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    Welcome to Widening Participation and Outreach

    At the University of Liverpool, we’re working hard to make sure all students have the opportunity to go to university, whatever their background. This has been our mission from day one. And that’s why we’re one of the leading universities in the sector for widening participation.

    The Widening Participation and Outreach team delivers projects and activities designed to widen access to the University. We work in partnership with schools and colleges and our focus is to raise awareness of higher education and support attainment of students, particularly those students who are from areas where people are traditionally less likely to go to university, as well as care leavers, disabled students, asylum seekers, refugees and students from racially minoritised backgrounds.

    We provide a programme of activity to inform, inspire and enable those students to excel. That means we can attract the brightest and the best, whatever their path to success looks like.

    Examples of our outreach activity includes:

    • Primary programme for year 5 learners
    • Campus visits (linked to current University research themes)
    • Merseyside Young Health and Life Scientists (Years 9-11) and the Dangerous Science Summer School (Year 10)
    • Liverpool Scholars Programme and the Realising Opportunities Programme (Years 12-13)
    • Attainment support for targeted cohorts including looked after children and learners from minority ethnic 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.