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A Final word from Mairi…

After close to 13 years with LIFT OFF, it’s time for me to move on. I have found working at LIFT OFF; with the pupils, staff, parents, colleges, universities and schools incredibly rewarding. Before I leave for my new role, I wanted to reflect on some of my key achievements

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LIFT OFF Learning Skills (LOLS) 2023-24

Calling all pupils participating in LIFT OFF Learning Skills (LOLS)! So far we have completed (most) of our in school introductory sessions! Now you should now be starting the online workshops ahead of our campus day in the October holiday. LOLS Digital Workshops There are two digital workshops you must

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LIFT OFF Learning Skills 22-23

The team are delighted to report that our SCQF accredited LIFT OFF Learning Skills course is done and dusted for AY2022-23! For the uninitiated, LOLS is our short, learning skills course that aims to make moving from school to Higher Education easier for senior phase pupils. It looks at some

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Personal Statements and Mince Pies

Wow! We’ve had so many Personal Statements to look at that I’ve barely had time to write this blog! Fantastic work all of you who have sent them in to us.  Quite a lot of people have sent 2nd and 3rd drafts and it’s always great to see improvement and

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Kickstart your future career with HE study!

It’s #ScottishCareerWeek & we want to help young people find the best route to their future career! Many careers require you to complete study at Higher Education level, but why is this? Higher Education Study Develops the technical knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Boosts your Meta-Skillset such as

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This year at LIFT OFF!

Welcome back to academic year 2022-2023! We are so excited to deliver a full in person programme of engagements in school or at our partner Higher Education Institutions! We’ve been changing things up at LIFT OFF HQ, so here is a run down of our Development Workers roles for this

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LIFT OFF Learning Skills 22

Another year and another round of our SCQF accredited LIFT OFF Learning Skills course done and dusted! LOLS is our short learning skills course that aims to make moving from school to Higher Education easier for senior phase pupils. It looks at some of the key areas where learning is

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S4 Steps to Success

The LIFT OFF team reveal their top tips in our latest online Blog series ‘S4 Steps to Success’.  From goal setting, well-being, and time management, to organisation and note taking, our very own Development Workers share their pearls of wisdom on hot topics requested by our very own Core Pupils. 

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LIFT OFF Covid-19 Response

The LIFT OFF team are now working remotely due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We hope to be back in schools as soon as it is safe to do so. Until then, LIFT OFF have moved our delivery to the MS Teams platform. LIFT OFF have created MS Teams Classrooms for