Our widening participation activities are for students who are currently under-represented in higher education.

Post-16 students (Years 12 and 13)

Post-16 students taking part in some of our programmes, including On Track to Bath and the Summer Schools, must meet specific academic criteria. Some activities have subject-specific requirements.

Students must also meet one or more of our widening participation criteria. These are:

Find out more about these groups and the contextual data we use.

You can check if your students' homes are in a 'Low Participation' Neighbourhood (POLAR3 Quintile 1 or 2) by typing their home postcode into this postcode checker. A student lives in a 'Low Participation' Neighbourhood if the 'POLAR3 Young Participation Quintile' is 1 or 2. Here is more information about 'Low Participation' Neighbourhoods.

If you are unsure if a student meets the criteria after checking the above links then please email us at outreach@bath.ac.uk and we will help.

Pre-16 students (up to Year 11)

Pre-16 students are eligible to take part in our activities if they meet one or more of the above criteria or one of the following:

  • they are on the Pupil Premium register
  • they receive free school meals

Email widening-participation@bath.ac.uk for more information.