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 2018 the Programme will now take place in October on:

Tuesday 23 October and Wednesday 24 October

Depending on interest there may be a further date available in early November 2018.

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 9:30 finishing with a mock graduation and presenting of certificates ceremony finishing at approximately 15:10.  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 format of each day will be as follows:

TimeProgramme for day
(titles to be confirmed)
09:30 - 9:45 Welcome & Registration
10:00 - 10:55 Workshop 1
11:00 - 11:55 Workshop 2
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:40 - 13:35 Workshop 3
13:40 - 14:25 Workshop 4 or Campus Tour (weather permitting) 
14:30 - 15:10 Concluding Session

To reserve places for your pupils on the 2018 Discovering Degrees programme please use our booking form

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