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Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS)

Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) is a local outreach programme that aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.

 

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What LEAPS is

Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) is a local outreach programme that aims to raise awareness of opportunities in higher education and increase the number of students going to college or university.

Through LEAPS, the University of Edinburgh will give eligible pupils opportunities to meet our students, learn from our staff, visit our campuses, and gain advice and guidance from us through every step of your learner journey from S3 onwards.

Activities we offer

Activities you can join during the LEAPS programme may include:

  • introductory sessions that explain higher education
  • workshops on choosing your subjects
  • workshops on managing your finances as a university student
  • information evenings for parents and carers
  • one-to-one pre-application advice
  • post-application advice sessions

Check your eligibility

You can check if your school is involved with LEAPS - and whether you are eligible to join - by visiting the website and checking the eligibility criteria:

Check your eligibility on the LEAPS website  

If LEAPS works with your school, you will have a link teacher (usually a guidance teacher). They will be able to answer any questions you have about the activities that are available at your school and whether you are eligible to join LEAPS.

Contact us

Lesley Stokes

WP Manager

  • Widening Participation

Contact details

If you are unsure whether you or your school is eligible for LEAPS you can contact LEAPS directly.

LEAPS

Contact details

Contact us through an online sign language interpreter

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.

Find out more on the Contact Scotland BSL website