Scottish Education Exhibition 9th September 10am-7pm

Join us to find out more about your Higher and Further education options

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9th September 2021

11:00 - 11:30

Panel of Students Q&A 1

Our panel of current students are here to answer your questions about university life and their journey to university or college

Organizer: Louise Irving
Presenter: Louise Irving

11:30 – 12:00

Alternative Routes and Pathways

Find out about the alternative routes and pathways to Higher Education

Organizer: Luisa Moreno
Presenter: Lynn Haughton

12:00 – 12:30

Choosing and applying to University

Find out more about applying to university and how to make the right decision for your future

Organizer: Lee Mair
Presenter: Georgina Guest, RGU

14:00 – 14:30

Understanding contextual admissions

Universities understand that some students have faced social, economic or educational barriers in their journey to Higher Education. Many universities will consider exam results in this context, giving extra credit to those who have faced such barriers. This session will guide you through all you need to know about “contextual admissions” and Widening Access offers, clarifying the process and busting some myths too! We’ll look at what factors universities use in their policies, and what this could mean for you as an applicant

Organizer: Keir Robinson
Presenter: Lesley Stokes UoE

14:30 – 15:00

Writing Personal Statements

Join our session and discover how to write a successful Personal Statement

Organizer: Lee Mair
Presenter: Lee Mair

15:00 – 15:30

Graduate Apprenticeships

Find out how Graduate Apprenticeships can help you build the skills and knowledge that Scottish industry needs. Graduate Apprenticeships are an alternative work based learning route to achieving a degree qualification whilst you are working and getting paid

Organizer: Keir Robinson
Presenter: Brian Hermiston

16:30- 17:00

Student Finance: English, Welsh and Northern Irish students

Join us to learn more about student finance and the support available when funding your studies. We'll cover tuition fees, loans, bursaries and more, with information applicable to those coming from England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Organizer: Steph Harkes
Presenter: Kevin McMullan, SLC

17:00 – 17:30

Scottish Finance (SAAS)

This session will explore what finance opportunities there are from SAAS for Scottish students

Organizer: Luisa Moreno
Presenter: Michael Scott

17:30 – 18:00

Panel of Students Q&A 2

Our panel of current students are here to answer your questions about university life and their journey to university or college.

Organizer: Louise Irving
Presenter: Lisa Craig

18:00 – 18:30

Information for parents and careers

This session will provide an introduction to all things Higher Education related for parents, carers and supporters of prospective university students. Come along to find out more about what to expect and for the opportunity to ask any general questions you may have!

Organizer: Steph Harkes
Presenter: Ruth Swan, HWU

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register to attend the event. You can register to attend at Please complete all the relevant details. This event is open to public and private sector organisations.
No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our event. You only need to have access to the Internet.
Don’t worry you can reset your password – click the ‘login’ link on and follow the instructions for forgotten password.
We’ll shortly load a tutorial video onto the event website. Please look out for this.
The event will be open from 1000 and will remain open until 1900 on 9 September. Please note that all content will be available on demand for 30 days after the event.
No, the event is completely flexible so you can attend for as long as you like. You can also leave the event and return later in the day if there are any specific presentations you want to watch.
The event will have as many features as a live event. You can access the speaker presentations in the auditorium and visit each university stand in the exhibition halls. You will also be able to take part in Q&A during/after speaker sessions and join in chat in the chat rooms. And you can add content to your swag bag and email it to yourself so you can access it any time.
You can either search in the ‘search booth’ box at the top of the page (type in the name of the booth you want to visit), or you can use the keywords search on the right-hand side of the main navigation bar to search by sector/keyword.
Visit the Exhibition Hall and click into the appropriate stands. If you click the Chat button this will allow you to chat with the booth representatives. The platform is easy to navigate around but if you have any questions just head to the info desk.
All presentations can be accessed via the Auditorium.
Yes, we will upload a schedule with all of the presentation details and times.
We ask that any discussions are kept strictly professional. Please use appropriate language. Reps will ensure they answer all queries in their booths.
Our technical team will be on hand to answer any technical support questions at the info desk.
All content will remain on the site for 30 days, allowing registered delegates the opportunity to revisit on a different day and still be able to access all the presentations and exhibition stands.