Leaps Update: 11-05-20

Senior Phase LEAPS students

LEAPS have created new resources for Senior Phase students, their parents and carers.

LEAPS S5 Conference Online Resources

For LEAPS eligible students who are aiming for Higher Education courses at college or university.

Please find resources at https://www.leapsonline.org/S5-conference-online

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In place of S5 Conference, this webpage hosts resources to help LEAPS-eligible S5 students explore next steps towards Higher Education study.  Among other things, it includes:

Recordings of sessions from S5 online event including advice and information on choosing Higher Education courses, how to make a strong application, and tips from current university students.

*Links to Course Checker Form Students can submit and 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.*

*A Link to S5 Hub 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 at home.

*Contact details for universities, local colleges and SAAS.

LEAPS Parents’ and Carers’ Information Session

For parents and carers of LEAPS-eligible students.  Find resources at https://www.leapsonline.org/leaps-s5-parents-carers-information-session.  Also on Twitter.

In place of the Parents’ and Carers’ Information Eventing, this webpage hosts resources to help parents and carers of LEAPS-eligible S5 students who are considering Higher Education at college or university.  Among other things, it includes:

*An overview of LEAPS and the supports   LEAPS offers to LEAPS-eligible students.

*An overview of the application process for Higher Education at college or university.

*An overview of SAAS and students funding for HE courses.

*Contact details for Scottish universities, local colleges and SAAS.

*The Student View

LEAPS S6 Post-UCAS Resource

For LEAPS eligible S6 students who have applied to UCAS.  Find updated webpage here:  https://www.leapsonline.org/schoolstudents/S6-blog/your-ucas-form-what-next.  Also on Twitter.

This webpage has been updated, covering key aspects of post-UCAS application process in light of current situation.  It is hoped it helps students about making final decisions and replying to offers.

Bursaries/Mentoring Support

LEAPS have been advised of some bursary opportunities which might be of interest to students in Scotland who have applied for an Accountancy or Finance course at university.  Eligibility criteria apply.  You can find the links at:

ICAS Foundation:  https://icasfoundation.org.uk/applybursary.html

(Deadline is 31st May 2020)