LIFT OFF are here to help young people from our partner schools, across Angus Dundee & Fife make sense of the choices and challenges that come after school, particularly college and university.
We have created a great digital leaflet which helps give an overview of our programme, check it out here.
You can also select your year group below to find out more about the LIFT OFF engagements we offer both in and out of school.
In addition to the LIFT OFF engagement programme, the team are available to contact via telephone or online to provide remote support and answer any questions you may have.
LIFT OFF visits tier 1 schools providing an Introduction to Higher Education session. Ask your LIFT OFF Contact teacher for more information.
The LIFT OFF volunteer team are current students who are here to share their experiences with you. Get in touch with our volunteers directly to ask questions about student life, Higher Education courses – or anything else you can think of!
When I was in secondary school, I knew I was passionate about both maths and biology and didn’t want to commit to picking only one of them for my further studies. Mathematical Biology was the perfect way for me to combine the two subjects while continuing to learn them separately, while also giving me a solid knowledge base in both subjects.
I am originally from Stockholm, Sweden, but I always knew I wanted to move abroad. University became my first chance to do so, so I took it. Moving to a country I’d never been to in the middle of a pandemic had its challenges, and there was a lot of uncertainty around it, but when I arrived in Dundee I immediately knew I had made the right choice.
After finishing my undergraduate, I want to train to become a secondary school maths teacher. Everyone’s future starts in the classroom, and I want to do everything I can to make sure my future students have the support, help and resources to do what they want with their lives. For similar reasons, I was drawn to LIFT OFF – I would love to help students get excited about shaping their own future and make them aware of all the possibilities they have and what they are capable of.
Hey y’all, I’m Casey and I’m currently in my Third year of studying Animation at DJCAD! I’ve been with LIFT OFF as a volunteer for about 4 years now and I used to be a core pupil with them too!! (The just can’t get rid of me!) In all honesty, without LIFT OFF I probably would never had even considered University, thanks to them i was put in contact with the ACES program which helped me build my portfolio for entrance in to DJCAD. LIFT OFF really helped improve my confidence and gave me the necessary skills/experience for going in to HE. They were there for me when I ended up doing college for a year as I was rejected first time round from Uni. I really enjoy being a volunteer with them, in a way I feel I am returning the favour to them for helping me get to where I am today! Seeing the kids come out of their shell like I once did on events like LOLS, LO2S is definitely one of the perks of the job. Volunteering with LIFT OFF has definitely been one of the most ‘Up-Lifting’ experiences and I hope to stay with them for more years to come!
During high school I suffered from social anxiety, I didn’t do to well at high school. I didn’t want to go to uni straight away so I decided to do my HNC in applied science last year and am currently studying my HND in biological science. I enjoy learning new things about the science industry and spending time with my family. The reason I became a lift off volunteer is Becuase I enjoy helping people and want to be a role model to people who were in the same boat as me. My dream career is to be a biomedical scientist with a masters in microbiology.