Can I take part in Reach?

Reach works with state schools in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross. If you are in S4-S6 at one of these schools, meet the below criteria, and are interested in Medicine, Dentistry or Law then we'd like to hear from you. Our eligibility criteria is:

  • Your home postcode being in a Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) decile 1-4 zone*
  • You are a carer**
  • You are care-experienced/a looked after child
  • You are eligible for or in receipt of free school meals

Associate Pupil Registration

We offer support for 3 subject areas: Medicine, Dentistry and Law.

While support for Medicine is offered by all 5 Reach projects nationally, not all Reach projects offer support with Dentistry and Law.

Therefore, if you are registered with Reach Edinburgh, Reach Aberdeen or Reach St Andrews and are interested in a subject that is not offered by your home project, then we would encourage you to complete our registration form, indicating which project you are currently registered with.

We will then seek confirmation from your home project of your eligibility, and on receipt of this, we can then offer you full access to the Reach Tayside project for your chosen subject as an Associate Pupil.

For clarity, we would accept these associate registrations as follows:

  • registrations from registered Reach Edinburgh pupils with an interest in Dentistry only
  • registrations from registered Reach Aberdeen pupils with an interest in Dentistry only
  • registrations from registered Reach St. Andrews pupils with an interest in either Law or Dentistry

To register for the project, please complete the online form below. Once you have registered you will be able to sign up to our events and access our online resources and 1-1 support.

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More information about some of these criteria

*SIMD Decile 1-4 

You can find your postcode category at

Type your postcode into the ‘area finder’ box on the left, click ‘GO’, then hover over the yellow marker that appears on the map.

If the ‘current data zone’ box on the right of the screen states 'Decile 1', 'Decile 2', 'Decile 3' or 'Decile 4' then you are eligible to register with the project.

**Young Carer

The University of Dundee defines a young carer as ‘anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.