GCUs Advanced Higher Hub shortlisted for Herald Society Award

27 October 2015

GCU's Advanced Higher Hub

GCU's Advanced Higher Hub

The pioneering Advanced Higher Hub at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been shortlisted for the Herald Society Awards 2015.

The educational initiative, launched in 2013 in partnership with Glasgow City Council and supported by the Scottish Funding Council, is nominated within the Education Initiative of the Year category.

The award recognise the impact of best practice taking place in the public and voluntary sectors. This year, sixth-year pupils studying at the Advanced Higher Hub celebrated an outstanding pass rate of 90 per cent, compared to a national average of 80.9% per cent, in only its second year of operation.

GCU Director of Outreach and Community Engagement Eleanor Wilson MBE said: “To be shortlisted within the Education Initiative of the Year is testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff and the close working partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

"The Advanced Higher Hub provides sixth-year pupils with the opportunity to access university life in this unique and bridging programme between school and university. This programme not only levels the field regarding access to Advanced Highers and degree courses, it also supports the young people to retain their university place once they have moved on to Higher Education.”

The Advanced Higher Hub supports GCU’s strategic commitment as the University for the Common Good by widening access, improving articulation and raising aspirations. It is part of a number of initiatives the University delivers to create flexible pathways to education in partnership with schools and colleges.

The winners will be announced at the Herald Society Awards on Wednesday, November 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.