Herald Higher Education Award success for Medical School’s Widening Participation Programme

Congratulations to the School of Medicine who scooped the Widening Access Award, sponsored by the Scottish Funding Council, at the recent Herald's Higher Education Awards, for the Glasgow Medical School Access Programmes.

Picture of Academics recieving award

The programmes include the Glasgow Access Programme (GAP), a one year pre-med course, intended to bridge the attainment gap and prepare promising non-traditional students for success in undergraduate medical studies.

GAP is a major part of the University’s Widening Participation Strategy and innovates by catering for non-traditional applicants from the most deprived areas of the country, those with care experience, and those from remote/rural backgrounds. Targeting those most excluded, the programme enables students to benefit from world-class medical education.

First published: 6 December 2019