S5/6 pupils – Access to Course at Robert Gordon University

Closing date:  7th July 2017

‘Access To’ seeks to widen participation in Higher Education for students who are often under-represented in universities.  The programmes offer S5 and S6 pupils an opportunity to get first-hand experience of undergraduate degree study courses and student life on campus via twilight courses held after school.

In 2017/18 the following programmes are running:

  • Art and Architecture
  • Communication and Media
  • Health Professionals
  • Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Law/Law and Management
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • Nursing and Midwifery

Twenty four pupils from Mintlaw Academy were involved in session 2016/17 and all graduated.

What’s involved?

All programmes offer a blend of practical subject focused sessions, delivered by the academic departments, and support sessions, delivered by the Wider Access team. Both elements are designed to help you make informed decisions about your future career and prepare you for higher education level study at college or university.

Activities include:

  • Subject focused study
  • Practical workshops and project experience
  • UCAS Application and Personal Statement support
  • Interview and portfolio preparation (where appropriate)
  • Working alongside RGU lectures and current students

All programmes run once a week over a number of weeks from September to December after school between 4.30 -6.30pm on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The costs of all materials, refreshments and transport are met by RGU.


In return for your commitment you can expect a huge range of benefits including:

  • Access to state of the art learning and teaching facilities
  • Increased subject knowledge
  • Support to develop transferable skills- problem solving, teamwork, communication, presentation, independent study
  • Introduction to the university environment and student life
  • Advice and support to make informed decisions about your future
  • Advice on careers, pathways and progression
  • Support with applications to university
  • Access to the library and online learning resources via our Associate Student Scheme


For further information and to apply please log on to www.rgu.ac.uk/access-rgu  and complete the ‘Access To’ Application Form

Or contact

Kaisa Macdonald

Project Officer

Email: k.e.macdonald@rgu.ac.uk

Telephone: 01224263045


Stevie Kearney

Assistant Project Officer

Email: s.kearney2@rgu.ac.uk

Telephone: 01224263032

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