Success for Widening Participation
The success of the pioneering and innovative work being conducted within the University of Glasgow by the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing; the School of Veterinary Medicine and the central Widening Participation team via the Reach Programme was highlighted recently in a major article in The Herald. June 2017 saw the first 50 students graduate via the Reach Programme from the three MVLS professions: Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Significantly, the completion rate for the Reach students is similar to the overall student cohort, scotching the myth that widening access could lead to a drop in standards. The Herald article commended the work being conducted via Reach in terms of outreach work in schools and also the leading role Glasgow has played in utilising contextualised admissions to increase applications and interviews of applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.
First published: 1 August 2017