SWAP East is a partnership of colleges and universities in the east and north of Scotland that aims to promote and support access to higher education for adults.
 
  • Check you meet the SWAP eligibility criteria.
  • Find a SWAP East access programme running at a college near you.
  • See all the university courses you can progress to from each access programme.
  • Contact us for information, advice and guidance: Swap.East@ed.ac.uk

The SWAP East team

Lesley Dunbar: Director
Nick Hutcheon: Coordinator
Rhiannon Carter: Administrator

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00

Click below to hear about the experiences of five former SWAP East students.
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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. It is intended to support you in the development of knowledge and skills that will help you as a student in higher education.

For that purpose. we advise you to use the SWAP East Prep for HE materials linked below:

In addition, Prep for HE includes other activities, such as 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.

SWAP/Open University Prep for HE.

TRACY ANN MULLIGAN
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Going to university was not something I ever thought was possible. I left school and worked in factories and trained as...
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HELEN MACINDOE
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SWAP has helped me get the job I have always dreamed of!!    On leaving school going to University was not an...
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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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BEV ESAMAL
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When I left school, I worked in a bank from 1991 to 2001; I left after the birth of my second child.  When my...
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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
The Scotland College of Chiropractic 

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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