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The Scottish Framework for Fair Access will be launched at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 7 May.

The Framework has been developed in response to Recommendation 2 of the Commission on Widening Access and comprises two pillars:

  • An online toolkit which brings together the best available evidence on access to higher education, identifying gaps and providing guidance to help begin to fill them.
  • Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners (SCAPP): a network to support the development and professionalisation of an access and participation community and to facilitate practitioner engagement with the toolkit.

The launch event, taking place between 9.30 – 12.30pm, will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from those involved in the Framework’s design and development, and keynote addresses from Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP and the Commissioner for Fair Access, Sir Professor Peter Scott.

An optional workshop focusing on the evaluation of access interventions will take place from 12.30 – 1.30pm immediately following the launch.

Event Programme [PDF]

The event is free but anyone wishing to attend must register via the online form by 12pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.