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School Students

LEAPS was created with the aim of encouraging and advising students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We support young people who are considering higher education and currently work in state secondary schools in South East Scotland with students who match LEAPS eligibility criteria. If you are unsure if you are LEAPS eligible, you can check our criteria here.

We provide impartial advice and guidance about the higher education options available to you after you leave school and we organise events and activities (both in and out of school) to help prepare you for the higher education application process and for the step up to higher education study.

We are a partnership organisation, which includes all of the higher education institutions in Edinburgh. We are also a genuinely multi-exit programme and we will support you regardless of which higher education institution you hope to apply to. LEAPS-eligible pupils have gone on to study at higher education institutions all over Scotland and beyond.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

What's coming up?

Hybrid Working Update

The LEAPS team is very much still here to support you. We are currently working both from home and the office.

What is LEAPS? Presentation

Please watch our What is LEAPS? Presentation here to find out more about LEAPS.

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.

S5 Interviews

This is a one-to-one thirty-minute interview with a member of the LEAPS team. We’ll offer you individual advice and guidance on higher education entry requirements and focus on course choices for S6.

S5 Workshop

This workshop includes elements of the S5 Introduction to Higher Education presentation and offers the chance to work with current university students to see what student life is really like.