Access for Rural Communities

Access for Rural Communities (ARC) is a pioneering project aimed at supporting and enabling young learners on their journey into university. Working with S4 to S6 pupils, the ARC project provides a platform for pupils to explore opportunities in higher education in the following local areas:

  • Argyll and Bute
  • Highlands
  • Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
  • Shetland and Orkney.

ARC members will receive support and guidance throughout the university application process, aiming to give pupils the tools, know-how and confidence to stretch themselves and succeed in higher education.

Working in partnership across the University, secondary schools and local communities, ARC also aims to provide schools with a comprehensive list of resources which can be used to enhance the learning of pupils during the senior phase.