Other ways to get involved

Closes 5 Dec 2022

Opened 20 Sep 2022


There are many ways to get involved in the National Discussion - at school, in your local community, with your family and friends, or via the online survey.

We want people to join in the National Discussion in a way that suits them. That's why there are lots of ways you can get involved. 

If you're at school you might find there are discussions taking place where you study. If not, speak to a teacher to see if they could lead one for your class. We have handy discussion guides that they could use to run the activity.

Perhaps you don't want to do anything quite so formal. Instead you could have a discussion over dinner with your family, or have a chat with friends. You could fill in the online survey to share your thoughts afterwards. Encourage others to do it too, or sit down as a family to look at the questions.

Another way to get involved is to speak to others in your local community or a group you're a member of. If you're at school or college or are at University then get together with others to have a say on the vision for education. You could use our discussion guides to go through the questions together and then feed back the group's ideas.


There will be events taking place around the country to give people an opportunity to get involved too. These will be organised by schools, youth organisations and other bodies. Check out #TalkScottishEducation on Twitter to see if there are event announcements near you, or email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot to ask.

The National Discussion will conclude on 5th December 2022.


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