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Widening access to science

Argyll College provides an alternative entry route to a university degree

EDUCATION Scotland’s report ‘Sciences for All’ highlighted the fact that sciences are vital for growth of key economic sectors in Scotland such as energy, the creative industries (including digital), food and drink, and life sciences.

It’s estimated that physics-based industries alone contribute £12.5 billion and 184,000 jobs to the Scottish economy and a further 95,000 jobs are expected to be created in the Scottish energy sector by 2020. Notably, eight out of 10 of the highest starting salaries go to graduates with science-related degrees.

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