Ready Study Go
RGU is leading an innovative new project which aims to increase the number of people in rural Aberdeenshire going on to further or higher education, and to encourage people to gain the qualifications increasingly needed to secure permanent, well paid employment.
The £217k project, called Ready, Study, Go, has been part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). Three modules covering subjects such as note taking, memory skills, and reading and writing for study, will be delivered at learning centres, community centres and libraries in Aberdeenshire. IT facilities will also be available for those who wish to study online.
The modules are free and flexible, with learners able to work at their own pace. In addition, careers guidance and information are also included.
The project draws on the expertise of Banff and Buchan College, RGU's Centre for Student Access (CenSA) and the following members of Aberdeenshire's Community Learning Partnership: Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Library Service (ALIS), Careers Scotland, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Banff & Buchan College, JobCentre Plus, Council for Voluntary Services (Bridge CVS) in Mintlaw, Peterhead Learning House, The Open University in Scotland, and the University for Children and Communities Project.