LIFT OFF to Success (LO2S)


So what exactly is this all about then?!

LIFT OFF to Success (LO2S for short) is a FAB opportunity for our Core Pupils to get a real taste of life as a student at HE. It's exciting, interesting, lively, scary, invigorating and most importantly of all... it's brilliant fun.

What is it?

LO2S brings up to 65 young people together for a 5-day residential programme (Monday - Friday). We are based at a university hall of residence, but visit different colleges and universities every day. They put on taster sessions of a wide range of subjects to try (most of which can't be studied at school). There are activities in the evenings too, a party night on the last night and even a graduation event where parents and families come along to help us celebrate. Good, eh?

When does it happen?

The Summer holiday between S4 and S5. We run LO2S twice to give as many pupils as possible the chance to take part. 

LO2S Week 1: 3rd-7th July 2017

LO2S Week 2: 17th-21st July 2017

Who can take part? 

Current LIFT OFF Core Pupils in S4 at our partner schools can apply to come on LO2S. Someone from LIFT OFF will be in school to tell you all about it.                                                                           

Who else is there?

Pupils from all 12 of our partner schools, LIFT OFF staff, LIFT OFF students and night staff. We'll also meet lecturing staff from colleges and universities every day.

Will it cost anything?

No. All accommodation, food and travel is paid for.


Other questions? Click here to see our replies to the most commonly asked questions.



Don't just take our word for it. Click here to read about Andrew's LIFT OFF journey. (He's studying at Edinburgh Napier University now). And it's not just pupils who think LO2S is great - parents like it too. Click here to read what a parent had to say about it.

LO2S has been running since 2006.

Further Info

Pupil Testimonials

Pupil Testimonials

Straight from the horse's mouth - hear about LO2S from the pupils who have been through it all!

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LO2S Partner Schools

LO2S Partner Schools

Have a look here at who our partner schools are :)

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LO2S: The Student Perspective



I really enjoyed being able to use my personal enthusiasm for university life in order to give first hand advice about the university/college experience.

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Johny is studying Neuroscience at Dundee University and is also a LIFT OFF student volunteer.  He did a brilliant job working as a group leader during both of our LIFT OFF to Success events this summer.  Here's what Johny had to say about L02S.

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