Category Archives: Higher Education

European Day of Languages

 As promised here’s some general information on Gaelic and Gaelic careers which you may find useful for the forthcoming European Day of Languages from Angela NicIlleBhràigh,
.  Further information can also be found on the following websites: (has some fun e-cards etc)

Achievers UK

I’ve put a link to this website on the home page. Anyone considering careers in Law or Finance should take a look – even if it’s just see what people from your school ended up doing!
Mick aims to raise the aspirations of young people by highlighting the success of former pupils of their school.

The initiative focuses not only on high flyers, but also on individuals who may not be household names but who carry out a vital role in society. This helps pupils realise there is more to individual success than simply becoming rich and famous.

As youngsters are introduced to individuals in whose footsteps they are following, they gain confidence and realise they too can go on to be successful in a variety of ways.

Schools or other organisations which wish to become involved in the project should contact:

Patrick Gaffney
61 Old Abbey Road
North Berwick
EH39 4BP
T: 01620 894928

Careers Scotland-Exam Results Helpline

The Exam Results Helpline – 0808 100 8000 – is here to give to give you and your parents instant help and advice. If you need up to the minute information on the latest college or university vacancies phone the above freephone number. The advisers can also give help and advice on a range of other exam related topics including:

The UCAS Clearing System
SQA certificate
Options after school including work and training
Subject Choice for S5/6
Taking a Year Out
The Helpline is staffed by fully qualified Careers Advisers and is open at the following times:

Tuesday 7th August – 8am -8pm
Wednesday 8th August – 8am – 8pm
Thursday 9th August – 10am – 6pm
Friday 10th August – 10am – 6pm
Saturday 11th August – 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12th August – 10am – 6pm
Monday 13th August – 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 14th August – 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 15th August -10am – 6pm
Thursday 16th August – 8am – 8pm
Friday 17th August – 8am – 8pm
Saturday 18th August – 9am – 5pm
Sunday 19th August – 9am – 5pm
Monday 20th August – 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 21st August -10am – 6pm
Wednesday 22nd August – 10am – 6pm
Thursday 23rd August – 10am – 6pm
Friday 24th August – 10am – 6pm
So whether your results are better than expected or not so good, help is available to discuss what your next steps should be.