NESCol Open Days

Saturday 19 March, 10AM-2PM
We are opening the doors of our Aberdeen Altens, Aberdeen City, and Fraserburgh Campuses, as well as our Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead. Visitors will be able to explore our campuses, see our facilities, speak to curriculum teams and student support staff, and find out all they need to know about studying at NESCol.
We’ll also have representatives from our Part Time Learning team and our School Links team, and ambassadors from the University of Aberdeen and RGU on hand to discuss university progression pathways.

Register on our website –

Monday 14 – Thursday 17 March
In the week leading up to our Open Day, we are holding a number of online information sessions, including Student Life, Progression Opportunities, Applying to NESCol, Modern Apprenticeships, and Part Time and Distance Learning. Find out more.

Also in the week leading up to our Open Day, we will be opening our doors to smaller groups of students. This offer is being extended to any pupils or small groups of pupils who would benefit from additional support, or a quieter, more tailored visit to one of our campuses.  

Please see Mrs Cruickshank or Guidance for any further queries.

University of Glasgow Webinars

Software Engineering Graduate Apprentices webinar, Tuesday 8th March 5.30-6.30pm

Scottish Apprentice Week is just around the corner and we will be hosting a webinar with our Employers and Graduate Apprentices on Tuesday 8th March, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. In this short webinar, hosted by one of our Graduate Apprentices, we will explore 2022 opportunities in Software Engineering and find out what it is really like on the Graduate Apprentice programme – from those who are doing it.

• Our employers will promote their current vacancies and provide advice on applying
• Our Graduate Apprentices will share their personal experiences of being in the workplace and studying
• The UofG team are on hand to answer questions.

Employers presenting include: Autorek, Barclays,Hymans Robertson, Smarter Grid Solutions UofG IT Services

Full details and sign up here –

English Literature & Linguistics/Modern Languages webinar, ‘How Can Studying Linguistics Help Your Language Learning?’ Wednesday 16th March, 2-3pm

In this interactive online session Dr Angela Gayton, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Education (English Language & Linguistics), will look at how we communicate through language and will answer questions such as:

  1. How and why do languages change over time?
  2. How do we create meaning through the sounds that we make?
  3. How is the way we speak linked to who we are?

By exploring questions like these, students will gain an understanding of what we mean by linguistics, and how knowing about linguistics can help us to overcome some of the challenges we face when we learn other languages. This session will include a presentation followed by a Q&A.

Full details and sign up here –

Interested in becoming a Doctor?

The University of Aberdeen Medical School would like to invite S4 and S5 pupils to their upcoming ‘So you want to be a Doctor’ online events. These will be of interest to pupils thinking about a career in Medicine. The events will run over two sessions on Wednesday 9th March and Thursday 17th March 2021 at 4.30pm-6.30pm.

We have a range of exciting speakers lined up from different medical specialities, alongside current medical students. You will also hear about entry requirements for the course, the admissions process, UCAT and widening access. We would recommend that students attend both sessions. The sessions will take place virtually using Blackboard Collaborate. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions to our panel of experts.

Places for the event are limited must be booked in advance using the online booking form –