Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Jesse Paul

Jesse Paul

Fair Access Manager
0141 270 8258

The information on this page was last updated on 27 April 2020.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Our friendly, approachable staff can offer you the practical and learning support you need when you first arrive, and throughout your time with us at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Students with care experience can contact Jesse Paul ( or Sarah Ward ( to discuss the range support on offer.Our student union team is also here to help, and you can get in touch with them at:

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is very proud to hold the Buttle UK Quality Mark, which is awarded to further education and higher education providers who demonstrate their commitment to young people with care experience.

Base Glasgow is the Conservatoire’s preferred student halls of residence and is situated in the centre of Glasgow, within a two-minute walk of the Renfrew Street building. This accommodation is available 365 days per year, if needed, and is located only 15 minutes’ walk from our main Renfrew Street campus. Wherever possible, RCS will respond to your needs in relation to accommodation and other supports.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

We’re here to help you make the most of being part of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

We can assist you in accessing the information you need regarding the pre-higher education courses we offer, and we’ll signpost you to potential sources of financial support such as the James McAvoy drama scholarship, the Agnes Allan bursary and the drama at 60 scholarship.As an undergraduate student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, you may be able to apply for assistance from the discretionary fund, if you find yourself experiencing financial challenges.

These funds are provided by the government to help UK students who are experiencing budgetary difficulties, which they could not have anticipated at the outset of their programme.

We would urge you to identify your care experience when making an application to any of our funds. Additional support isn’t currently ring-fenced for those with care experience, but this is important information that will be taken into consideration when any assessment is being made.