University, College and Open Days

Below you will find information about University or College Open Days, Taster Days and other relevant information.

University of St Andrews - Gateway to Medicine 2019 Entry

Please click here to see more information on St Andrews University's Gateway to Medicine.


University of Leicester – Upcoming Events 2018/19

University of Leicester have got some fantastic upcoming events which may be of interest to students and teachers.

Schools’ Taster Conference – Friday 29 June, 10.00-3.30pm
The annual Schools' Taster Conference is taking place on Friday 29 June and features a thought-provoking and engaging academic taster sessions across all undergraduate departments, an information fair for students to quiz the academics plus CPD sessions for teachers.

The Conference is aimed at those looking to start university in 2019 but younger students are welcome if they’re up for a challenge! Students can register individual places for the event.

Medicine Calling – Saturday 8 September, all day
Medicine Calling is a fantastic event for those that are interested in either studying medicine or psychology at university.
This conference, attended by more than 200 students last year, is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about psychiatry and the varied, exciting, rewarding and challenging career it offers, as well as a chance to attend interactive workshops, and a chance to find out about how to apply to medicine.
 If you would like to attend, email [email protected] for an application form.

Brain Awareness Day - Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Open to anyone with an interest in studying psychology and neuroscience, including biology, medicine, genetics, physiology, pharmacology and health sciences. The day includes presentations, campus tours, live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet students and experts.

SAVE THE DATE: Teacher and Adviser Conference – Mid-July 2019
This two-day spectacular, held at the University, will incorporate fantastic academic taster lectures from across a range of our world-class departments, expert advice and guidance sessions and high-quality keynote speakers from across the higher education sector. Overnight accommodation will be provided as well as travel support to the event!

For more info, to register interest, to ask any queries or questions about any of the events listed above or to book a member of the team for a talk/workshop, contact [email protected] or tweet @UoLOutreach.



Perth College Open Day 14 March 2018

Perth College UHI are holding an Open Day on 14 March from 2-6pm at their Perth Campus.  More details can be found here.



Widening access place for Scottish students in UCAS Clearing 2017

 To widen access to higher education, funded places are made available for learners who reside in areas of disadvantage in Scotland. The University of Edinburgh will have a small number of these places available in Scottish Clearing on Tuesday 8 August 2017; the day the SQA results are published.

More information can be found here.


Summer School - Medicine | Dentistry| Veterinary 

This is an opportunity for S5 and S6 students who are applying to medical, dental and vet med schools this October to attend a residential or non-residential summer school to spend an entire week with doctors, dentists and vets perfecting their UCAS applications.  

Over 80% of our students had medical school offers last year.

Medic Mentor will cover the cost of course fees for Non-residential Summer School students from low-income backgrounds if you meet our student diversity criteria.  These students will need to cover the cost of books only (£25 each).

More information and details of how to apply found here


University of Cambridge: Summer Residentials

Homerton and Selwyn Colleges are delighted to be hosting a range of summer schools taking place in June and July this year, for students in S4 and 5. There are a range of subjects on offer and more information can be found here.


Academy of Music & Sound Scotland Open Mic Experience and Taster Day

This summer, we will be running Open Mic Sessions at Cannons' Gate restaurant and we want aspiring musicians to have the opportunity to play and perform with the first session on the 28th of June at 6pm.  Places are limited, so if you're interested, please email us at [email protected] with a link or recording to your music (please note that it doesn't have to be original material).

We are also running a Taster Day which offers an opportunity for interested people to come along and find out a bit more about our courses, funding, staff and career options along with workshops in Songwriting and Style Studies. At the end the day there will also be short performances from a number of our current students and staff. Everyone who attends this event is entitled to a free audition voucher (value £15).  Email [email protected] for more details.

It is also not too late to apply for our NC in Creative Industries and HNC/HND in Music courses.


The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford Interview Seminars for S6

The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford are delighted to be visiting Scotland on 31st August and 1st September 2017 to deliver a series of interview seminars for students who may be considering applying to the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.

The events are open to students in S6, and to their teachers and advisers. The Interview Seminars will be helpful to students considering Oxford or Cambridge as well as for those applying for subjects which will involve academic interviews (like medicine). They will be delivered by Admissions Tutors and Schools Liaison Officers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. More information can be found here.  Interested?  Contact your Guidance teacher to apply for a place.


History of Art 2017 Undergraduate Open Days at the University of Oxford, Wednesday 28 June and Friday 15 September

An opportunity for students to discover more about the programme, the admissions process, meet staff and current students, and attend a guided tour of an Oxford gallery or museum. Full details will be sent out once places have been booked, but a general programme can be found here. Students can then spend the rest of the open day exploring some of Oxford’s colleges. 

Further information is available on the website including details about our course and selection criteria. 

Interested, please email [email protected] or call 01865 286830 as soon as possible.  


Make it in Fashion Taster Day, Glasgow Clyde College, Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The nationally renowned School of Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow Clyde College is hosting a special event for all Scottish secondary school pupils interested in Fashion - Design, Technology and Textiles.  Pupils will be able to book onto a specialist workshop and try their hand at one of the specialisms offered by the school.  The workshops will take place in either a morning session from 9am to 11.30am or an afternoon session from 12noon to 2.30pm with 12 places per workshop.

For more information, click here.  Places are limited and are by INVITATION ONLY.  To register your interest and to receive an invite, email [email protected] 


Apply Now - UHI Perth College courses available April 2017

There are still vacancies at Perth College for the attached courses.  UHI Perth College courses available April 2017



National Medic Mentor Weekend,

University of Stirling, 17th and 18th of June 

This event is open to students in S3, S4 and S5 who are interested in:

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

There are 7 different healthcare conferences at the same venue happening on the same day!  It is a highly valuable opportunity for 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.  Places are likely to fill up quickly so for more information and to register, click here.


Glasgow Perthshire 2017 Bursaries

The Glasgow Perthshire Charitable society founded in 1835 was originally set up to provide financial assistance to those from Perthshire who had moved to Glasgow seeking employment but had fallen on hard times. Today, the Society primarily provides bursaries to students from Perthshire attending one of Glasgow’s universities or colleges.

Enquiries about bursaries, grants, or other society related enquires can be made via the appropriate form on the “contact us” page on the website:

Successful applicants will receive a £500 bursary to help them through their university or college course.

 Applications can be made via the link above.

 Closing date for applications -  01 June 2017. 


Get into Medicine Aspire Edinburgh Conference 

This 1-day conference offers your students a unique chance to be find out all about Medicine as a career, and will leave them both inspired to study Medicine and informed about how to get there. 

Where: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

When: Monday 10th April 2017

Timing: 10am - 3pm

Tickets: £10 per ticket or £15 for student plus parent

The event will feature:

    • Admissions Tutors: Edinburgh Medical School & Dundee Medical School
    • Current Medical School Student
    • Specialist Application Tutors
    • Practising Doctors

Students can find out more and book on the Aspire Page:   

At only £10 per ticket, or £15 for student plus parent, this is a chance for all students interested in Medicine to hear from top-quality speakers and get ahead from the outset.


University of Strathclyde, Engineering the Future for Girls Summer School, 19th-23rd June 2017 

Engineering the Future for Girls is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The non residential summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from S3 girls (entering S4 in June) with any range of subject choices at National 5.

For more information and to apply, visit

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.                                                                     


Oxford University Medicine Insight Day, 25th February 2017

This free event is for S6 and S5 students applying to study medicine at University and takes place on Saturday 25th February from 9.30am until 1.30pm.  Students will need to cover their own travel costs or access the talks live online via a web-ex link. 

The day will guide students on how to build their individual story of interest and passion for their subject in preparation for the application and selection processes for entry to medicine. Students will be given examples of how to build their areas of academic interest and knowledge and how to incorporate these areas into their personal statements.

The timetable for the day can be found here.

There is a limit to the number of students from each school that can attend so if you are interested, please contact your Guidance teacher.


Dundee Dental Insight Programme July 2017
Apply from 6 February to 12 February 2017 

Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential S5 undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of dentistry.

The Dundee Dental Insight team is composed of current dental students studying at the University of Dundee. They are offering a unique 3 day programme running from 20th-22nd and 28th-30th June 2017 to give S5 students the opportunity to shadow current students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs, and also receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school.    

There is no charge for the programme itself but please note that travel and accommodation will not be provided.

Interested? More information and details of how to apply can be found here.



University of Aberdeen Open Day, 22 October 2016


Considering an Engineering course?  The University of Aberdeen Open Day is on Saturday 22 October 2016.

The day will commence at 10am and will include scheduled School of Engineering short talks from Head of School, Admission Officer and our Undergraduates about the School, our courses, entry qualifications and university life, followed by a tour of the engineering facilities. The day will also include:-

    • Departmental activities
    • Exhibitions
    • Tours of campus, the Sir Duncan Rice Library and our sports facilities
    • An 'open house' at our Hillhead Student Village - Halls of Residence

More information can be found here.  Interested students should register at


University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica in Zagreb, Croatia 

Interested in a career as an aircraft engineer?

Brookfield Education and Training in partnership with Croatia Airlines and the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica in Zagreb, Croatia are offering training places to international students to earn their Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree. 

The course is conducted with one of Europe’s most renowned national airlines and maintenance organisations and it allows students to get theoretical and practical experience to become a licenced engineer.  The course is predicted to take three and a half years, starting October 2016 based in Zagreb, Croatia.  The total basic tuition fee is €30,000 EUR for the entire course.

For more information please click here to find additional information and the application form.  


UCAS Applications 2016-17 - Parents Information 

A presentation was held in KHS on 30.8.16 for all parents of pupils intending to apply to University this session.  The powerpoint presentation for that can be view here


Christ's College Cambridge Summer School 2016 

 Applications are now open for an exciting new summer school taking place at Christ’s College, Cambridge from Sunday 21st- Wednesday 24th August for students who live in areas of low participation to higher education.  The event, meals and accommodation are provided free of charge for attendees and there may be support for travel expenses.

The summer school will include a variety of masterclasses by Cambridge researchers; provide an opportunity to get to know Cambridge as well as admissions information and a chance to meet current Christ’s students.  Applicants should be on target to receive a majority of As at GCSE.    

More information can be found here including details of how to apply and a postcode checker tool to check eligibility.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th July at 5pm


University of the Highlands and Islands Newsletter

The Newsletter contains details of places still available for September 2016 and details of open days for September 2017 entry.  Interested? Click here.



University of St Andrews Gateway to Medicine, September 2016

Pupils who have not achieved the grades they were expecting and who meet the criteria for Gateway to Medicine,  can apply to the University of St Andrews for this course instead of entering their S6 year at school. 

It is designed for students who:

    • Meet some or all of our Widening Participation criteria;
    • Have finished their S5 year and have sat the required SQA Highers;
    • Had originally intended to apply to study Medicine at university but have narrowly missed the grades required. 

Successful applicants to the Gateway of Medicine will take First Year modules in Biology, Chemistry, and one other subject of their choice. They are provided with tutoring, the opportunity for relevant work experience, help in preparing for the UKCAT and admissions interviews and are also supported should they choose to apply to other universities for other courses. Entrants who pass the year at an appropriate level and meet the other requirements for progression will transfer into the BSc (Hons) Medicine degree course in 2017.

More information about the course, the application process, and the entry requirements can be found here.  You should be aware that this application is outwith UCAS.

Any pupil who is interested in finding out more about the Gateway to Medicine is asked to email their note of interest now to [email protected]. Pupils will then be contacted on the day the SQA results are released with further information on how to apply.



CMS Bursary Competition for Law Students

This competition is open to any S5 pupils who are considering going on to study law at university.  The bursary provides £10,000 over the course of the pupil’s university law degree, plus mentoring and work experience support with CMS.  The competition involves writing a short essay and it is open to all state school pupils in Scotland, who meet certain financial and academic criteria.  More information can be found here.  Details of how to apply can be found here and the full bursary rules are available here.


2016 University Open Day Information

At our Open Days you'll have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet some of our current students and staff and hear about how exciting and rewarding the student experience is at Heriot-Watt University.  The following Academic schools will be represented: Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Management and Languages; Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Our 2016 Open Days will take place on:

    • Friday 23 September 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm
    • Saturday 29 October 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm

For students wishing to pursue study of Fashion and Textiles, our School of Textiles and Design 2016 Open Days will take place at the Scottish Borders Campus on:

    • Friday 30 September 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm
    • Saturday 19 November 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm

More information can be found here.


TasteMedicine - Medicine taster courses for secondary school students

Interested in a career in medicine?  TasteMedicine offer two different, themed, single-day courses - 'Future Physicians' and 'Budding Surgeons' delivered by doctors and senior medical students, all of whom are passionate about teaching and experts in this field.  Both courses are targeted at secondary school students of all ages to give a taster of what it’s like to study medicine.  Both courses introduce basic medical concepts whilst also giving students the opportunity to try their hand at practical skills such as performing basic physical examinations with a stethoscope or suturing wounds.

The courses are held at the Imperial College campus in South Kensington, London and will take place on Saturday 30th July and Saturday 27th August for 'Future Physicians' and Sunday 31st July and Sunday 28th August for 'Budding Surgeons'. Students can choose whether to attend one course, priced at £79 or both courses for £145.

 Places for July are filling up fast so for further information and in order to book, please visit the website at


Hospitality and Professional Cookery  

Perth College still have a few spaces available for Further Education Hospitality and Professional Cookery courses for September.  Would suit anyone interested in becoming a chef or working in hospitality. Turn your passion into a career!


Outdoor courses  

Interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors?   Perth College UHI have NC Level 5, Level 6, HNC and HND outdoor courses available.  For more information the HNC/D Coaching and Developing Sport (Outdoor) couses click here.  For more information on the NC Level 5 Sport and Fitness (Outdoor) and NQ Level 6 Outdoor Adventure courses click here.


Fife College Information Sessions

Are you unsure about your which course is right for you? Would you like some more information before making a decision? We can help!

If you are looking for course specific information and would like to speak directly to someone from the department, we have Callback Information Sessions available for our academic areas.

We know it can be inconvenient and time consuming to come into the College to ask a quick question or double check a detail, and that’s why we are offering these new format information sessions over the phone, at no cost to you.

All you need to do is provide your name, either your mobile or home telephone number, and your area of interest to us, and a member of staff from the correct area will call you during their Callback Information Session slot. The slots run from 13-17 June and 18-22 July.

You can do this by filling out the enquiry form and hitting submit, or by emailing [email protected]

You can find out more information including when each area’s Information Session is due to take place by clicking here.


Perth College - University of the Highlands and Islands

Apply now for places available on these courses.



Interested in studying Medicine at University? 

We would like to invite students at your school who may be thinking of studying Medicine at university ​to attend a FREE event being run by Student BMJ in conjunction with t​he British Medical Association.

This 'Applying to Medicine' event is designed for school students in S5 and S6 and will take place at BMA House (home of the British medical profession) in London on Monday 19th September​​.​   More information can be found here.


Medic Mentor - Lectures For Students Wanting to Apply to Medicine

Useful lectures taking place at the University of Stirling for students in Scotland, who wish to pursue a career in medicine.  The conferences and lectures are suitable for students from S4 onwards and we also encourage parents to attend if they wish because there is a lot of valuable information for them too such as funding and maintenance costs.

Making it into Medicine (MIIM) £69.00 Saturday 11th June 9am - 1pm 

This lecture provides students and parents with a comprehensive overview of the UCAS application process.  This includes, medical school and training pathways, an introduction to interviews and personal statements, alternative routes into medicine, organising work experience, CV building, funding a medical degree, clearing and UCAS Extra.  More information can be found here.

Masterclass (MC) £79.00 Saturday 11th June 2pm - 6pm 

This lectures cover all of the tricky 'wider reading' subjects which are not covered in the secondary curriculum including medical ethics, current affairs, landmark events and figures in medicine and surgery, research and clinical governance, significant medical organisations, transferrable skills and communicating with patients on work experience.  More information can be found here.

Please note: parents can attend the lectures for £10.00. There are also fully funded spaces for teachers and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for these please give us a call on 07454704204. 



Corpus Christi College Summer Events 2016

STEM Women Summer School, Monday 27th-Wednesday 29th June 2016

Following last year’s hugely successful initiative, Corpus Christi College is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting a three-day residential summer school for Year 12 women at all UK schools who are interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering and are planning to apply to a competitive university in autumn 2016. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.  Please notify your Guidance Teacher if you are applying for this.

Citigroup Economics Event, Friday 8th July 2016

This event is for state school students who are interested in economic issues and thinking of applying for Economics, Mathematics or Finance at university.   This is a free event kindly hosted at the Canary Wharf offices of Citigroup.  Teachers can nominate up to 10 students who are currently in Year 12 and who are planning to apply to a competitive university such as Cambridge.  Further information can be found here.  Please notify your Guidance Teacher if you would like to be considered for this opportunity.


University of Aberdeen Open Days

We are having three Open Days this year. The first one is Saturday 4 June, followed by one on Tuesday 30 August and Saturday 22 October.

At our Open Day you'll find out more about our degrees, speak with academic staff and current students, be shown around our beautiful campus and be sure to have a memorable experience.

More information can be found here


Medical School Applications Event

If you're interested in higher education related to a medical field? We have organised a conference just for you! Overview of the day can be found here

Med Applications Booklet here


Interested in Medicine or Medical Studies?

There is an Open Evening featuring a series of informative talks to be held on Tuesday 15th Mrch at 7pm in the Gibson Suditorium at Dollar Academy.

This is open and free to all interested pupils and their parents.

The speakers will be:  Andrew Brooksbank - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Glasgow, Eilidh Dear - Medical Student, Dundee University, Mike Johnson - Admissions, St Andrews University.

There will aslo be an opportunity for pupils and parents to put questions to the panel on any aspect of medical studies.

If you wish any further information please contact Karen Miller, Assistanct Rector at Dollar Academy, by email [email protected] or telephone 01259 742511 


Medical Insight

S4 Thinking of a career in medicine?

Medic Insight Event – Wednesday 23rd March 2016 – Dundee

Click here  for more information.  Please note closing date for applications is Sunday 15th February. Please let your Guidance Teacher know if you are applying to arrange permission to be out of school.


Christ's College Cambridge - Law Students

We are inviting schools and colleges to nominate up to two students for our Taster Day in Law taking place on Tuesday 15th March. Nominated students should be on track to achieve A*AA at A level (or equivalent). Full information and an on-line booking form are available at

I hope to hear from you before the closing date of Monday 22nd February 2016. Places will be allocated and all applicants will be notified of the success or otherwise of their application by 29th February.


Medicine Day Conference 

There is an Insight into Medicine conference taking place at the University of Stirling on the 30th January for students wanting to pursue a medical career

Further information poster can be viewed  here

A reflection of a previous attendee at a conference can be read here


Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences 2016

View invitation and conference dates letter here

 View Information poster here



Sutton Trust Uk Summer Schools 

To view courses and venues for 2016 please click here 

To view letter and information for courses 2016 click here

The University of St Andrews Sutton Trust Summer School 2016 click here

To view the US Programme 2016 information poster click here 


 Legal Study and Careers Day – Law Society Of Scotland

S5 pupils – if you are thinking of a career in law, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Places available for 3 pupils on Tuesday 9th February in Glasgow or Tuesday 16th February in Edinburgh – names to Mrs Morran if interested.

More information about Law Careers can be found at and


Cambridge University and Selwyn College Cambridge

Open Days and general information can be found here

 University of Cambridge Seminars Scotland 2016

  Selwyn College Scottish Schools Tour 2016

 Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

Selwyn College University of Cambridge Tour

 S4 S5 University of Cambridge Information Seminars


Oxford University Summer Schools
      • By attending UNIQ participants: 
      •                          *   Receive current advice on all aspects of Oxford admissions

                         *   Gain confidence in their own abilities

                         *   Are better equipped to submit strong applications to competitive universities.

                                                     Applications open at 1pm on Wednesday 23rd December and close at 5pm on Wednesday 3 February.

If you would like further information, please visit our website at or contact us at [email protected]


More information about this Taster Day can be found here Abertay Civil Engineering Taster Day







Below is the schedule for the University of the Highlands and Islands Open Days. Please click here to access their website











These events provide an opportunity for students to discover more about the programme, the admissions process, meet staff and current students, and attend a guided tour of an Oxford gallery or museum. Full details will be sent out once places have been booked, but a general programme can be found on our website. Students can then spend the rest of the open day exploring some of Oxford’s colleges.