The Advanced Higher Hub is GCU’s unique immersion and bridging programme dedicated to raising aspirations and providing widening access opportunities for young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in Glasgow.
Working in partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Funding Council, GCU is the first university in Scotland to develop this kind of bridging and transition programme, employing teachers to deliver seven Advanced Higher subjects on the university campus, providing ambitious young people from across the city with first-class educational facilities and opportunities to learn.
The work of the Advanced Higher Hub was recently recognised 2016 SQA Star Awards, winning both the SQA Pride o’ Worth Award and the Partnership of the Year, in recognition of Hub’s outstanding pass rates of 91%.
New partnership gives power to bright sparks
The Advanced Higher Hub has recently received backing from the ScottishPower Foundation to boost pupil participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Pupils studying STEM subjects at the Advanced Higher Hub are to benefit from a £50k investment to support enhanced delivery of Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry. Sixth-year pupils will also enjoy exploratory trips to Whitelee Windfarm, the UK’s largest onshore windfarm operated by ScottishPower Renewables, and the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow.
To find out more about how you can support the Advanced Higher Hub contact the Foundation Team.