Widening Participation and Outreach

The Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology welcome applications from talented students from all backgrounds and are committed to Widening Participation (WP) in higher education by encouraging people from non-traditional backgrounds to apply to study with us. Our School’s widening participation strategy reflects our ‘social justice’ ethos and is a core part of our identity. We believe that higher education plays an important role in advancing social mobility and equalising opportunities.

Our staff and students work closely with the University of Liverpool’s Widening Participation and Outreach team in running summer schools, visit days and outreach activities for prospective applicants from low-participation backgrounds.