NEWS: IntoUniversity opens first Scottish centres with support from University of Glasgow and Edinburgh University
6 May 2021
IntoUniversity, the education charity, have partnered up with the University of Glasgow, Edinburgh University, Accenture, Baillie Gifford and Cairn Energy to open new Education centres in Scotland. The three new centres in Govan, Maryhill (Glasgow) and Craigmillar (Edinburgh) will provide after school academic learning, mentoring, "aspiration raising" programmes in areas experiencing disadvantage.
The organisation’s chief executive and co-founder Dr Rachel Carr said the backing of the three firms is a “tremendous boost to our work and will result in exciting opportunities for young people in Glasgow and Edinburgh to explore future careers”.
James McCann, corporate citizenship lead for Accenture in Scotland, said: “We share IntoUniversity’s goal of unlocking the potential of our next generation of young people through digital skills education.
"Leveraging the knowledge and experience of Accenture’s Scotland team, as well as our passion to give back to the community, we’re supporting the launch of the new IntoUniversity centres across Glasgow and Edinburgh—through virtual volunteering, pro-bono support, mentoring and grant funding. We look forward to seeing IntoUniversity’s vision come to fruition here in Scotland, and are pleased to be supporting this initiative.”
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