Former Reach participants talking about their experience of the programme.

Programme Participants

Reach feedback

75% of Reach West applicants got into a Medicine* degree in 2021! 
*This includes pre-med programmes.

  • ‘It was such a great experience and it truly was invaluable. I loved it! The staff and the students were also super helpful and had a great impression on my choice to do dentistry in the future.’ (Reach Dentistry participant)

  • ‘It was amazing and I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity, everyone was super helpful. It has really helped me feel at least a little bit prepared for University and has made it not seem as daunting as it did before.’ (Reach Law participant)

  • ‘Thank you very much for organising this. It was really insightful, fun, interesting and has really helped me to create a strong application.’ (Reach Medicine participant)

  • ‘Interactive lessons were some of the best - allowed us to be more engaged with what's going on and better helped my understanding!’ (Reach Veterinary Medicine participant)

Early secondary feedback

  • 'I enjoyed learning about different careers and how rooms in a university look and increasing my knowledge.' (S1 Pupil)
  • 'I liked the workshops and I got good information about subject choices.' (S2 Pupil)
  • 'I really liked talking with the tutors about all the different things that I could do when I leave school and start university.' (S1 pupil)
  • 'I enjoyed seeing what jobs people can do with subjects they like.' (S3 Pupils)



School Partners

  • 'Our pupils really enjoyed the programme and our parents engaged with it as well!' (Glasgow City Council Primary School Teacher)
  • 'Tutors had an excellent relationship with pupils. They spoke clearly and effectively, imparting information at the appropriate times. The information received had a clear relevance to that age and stage of the pupils. They were much more informed as a result of the programme. We held a parental information evening for S2 options the following evening. In the past we have only ever managed 20-25 parents. On this occasion we had well over 100. This was largely due to the impact of the programme.' (North Lanarkshire Secondary School Teacher)
  • 'The Tutors were excellent and really engaged well with all pupils.' (East Dunbartonshire Secondary School Teacher)
  • 'The team who run the programme are very supportive and always willing to help and engage with pupils. They’re not just there as administrators but are very actively engaged with the kids – they know what their ambitions are, what their essay submissions are like, and how they’re engaging with the programme.' (West Dunbartonshire Secondary School Teacher)
  • 'Top-Up is essential for our pupils at our school, they have supported our pupils to get to university when they might not otherwise have done so. We have always valued their unrelenting support of our young people and without it we would feel a cog in the wheel would be missing!' (Glasgow City Council Secondary School Teacher)