University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham
The Widening Participation and Outreach team provide student recruitment outreach activities for schools and colleges locally and nationally, starting at primary school age. Students who are underrepresented in higher education are targeted with tailored widening participation activities. On campus events, including the University-wide open days and offer-holder days are designed to attract and convert high calibre students to the University.
Working with schools and colleges
We work with local schools and colleges offering a variety of activities, at both primary and secondary level, which aim to raise aspirations, and support progression to university. We also offer sessions for Access to HE and vocational learners.
We also run a range of programmes which support individual students including Pathways to Law, Pathways to STEM, Ambition Nottingham and four week-long summer schools.
We work with IntoUniversity to support them in providing students from the age of 7 to 18, with impartial information about university, in order to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged students across Nottingham.
The Recruitment Events team is responsible for the organisation of events to aid the recruitment of UK undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Our core activities consist of:
- University-wide open days
- Mini open days
- Offer-holder days
- Postgraduate recruitment events
- Internal support and 'consultancy' for academic Schools including advice on recruitment activity and support for offer-holder days
We also work closely with colleagues across the university to ensure that our activities are integrated and effective.
The Widening Participation (WP) team provide University staff and students with advice and support to encourage and enable learners from less advantaged backgrounds to access the University of Nottingham and higher education generally. Programmes including Ambition Nottingham and the residential summer schools target students who are underrepresented in higher education.
We also aim to ensure that students from all backgrounds are supported while studying here, as outlined by our Access and participation plan 2020-25 (pdf). Our fee information for students entering in 2021-22 can be found here. You can also see our previous plan, which applied to students entering in 2019-20.
We are involved in the ‘Raising Aspirations’ partnership with Nottingham University. Over the last year Y5 and Y6 children have been involved in a number of activities at the university.
These have included:
- Archaeology Day
- Science Fair
- Art/Humanities Day