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2013

New guaranteed degree places for local college students

7 June 2013

More than 100 college students in Dundee and Angus will have a guaranteed place at university following a new partnership to widen access to higher education.

Thanks to a partnership between the University of Abertay Dundee, the University of Dundee, and Dundee College and Angus College, an additional 125 places are available for students to study science, computing, computer arts, art and design, and sports degrees.

Students will spend the first two years of their studies at college before entering into second or third year of a degree programme.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has supported these new places as part of its work to widen access to university.

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal of Abertay University, said:

“This is great news for young people in Dundee and Angus, who now have more opportunities to continue their academic studies up to degree level and beyond. As a university founded for, and still strongly rooted in, its local community, Abertay is proud to join in partnership with Dundee University and Dundee and Angus College, and we congratulate the Scottish Funding Council on its continuing commitment to widening access.”

Laurence Howells, Interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council, said:

“It’s great to see colleges and universities working together to widen access to a university degree in new ways. This is good news for students, who will have more opportunities to develop job-related skills, and good news for businesses which will gain highly skilled graduates for these industries.”

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For media enquiries please contact Kevin Coe T: 01382 308452 M: 07850 904110 E: k.coe@abertay.ac.uk

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