Tackling inequality of opportunity

We are committed to ensuring that young people of all backgrounds can access education

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Welcome to Widening Participation and Outreach

At the University of Liverpool we have developed initiatives to widen participation onto our degree programmes and to nurture local talent and potential.

Widening Participation and Outreach is the central University of Liverpool team that delivers projects and activities in order to widen access to the University for those students who are under-represented in higher education, specifically learners from low participation neighbourhoods, disadvantaged and low income backgrounds as well as students from targeted cohorts such as looked after children/care leavers, disabled students, young adult carers, estranged students, adult learners, asylum seeking and refugee students and students from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Our aim is to inspire, engage and enable all those who would not traditionally consider higher education (HE), to fulfil their potential by raising their awareness, challenging barriers and providing opportunities.

In the Widening Participation and Outreach team we run initiatives to provide students with a sustained programme of academic support, as well as information, advice and guidance.

We work with a range of learners including Year 5 with our primary programme, Year 9-11 programme for aspiring medics, Liverpool Scholars post-16 programme, focussed mentoring for looked after children and learners from ethnic minority backgrounds.

We engage pupils, teachers, parents and carers in the activities we run and our work is supported by trained University of Liverpool students and staff, the Guild of Students, the Victoria Gallery & Museum and Professional Services in order to deliver this most effectively.