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Widening Access

Glasgow Caledonian University leads the way in widening access to higher education.

As part of the University’s mission to promote the Common Good, we work with schools, children and families in the community to raise educational aspirations in young people and their families.

Did you know?

  • We are second in Scotland for young entrants from the 20% most deprived backgrounds at 17% − the Scottish sector average is 10.4%.
  • We raise educational aspirations of more than 14,600 children and 3,500 parents through the Caledonian Club in Glasgow and London.
  • Sixth-year pupils studying through our Advanced Higher Hub received an outstanding pass rate of 91% in 2016. It is the first project in Scotland to employ school teachers on a university campus.
  • Around 850 students make the transition from Scottish colleges onto GCU programmes each year, many supported through our College Connect programme.