What is Reach?

Reach is a national project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, to encourage, educate and empower senior-phase pupils to consider careers and higher education in Medicine, Dentistry and Law.

Our programme of events and 1-1 support helps pupils to explore these subject areas, develop skills and gain practical experiences and create competitive applications.

Reach advice is always impartial, and we support pupils wherever they want to go!

What do we do?

Reach organises a variety of on-campus events designed to help you gain an insight into your chosen degree and to develop key skills and experiences to help you make a strong application. Our events are always free, and remember we are an impartial project, so we are here for you every step of the way, whether you want to study at Dundee or elsewhere.

Activities include:


  • Explore Days
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Law
  • Careers Evening
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Law
  • Meet the GP


  • Emergency Care Workshop
  • Mooting Days
  • Sheriff Court visits
  • Surgical skills & Anatomy session
  • Visit to HMP Perth
  • Client Interview worksop
  • Criminal advocacy workshop
  • Museum visits


  • UCAT Preparation
  • UCAT Tutoring
  • Personal Statement Workshops
  • Interview preparation
  • LNAT support session

Can I take part in Reach?

See if you're eligible to participate and register for Reach

Register for Reach

Upcoming events

Before you sign up to an event please read our Privacy Notice so you know how we will use your information.

Student Shadowing & Work Experience

We can also offer support through student shadowing days and work experience placements in local GPs, dental surgeries and law firms. Please be aware that priority is given to our S5 and S6 pupils.

Student shadowing is only available to registered Reach pupils who have attended 2 or more on-campus events and work experience placements are only available to registered Reach pupils who have attended 3 or more on-campus events.

If you are interested in applying for student shadowing or work experience, please email reach@dundee.ac.uk to request an application form.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Chris Whyte, Reach Tayside Project Officer (Medicine and Dentistry Lead)

Amy Stewart, Reach Tayside Project Officer
(Law Lead)

E: reach@dundee.ac.uk
T: 01382 388 900


Access and Participation Office
Room G6
Tower Building
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

If Chris or Amy are not available, you can also contact the project administrator:

Mrs Jan Murphy
01382 381 899


Widening Access Award

Higher Education Award 2021