Widening participation

At UWE Bristol, we are firmly committed to making sure that everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education has the opportunity to do so, regardless of their background. We aim to break down barriers to higher education for prospective students from under-represented backgrounds and help them develop the skills and knowledge to succeed on their educational journey. Through our range of outreach activities, we are working to create opportunities for all and meet ambitious targets set out in our UWE Bristol Strategy 2030 (PDF) and Access and Participation Plan (PDF).

We play a key role in the Future Quest targeted outreach programme, a Bristol-area partnership of higher education providers, schools, colleges, employers and local authorities, all working collaboratively to encourage young people to progress into university. Through our Heading Higher Passport Plus programme, we are committed to widening access to local students from groups currently under-represented in higher education. We also support Careerpilot, a comprehensive careers information and advice website designed to help young people to make confident and informed choices about their next steps.