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The Glasgow School of Art is one of Europe’s leading art schools, and we want to make sure that every young person from across the West of Scotland who has the ability and aspiration to study art, design or architecture gets an equal chance to do so.

We want to attract the very best students, regardless of their background. To make sure that happens, we have a dedicated Widening Participation (WP) team. The team works with schools to identify students who have passion, commitment and creative ambition but need additional help to make their application really stand out.

We know that some young people might perceive that there are barriers to accessing higher education. For example those who study at one of our target secondary schools, are the first in their family to apply to university or live in an area where statistically, fewer people go to university. Our team will help young people see that it doesn’t matter what their starting point in life is, they have equality of opportunity.

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