Reach and ACES

Reach is a Widening Participation project for eligible secondary state school students in S4-S6 who are interested in studying law, medicine or veterinary medicine at university.

Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) is a Widening Participation project for eligible state school students in years S4-S6, studying in the south east of Scotland. The project is aimed at students interested in studying a visual creative subject, such as art, design or architecture, at university.

Eligibility criteria for Reach and ACES

Pupils who meet one or more of the following criteria and attend a state secondary school are eiligible:

  • are care experienced; and/or

  • live in a postcode area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) or 40% (SIMD40); and/or

  • are a young carer (by this we mean a young person who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support); and/or

  • are estranged from their family (estranged students are usually without the financial or emotional support of their family due to a breakdown in the relationship); and/or

  • are a refugee or asylum seeker; and/or

  • are entitled to or are in receipt of Free School Meals

Please speak to Mr Hamilton if you have any questions or if you are successful in applying to either programme.