More Scottish students deserve an Oxbridge education

Only 16 students from state schools in Scotland were accepted to Oxford in 2018.

Our mission: Expanding Scotland's Potential

Oxford and Cambridge are consistently ranked amongst the best universities in the world. They lead in staff to student ratios, boast some of the highest course satisfaction rates and offer the best employment prospects across all degrees of any university in the UK.

And yet, despite thousands of bright students graduating from state schools across Scotland every year, only 16 were accepted to Oxford in 2018.

How does The Clydeside Project help?

We offer free, online mentoring by current students at Oxford and Cambridge.

Mentors, studying the same subject their applicant is interested in, support Scottish students through every stage of the process. They might answer questions about student life at Oxbridge or advise on how to make an application as competitive as possible.

Safeguarding young people

All Scottish mentors are required to become members of Disclosure Scotland's PVG scheme. All English and Welsh mentors are subject to paid enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks. All mentors are additionally required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Mentoring currently takes place through an enclosed, online platform. This is routinely monitored by our Team and accessible to verified teachers and parents through a secure login. No external contact information is shared between mentors and students: communication is possible only through our online platform. Read our full Safeguarding Policy here.

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