FORMER pupils of Cumnock, Auchinleck, Doon and St Joseph’s Academies could consider returning to learning.

The annual UCAS Higher Education Exhibition, supported by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), is coming to East Ayrshire over two days next month.

Representatives from higher and further education institutions will be at the event in Ayrshire College’s Kilmarnock campus on October 2 and 3.

They can offer advice as well as information on a variety of courses and learning pathways.

Linda Hunter, personal adviser at SDS, said: “This year’s exhibition gives young people and their parents the opportunity to find information about their options in the one place at the one time. It also gives them access to experts which is very valuable.

“At the event, there will be talks about writing a UCAS personal statement and alternative routes and pathways too.

“Choosing which course, university or career is one of the biggest decisions people make, so it is vital they have all the information to ensure that their decision is well-informed.”

Careers advisers from SDS will be at the free event to give impartial, one-to-one advice on options and opportunities including employment, training, apprenticeships and volunteering.

Linda added: “While the exhibition is aimed primarily at fifth and sixth year pupils, anyone interested in finding out about higher education opportunities, including parents, carers and college students is very welcome to come along.”

The exhibition will run from 9.30am until 3pm on Tuesday, October 2 and from 9.30am until 1pm next day.

Visit to book your free place.