LIFT OFF to success (LO2S)
So just what is this LO2S thing all about, then?
Only flippin' BRILLIANT is what! Where else do young people from partner schools get the chance to live in a student hall of residence, make new friends from different schools, visit loads of colleges and uni's and have a go at different subjects (most of them not taught at school)?!
LO2S usually runs in the summer holidays and lasts for 5 days / 4 nights. Since 2010 we have run two LO2S events each year, which means that even more pupils get to participate. The week is staffed by the LIFT OFF team, along with our fabulous LIFT OFF students and night staff. The activities in the colleges and universities are run by real lecturers - not people brought in especially for schools.
Who can apply?: You have to be a new S4 pupil at one of our partner schools. We're particularly keen to get applications from all those people who could do well at college or uni, but who might never have thought about going, or who might like to go but feel a bit under-confident about it (that's a lot of people - most of us in the LIFT OFF team would have qualified!).
Other questions? Click here to see our replies to the most commonly asked questions.
LO2S is a great way to get a taste of being a student, and it also helps people to start thinking about what they might want to do after school. If that's not tempting enough - everyone who comes on LO2S becomes a Core Pupil, which means you are given additional help and support from LIFT OFF until you leave school (good, eh?)
Basically - if your guidance teacher has encouraged to you apply, you really should. It's a brilliant opportunity and you won't regret it :)
Don't just take our word for it. Click here to read about Andrew's LIFT OFF journey. (He's studying at Edinburgh Napier University now). And it's not just pupils who think LO2S is great - parents like it too. Click here to read what a parent had to say about it.
LO2S has been running since 2006.
LO2S: The Student Perspective
I really enjoyed being able to use my personal enthusiasm for university life in order to give first hand advice about the university/college experience.
Johny is studying Neuroscience at Dundee University and is also a LIFT OFF student volunteer. He did a brilliant job working as a group leader during both of our LIFT OFF to Success events this summer. Here's what Johny had to say about L02S.