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Overview

The next step on your LIFT OFF Journey is the S6 Transitions Programme. This programme is designed to help guide you through the college and university application process with 4 in-school sessions covering everything from UCAS and Personal Statements, to budgeting and student accommodation.

As an S6 Core Pupil, you also have access to the S6 Transitions Support Service – a suite of support which gives you the opportunity to take part in online events, have phone or Direct Message consultations with the LIFT OFF Team, and to send up to 3 draft personal statements to LIFT OFF for tailored advice and guidance.

Circular infographic, Centre text S6 Sessions. Segments read (clockwise) 1 Applying to Higher Education, 2 Your Personal Statement, 3 Personal Statement Drop In, 4 Taking the Next Steps

Engagements & Events

The first session of the S6 Transitions programme introduces you to the college and university application process. In this session we’ll take you through a UCAS and college course search and will give you some hints and tips on how to start writing your personal statement.

In this interactive session we will look at some of the most important things to consider when writing your personal statement. Covering everything from making your experiences and skills relevant, to structuring your ideas, this session will also provide some guidance on how to maximise the feedback you receive on your personal statement drafts.

Whether it’s concerns about your structure, or worries about making your experiences relevant, in session 3 we’ve got you covered. In this optional drop-in session LIFT OFF staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about your statement. Bring along a copy of your work and come armed with questions!

The final in-school workshop covers everything from replying to your college and university offers, to student funding, budgeting and accommodation. We’ll also provide you with an idea of the kind of support available to you as you adjust to the exciting challenges of life in Higher Education.