Category Archives: Further Education

RCSEd Getting Into Medical School Information Day

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will once again be running their popular ‘Getting Into Medical School Information Day’. This year’s event will run at the College on Saturday 24 June and is open to S4 – S6 pupils from all schools in and around Edinburgh.

Convened by two of our local surgeons, pupils will have the opportunity to hear from current medical students, university admissions staff, foundation doctors, a military surgeon and the College President about all elements of the admissions process and the different aspects of a medical career. Topics ranging from how to choose your medical school through to your first year as a doctor will be covered.

Attached is a copy of the flyer for the event. To register, please go to our website using the link below or email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Getting into medical school Flyer

Medic Mentor – National Weekend

200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology

at National Medic Mentor Weekend on the 17th and 18th of June taking place   at the University of Stirling: 7 different healthcare conferences at the same venue happening on the same day!


Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!


It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.


Registration is £25 for the Saturday conference and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.  Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events:


All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.


LEAPS S6 Conference

2016_leaps_s6_conferenceOutlying Travel

We are providing free return coaches from a range of locations, including Ross High School. Students can book a place on the coach when they register for the Conference and can find details of timings/locations here.

A Reminder of the S6 Conference Details:

The S6 Conference is taking place next week on Friday 16 December from 1.30-4pm at Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE and it is for final-year LEAPS-eligible students who have received a LEAPS Pre-Application Interview.


The Conference will focus on next steps for those applying to UCAS or an HN at college. Students will have the opportunity to speak to a team of experts and can choose from a range of sessions including student finance, living in university and private accommodation, higher education at college, preparing for a teaching or nursing interview and talking about art & design work.


Students can register online at:

2016 LEAPS Summer School

Applications for the 2016 LEAPS Summer School are now open on the LEAPS website here.

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm, Friday 25 March.

All LEAPS-eligible students who have applied to university should also consider applying to the LEAPS Summer School.

A reminder of some of the key points of Summer School…

  • Summer School is a seven-week programme for LEAPS-eligible students who are holding one or more UCAS offers. (NB Priority places given to those holding conditional offers.)
  • It is a valuable opportunity to get a true feel for university study and to impress admissions tutors.
  • Every year, a number of students attending the LEAPS Summer School gain access to their chosen university course on the basis of Summer School reports in cases where they haven’t met their conditions.


Students can find out more information about the LEAPS Summer School here. If you have any questions, please get in touch with LEAPS.