How to be a student

SENIOR pupils are invited to an open day to learn more about college and university at the Border Union showground in Kelso today.

More than 30 organisations will provide information and advice to prospective students and their parents at the free Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Higher Education Convention, which is open from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm.

Most Scottish universities, Borders College and representatives from mainly Northern England colleges and universities will be on hand with information on courses, accommodation and funding. SDS careers advisers will also be there to provide impartial, one-on-one, advice and information

For those unable to attend SDS suggests logging on to its for information on courses and applications plus tips on adapting to life on campus.