25 July 2019
Care-experienced people who meet minimum entry requirements will be guaranteed an offer of an undergraduate place at university, under a new commitment announced by Scotland’s universities.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Glasgow Caledonian University for the announcement, made by the umbrella body Universities Scotland.
— Universities Scotland (@uni_scot) July 25, 2019
The First Minister said:
I warmly welcome this commitment to guarantee a place at university for care-experienced students who meet the new entry requirements.
“Education is by far the most effective means we have of improving the life chances of our young people. I am firmly committed to widening access to higher education and ensuring that all learners, regardless of their background, have an equal chance of entering university.
“It is important that every young person has access to the learning that will provide them with the skills and qualifications they need to meet their aspirations and succeed in life.”