Widening Participation

Current Students at the University of Edinburgh

Projects for current Widening Participation students at the University of Edinburgh.

Peer Mentoring

The longest running peer support project at the university, offers a fully trained peer mentor to new first year WP students. The mentor shares their first-hand experience to support the transition from school/college into University life.

Access Edinburgh Scholarships

The University offers a number of generous scholarships for our WP students, which provide relief from time poverty and are also immensely valuable in providing stability and reducing financial worry.

Employ.ed Internships

For current Edinburgh students. Paid structured work experience opportunities within and outside the University. Participants complete an Edinburgh Award to further enhance their employability and self-reflection.

Insights Programme

We provide fully funded and supported local and global professional opportunities in collaboration with our alumni community - for current Edinburgh undergraduates with limited access to workplace experience.

Edinburgh Award

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A personal development programme that is wrapped around a selection of undergraduate extra and co-curricular activities. Students that complete the award have it registered on their HEAR.

Activities and Sports Participation Grant

The Activities and Sports Participation Grant is run by the students’ association and provides support to students in order to assist with costs in joining and taking part in sports union or student association activities where costs may be prohibitive.

Support for care-experienced students

We provide advice and guidance to help care experienced students through the application process as they can face significant and cumulative barriers to enter higher education.

Edinburgh Cares Staff Mentoring Programme

Edinburgh Cares Staff Mentoring Programme pairs trained staff members with a new care-experienced or estranged University of Edinburgh student.