Widening access to university

What is Widening Access?

  • Don’t think you can get to university?

  • Don’t have the right qualifications or any at all?

  • Never had the opportunity to go?

  • Working and not sure you can do it?

…then think again.

Over a third of our students come to us from college, as mature students or via other non-traditional routes. 

Widening access to university means we look at your potential as a whole person, not just your grades. Here at Abertay we believe if you want to study, you CAN get a degree, whatever your background or situation. 

All about widening access

If you want to study at university then we want to help you get here.

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Not sure you're eligible for university?

Want to come to university but not sure if you can do it? We look at the whole person, not just their grades and qualifications.

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Alternative entry routes to university

We all know that to get to university you need qualifications. But that's not just Highers, there are many other ways to get here.

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Coming from college information

Over a third of students come from college, you don’t need to come straight from school. This means we know how to support you when you get here.

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Qualifications from college

You can get to university with an access course, HNC or HND. Find out about the qualifications you need and the degrees you can apply for.

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Mature students

Mature students often work as well as studying and have caring responsibilities too. We know how to help and support you.

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Widening access support and information

We understand you need specific support.  If you need help with anything, be it personal, financial or academic, we're here for you.

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Outreach and community engagement

We talk to schools, colleges and the wider community, giving advice and guidance about university life and the different entry routes to Abertay.

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Contact us about widening access

If you want help with widening access, whatever it is, please get in touch. 

Email: sro@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308080

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