FOCUS West (Focus on College and University Study in the West of Scotland) is the largest division of the national Schools for Higher Education Programme in Scotland.

It is a collaborative project with elements of its activity programme delivered by staff within each of the West of Scotland’s HE institutions: the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian, the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Targeted at schools with low rates of progression on to further and higher education, FOCUS West aims to stimulate you towards achievement at school and support your progression on to further or higher study.

The FOCUS West team, hosted here at the University of Glasgow, are:

  • Bernadette Sanderson, Manager
  • Graeme Thomson, FOCUS Point Coordinator
  • Jorge Chacon-Clark, Kate Spence, Nicola Pritchard and Moira Stephenson, School Partnership Officers
  • Ruth Bain, Administrator

Focus WestFOCUS West funded activities include:

  • FOCUS Point
  • Campus Days
  • Focus on 4
  • Routes for All
  • School Partnership Programme
  • Top Up Programme
  • Portfolio Development
  • Entry to Creative Industries
  • Focus on Futures
  • Focus on Families
  • Focus on Work Placement

To find out more, visit the FOCUS West website.