If you want to study at university then we’ll do our absolute best to help you succeed regardless of your circumstances.
The University of Stirling is committed to enabling students from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed and actively encourage applications from non-traditional groups. The Widening Participation staff support a wide range of different students who can be considered as coming from a widening participation background.
We work with students, and their parents, guardians and advisers, to help find the right route into university for them. There are a number of different options available depending on your background and what you want to study.
We select students based on both ability and potential. We don’t just look at grades – we look at all the information provided across the application form to assess the potential of each student. There a number of types of students who we would consider to be a widening access student. These include:
There is lots of help and advice we can give you, depending on where you’re from and what type of student you are.
Ashley Cameron grew up in care and had many people in her life who told her that "she would never get to university". Hear from Ashley on her achievements at the University of Stirling and her exciting career.