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.
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.
Select your year group below to find out more about the LIFT OFF engagements we offer both in and out of school.
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!
I always wanted to work with children and I felt the best way for me to do that is to go into teaching! Yes over the years my subjects have changed and the path I wanted to go down changed. I always just thought that Higher Education was just university before, so after I learned that doing a HNC or/and a HND can also be Higher Education, I jumped right for them! Before applying to Higher Education I wish I knew what to do when you get rejected or don’t get the grades you need as that can be a very stressful time. I began volunteering with LIFT OFF so that I could help make that change in a young persons mind! Because it’s not scaring doing Higher education if you have been given the proper support and the LIFT OFF team have always supported me no matter where it’s gone!
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!