SCAPP (Scotland's Community of Access and Participation Practitioners)

SCAPP (Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners)

SCAPP (Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners) provides a practitioners’ network to support the development and professionalisation of a strong widening access and participation community in Scotland and by doing this embed, enhance and support effective practice. SCAPP encourages and coordinates the sharing of best practice and the policy developments that impacts students from underrepresented backgrounds in tertiary education.

SCAPP aims to be a sustainable, member-led community of practice and to be inclusive with a focus on supporting those directly engaged in delivery, with the purpose of embedding, enhancing and supporting effective practice in Scotland.

Membership has grown from 86 in January  2020 to over 500  members including representation from universities, colleges, skills, voluntary and public sector organisations and SCAPP’s work continue to build the network to represent the diversity of interests, activities and work in which widening access and widening participation practitioners are engaged.

SCAPP’s work and activities are shaped and driven by key objectives: Networking, Training and Development, Evaluation and Research and Quality Standards.

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council to deliver its activities, SCAPP is governed by a Steering Group with representation from across the university, college, school and charity sector.

SCAPP is delighted to be working in partnership with Abertay University to deliver the EAN 2024 conference which will  provide the chance to network  and share practice  with other national, European and international professionals engaged in widening access and participation work.

See SCAPP website for further information and to join our mailing list.