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School Students

LEAPS was created with the aim of encouraging and advising students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We support young people who are considering higher education and currently work in state secondary schools in South East Scotland with students who match LEAPS eligibility criteria. If you are unsure if you are LEAPS eligible, you can check our criteria here.

We provide impartial advice and guidance about the higher education options available to you after you leave school and we organise events and activities (both in and out of school) to help prepare you for the higher education application process and for the step up to higher education study.

We are a partnership organisation, which includes all of the higher education institutions in Edinburgh. We are also a genuinely multi-exit programme and we will support you regardless of which higher education institution you hope to apply to. LEAPS-eligible pupils have gone on to study at higher education institutions all over Scotland and beyond.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

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Coronavirus Update

Last updated 15 April 2021.

The LEAPS team is working from home until further notice. If you need to contact us, please

What is LEAPS? Presentation

Please watch our What is LEAPS? Presentation to find out more about LEAPS.

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