Widening Participation

Access to the Professions - Registration

Register online with Access to the Professions to keep up-to-date with all our news and be invited to our events and workshops.

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Please read this page before completing the registration form

If you attend one of our 41 Access to the Professions current target schools in Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Scottish Borders or Forth Valley and are interested in studying Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine please complete and submit the form to register. You can see a list of our current target schools here: www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation/reach

If you do not attend one of our target schools, but you fulfil one or more of the eligibility criteria listed below, you can also complete the form to register:

  • live in a postcode area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20/Quintile 1/) or 40% (SIMD40/Quintile 2)* 
  • care experienced
  • estranged
  • young carer**
  • refugee or asylum seeker
  • entitled to Free School Meals

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact us directly on 0131 650 8437 to discuss this.

Once we have processed your registration and confirmed your eligiblity, we will send you a welcome email with an information booklet for your selected subject(s). Please note that it can take up to 7  days for us to process your registration.

More information about some of our criteria

*Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20/Quintile 1/) or 40% (SIMD40/Quintile 2)

You can find your postcode category at http://simd.scot

Type your postcode into the ‘area finder’ box on the left, click ‘GO’, then hover over the bottom of the yellow marker that appears on the map.

If the ‘current data zone’ box on the right of the screen states ‘Quintile 1’ or ‘Quintile 2’ then you are eligible to register with the project.

If you are unsure of this or would like further clarification, please contact us and we can check for you!

**Young Carer

By this, we mean  a young person who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.