Outreach and Schools Liaison

Find out more about our outreach programmes here at the Vet School.

Dick Vet at the Royal Highland Show

At Edinburgh, we are committed to attracting the best students no matter what background they come from. The University of Edinburgh believes that diversity is educationally as well as socially desirable, enriching the educational experience for all. At Edinburgh, we want to ensure that applicants are not held back by barriers, and we therefore seek to attract a wide range of applicants from different social, cultural and educational backgrounds.

The Easter Bush Campus has an award-winning programme of community and school engagement, including community engagement events and initiatives from The Roslin Institute and hands-on STEM workshops for visiting groups at the new Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

In line with the Scottish Government’s policy, the University actively engages in and encourages Widening Participation to increase higher education attendance opportunities for under-represented groups who may not have previously considered higher education as an option.  The WP initiative targets candidates from schools with low higher education progression rates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

As part of the initiative, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies currently participates in various University-led activities which include Pathways to the Professions and The Early Years Initiative.

Find out more about the University’s Widening Participation aims and policy:

Widening Participation