overview of the graduate labour market by Jisc’s senior consultant for labour market intelligence, Charlie Ball, who discusses the destinations of those graduating into
difficult environment with significant COVID-19 restrictions in place.
This is followed by a breakdown of graduate destinations by degree subject area, with details of the industries and occupations these
graduates entered. The essential context for the data is delivered through expert insights from AGCAS-member careers and
employability professionals.


SAAS Funding online sessions

These sessions can be attended by pupils/students and their parents/legal who are considering starting higher education in the 2024-2025 academic year.

During the online application presentation we will explain the funding available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses (HNC/HND/Degree courses. We will also provide information on how and when students should apply to SAAS for their funding. We can provide bespoke advice to attendees should they have any questions about the funding available or application process.

We would be grateful if you could please help us to raise awareness of these sessions by sharing the details with stakeholders you feel would benefit from attending. This could be via a newsletter, social media or any other channels you use to share information.

These sessions can booked here

If you have any questions then you can contact us at

Glasgow School of Art Open Days

Please find below the links to our Open Days at the end of the month.

Please circulate within your Schools and classes and let me know if you plan to attend. We would be delighted to meet you and show you our Studios and Programmes.

All Teaching Staff are welcome as always.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th and 28th October.


Kind regards,

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