Widening Participation

If you are thinking of going into Higher Education (Level 4 and above), you may be eligible for a university 'Widening Participation' scheme

What is Widening Participation?

Government strategy that aims to address discrepancies in the take-up of higher education opportunities between different under-represented groups of students.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds, lower income households and other under-represented groups may face barriers to entry to higher education. Widen participation schemes attempt to remove these barriers and improve access to education, progress within higher education and to improve graduate outcomes and employability.

What might universities offer?

Contextual offers (reduced grades)

Summer school schemes

Events and activities in school/college or at the university

Student shadowing

Subject masterclasses

Skills courses for uni

Access to professionals and academics

Residential opportunities

Advisers are available at King's Cross, Soho and Victoria centres

If you would like to book a 1:1 appointment, visit our Contact page

Alternatively, you can access lunchtime drop-in (times below)

King's Cross
Mon - Fri
12pm - 2pm 
Room K004
12 - 2pm 
12 - 2pm
Reception areaLEX Reception area

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