Information on Student Funding

The following may be of interest to parents with children in the Senior Phase and looking at Further Education after S5:

From: Derek.Reeve@gov.scot

Information for Parent/Carers/Schools

We are the Funding Awareness team within the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).  We regularly attend events in your local schools to raise awareness of the funding available to pupils who enrol in a course of Higher Education (HNC or above).

We appreciate that funding is an area of concern for parents and our role is to provide you and your young student with information on the funding available, how to apply for it and when to apply.  As part of this service, we deliver a presentation at parents’ information evenings or directly to pupils during school time.   There is also a full commentary version of the presentation available on our youtube channel.  However we are aware that watching the video on YouTube does not allow you to ask us any questions directly that have not been covered by the video.

With this in mind, we are planning to organise a series of simultaneous live broadcasts of the presentation over our social media channels (facebook, twitter and youtube) on specified dates/times (to be confirmed), followed by a live Q&A and instant direct message support for 30 minutes after the presentation.

We hope this additional service will provide a convenient way for parents of senior school pupils to get the information you need to apply for funding.

Please complete this very short survey if you would like to note an interest in live broadcasts for schools in your area and we will be in touch nearer the time with specific dates and times for any broadcasts aimed at your local schools.

Regards,

SAAS Funding Awareness Team

Derek Reeve

Customer Outreach Manager

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) | Tel: 0131 244 5722

Saughton House | U Spur | Broomhouse Drive | Edinburgh | EH11 3UT

www.saas.gov.uk | www.facebook.com/saasfb | twitter.com/saastweet | www.youtube.com/fundingawareness | LinkedIn

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