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Widening access: “Going to university is one of the best choices I’ve ever made”

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.

Ryan, a Masters student at Heriot-Watt University, participated in the discussion and said that applying to university is “one of the best choices” he’s ever made. Ryan progressed into university through the college route.

Watch Ryan talk about his experience of university 👇