Access and outreach

Going to university is a highly rewarding experience and one that everyone should have the opportunity to do. St Andrews has a diverse and vibrant student community, and students come from a range of backgrounds, having achieved a variety of qualifications. Whether you are a school leaver or a potential mature student, the Access team can ensure you have the right information to make an informed choice about studying here.

The University aims to attract a diverse study body through outreach programmes and evidence-based admissions.

The University of St Andrews works with schools and colleges to promote higher education to all young people.

The University offers a number of flexible learning options which are open to any individual interested in furthering their education.

Academically gifted students from non-privileged backgrounds can experience the University of St Andrews as part of the Sutton Trust summer school.

The Teachers Together conference has become a key event in bringing together local teachers and the staff of the University of St Andrews.

The University is committed to supporting young people who have experienced the care system throughout the application process.