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The Access and Participation Plan Consultation

Learn more about our Access and Participation Plan (APP) and the APP consultation process

In October, the Office for Students (OfS) released its consultation on a new approach to regulating equality of opportunity, which lays out proposed changes to Access and Participation plans for Higher Education Providers. The University is now in the process of rewriting its APP.

One of the key priorities in the APP rewrite process is to ensure that the our new aims and objectives are built collaboratively with the university community, and to create spaces for staff to be able to contribute to the creation of the new APP in a meaningful way.

Between October and December 2022, we held a series of APP consultation workshops with staff and students across the University - these workshops are now closed.

We are now entering phase two of the APP rewrite consultation process, where we will take our findings and draft documents to key staff and student groups for targeted feedback.

Where we are in the Rewrite Journey

Read below for an update on what we are doing

The Access and Participation Plan Rewrite

Ways to have your say


Workshops are now closed.


Boards and formal groups across the University (including Council, Senate and Academic Assembly) will also be consulted as agenda items in timetabled meetings or as AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions. Other student groups will be contacted through the SU.

Not represented?

If you would like to give feedback, but did not attend any workshops, or are not represented on a Board, then please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have pulled together questions and answers from the first phase of the consultation. See our - FAQs document for all the answers.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the APP or the consultation process, please contact us