Ready, Steady, Study!

Student Advice & Support Team Summer Transition Support Events

The Student Advice & Support Team will be hosting online events throughout July and August for applicants on mainstream courses who have additional support needs, including those who are Care Experienced or are Young Carers, and would benefit from a supported transition to College. We also recognise that the current circumstances and prospective blended learning approach may exacerbate some anxieties and pose new challenges.

Ready, Steady, Study! will allow applicants to meet the Student Advice & Support Team, provide an opportunity to address any queries they have before they begin their course, and provide them with some essential skills in order to ensure their transition is as smooth as possible.

The sessions will include:

  • An opportunity to meet with other applicants and with staff
  • Group exercises, discussions and team working
  • Virtual Campus Tours
  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Introduction to Money Management
  • And more…

Should you have any applicants, who have either a conditional or full offer to attend College, who you feel would benefit from attending one of our Ready, Steady Study! events and/or meeting with the SAST to discuss their support needs ahead of commencing College, please contact the team via to discuss further.

Kind regards,
Cara MacKenzie on behalf of the Student Advice & Support Team

EquatIO Digital Math Tool Guide for Learners / Parents / Carers

What is EquatIO?

EquatIO software allows you to create mathematical equations, formulas and more directly on your computer. Simply type, handwrite or dictate any expression, and EquatIO will convert it to accurate digital maths which can be added into your G Suite apps with a click.

Getting started and using the main features of EquatIO:

1. Installation

2. Basic input

3. Screenshot reader

4. Equatio Mobile

5. Graph Editor

6. Mathspace

7. More advanced input

8. STEM Tools

Adobe Creative Suite – Download

Adobe have made Creative Suite available to all Aberdeen City Council pupils and staff for home use.  To access the software on home PCs or Macs, please download the Adobe Creative Cloud Launcher and sign in using your Google Account (  This provides home licences for the software until July 6, 2020.

The Creative Cloud launcher can be downloaded from

CyberSafe Scotland Facebook Live Session

Do you have kids or grandchildren who are online a lot during lockdown?

Or are you a child who would like to ask advice about anything you have experienced online during lockdown?

Please join us for a Facebook Live on how to keep children and young people safe online in Aberdeen on Thursday 14th May 2020, 7 – 8 pm (see link to event below)

We’ll be answering questions about Tik Tok, Instagram, Snapchat, House Party, online mental health, cyber bullying and much more with Dr Kandarp Joshi, Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist; Annabel Turner, Director of CyberSafe Scotland; DS Lesley Clark from Police Scotland; and Hannah Bennett, online safety expert from Aberdeen City Council Child Protection Team.

If you would like to ask us a question you can ask on the night in the chat or email us any time at