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Access RGU Applicants

ACCESS RGU

Access RGU Applicants

ACCESS RGU coordinates a range of activities that provide support and guidance for applicants from under-represented groups.

RGU is committed to widening participation to extend access to learning and enable talented individuals from under-represented groups, particularly those from deprived areas, to achieve their ambitions through higher education, whatever their circumstances. This includes 1-1 advice and guidance, by phone and email, throughout the application stage through to enrolment.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance and support.


Accommodation

As part of our continued commitment to widening access to Scottish students, we encourage applications from applicants living within a SIMD20 postcode. Eligible applicants may receive offers to study with us on slightly lower grades than advertised and will be able to apply for free accommodation.

The free accommodation offer is for eligible full-time undergraduate students that live out-with Aberdeen City, and is only available for standard single rooms in our Woolmanhill flats. Alternatively, we are also offering a discount on the following accommodation:

  • Woolmanhill Flats (En-Suite Room) – 25% discount
  • Woolmanhill Flats (Double Room) – 25% discount
  • Crathie Student Village, Garthdee Towers and Ramsay Development – 25% discount

Free accommodation will be offered over 37 weeks.

Care experience students are guaranteed 365 days of accommodation if required, should you wish to extend the standard lease of 37 weeks,  please contact access@rgu.ac.uk in the first instance to find out more.

RGU is also committed to supporting applicants who have been looked after, either in residential care, foster care, or kinship care, and we offer a 20% discount for all University accommodation for their first year of study. 

Care experienced students will be able to apply for 52 week accommodation. 

All offers are subject to availability. 


Travel Support

Applicants from under-represented groups who attend Applicant Days, Visit Afternoons, or Selection Visits, are eligible to claim back a proportion of their travel costs from the ACCESS RGU Travel Support Fund.

Eligible applicants are contacted at the point of their application and provided with information on how to make a claim.


Welcome Packs

We offer a welcome pack for qualifying widening access students.


Scholarships

Applicants who meet our widening access criteria will also be invited to apply for an ACCESS RGU Scholarship.

These scholarships have been made available through the generosity of our donor companies and are accessible to students who demonstrate academic merit, motivation and ambition.

As well as financial commitment, the scholarships will include tailored support from ACCESS RGU and the Study Skills Team.


Check if you qualify

Check if you qualify as a widening access applicant and live in an SIMD20 postcode (Quintile 1), on the Scottish Government's website:

 
  • In Map Chooser, select 2020
  • In Map Chooser, select Most Deprived 20%
  • In Area Finder, enter your postcode

If your home is in a SIMD20 area it will display in red.


Contacts

If you’re unsure whether you are eligible for support, or if you have any other questions, please contact us on 01224 263048 or email access@rgu.ac.uk.

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