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Widening Participation

We organise outreach events and collaborate with schools, colleges and others to help students from all backgrounds learn more about their options.

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Widening Participation Strategy


We have the strong belief that any students with the ability should be able to progress to higher education irrespective of their background. The University therefore works with under-represented students in higher education to support them through their journey. Starting with identifying students through schools, colleges and third sector organisations we develop and empower them to choose a University like Bath. The support doesn't end there. We support under-represented students through the process of admissions and then once they are on-course at Bath embedded and additional support ensures that students get the best outcomes possible. We then support under-represented students to progress into further study or careers, ensuring they achieve what they are capable of. You can find out more about our activity for different areas fo the student lifecycle below.

Read more in our Access and Participation Plan
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Widening Access to Bath


The University works with Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form schools & colleges and external organisations to develop and deliver a range of activities and events for under-represented groups who could benefit from higher education.

We deliver a large programme of outreach for students, teachers and parents with the aim of developing skills and knowledge to support progression to higher education.

Find out about how we work with schools and colleges and other partners to achieve our aims.

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On course support


Our scholarships and bursaries support hundreds of students each year. The Student Success Team support care leavers, Foyer residents, estranged students, Carers, Refugees, Asylum Seekers. Student Services provide constant support for all areas of student wellbeing. The Skills Centre provide support for academic, maths and language skills. The Student Union run a peer mentoring scheme for all new students. Our Faculty Placement teams support students through the whole process of placements or internships.

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Progression


We support all our students to achieve the career or further study opportunity they want to. We have a dedicated team within Careers that supports under-represented students providing personalised support and guidance as needed.

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About us

We help support under-represented students through the journey of higher education.


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