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University Link – LEAPS

LEAPS is a widening participation programme which aims to encourage and advise students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. They support young people in South East Scotland, raising aspirations and providing impartial advice about higher education. They currently work with state secondary schools (including Hawick High School) throughout South East Scotland, supporting pupils who match LEAPS eligibility criteria.

Further information and support for our Senior students in S5/S6 considering an application to College or University can be found at the following links;

Main LEAPS page: https://www.leapsonline.org/

S5 Hub: https://www.leapsonline.org/schoolstudents/s5-hub

S6 Blog: https://www.leapsonline.org/schoolstudents/s6-blog


LEAPS S5 Conference Online Resources

For LEAPS-eligible S5 students who are aiming for higher education at college or university.

Find these resources at: http://www.leapsonline.org/s5-conference-online

If you’re on Twitter, you can retweet our tweet about this resource: https://twitter.com/LEAPS1996

In place of our S5 Conference, this web page hosts resources to help LEAPS-eligible S5 students explore next steps towards higher education study. Among other things, it includes:

  • Recordings of sessions from our S5 Conference Online Event
    • Including advice and information on choosing higher education courses, how to make a strong application, and tips from our panel of current university students.
  • A link to our Course Checker Form
    • Students can submit an entry and receive tailored advice and guidance from the LEAPS team to help them check they are on the right track for any higher education courses they are considering. It might help with S6 subject choices.
  • A link to our S5Hub online blog
    • The blog post ‘Career and Course Exploration during COVID-19’ might be of particular use just now. It has lots of tips as to how to do this from home.
  • Contact details for Universities, local Colleges and SAAS.

LEAPS S5 Parents’ & Carers’ Information Session

For parents and carers of LEAPS-eligible S5 students.

Find these resources at: http://www.leapsonline.org/leaps-s5-parents-carers-information-session

If you’re on Twitter, you can retweet our tweet about this resource: https://twitter.com/LEAPS1996

In place of our S5 Parents’ & Carers’ Information Evening, this web page hosts resources to help parents and carers of LEAPS-eligible S5 students to explore the support available to LEAPS-eligible students who are considering higher education at college or university. Among other things, it includes:

  • An overview of LEAPS and the support LEAPS offers to LEAPS-eligible students
  • An overview of the application process for Higher Education at college or university
  • An overview of SAAS and student funding for Higher Education courses
  • Contact details for Scottish universities, local colleges and SAAS
  • The Student View

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LEAPS S6 Post-UCAS Resource

For LEAPS-eligible S6 students who have applied to UCAS.

Find the updated web page here: http://www.leapsonline.org/schoolstudents/s6-blog/your-ucas-form-what-next

If you’re on Twitter, you can retweet our tweet about this resource: https://twitter.com/LEAPS1996

We have updated this web page, which covers key aspects of the post-UCAS application process, in light of the current situation. We hope it helps students as they think about making final decisions and replying to offers.

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