Social mobility Access Programmes

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Some Universities have widening participation and social mobility schemes such as the Access Programme. Does your University offer anything similar?





1 BathUni 6 years ago

Hi John,

Here at Bath we have a Widening Participation Office which runs a number of on and off campus events aimed at increasing access to Higher Education. We also offer an 'On track to Bath' programme which is specifically aimed at students who are academically gifted and whose background may make them less likely to go to a leading university.

You can find out more at

Do let me know if you have any further queries.


2 annawooleyehu 6 years ago

Hi John,

At Edge Hill University, we run our 'Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education' programme which is designed to support and help potential HE students to enhance their study skills and subject knowledge, in order to enable them to progress onto higher level study. The programme (which covers a range of different subjects) provides students with intensive training in essential academic skills such as note-taking, essay writing and exam techniques, in addition to an introduction to IT.

The programmes are free of charge, with the exception of paying for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure where required (selected subjects only).

Successful completion of a Fastrack course will demonstrate that a student is ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria for the relevant programme. Fastrack students are well placed to join a corresponding Edge Hill University degree in the following academic year, although some additional entry requirements may apply depending upon the course subject.

Further information about Fastrack is available at If you have any queries, please contact our Access Programmes Team on 01695 657148 or email [email removed]

Additionally, our Widening Participation team run bespoke on and off campus events and workshops for those who may be facing barriers in regards to entering Higher Education, with the aim of supporting and encouraging their entry into HE.
For more information in regards to what we can offer, please contact me via [email removed] and I would be happy to discuss this with you.

Best Wishes,

Anna Wooley
Widening Participation Officer

3 IChung 6 years ago

The Widening Participation and Outreach team focuses on delivering outreach activity, engaging with our local community and providing targeted support for potential students to encourage and support them into higher education at Sheffield Hallam.

These targeted groups are from a number of backgrounds, including; looked after children, young adult carers, care experienced, care leavers or estranged from their parents, those who are the first generation of their family to go to university, a beneficiary of or in receipt of financial support (i.e. free school meals, pupil premium, college bursary), from areas where participation rates in higher education is low and under-represented ethnic groups.

Our work to achieve this is through Pre-16 school engagement, community outreach events and innovative programmes of activity to assist the transition for potential students into Higher education - including the Compact Scheme and the Summer School Programme. We are also part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (HEPPSY+) which aims to help young people who traditionally are less likely to go on to Higher Education, but have the potential to do so.

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