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Skills, Support and Progression Programme

Skills, Support and Progression programme

Alongside their two academic subjects, students on Access students will also participate in our Skills, Support and Progression programme.

The Skills, Support and Progression programme (SS&P) will help students develop the skills required to be successful on Access, and provide support with making the progression on to undergraduate degree study

SS&P is a core component of Access which all students must engage with. It is delivered in two ways:

  • SS&P sessions – one class, delivered fortnightly throughout Access, as well as one Campus Day per semester. The SS&P team will also provide Induction sessions before Access commences.
  • Access Essentials – an online module covering essential academic skills, and designed for students to complete through self-directed study throughout Access.

SS&P Sessions

SS&P sessions, delivered live online, once a fortnight, will provide students with all the information, advice and guidance they require whilst studying on Access, and for their progression onto undergrduate study. these sessions will also provide an oppertunity for students to come together with the Access SS&P staff to discuss topics such as University support structures, the UCAS application process and personal statement writing, finance and funding and student voice and feedback. 

Sessions are delivered once a fortnight at the following times:

  • Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 18:30

Students should select one SS&P session to add to their timetable when choosing their two Access subjects*. Students are encouraged to use their SS&P timeslot on the week that there is not an SS&P live online session to work on their Access Essentials module (see below).

Campus Days

In addition to the live online SS&P sessions, all Access students will be encouraged to attend one SS&P Campus Day per semester.

The Access Campus Days are held on the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill campus (in the West End of Glasgow). These events are a great opportunity for students’ to spend time on campus and meet Access Programme staff and fellow students in-person.

Further details about these sessions will be emailed to students during the Access Programme.


Access Essentials

Access Essentials will introduce Access students to the UK higher education context in general, and the University of Glasgow in particular, helping students develop as reflective, independent, and critically-minded learners. 

The Access Essentials module is hosted on the University of Glasgow’s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, and complements the learning and teaching delivered on a student’s Access subjects. Students work through Access Essentials as self-directed study and use the Moodle page to engage in conversations with students and staff around the content of the module.