Aberdeen University has launched a new award scheme aimed at encouraging the north-east's best and brightest teenagers to follow their academic dreams regardless of their background.
Hundreds of north-east school pupils have been given a taste of university life.
Young people across the north-east have been invited to a further education convention in Aberdeen later this month.
The future faces of the art world last night showcased their work at Gray's School of Art annual degree show.
The new principal of the University of the Highlands and Islands has revealed his ambition to "take higher education to the people" as the institution prepares to lure more students through its doors.
Aberdeen University students could aid the salvation of threatened plant and animal species on a tropical island group in the Caribbean.