Widening access has always been of paramount importance to us at the University of Stirling. For over five decades, we have been at the forefront of creating opportunities in higher education for people with the ability to succeed, irrespective of background.
We work with students, and their parents, guardians and advisers to help find the best route for them and provide specific support for young people with backgrounds in care or who are estranged from their family. We also recognise that students who have caring responsibilities may face different kinds of hurdles in coming to university.
We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in lifelong learning and are committed to supporting mature students in higher education. To facilitate this, we have developed our Access to Degree Studies that supports those who do not yet have the appropriate qualifications, or who have been out of education for a number of years and we are also a partner in the Scottish Wider Access Programme. College students make up a significant part of our student population and we are working to expand articulation and pathway opportunities with our regional partners in a wide range of subjects.