S6 University Open Day Visit
On Monday 13th June, our new S6 pupils went to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to attend one of their Higher education days.
Higher education days have been taking place at Heriot-Watt over a fortnight in June, when they invite a number of schools to bring their new S6 pupils onto campus for a day. The day's activities inspire pupils to consider higher education as an option and to motivate them to work hard and get the most out of S6.
Pupils have the opportunity to ask questions that help them prepare for the transition from school pupil to university student. At the higher education day they offer informal, supportive and interactive introductory sessions on preparing an effective UCAS application, and financing a degree. They also help to lay the groundwork for what pupils will be preparing for in S6. The pupils spent time with current Heriot-Watt students on tours of the campus, including the halls of residence, allowing the pupils to gain first hand experience of what life is like at a university campus.