Outreach and Engagement
Find out more about our outreach programmes here at the Vet School.
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. 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, ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds.
Supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds is called Widening Participation (WP) and the University of Edinburgh recognises that not all students have equal opportunities in accessing higher education. This is why we are offering a fully funded residential Diversity Summer School in July 2022.
To find out more and apply, please visit our dedicated page:
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 Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.
In line with the Scottish Government’s policy, the University actively engages in and encourages Widening Access to increase higher education attendance opportunities for under-represented groups who may not have previously considered higher education as an option. The Widening Access 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 The Early Years Initiative, REACH Edinburgh and the Sutton Trust Summer School among others.
Find out more about the University’s Widening Access aims and policy:
We are committed to working with teachers, advisers and guidance counsellors to help guide pupils through their studies and choices for higher education.
Visit our dedicated pages to access a variety of available resources.
We are working with schools to provide education and resources for the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.