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What We Do

Children's University Scotland helps children celebrate the learning they take part in beyond school lesson time. We promote opportunities for children to engage in fun, voluntary learning activities at home, at school break times or in the local community.



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How It Works

Looking for exciting activities for children and young people?


At Children's University Scotland we support children aged 5-14 to engage in exciting learning opportunities beyond school lesson time. We work with schools, learning providers, universities and colleges across Scotland to support children to build their skills, talents and achievements beyond the classroom.


If you're looking for things to do outside school, we've got lots of activity ideas here.

If you're a member of Children's University Scotland already, access our Aspire portal here.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do and how it works, click here.


The CU Learner's Journey

Get your Passport To Learning

Your Passport To Learning helps you record learning that happens outside normal lesson time. This could be learning you take part in at home, at local venues or during school break times.

Get involved in exciting activities

Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom, it can happen anywhere. You can collect credits at libraries, youth groups, sports centres, nature reserves, at home...the list is endless.

Celebrate at a CU graduation

Held at schools, colleges and universities, our graduations are inspirational events for parents, friends and teachers as well as children. They help children recognise what they've achieved with CU.

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My favourite activity is with Brian the Park Ranger because he teaches me a lot like tree names. One tree name is an ash and another is a rowan, but my favourite tree is an oak! My proudest moment was wearing my own blue gown and hat and being welcomed in to Queen Margaret University for the first time. I liked flinging my hat in the air when we went outside. I was beaming from ear to ear and could not wait to go for two days!


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News and Updates


Read our blog on rights-based wider learning

We recently wrote a blog piece for Together Scotland, where we discussed some of the barriers educators may face to supporting their pupils' wider learning.

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Our digital innovation: Aspire

Celebrating the success of our new digital platform for school, families, and children.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Children's University Member raises money for local food bank as part of the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge.

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With thousands of activities on offer across ten regions of Scotland, there's sure to be something to stir your interest!

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Whether you're a parent, child, school, local authority, university or college, you can find out what the next steps are to getting involved here

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