Introduction to LO2S

LIFT OFF to Success (LO2S) is a residential summer school which lasts for five days (four nights), running from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd of July 2022. Approximately 60 Pupils from 15 partner schools across Fife and Tayside will participate. We are hosted at the University of St Andrews, and will visit different partner colleges and universities daily. Participants will take part in a range of different activities, both during the day and in the evening. Everyone who attends the programme is expected to join in with all activities, unless parental consent has been withheld. Watch our LO2S promo video:


No, the LO2S residential is fully funded by LIFT OFF. This includes travel, food and accommodation. 

LO2S will run from the 18th – 22nd of July 2022. 

During LO2S we stay in John Burnet Halls of Residence at the University of St Andrews, however we travel to Higher Education Institutions across Scotland throughout the week. 

Pupils who signed up to LIFT OFF in S4 and are transitioning to S5 at school are invited to apply to LO2S. As spaces are limited, sometimes we will ask school contact teachers to select the pupils who will benefit the most from the experience. 

It’s simple! Just complete the application form below to apply to take part. You will need to get a parent or carer to complete this with you. 

No, everyone will have their own rooms. You room may have 2 beds in it, but this does not mean you get to share. For Fire and Health and Safety regulations, you need to be in your own room by a set time, no sleepovers. 

As we need to pack a lot into your days and travel to different places, breakfast normally falls around 7am. It’s early we know, but you can have a wee snooze on the bus! To make sure everyone is up and ready to leave on the bus together, we need everyone to come down for breakfast. To ensure you get some sleep, everyone is asked to be in their own rooms by 11pm with lights out at midnight. Because everyone is doing this, there will be no FOMO.

Your casual clothes are fine for the most part. There will be walking to and from buses, and around university and college campus, so comfortable shoes are essential! We have party night planned for your last night, so people tend to get a bit dressed up for that. Most important thing is pack clothes you feel comfortable in.

No, these will be supplied for you. More room for clothes in the suitcase! You’ll need enough clothes for the week as there is no access to laundry facilities. And remember to pack any medication you need, like inhalers.

As LO2S has a limited number places, we can’t guarantee you will be with your friends. 15 schools will have the opportunity to apply so it’s extremely challenging for LIFT OFF allocate places. We work with your school teachers to ensure those that will most benefit from the experience get offered a place. If it’s a case that you don’t think you could attend without a someone being there to support you, please inform LIFT OFF of who you would like to be placed with, and we’ll try our best to keep you together.

If you have any other questions we haven’t answered about the LO2S residential please get in touch with us directly. 

Apply Now

Spaces are limited on the LO2S residential, please only apply if you are able to attend the residential week 18th-21st July 2022. Once you submit your application form, LIFT OFF will get in touch with your school contact teacher to help us select participants. We will let you know via email if your application has been successful as soon as possible.  

Application Deadline: 18th April 2022

Applications for LO2S 2022 have now closed.

Places on LO2S are currently oversubscribed!

Pupil Information

Please provide up-to-date information of the pupil intending to apply to the LO2S residential.  

Pupil Needs:

We ask questions relating to your health, wellbeing & learning needs in order to prepare and best support you throughout LO2S. Please include any relevant information. 

Photo Requirements:

We ask you to upload a photograph to support our staff, allowing us to get to know you and give you a better pupil experience. This can be a selfie taken on your phone.

Choosing your photo:

Passport photo example

Parent / Carer Information

LIFT OFF require Parent or Carer permission for a young person to take part in LO2S. By checking the Parent / Carer Permission boxes you are giving parental consent to your young person. 

Application deadline: 18th April 2022

We can only accept applications for LO2S residential that reach us prior to the deadline. 

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