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Widening participation

We promote and provide for everyone with the potential to study higher education

Some groups of people are under-represented in higher education. Young people who grow up in families in which there has been little or no history of studying at university might need information about graduate opportunities. Looked-after young people/those who are/were in care and people with disabilities may need extra support. Other people may have family commitments which make it difficult for them to find the time or the money to study. We aim to help them find ways around the barriers that they face – real or perceived.

But widening participation is more than just reaching out to such communities, it relates to the whole 'life-cycle' of a student in higher education, from applying through to graduation and further study or employment.

Our commitment to widening participation is detailed in our Access Agreement for 2018/19 (PDF File 743 KB).

Contact the Student Life Centre for details or Widening Participation and Outreach Manager Sophia Martin on 020 7815 6136 or

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