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International Partners

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

Global Access to Post Secondary Education

The mission of GAPS is to build a global, engaged & collaborative access & success

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FACE

Established in 1993, FACE is a UK-wide network for those involved and concerned with access,

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Curtin University (NCSEHE)

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (previously Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change,

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NADE

The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) is a USA network of developmental educators. Developmental

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EAN

The European Access Network encourages wider access to higher education for those who are currently

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Delivery Partners

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Widening Access to the Creative Industries (WACI) is delivered by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,

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Glasgow School of Art

Our portfolio development programme is delivered by Glasgow School of Art, preparing our pupils for

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University of the West of Scotland

Schools outwith Glasgow have access to the Routes for All programme through our partners at

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University delivers our Routes for All programme to our Glasgow schools.  The programme

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University of Strathclyde

As well as hosting FOCUS West, the University of Strathclyde runs our s2,3 and 4

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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow delivers FOCUS West’s Top-Up programme, offering s5s and s6s support with

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Other HE Partners

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

The Open University Scotland

The Open University in Scotland opens flexible, part-time higher education study opportunities at and is

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Scotland’s Rural College

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a higher education institution that combines education, consulting and research,

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Local Authorities

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire is to the north-east of Glasgow and is the location of 6 FOCUS

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South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire covers a large portion of the south-west coast of Scotland. FOCUS West works

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North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire is on the firth of the Clyde, to the south west of Glasgow.

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Inverclyde Council

Inverclyde is to the west of Glasgow, along the River Clyde and is the location

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Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council is our biggest local authority partner.  FOCUS West works with 17 schools

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East Ayrshire Council

Centred around Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire covers an area to the south west of Glasgow City.

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South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire is to the south east of Glasgow City. FOCUS West works with Cathkin

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council covers the Southern Uplands in Scotland, in the South West of

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Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire is to the west of Glasgow in Scotland.  FOCUS West works with Linwood High

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Argyll and Bute Council

Argyll & Bute Council covers a large area of the west coast of Scotland.  FOCUS

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College Partners

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

West College Scotland

West College Scotland is a further education institution in Scotland. It is the regional college

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South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire College is a further education institution in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Its campus is

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New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire is a further education institution in Scotland in North Lanarkshire. The college

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Glasgow Kelvin College

Glasgow Kelvin College is a further education college in Glasgow, Scotland, which was formed 1

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Glasgow Clyde College

Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in the Scottish city

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Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries and Galloway College is a further education college in Dumfries and Galloway, with campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer. In 2008 the

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City of Glasgow College

City of Glasgow College is a further education college in Glasgow, Scotland. The new college was created from the merger

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Argyll College

Argyll College UHI is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands and offers

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Ayrshire college

Ayrshire College is a further education institution in Scotland. Formed in August 2013 from a merger between Ayr College, Kilmarnock College and

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Other Partners

FOCUS West is a highly collaborative venture between further and higher education institutions,
schools, local authorities and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission hosts both the Fulbright scholarship programme and the EducationUSA advising network

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The Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust is a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based

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The Scottish Funding Council

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is the national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and

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The Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity which aims to make a practical improvement

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SmartSTEMs

SmartSTEMs runs events designed to encourage girls to explore the possibility of careers in science,

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MCR Pathways

Initially based in Glasgow, MCR Pathways focuses specifically on supporting looked after young people via

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BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland is the publicly funded broadcaster for Scotland and a division of the BBC.

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