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Widening access: “Everybody’s got the right to higher education”

On Tuesday 28 September 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, hosted a group discussion with university students to celebrate the higher education sector’s achievement of the interim widening access target set by the Scottish Government.

Hazel is a student at Edinburgh Napier University who gained entry through the access to nursing programme. Hazel says there’s a wealth of support available to students at university and that being able to seek help “without stigma” has real benefit.

Watch Hazel talk about her experience of university 👇