We understand you may have faced extra challenges. So we look beyond the grades that you achieved (or are predicted to) and instead consider the whole person.
Over a third of our students come to us from college and via non-traditional routes.
Students come to us with a wealth of different skills, life experiences and qualifications, from all ages and communities. This helps to make Abertay a diverse, welcoming and fun place to study.
Are you -
A young person who is estranged from your family?
An unpaid carer?
Have been in care yourself (also known as care experienced)?
A government refugee or have asylum status?
Have no family background of going to university?
Attended a school/live in an area where not many people go to university?
...then you are a widening access student.
This means we consider the background your academic grades were achieved in so contact us or find out how to apply.
Take a look at our widening access section. If the answers aren't here, contact our friendly team.
Alternative entry routes - this doesn't just mean Highers or A levels, there are many other ways to get here.
Informaton about coming from college - over a third of students come to us from college, find out more about it.
Qualifications from College - you can start many Abertay degrees at Year 2 with a relevant HNC, or Year 3 with a relevant HND.
Mature students - you've had a gap of 3+ years since school/college, and you may work as well as having caring responsibilities.
Widening access support and information - all about support, funding and how to apply for people like you.
If you have been in care or been a carer, we know you can face particular difficulties when moving to university. We're committed to supporting you every step of the way.
This means things like liaising with social work departments, guidance with your SAAS application to help cover fees and living costs, or arranging a year-round tenancy in student accommodation.
Information and advice is dependent on your specific circumstances. Find out more about the kind of support we can give you or email us to get started.
If you want to talk about widening access, whatever it is, please get in touch.
Tel: 01382 308080
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