A sector leader in widening access

GCU has a proud tradition of widening access. The belief that educational opportunities should be available to all regardless of your background is at the core of our mission as the University for the Common Good. 

Donations to the foundation play a critical role in deepening the impact of work helping to maintain our position as a sector leader in this field.  We are proud of our work in this field including:

  • We are one of only two Scottish Universities to already meet with the Scottish Government’s target of having one-fifth of our students from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2030.
  • Our multi-award winning Caledonian Club was identified among the 100 most significant breakthroughs to come from UK universities.
  • GCU’s Advanced Higher Hub provides under-represented communities across Glasgow with access to Advanced Higher study has enjoyed great success with pupils’ pass rates reaching above the national average.