Your guide to starting university life

From leaving home to making new friends and pursuing your dreams, university can be the most exciting time of your life. We look at what you need to consider before stepping into the world of higher education.

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University: Virtual open days

While keeping close to home to stay safe is important, if you’re considering attending university it’s important to attend an open day. This year, universities across Scotland will be holding virtual open days so you can choose the right fit for you.

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Study: UCAS applications explained

From choosing the right universities or colleges to apply for, to acing your personal statement, the UCAS application process can feel overwhelming. We’ve got you covered with what you need to know.

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Raising awareness of suicide prevention and reaching out on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a campaign that takes place every year to raise awareness of suicide prevention and the support resources available.

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Sunny side up: pursuing your passions with Café Strange Brew owner Laurie

Love coming up with your own brunch creations or dream of the day you get to become your own boss? Laurie Macmillan has turned both into a reality. We speak to the Café Strange Brew founder about her path to owning multiple businesses and her favourite thing to make in the kitchen.

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Mental health: Understanding anxiety as you return to school

As you return to school, feelings of stress and anxiety are normal, but it can be hard to recognise them or know how to react if this is the first time.

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Results day: The importance of self care in staying positive

As you await your results coming tomorrow (4 August), looking after your physical and mental health is extremely important. Grab a cuppa and get ready to relax in the lead up to your results.

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Results day: Helpline offering support across Scotland this results day

If you are worried about results day, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have you covered with their free results helpline.

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Back to school: What to expect when school starts

The countdown is on to the first day back at school after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed classes will start again on 11 August.

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