How It Works
Children aged 5-14 sign up to Children's University Scotland through their school.
When they sign up, children receive two tools to help them record their learning - a Passport to Learning, and an Aspire account. The Passport to Learning looks just like a normal passport, and children can use this tool as their very own record of all the fantastic learning they've been engaging with. Aspire is their online platform for recognising and celebrating extracurricular learning.
CU members logon to their Aspire account to collect CU credits for taking part in a range of learning activities - whether it's a reading challenge, playing in a school sports team, learning to play an instrument or visiting an art gallery, castle, science centre or nature reserve. The opportunities are almost endless.
We reward children's commitment to learning through awards and certificates, which we present at Children’s University graduation events across Scotland. CU graduation events can happen in school, in a community venue or at a local college or university. Children wear a cap and gown, and celebrate their wider learning with their teachers, families and friends - just like a 'grown-up' graduation.