Caledonian Club

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Widening participation. Engaging with communities.

GCU’s award winning Caledonian Club is committed to widening access, changing attitudes to higher education and helping young people and their families to build key life skills that will help them to reach their full potential.  We work in areas of Glasgow (and more recently in London) with particularly low progression rates to further or higher education. 

We are unique because we work with pupils from nursery through to secondary school, we engage with the parents and communities and we employ student mentors who become key role models for the pupils, providing support and advice throughout their Club experience. 

We are not core funded to run the Club but have committed to funding the core staff and activity. Thanks to generous donations we have been able to increase our activity as well launch a Club at our London campus.  We urgently need more donations to grow the number of interactions to meet increasing demand, deepen the impact and build a sustainable future for this programme. 

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More information

For more information about the Caledonian Club in Glasgow or London please contact Hannah.Johnston@gcu.ac.uk or 0141 331 8220.  

Did you know?

  • The Club has over 9000 pupil members and 3000 parent members
  • Since the Club began we have employed over 500 student mentors to deliver our activities
  • 73% of our undergraduates are first in family to attend University
  • 18% of entrants articulate from 25 of Scotland’s colleges
  • 12% come directly from schools across Scotland with the least progression to university