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Pathway to the Professions

This ground-breaking project, initiated in 2001/02, is managed and delivered by the Widening Participation Team in Student Recruitment and Admissions.

The project encourages progression by under-represented school students into professional courses in Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Architecture. All students from the 46 local secondary schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians are eligible to register with Pathways. We currently have over 500 school students registered, from S4 to S6.

These university courses are particularly competitive for entry: successful applicants not only need to be academically well qualified, but they also benefit from extensive research into the courses and careers. The best, most prepared applicants demonstrate that they have a realistic view of the life of a lawyer, doctor, vet or architect through career exploration and research.

Pathways to the Professions gives encouragement and detailed advice to school pupils as well as guidance on school course choice and all aspects of the UCAS application. Pathways runs a wide variety of events - from workshops and lectures to career exploration and work experience placements - to ensure its members get the best insight they can about their area of interest.

All West Lothian state school pupils - from S4 to S6 - who are interested in Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Law can register for the project.

For more information - or to register online - visit the University of Edinburgh website.

Alternatively, contact Lesley Stokes on or 0131 651 1755

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