What is Reach?

Reach Tayside works with pupils who are interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry, or Law and is co-ordinated at the University of Dundee.

Who can take part?

If you are in S4-S6 then we'd like to hear from you! Priority is reserved for those attending a Reach partner school in Tayside. Some Reach pupils from Fife and the North of Scotland can also take part.

Below is a list of some of the schools we work with. If you don't attend these schools you could still take part - please contact reach@dundee.ac.uk.

  • Arbroath Academy
  • Arbroath High School
  • Baldragon Academy
  • Blairgowrie High School
  • Braeview Academy
  • Brechin High School
  • Craigie High School
  • Crieff High School
  • Forfar Academy
  • Harris Academy
  • Montrose Academy
  • Morgan Academy
  • Perth Academy
  • Perth Grammar School
  • St John's RC Academy
  • St John's RC High School
  • St Paul's Academy

Reach especially encourages young people from 'non-traditional' backgrounds to consider university. If you are the first person in your family to go to university, have care responsibilities, or are from a low income background, Reach can help.

If you would like to take part in our events, and access the support we can offer, please register.

Register Now!

What do we do?

We organise a variety of events and opportunities to help you follow your chosen career path.

Reach Events

Gain insight and experience of your chosen degree:

  • Explore Degrees - taster sessions with degree specific practical activities for you to take part and learn new skills
  • Student Experience Days - find out more about your chosen profession and what university life is like

REACH Events

Reach Support

If you are applying to university to study Medicine, Dentistry or Law, we can help you make your application as strong as possible through online email or web-chats, 1-2-1 mentoring and group workshops:

  • University applications, UCAS, personal statements, UCAT
  • Interviews, MMI
  • Work experience/shadowing


Student shadowing and work experience placements are available for registered Reach pupils who have attended our on-campus events only.

Apply for student shadowing Apply for work experience

Teacher Reference Forms

Teacher reference: student shadowing Teacher reference: work experience

Contact us

Please contact the Reach Project Officer at:

Reach Tayside

Amy Stewart
Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

Tel. 01382 388 900
Email. reach@dundee.ac.uk

For more information contact:


Mrs Jan Murphy

Access & Participation Administrator


Tel: 01382 381899