Access Aberdeen

Access Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen’s Access Aberdeen programme aims to ensure you have all the information, guidance and support you need to make informed choices about university. 

We offer a range of events and workshops throughout the year virtually and on campus. We can support with everything from writing your personal statement, to choosing subjects and alternative pathways. 

Access Aberdeen is committed to supporting students from widening access backgrounds who may be under-represented in higher education. Information about events and opportunities will be emailed to you. To join the programme, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Resident in a SIMD20 (Quintile 1) postcode area according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. You can check your postcode using our SIMD Postcode Checker
  • You are care experienced 
  • You are a young carer - i.e. you look after a relative with a disability, illness, or addiction
  • You are estranged - i.e. living without a family support network
  • Eligible for free school meals 
  • Eligible for EMA
  • You are a refugee or asylum seeker
  • Resident in an area considered to be Remote & Rural (5-8 on the 8 fold Urban Rural Classification). You can check your classification on the Scottish Government website. 
  • Current student at any college in the North/North East of Scotland
  • Attends any of the below priority schools:
    • Lochside Academy
    • St. Machar Academy
    • Northfield Academy
    • Fraserburgh Academy
    • Peterhead Academy
    • Inverness High School
    • Alness Academy
    • Wick High School
    • Elgin High School
    • Elgin Academy
    • Forres Academy
    • The Nicholson Institute
    • Sgoil Lioncleit
    • Kirkwall Grammar School
    • Stromness Academy
    • Anderson High School
    • Brae High School

Teachers, advisors, parents, and carers can also register to join to receive email updates. 

Should you have any questions please contact

Register for Access Aberdeen