Widening participation

Widening Participation

Glasgow University offer a variety of pre-entry programmes for targeted pupils within schools in the West of Scotland.  Their Programmes offer an insight into specific subjects, a chance to experience Higher Education and ensure you have the skills necessary to be a successful independent learner. Successful completion can mean you are eligible for adjusted entry requirements https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/wp/adjustedoffers/adjustedentry/

Programmes include:

 Access to a Career

For S4-S6 pupils interested in Accountancy and Finance, Engineering or Teaching (Primary)


Reach (Access to the Professions)

For S4-S6 pupils interested in Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine


Top-Up Programme

For S5/6 pupils interested in going onto college or university.


To take part in one of our pre-entry programmes you must meet one of the

following criteria:

  • Live in an SIMD decile 1-4 (MD20/40)
  • Scottish postcode area
  • Have care experience
  • Are estranged from family and living
  • without family support
  • Are seeking asylum in the UK
  • Have refugee status
  • Are a carer (provide unpaid care)

You may also be considered if you have faced extenuating circumstances that have impacted on your school performance. Please discuss this with your pastoral care teacher.

You can check if you live in SIMD 1-4 (priority postcode) here:


More information can be found here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/wp/

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