Discovering Degrees for schools is a series of one-day taster workshops, now aimed at eligible S3 pupils, where they and their teachers will attend three or four different university subject workshops. For 2019 the Programme will now take place on:

Wednesday 30 October and Thursday 31 October

Discovering Degrees is a free, tailor-made programme, providing motivational insight into university life. The programme promotes higher education as a realistic and beneficial goal, raises pupils' and teachers' aspirations, while emphasising the rewards of undergraduate study.

The day begins with a welcome session at 9:40 finishing with a mock graduation and presenting of certificates ceremony finishing at approximately 14:30.  Throughout the day pupils will attend interactive hands on workshops, that will consist of fun and informative sessions on specific degrees, meet university students, weather permitting undertake a campus tour, visit DUSA (lunch) and meet with pupils from other schools in Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Fife.

An example of the programme for the day will be as follows:

TimeProgramme for day
09:40 - 10:00 Welcome & Registration
10:10 - 11:10 Workshop 1 - Robotic Engineering
11:15 - 12:15 Workshop 2 - Civil Engineering
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch - to be held in DUSA
13:00 - 14:00 Workshop 3 - Nursing
14:10 - 14:30 Concluding Session 

Other Workshops in 2018 were: 

  • Architecture
  • Archives
  • Art
  • Comics
  • Community Education
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics

Many of these subjects will also be taking part in 2019.

Book your place

To reserve places for your pupils on the 2019 Discovering Degrees programme please use our online booking form

Contact details

Contact: Mrs Jan Murphy, Access & Participation Administrator

Telephone +44(0)1382 381899

Email: or


Eligibility criteria

Discovering Degrees is designed to help increase participation into HE for groups currently under-represented in Scottish Higher Education. Each pupil is required to meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria as follows, due to their:

  1. home postcode being in a priority zone
  2. school is on our priority list
  3. personal circumstances have been especially challenging