Widening Participation

ACES Events Booking Form

You must be registered with ACES before you book onto any ACES events. Once you've registered you can book onto our events for free and we look forward to seeing you soon!

You must be registered with ACES before you book onto any ACES events. If you have not yet registered for ACES yet, click here to register first.

  • If you would prefer to book your place by phone, please call 07766 511980.

  • Registering your interest for an event does not necessarily guarantee you a place for the event. We will email you to confirm if you have been allocated a place.

 

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(New) S4-S6 Introduction Session [Online]

  • Tuesday 07/06/22 18:00-19:00

For ACES eligible pupils entering S4, S5, or S6 in June who want to find out about the events and support ACES offers. Meet the team and ask your questions about joining ACES Edinburgh, and learn how we can help you with your applications and skills development.

Commitment: 1 hour

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Visit: ECA Graduate Show [In Person at Edinburgh College of Art]

  • Saturday 04/06/22 10:00-13:00 

For ACES eligible pupils in S4-6 who want to explore the amazing work ECA Graduates made this year! You’ll see Edinburgh College of Art and some of the facilities our students can use. Plus, you’ll get to meet students and ask questions about studying art, design, or architecture degrees.

Commitment: 3 hours

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ACES Curated Collection for the ECA Graduate Show [Online]

  • Thursday 09/06/22 17:00-18:30

For ACES eligible pupils who want to look at the ECA Graduate Show in-depth and curate a collection of work as a group. The final selection will be published as the 'ACES Curated Collection' on the ECA Graduate Show website.

Commitment: 2 hours

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Visit: ECA Fashion Show [In person in Edinburgh]

  • Friday 10/06/22 12:45-14:15 at St. James Quarter 

For ACES eligible pupils who want to see a real fashion show. The ECA Fashion Show is a highlight of Scotland’s fashion calendar and ECA is the only Scottish institution with a show on the catwalk during Graduate Fashion Week.

You will get in for free (normal ticket price £10)!

Commitment: 1.5 hours

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Guardian and Parent Introduction Sessions [Online]

For ACES eligible pupils entering S5 or S6 in June, their guardians, parents, and supporters.

 

Session 1 – The UCAS Application Journey

  • Monday 13/06/22 18:00-19:00

You will learn about the different stages of the UCAS application process; from making the best subject choices in school to writing a Personal Statements and finally submitting your application to UCAS, we’ll make sure you have a really good overview.

 

Session 2 - Creative Applications

  • Thursday 16/06/22 18:00-19:00

For ACES eligible pupils entering S4 or S5 in June, their guardians, parents, and supporters. This online session focuses on the application process for visual creative degrees at university as well as courses at college. Learn what’s different when you apply for art, design, or architecture.

 

Commitment: 1 hour per session

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Create Workshops [In person at Edinburgh College of Art]

  • Saturday 18/06/22 10:00-13:00 Print with Adam Benmakhlouf (Artist)

For ACES eligible pupils who want to explore the Diversity in art and design! Meet artist and designers who work in the Central Belt of Scotland and learn more about their creative practice. You will experiment with techniques and materials they love! Each workshop will be led by a different artist or designer so we encourage you to sign up to every date you can attend.

Commitment: 3 hours per workshop

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S4 Play Workshops [In Person at Edinburgh College of Art]

  • Saturday 09/07/22 10:00-13:00 Art
  • Saturday 30/07/22 10:00-13:00 Fashion 

For ACES eligible pupils in S4 who want to spend a day getting to know ECA graduates and their work. Together we will do some sewing, explore art, and most of all, play!

If you're entering S5 in June and would still like to come, please sign up. We will prioritise pupils entering S4 but there may be places left for you.

Commitment: 3 hours per workshop

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ACES Summer School [Blended]

  • Monday-Friday 11-15/07/22 11:00-15:00 

For ACES eligible pupils who want to dive deeper and fill an entire week of their summer holidays with art and design! We will let our creativity free, experiment with different materials, visit galleries, meet artists, and spend a day at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Leith.

The week will be a blend of online and in-person activities:

  • Monday online 11:00-13:00
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Edinburgh College of Art
  • Wednesday at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Commitment: 5 days of 4 hours each day

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Meet the ACES Team [Online]

  • Time to be arranged with you via email

For ACES eligible pupils who want to meet us and ask questions. If you’re not sure if ACES is for you, this is your opportunity to schedule an informal meeting with us on Microsoft Teams.

This is the year you moved into just before summer and before starting back in August 2021.
We need your mobile number so that we can let you know about important changes to the workshop / event.
If you are already using Teams with your school, please share your school email address with us. If your Teams email address is the same as your correspondence email address above, please copy that into this box

Emergency contact details

Please provide contact details of a parent / guardian that we can phone in case of emergency during the event(s)

Do you have any individual requirements (mobility, accessibility, dietary etc) or additional support needs? This section does not need to be completed to allow you to attend our event(s). However, it will enable us to support you to participate fully in our programme and to ensure that all relevant adjustments are in place.

 

ACES: Edinburgh data protection statement

By registering to join ACES: Edinburgh you understand and accept the following terms and conditions with regards to the use of your data:

  1. ACES: Edinburgh will retain the details you have submitted on their database, as well as any future correspondence and details of ACES events that you attend.
  2. ACES: Edinburgh staff will use the personal contact details you have provided to contact you with information about the project and related events. External (non University of Edinburgh) workshop providers will only be provided with your contact details / emergency contact details for emergency purposes for the workshop(s) that they provide, in the absence of ACES: Edinburgh staff.
  3. Your data will be retained for a maximum of seven years and may be used for the purposes of monitoring and tracking.
  4. ACES: Edinburgh may liaise with other departments within the University of Edinburgh - and other universities that you may apply to, where appropriate - about any future application you make and may share details of ACES events you have attended.
  5. Your personal data will not be shared with anyone out with the University of Edinburgh (other than point 2 above), although your school will be made aware that you have registered with ACES: Edinburgh and we may liaise with other universities that you apply to in order to confirm your participation in the project, where appropriate.

For full information on how we will use your personal data, please see our privacy statement at the link below:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/about/use-of-personal-data/registering-for-a-widening-participation

 

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