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Our Widening Participation team have developed a long-term programme of activity with identified target cohorts, designed to raise student’s aspirations and give them a clear idea of the benefits of higher education. Over the course of their school career, our dedicated team will work with students at key transition points, delivering a range of activities and events that will offer impartial information, advice and guidance. The aims of this activity are to debunk some of the myths that surround university, give them an awareness of the many different paths that are open to them, and to help them to achieve their academic potential.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Key Stage 3 / Year 7 and 8

Key Stage 3 / Year 9

Key Stage 4 / Years 9 and 10

Key Stage 5 / Year12 +

Our team can offer information, advice and guidance on subjects such as personal statements and student finance within your college, and can offer support on an individual basis for enquiries related to applications

We hold regular Access Day visits for prospective mature students, giving them the opportunity to look around our sites, meet our colleagues from Admissions and Student Support and Guidance, and hear talks on chosen subjects, such as Accommodation and Student Finance.

Our team can offer information, advice and guidance on subjects such as personal statements and student finance within your college, and can offer support on an individual basis for enquiries related to applications

We hold regular Access Day visits for prospective mature students, giving them the opportunity to look around our sites, meet our colleagues from Admissions and Student Support and Guidance, and hear talks on chosen subjects, such as Accommodation and Student Finance.

Our team can offer information, advice and guidance on subjects such as personal statements and student finance within your college, and can offer support on an individual basis for enquiries related to applications

We hold regular Access Day visits for prospective mature students, giving them the opportunity to look around our sites, meet our colleagues from Admissions and Student Support and Guidance, and hear talks on chosen subjects, such as Accommodation and Student Finance.

Our team can offer information, advice and guidance on subjects such as personal statements and student finance within your college, and can offer support on an individual basis for enquiries related to applications

We hold regular Access Day visits for prospective mature students, giving them the opportunity to look around our sites, meet our colleagues from Admissions and Student Support and Guidance, and hear talks on chosen subjects, such as Accommodation and Student Finance.

This activity could include:

  • Visit to a University of Chester campus
  • In-school requests such as talks and workshops delivered as part of your school timetable.

This activity could include:

  • Visit to a University of Chester campus
  • In-school requests such as talks and workshops delivered as part of your school timetable.

This activity could include:

  • Visit to a University of Chester campus
  • In-school requests such as talks and workshops delivered as part of your school timetable.

This activity could include:

  • Visit to a University of Chester campus
  • In-school requests such as talks and workshops delivered as part of your school timetable.

Activity for Under-Represented Groups

Our Widening Participation team engage with targeted schools and groups under-represented in higher education. 

  • Part-time learners
  • Black and minority ethnic (BME) students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Looked-after children
  • Care Leavers
  • Young white males from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

To find out more about our work in these areas please contact the Outreach Team