Children's University (CU) Scotland was established as an independent, OSCR-registered charity in April 2013, with initial funding from the ScottishPower Foundation, and support from Brodies LLP.
Our remit is to manage the development and roll-out of Children’s University in Scotland, based on the model of our parent charity Children’s University (CU Trust).
Fully committed to improving educational outcomes and the life chances of school pupils across Scotland, CU is open to all children, irrespective of background, as everyone benefits from better exam results, a broader skillset, new interests, increased self-confidence and a greater awareness of future education/career options. Our resources, however, are targeted towards those communities where there is greatest need and children who will benefit most from the opportunities we can provide.
By 2020 Children’s University Scotland will have created and established a central infrastructure supporting a Children’s University presence in 80% of Scottish local authority areas. The local centres will deliver learning opportunities to help develop confidence, create new possibilities, expectations and life chances for children.
CU Scotland’s mission is to inspire and encourage learning; to help each child realise their potential regardless of social, economic or cultural background. To achieve this CU Scotland will partner with the widest possible range of community, business, government and volunteer stakeholders in the pursuit of each child’s best interests.
Prioritising children’s best interests
Inclusion, equal opportunity and social mobility
Inspirational and fun learning
Transparency and integrity
Raising aspirations and celebrating achievement
Meet our team and our trustees, and find out about our local centres.
Read about our funding partners, our learning partners, and the other charities and organisations with whom we are aligned.
Find out more about the generous sponsors that help make our vision a reality