Show young people that there is #NoWrongPath this Exam Results Day!

This Scottish Exam Results Day (7 August 2018), DYW Glasgow are again celebrating the range and diversity of career paths that are followed after leaving school.

We recognise that some young people may be disappointed with their exam results and so we are aiming to promote the message that many people in interesting job roles across Scotland may not have taken a straight, obvious or traditional path to get there!

So, on 7 August, we encourage you to share a snippet of your story - what you did when you left school and where you are now. We want to convey a message to young people that there are a variety of ways to get into a variety of job roles - that there is #NoWrongPath.

We'll also be highlighting support for young people, including Skills Development Scotland's Exam Results Helpline.

Blog: Why there is No Wrong Path

How to get involved

Step 1
Pledge your support for the campaign and mark 7 August 2018 in your diary.

Step 2
Get others involved. Gain support from your friends and colleagues and encourage them to do the same.

Step 3
Do it! On 7 August, post a photograph of yourself holding a handwritten sign outlining your name, what you did when you left school and what you are doing now. Why not shake it up with a video? Remember to use the hashtag #nowrongpath and tag us @DYWGlasgow!

Camera shy? No problem! Your face doesn't have to be in the photo (though we'd love if it was!)


If you don't use social media, you can send your photo to and we'll share on your behalf!


To make it even easier for you to get involved, we've created some resources that you can use to help promote the #nowrongpath campaign.

Participation template

Example social media posts (don't forget to attach your photo!)

- To all the young people who got their results today - there's more than one path to your destination. #nowrongpath @DYWGlasgow

- Show young people that there is #nowrongpath to the job you want this Exam Results Day @DYWGlasgow.

- Here's my path! Share yours and show young people that there is #nowrongpath this Exam Results Day. @DYWGlasgow

- This Exam Results Day @DYWGlasgow are celebrating the range and diversity of careers followed after school. #nowrongpath

We're looking forward to seeing your path!

If you have any questions or want to get involved but aren't sure how, please contact