Providing opportunities and nurturing talent

At the University of Liverpool we have a long-standing track record of improving the social mobility of our students. Our success is rooted in creating inclusive opportunities for our diverse students and we are proud of our reputation as one of the most successful Russell Group universities for widening participation.


We know that all students face challenges as they plan for their future. We also know that for certain cohorts of students there are additional challenges that can make this even more difficult which is why we offer enhanced support through the Equality+ initiative.

Equality+ is designed to empower students and graduates who face barriers, biases, and unequal access to progression and future success. It is progressive and inclusive, and we welcome any student that has a passion for, or identifies with the following groups:

Recipients of University of Liverpool bursaries, local and commuter students, those with disrupted education (including care experience, young carers, estranged, and asylum seekers/refugees), students who are BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled, mature, and those from areas where participation in higher education is low.

As an employer we can support you in attracting and recruiting a diverse workforce through Equality+ by:

  • Promoting your inclusive initiatives to tailored groups;
  • Connecting you with our students through our events and activities on campus;
  • Showcasing your events to tailored groups.

Curriculum Activity

Engaging with specific courses and schools can be an effective approach to connect with underrepresented groups and meet your diversity and inclusion objectives. We can provide you with data on the student demographic across various schools and courses to help you reach the right candidates.  

Find out more about opportunities to engage with our students via the curriculum.

Careers & Employability Events

We provide priority access for underrepresented students to attend our flagship events, which for 2023-2024, will include some exciting new initiatives and the return of our autumn careers fair. As a result, we see healthy numbers of these students attending the events, making them an excellent source of high-quality, diverse talent.  

Find out more about our Careers & Employability events in our new digital Guide to Attracting Talent in Spring 2024.

Digital Promotional Campaigns

We design bespoke campaigns to promote your opportunities, events, and initiatives to our underrepresented students through Handshake and other digital channels. We are able to tailor your campaign to ensure you are reaching the right students and see positive engagement.  

Please contact us to find out more or to arrange a campaign 

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