The Widening Access (WA) team deliver a range of targeted workshops, activities and events for schools and colleges to help students realise their full potential and maximise attainment. We are committed to breaking down barriers to higher education (HE) for prospective students, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed on their educational journey. 

Our work aims to support the goals set out in our latest Access and Participation plan.

We work specifically with schools and colleges in and around Bristol, as well as some that are further afield. To find out more about what we can offer to your school or college, please contact the WA team at

To receive up-to-date information about opportunities for your students and staff, please subscribe to our schools and colleges email update.

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Targeted support offered

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Workshops and presentations

Informative and interactive talks and workshops delivered in your school or college to help students explore higher education and student life.

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Campus visits and activities at UWE Bristol

Range of exciting opportunities for your students to visit us on campus and learn more about higher education and life at UWE Bristol.

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Contextual offers

Details of what our contextual offers involve, who's eligible, the application and support available.

"I have heard a lot of university talks, but this one was different. I feel that you made Higher Education accessible for every student in the room. This really links to the values of our school."

Ben Court, Teacher, St Katherine's School

Ben Court Teacher, St Katherine's School

Future Quest

Future Quest is a targeted outreach programme for schools and colleges in the Bristol area, supporting young people to progress to university. They offer free access to their collection of interactive online resources.

Future Quest

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