University of Nottingham Widening Participation

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University of Nottingham Widening Participation

University of Nottingham Widening Participation

Widening Participation

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Contact the Widening Participation team on 0115 951 5075 or via email

Example Outreach activities

Personal Statements 

  An interactive session to get students started on writing their personal statements.  This workshop covers common mistakes and tips for writing a good personal statement.

Campus Visit
A 3, 4 or 5 hour visit to the University Campus. Pupils will be introduced to HE with a campus tour and interactive activities.

See our schools and colleges outreach activities and our primary schools engagement programmme

What is it?

Widening participation aims to broaden the range of students who attend university so that they are representative of the home population.

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 prgression 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. Links to all of these can be found on the left hand navigation menu.

If you can’t locate the information you are searching for, please contact the team at


Why do it?

“Widening participation brings considerable public benefit. A diverse student population is essential to vibrant intellectual enquiry and a resilient knowledge economy”

HEFCE Strategy Statement 2011

At the University of Nottingham we believe that a socially and culturally diverse student body enriches the learning experience for all students.

External Relations

Widening participation

The Widening Participation (WP) team provide University staff and students with advice, support and, in some cases, limited funding for activities that support WP students or learners from less advantaged backgrounds. Please see the Nottingham Potential pages for more information.

Areas of focus include:

  • tailored advice on outreach with schools and colleges
  • online resources
  • training students involved in outreach
  • advice on making recruitment material appropriate to applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • the flexible admissions policy and supporting information
  • access and vocational qualifications
  • advice on recruiting WP and mature students


Who to contact

For general enquiries, please contact

External Relations

University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Rooms C2-C10)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6787