The Great Big LIFT OFF Conference '09
19th / 20th November 2009
Elmwood College, Cupar
200 S5 pupils attended the Great Big LIFT OFF Conference at Elmwood College in Cupar last year. All delegates attended a session on "Funding for Higher Education", delivered by SAAS, and one on "Student Life" run by LIFT OFF. They attended a further two sessions, which they had chosen from a possible four:
The UCAS Personal Statement (University of St Andrews)
Interview Tips for College and Uni (Careers Scotland)
Choosing the right course for YOU (University of Abertay, Dundee)
The Essential Student Toolkit (University of Dundee)
Over lunchtime, there was an opportunity to talk to staff from many different colleges and universities, to ask questions about different courses and to collect those all-important prospecuses.
Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with a massive 99% of attendees either agreeing or agreeing strongly with the statement "I thought that GBLOC was helpful".
Some comments from the evaluation forms are below:
"Today was really useful, I learnt a lot of things I didn't know and I would recommend 5th year students next year to go"
"Learned things that will help in the future. Gave me a better insight of what to expect. Provided good information about the different options available after high school"
"It was great, nothing more I could ask for. Great help"
"Had a good time and found the tips helpful. Would recommend this to anyone who has the chance to attend"
"I thought that the student life talk/activity was very good and helped with confidence, I am now more knowledgeable about University"
Everyone at LIFT OFF would like to say a massive thank you to all who participated in the event. A full evaluation report will be available soon.