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To find out more about the different activities LEAPS offers (both in and out of school), please use our activity selector below. We are always developing the LEAPS programme, so do remember to check back for details of new events.

Remember, the LEAPS team is available all year round to offer information, advice and guidance about higher education to LEAPS-eligible students and parents and carers, so if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

S6 LEAPS Pre-UCAS Interview

The LEAPS pre-UCAS application interview is offered to all final-year LEAPS-eligible students and is an opportunity to discuss your application to college or university, including potential course choices, experience and achievements to date, and the personal statement. We will also confirm LEAPS eligibility at this interview, so it is vital not to miss it.

The interview is either undertaken by a member of the LEAPS team or by an advisor from one of our partner institutions and you must complete the online survey form here in advance of the interview (this survey typically opens in August and closes in November each year).

The interview may be followed up by a pre-application enquiry to a university on your behalf to reassure you of a likely offer and any conditions that might need to be met.

Find out more about the interview in our S6 Blog post

The deadline for LEAPS interviews - and confirming LEAPS eligibility - is Friday 25 November 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

The pre-UCAS application interview usually takes place between August and early November.

(For Group 1+, Group 1 and Group 2 schools)

Usually takes place in your school (may also take place via phone due to Covid-19)

S6 Sessions

The S6 Sessions are a programme of sessions designed to help you put in an excellent application to college or university, and then aid your transition to higher education. 

They will take place throughout the school year and you can choose which S6 Sessions you would like to participate in. Check the S6 Blog for updates throughout the year.

Currently, we are offering a range of digital resources to help you write and edit your UCAS Personal Statement.

UCAS Personal Statement Resources

Our online resources will help you to write the perfect UCAS Personal Statement!

Wherever you plan to apply, these resources will provide you with practical tips to help you start, edit and finalise your UCAS Personal Statement.

Starting Your UCAS Personal Statement

Need help getting started with your statement? Our Starting Your UCAS Personal Statement resource is for you.

Editing Your UCAS Personal Statement

Ready to refine and put the final touches to your statement? Our Editing Your UCAS Personal Statement resource is for you.

(For Group 1+, Group 1 and Group 2 schools)

Various university campuses across South East Scotland (may also take place online due to Covid-19)

S6 Post-UCAS Application Resource

This resource is for LEAPS-eligible students who have applied to university and provides an overview of the post-UCAS application process, including the different types of UCAS offers, how to respond to them, finance, post-application visit days and potential college applications.

This resource is usually available from January.

(For Group 1+, Group 1 and Group 2 schools)

This is a self-led digital session.

S6 Workshop

Our S6 Workshop is an informal, relaxed session where you can chat to current university students about any aspect of your transition from school to university – academic, social, moving away, anything you want to explore. To help you with this, there will be a ‘menu’ of possible conversation topics you can select from, or you’re welcome to add your own conversation topic. It is also the chance to network and make connections with new people. As well as meeting our student volunteers, there will be the chance to meet students from other schools going to different universities and colleges across Scotland. You might meet someone applying to the same place as you!

The S6 Workshop usually takes place between January and March.

(For Group 1+ and Group 1 Schools)


Takes place in your school or at a school nearby (may also take place online due to Covid-19)

LEAPS Transitions Course

The LEAPS Transitions Course is designed to give you the skills and experience you need to make a positive transition from school to university.

Throughout the course you will work with academics and students from other schools on first-year university-level academic skills, developing your confidence and an understanding of what it takes to be successful at university. This is a unique opportunity to get the ‘uni’ experience before starting it for real.

If you choose to take this course, it will form one option on your S6 school timetable and will run from September until Easter of your S6 school year.

For more information about the course here.

Please also note, participation in the course is subject to approval by each school.

A blend of online and in-person sessions (depending on Covid-19 guidance)