LEAPS is a successful and unique widening participation programme, funded by its higher education institution and local council partners to increase progression to higher education in South East Scotland. We aim to encourage and advise students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education and we currently work with 59 schools throughout South East Scotland, supporting pupils who match LEAPS eligibility criteria. LEAPS is also supported by Skills Development Scotland and delivers the Scottish Funding Council’s Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP) in South East Scotland.
The higher education institution members of the LEAPS partnership are committed to a policy that encourages suitably talented LEAPS-eligible students to make an application to the university or college. Find out more about the LEAPS admissions pledge here.
Please take a look at our website to discover more about the work that we do. You can also read our latest annual report here. We are always developing new activities, and welcome new ideas, so please contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.