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swap.east@ed.ac.uk

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SWAP East is a partnership of colleges and universities in the east of Scotland that aims to promote and support access to higher education for adults.
 
To find out if a SWAP access programme is for you, read the information for prospective SWAP students on the National page or contact SWAP East (Mon-Fri 9-5).

The SWAP East team
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From left to right:
Lesley Dunbar: Director
Nick Hutcheon: 
Coordinator
Anna Reynolds: 
Administrator

SWAP East
22B Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh 
EH8 9LN
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Preparation for Higher Education (Prep for HE) is a fundamental part of what you do as a SWAP student. Every programme includes at least one unit of personal development, which is intended to support you in the development of knowledge and skills that will help you as a student in higher education. The new online SWAP East Prep for HE materials are designed for that purpose. You should work through them all over the course of the year. 

The links to the online modules are listed here:

Student stories
Induction
Intro to Prep for HE
Applying to university
Funding
Critical thinking
Academic writing for arts, humanities, social sciences and nursing
Academic writing for science and engineering
Referencing
Note-taking
Using evaluation and feedback
Making the transition to university
 
The self-reflection materials in Word are here:

Study Diary
Taking Stock 1
Taking Stock 2
Taking Stock 3

In addition to working through the online materials, Prep for HE includes many other activities, which include attending SWAP Study Skills events and university open days, engaging with Peer Support Volunteers and doing the Prep for HE work assigned by your college.
DAVID PATERSON
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After studying for two years at Edinburgh College sitting for a French Higher and Advanced Higher, I learned that I...
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GRAEME GENTLES
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I left school just before I was 16 with no qualifications and went on to a further education college in Perth to...
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ANGELA WALLACE
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I had shown promise at high school but had lost my way in the latter years and did not manage to gain entry to art or...
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IAIN SCOTT
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Always follow your heart and take a chance, as it is better to have tried and risk failure, than live in regret. I...
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Borders
Dundee and Angus
Edinburgh
Fife
UHI North Highland
UHI Moray
UHI Orkney
UHI West Highland
Newbattle Abbey
North East Scotland
UHI Perth
West Lothian
UHI Inverness
UHI Shetland


SWAP East access programmes are currently offered at all these colleges. The nature of these programmes varies from college to college and can also change from year to year.

See
our programmes for details of current access programmes.
Abertay
Aberdeen 
Dundee
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier
Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC)
Robert Gordon
Stirling

Highlands and Islands (UHI)
St Andrews
Queen Margaret
Heriot-Watt


All of our partner universities  consider applications from SWAP students.

Use the progression route finder below to look up degree programmes available to SWAP East students and check out which access programme is the most suitable for your degree choice.

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